A transportation infrastructure project requires waterproofing that can hold back the Thames

Crossrail has 42 kilometers of new tunnels up to 30 meters under the streets of London. It’s the biggest infrastructure project in Europe. And that means tons of groundwater. We were there to help.

Crossrail began in 2009. Since then, we've provided customized waterproofing solutions, detailing and site support to eight major stations. Canary Wharf alone had enough groundwater to fill the equivalent of 40 Olympic-sized pools. But we're helping keep things dry with solutions like Preprufe® waterproofing protection, Bituthene® Liquid Membrane, Adcor® hydro-expansive waterstops and more.

Once the first trains start rolling in 2018, Crossrail is expected to both reduce journey times and increase rail capacity in central London by 10%.

Mass transit in a tough desert climate requires something you wouldn't expect: waterproofing

Fact: There are huge amounts of water sloshing around under the desert. So, when the Qatar Rail Company started building their Doha Metro Network, they knew they would need waterproofing. Lots of it.

There were other considerations as well, starting with an average annual temperature of 90°F/32°C. The presence of chlorides and sulphates, which attack the reinforcement and the concrete, also complicated matters.

Plus, the construction specifications state that the stations must stay completely dry throughout a 120-year design life. 

The solution is Preprufe® Plus waterproofing membrane — more than one million square meters of it. This waterproofing membrane actually bonds to the concrete. That prevents water tracking behind the waterproofing layer as well as problems caused by ground movements.

How to build — and then protect — one of the largest infrastructure projects in the Middle East

The 450-kilometer Haramain High Speed Railway in Saudi Arabia will link the Islamic holy cities of Mecca and Medina to King Abdullah Economic City and the Red Sea coastal city of Jeddah. It's one of the largest infrastructure projects in the Middle East.

The project includes building four new stations in four years. That's a challenge even without extreme heat and desert conditions that include, oddly enough, groundwater. Preprufe® waterproofing membrane is the answer. It provides protection to all built elements up to levels above the water table.

The stations cover an area more than 30 times the size of London's Trafalgar Square. They will consume a staggering 300,000 square meters of Preprufe® 300R.

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.

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Arts & Education Projects

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 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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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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