Sika provides technologies for the entire life cycle of commercial buildings, residential properties, and infrastructure constructions. Especially in developed markets, many structures are decades old and need to be refurbished. The present uptrend in demand is attributable to a rising volume of infrastructure rehabilitation projects in the transport, water management, and energy sectors. The global urbanization trend and the increasing need for renovation in developed markets are also fueling demand.
Structural strengthening in the construction market includes all solutions for bonding of components to various substrates such as concrete, natural stones, or hollow blocks using structural adhesives. Sika provides a full range of strengthening systems consisting of different types of materials which can be used for flexural, shear, and axial strengthening as well as increasing the seismic resistance of structures.