Weather conditions in Africa are well known, but what about their impact on roofing and buildings? Today more than ever, it is crucial to be aware of all the consequences these mainland features may have, just as the number of natural disasters has doubled in 25 years.
Mohamed Yehia Twfik, General Manager at A-Build Egypt for contracting, shared with us his vision of waterproofing issues in Africa, the solutions he uses to face them, and his personal view on Sika's own waterproofing technologies. Discover these precious elements in video !
This paper dealing with the high stakes of waterproofing a building for the basement to the roof will be a great companion for your ambitious projects in Africa. Discover how to face the challenges induced by various types of water exposures in Africa, and build more durable structures.
With this infographics, assess the risks related to water in Africa, get the full measure of the hazards of non-watertight buildings, and bet on the best concrete technologies to build the future.
Africa suffers a very particular geological and geographical context, that trigger many challenges for the construction sector on the issue of watertightness. In this case study, we offer a precise view of the challenges encountered in three major projects in Africa, in which Sika has offered its expertise and experience in waterproofing problematics and techniques.
This solution guide about the white box concept introduces you to this simple and efficient technology, for durably watertight fondations, and high performance buildings. Are you ready to confront water issues on the African continent with this effective technique?
Ken Malcomson, civil engineer at SNA Civil & Structural Engineers, a South African company specialized in civil engineering, shared with us his opinion about the African construction market, its specificities, local constraints and needs in terms of technologies.
Watch in this video an interview of Greg Hollins, East Regional Manager at Metier Mixed Concrete, a company specialized in Ready Mix Concrete in South-Africa.
He faces many challenges on construction site. Lack of skills is a major one. What is the best solution for his issue? How can he measure the solution's performance? Watch the video to get answers!
For traffic congestion and environmental deterioration and to reconnect to dynamic economic and industrial poles, Tunisia decided to build a cable stay’s bridge made of concrete. The bridge is 260m long, 23,5m wide, and 20 m high. The project started in 2004, ended in 2009, and cost 110 million USD financed by the Japanese bank and Tunisia. Let’s discover in this article the details and specificities of the high strength concrete technique through a real-life application!
The applications for high strength concrete are numerous due to the fast-growing development in Africa. It is usually required for projects such as connected transport corridors, based water infrastructure, strong telecommunications connections, and commercial property. These construction projects bring concrete specificities and requirements, let’s see why and how.