Astronomic sums are spent worldwide on infrastructure provision and maintenance. The rapid economic ascent of the emerging countries necessitates enormous investments in energy, transportation, water and health care. The existing infrastructure in developed countries also requires modernization.
Sika solutions for sustainable construction
- Construction chemicals, shotcreting machines and waterproofing membranes allow efficient tunneling
- Composite materials substantially prolong the service life of aging engineering structures such as bridges
- Root-resistant polymeric roof membranes and systems allow the installation of green roofs to improve the urban climate
- Special concrete repair mortars and resins considerably extend the service life of bridges and concrete structures
Example: Wood floor adhesives
Natural wood flooring is a popular choice for green buildings due to the material’s longevity, low maintenance requirement and visual appeal. Various bonding options are available for laying this type of covering. SikaBond®AT -80, incorporating over 15% renewable raw materials, and the water-based, solvent-free Sika®Primer MR Fast offer the ideal solution for reliable, material- and energy-efficient installation of natural wood flooring. Use of these two Sika products instead of standard, solvent-free, one-component adhesives delivers a 50% cut in energy consumption and CO2 emissions.