We joined building engineers and chartered surveyors from across the North East at a Sika CPD, focussing on Sika carbon fibre products.
The informative session was a showcase of the products and technical services available for the refurbishment and maintenance of reinforced concrete buildings with flat roofs. Sika has over 100 years’ experience with concrete repair, together with 50 years providing cold-applied liquid flat roofing solutions.
Steve Allen, Sika’s Area Technical Manager gave an insightful presentation on the range of Sika products available to replace defective concrete and the systems available to treat any corrosion on the reinforcement, delaying the onset of further corrosion. A useful overview was provided on coatings systems available to protect against carbonation and chlorides.
Steve went on to discuss their in-house carbon fibre range, including Sika Carbodur Plates and the Sika Wrap fabrics. Sika have even developed user-friendly software to allow engineers to design optimum FRP-strengthening solutions themselves when dealing with complex design calculations. Click here to learn more about the tool.
An outdoor demonstration proved just how effective these systems can be when installed. A piece of plywood strengthened with fibre reinforced polymer was put to the test as shown in the image. It didn’t snap under the weight of the three Sika representatives as had the untreated piece of plywood tested prior to this.
Refurbishment Solutions for Roofs
Sika’s Area Technical Manager for Liquid Plastics, Matty Hyson, provided an overview of the refurbishment solutions for roofs and walkways. The full service package was outlined which offers peace of mind to designers and surveyors. From initial consultation and roof surveys to design and specification, Sika offer support throughout the process and will provide a single point guarantee when systems are installed by Quality Approved contractors. The many advantages of the odourless, cold applied, seamless system were then demonstrated.
CSC Services are a Quality Approved Contractor for Sika Liquid Plastics and Sika carbon fibre products. For more information on refurbishment solutions for flat roofs click here or for more information on Carbon Fibre Wrapping click here.