High-tech museum design for Estonian art

The Baltic nation of Estonia had a wish. They wanted to house and display the nation's artwork in one central place. It's an admirable idea. But it presented some significant challenges. 

The museum is built on the site of a former Soviet military base. The building is subjected to four to five meters of hydrostatic water pressure. It also has many penetration points from reinforcement bars and pipes.

A dry concert hall in wine country 

Designing a concert hall is a complex task. You always take into account acoustic and aesthetic properties. But waterproofing? 

That's what the designers of the Green Music Center at Sonoma State University had to contend with. Why? The concert hall entrance sits at ground level. But the hall slopes downward, below-grade, toward the stage. Plus, several feet of space needed for the building's air supply extend the depth even farther.

There was also a high water table just a few feet below the surface. So, the Green Music Center designers used Preprufe® waterproofing in the structure and Bituthene® waterproofing membrane on the exterior basement walls. The result: a dry concert hall for years to come.

A magnifique museum needs some serious waterproofing

The Museum of European and Mediterranean Civilisations on the shores of the Mediterranean Sea was designed to deliver exceptional resistance to challenging and aggressive coastal conditions. 

The contractors had to deal with saltwater exposure, high water tables and fluctuating temperatures. So, they required a comprehensive waterproofing system that would protect the slab from water ingress. The system also had to provide protection from salt and sulphates in the ground while preserving the lifespan of the structure.

The solution? Over 5,000 square meters of Preprufe® waterproofing membrane. It's proven to be the ideal solution for watertight protection. 

Airports Construction Project

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.

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Civil Tunneling Projects

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

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Commercial Building Projects

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 Projects

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. Our experience spans manufacturing facilities, recycling, sustainability and more.

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Infrastructure Projects

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 solutions. Whether its 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 Projects

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 Projects

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 against rain, snow, cold, heat and more.

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Stadium Construction Projects

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

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Underground Mining Projects

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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