Airport Construction Projects

The International Air Transport Association projects the number of people flying to almost double to 7.2 billion passengers by 2035. We've played a role in many airport construction projects that will help move all those people. Fireproofing, concrete and waterproofing are as important to airport construction as runways, terminals, parking structures, tarmac paving and radars. We furnish multiple solutions to many airport construction projects.

Delivering safety and performance

When it comes to air travel, two words come to mind — safety and performance. The same values hold true for aviation-related structures. Moisture intrusion, structural and aesthetic deficiencies in concrete or inconsistencies in the fire protection can result in significant damage to the structure, high replacement costs and lost revenue. This is where we can help.

We offer a wide range of innovative products and fit for purpose solutions for all areas of the airport complex, including tunnels, ramps, runways, parking structures and terminal buildings. For more than 50 years, owners, architects, engineers and contractors have looked to us to provide the right solutions for their landmark airport projects. We combine historical performance, advanced technology and unparalleled support to furnish the correct solutions for customers’ needs.

Waterproofing at Las Vegas' McCarran International Airport

Nearly half of visitors to Las Vegas arrive by air. That makes McCarran International Airport one of the 10 busiest airports in the United States. Improved technology means more planes can land. But the airport infrastructure couldn't keep up with the millions of passengers each year. So, the Clark County Department of Aviation chose to build a new Terminal 3. The new facility includes an underground tunnel with an automated people-mover system to connect with the existing Terminal 1. Since the train station and the tunnel are in the water table, waterproofing was critical. The contractors chose several of our solutions to solve the waterproofing challenge. They ended up using 600,000+ square feet of Preprufe® and 70,000+ square feet of Bituthene® waterproofing.

Installing fireproofing and waterproofing at one of the world's busiest and biggest airports

The Incheon International Airport is 60 times the size of a football field. It also has the world's second tallest control tower. The airport handles 27 million passengers a year. Of course, such a large facility needs reliable waterproofing and fireproofing. A lot of it. That's why the contractors came to us. Monokote® cementitious spray-applied fireproofing has been a global standard for almost half a century and protects structural steel from the effects of fire.

For fireproofing, they used about 51,000 square meters of Monokote® solutions in the main terminal building, the general hangars and the Korean Air Cargo Centre. Monokote® is one of the most widely applied fireproofing materials in the world. They also used more than 130,000 square meters of our Grace Ice & Water Shield® roofing underlayments. This solution protects against leaks caused by wind-driven rain and ice dams, extending the life of the structure.

Other ways we help airports stay moving

Structural concrete: We offer a variety of admixtures and fibers to meet design and construction requirements. Corrosion inhibitors cost-effectively protect reinforcement in airport parking garages and elevated roadways. Using synthetic macro fibers and shrinkage-reducing admixtures mitigates cracking in floor slabs in baggage handling areas. And retarders and accelerators are employed routinely to accommodate temperature extremes and meet airport construction schedules for taxiways and landing strips.

Architectural concrete: Our integral color and surface retarders may be combined to create architectural precast panels, precast/prestressed elements and decorative concrete pedestrian areas. Designers use contrasting pavement finishes to help with zoning and direction finding.

  • Arts & Education

    We enjoy working on most any building project. But to help create a space where beautiful music will be played or priceless artwork will be displayed is especially satisfying. We provide art museums, concert halls and university facilities around the world with waterproofing, concrete products and other structural solutions.

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  • Civil Tunneling

    Some of the most amazing construction projects are the ones you never see. Even so, we love being a part of them. We provide a range of solutions — including waterproofing, fire protection, concrete and injection materials for civil tunneling projects worldwide — and advanced, efficient and reliable ground support solutions for some of the most complex construction projects in the world.

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  • Commercial Building

    From big buildings to modest ones, from skyscrapers to smaller shops, constructing commercial buildings is an amazing accomplishment. We deliver what you need to do it right. From waterproofing to fireproofing to concrete technology to roofing underlayments, we have what you need to construct durable, sustainable, beautiful commercial buildings.

