Design Advantage for Division 7 – Thermal and Moisture Protection

As building technologies evolve into more complex systems and assemblies, don't feel like you have to specify alone. You can consult other experts in their respective construction divisions.

GCP’s Design Advantage collaborates with the project team to specify the appropriate products and systems for any construction project. The team mainly operates within the divisions of thermal and moisture protection (Division 7) and concrete (Division 3) to help specify products and systems, as well as aid in the installation of sound building envelope assemblies and concrete performance enhancements in the field. 

Successful high-profile projects incorporating Design Advantage's robust product portfolio span the globe...

Thermal and moisture protection solutions

Seoul Subway, Seoul, South Korea

Dangsan Station, on the Seoul Subway Line 9, in Seoul, South Korea, is a below-ground structure. It's located in the congested business district of the bustling capital, in a confined tunnel. Among its design challenges was water pressure against the structural foundation's outer wall. If the blindside waterproofing was not fully-bonded to the structure, a single leak could laterally migrate and cause extensive damage.

GCP proposed a fully-bonded waterproofing system that included PREPRUFE® 300R waterproofing membrane for the substructure and BITUTHENE® 3000 waterproofing membrane for above ground slabs and vertical walls. The two complementing products worked well, forming a sound, effective and continuous waterproofing system.

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MGM City Center, Las Vegas, US

Materials used in the construction of the MGM City Center in Las Vegas needed to resist intense job-site temperatures, which often necessitated nighttime work for the large construction crew. The 68-acre project required fireproofing coverage of 20 million square feet of structural support beams and columns, and called for the protection of over 200,000 square feet of roofing and 100,000 square feet of wall surface. All while withstanding extreme desert temperatures.

Designed for the kind of elevated temperatures found in the desert heat, the project team selected PERM-A-BARRIER® High Temperature Wall Membrane as a self-sealing, self-adhering vapor barrier for wall surfaces.

GCP’s ULTRA™ roofing underlayment's butyl-based adhesive chemistry provided high-performance protection for the "hot roof" assembly.

The use of MONOKOTE® fireproofing allowed contractors to complete this massive project on time, while working under some of the harshest jobsite conditions imaginable.

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Cornmarket Street in Ireland

Cornmarket Street and its surroundings were one of the main areas to be transformed in the Cork City center regeneration program. This ambitious redevelopment focused on retail architecture and development. The new Cornmarket Centre was comprised of 17 retail units on two floors situated on a site of over 1.5 acres.

Needless to say, the Cornmarket Street project was very complex. To deliver on this demanding design, GCP provided PREPRUFE® 300R and 160R pre-applied waterproofing to the below-grade slab and walls. PREPRUFE® waterproofing's unique ability to create an integral adhesive bond to the concrete ensured protection against lateral water migration between the structure and membrane in case of a leak.

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Incheon International Airport, Yeongjong, South Korea

Boasting a footprint 60 times the size of a football field, with the world's second tallest control tower, Incheon International Airport needed serious fireproofing and waterproofing solutions.

Tapping GCP's reliable fire protection, 51,000 m2 of MONOKOTE® MK®-6/HY® and MONOKOTE® Z-106 fireproofing were used extensively in the main terminal building, the general hangars, and the Korean Air Cargo Centre.

To effectively waterproof the roof, workers applied more than 130,000 m2 of GRACE ICE & WATER SHIELD® self-adhered roofing underlayment on the transportation center and the main terminal roofs. The ICE & WATER SHIELD® roofing underlayment provided assurance of a tight seal around penetrations on the metal roof surface, preventing water from passing through the roof assembly to the structural elements below.

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  • Airports
  • Architects
  • Commercial buildings
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  • Contractor
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  • Liquid Waterproofing
  • Owner
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  • Retail buildings
  • Roof Protection
  • Structural Solutions
  • Subcontractor
  • Sustainability
  • Tunneling
  • Underground Solutions
  • Waterproofing