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  • Energy & Industrial Facilities

    Energy and industry: They're the foundation of the global economy. Which means building these facilities to last is essential. Our experience spans manufacturing facilities, recycling, sustainability and more. We're proud to provide concrete technology, waterproofing products and dozens of other infrastructure solutions to energy and industrial clients.

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  • Infrastructure

    Most people don't give it a second thought. But we do. Whether it's tunnels, canals or bridges, infrastructure represents a significant number of projects we have assisted our customers to bring to fruition using our fire protection, waterproofing, precast concrete and innovative cement additive solutions.

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  • Mass Transit

    From San Francisco to Seoul, London to Qatar, Saudi Arabia to Shanghai, we help mass transit projects stay dry, remain structurally sound, finish on time and get people moving. We love every part of big transportation infrastructure projects, whether it's waterproofing, concrete admixtures, grouts or fire protection. From San Francisco to Seoul, we help mass transit projects stay dry and remain structurally sound.

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  • Residential Building

    We don't just work on skyscrapers and tunnels; we also provide weather barrier solutions to protect homes against rain, snow, cold, heat and more. Our roofing underlayment, flashing and weather barrier solutions help architects, contractors and homeowners protect homes.

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  • Sports & Stadium

    Whether it's keeping things dry or protecting essential infrastructure, contractors turn to us for solutions during stadium construction. 

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  • Underground Mining

    We've helped mining contractors around the world on some incredible projects. Top mining companies rely on the TYTRO® shotcrete system in their global underground operations. We help mining operations reduce installed costs and optimize mix designs in mining projects.

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We enjoy working on most any building project. But to help create a space where beautiful music will be played or priceless artwork will be displayed is especially satisfying. We provide art museums, concert halls and university facilities around the world with waterproofing, concrete products and other structural solutions.

learn more

Some of the most amazing construction projects are the ones you never see. Even so, we love being a part of them. We provide a range of solutions — including waterproofing, fire protection, concrete and injection materials for civil tunneling projects worldwide — and advanced, efficient and reliable ground support solutions for some of the most complex construction projects in the world.

learn more

From big buildings to modest ones, from skyscrapers to smaller shops, constructing commercial buildings is an amazing accomplishment. We deliver what you need to do it right. From waterproofing to fireproofing to concrete technology to roofing underlayments, we have what you need to construct durable, sustainable, beautiful commercial buildings.

learn more

Energy and industry: They're the foundation of the global economy. Which means building these facilities to last is essential. Our experience spans manufacturing facilities, recycling, sustainability and more. We're proud to provide concrete technology, waterproofing products and dozens of other infrastructure solutions to energy and industrial clients.

learn more

Most people don't give it a second thought. But we do. Whether it's tunnels, canals or bridges, infrastructure represents a significant number of projects we have assisted our customers to bring to fruition using our fire protection, waterproofing, precast concrete and innovative cement additive solutions.

learn more

From San Francisco to Seoul, London to Qatar, Saudi Arabia to Shanghai, we help mass transit projects stay dry, remain structurally sound, finish on time and get people moving. We love every part of big transportation infrastructure projects, whether it's waterproofing, concrete admixtures, grouts or fire protection. From San Francisco to Seoul, we help mass transit projects stay dry and remain structurally sound.

learn more

We don't just work on skyscrapers and tunnels; we also provide weather barrier solutions to protect homes against rain, snow, cold, heat and more. Our roofing underlayment, flashing and weather barrier solutions help architects, contractors and homeowners protect homes.

learn more

Whether it's keeping things dry or protecting essential infrastructure, contractors turn to us for solutions during stadium construction. 

learn more

We've helped mining contractors around the world on some incredible projects. Top mining companies rely on the TYTRO® shotcrete system in their global underground operations. We help mining operations reduce installed costs and optimize mix designs in mining projects.

learn more