Tuesday, 23 December 2014 20:45

VIVO City

Singapore

Description:
VivoCity, the centerpiece of the Harbor Front Precinct and the largest retail facility in Singapore, features over 1 million sq. feet of space, with up to 450 retail, food and beverage and entertainment outlets, and a new supermarket. Designed by renowned Japanese architect, Toyo Ito, VivoCity offers breathtaking open spaces for waterfront alfresco dining and room for events in a 1000-seat amphitheater.

Products Used:
Adjacent to the sea and subject to chloride attack, the project needed an effective waterproofing product for the basement structure. PENETRON ADMIX was used to successfully waterproof 45,000m3 of concrete.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 13:42

Puerto de la Cruz commercial building

Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain

Description:
The building foundation is 1.2m under the sea level and the distance from the ocean approximately 200m, one of the few basements in this area of Puerto de la Cruz due to constant water ingress. Despite continuous pumping, the excavation area constantly had 5 – 10 cm of water. During high tide, the water level rose significantly and the pumps had to be turned off at night due to noise pollution, repeatedly flooding the base slab with water.

Products Used:
PENETRON ADMIX was dosed for the base slab, exterior walls and pillars. The cold joints were simply treated with a coat of PENETRON slurry; no other joint waterproofing material was applied. This was enough to completely waterproof the joints. Hairline cracks were treated with PENETRON. Four days later, all water leakage through these cracks stopped and white crystal growth could be seen on the surface.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 13:37

Portocel / Terminal Barra Do Riacho

Espirito Santo, Brazil

Description:
The Portocel facility, or the Terminal Especializado de Barra do Riacho S. A., is the only port in Brazil specialized in shipping pulp (cellulose), the handling and storage of wood pulp and unloading wood logs.  Located 30 nautical miles (70 km) north of the Port of Vitória, the terminal is jointly owned by Fibria and Cenibra, two of the largest pulp producers in Brazil.  The facility comprises two berthing piers, and is located 4.3 km from the Fibria pulp mill.  It can receive ships continuously and has the capacity to embark 7.5 million tons of cellulose per year.

 

Products Used:
The terminal extension used PENETRON across the entire 230m (755 ft.) length to protect against the marine environment and chloride penetration.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 13:26

One Degree 15 Marina Club

Singapore

Description:
The One° 15 Marina Club offers world-class marina facilities for a wide range of yacht and boat types and sizes.  The club also has luxurious rooms/suites, restaurants and bars, tennis courts, and a spa & wellness center.

Products Used:
PENETRON ADMIX provided total concrete protection of the substructure (4,600m3). 

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 13:23

Olefini

Athens, Greece

Description:
Olefini, a Greek manufacturer of air curtains, fan coils, fan heaters, plastic fans, ventilation equipment, air conditioning and heating accessories, had a problem at its new plant near the Mediterranean Sea. A concrete ramp, located 3m below sea level, was leaking seawater through numerous cracks due to high water pressure. Repairs had been attempted previously with conventional cement-based waterproofing products (at a thickness of 2cm), but the problem remained.

Products Used:
PENENTRON and PENEPLUG were successfully applied to solve the leaking. A drain pipe was used to alleviate water pressure during the waterproofing process.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 13:06

Monterey Bay Aquarium

Monterey, CA, USA

Description:
The Monterey Bay Aquarium is one of the top tourist attractions in the U.S.A. and has a high circulation of fresh ocean water pumped in through pipes from Monterey Bay. The aquarium has a 10 meter (33-foot) high 333,000- gallon (1,260,000 l) tank and a larger 1,200,000-gallon (4,500,000 l) tank. More than 1.8 million people visit the aquarium annually.

Products Used:
The PENETRON system was successfully used to waterproof and protect all tanks, including the dolphin and sea lion pools.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 12:29

Miami One Shopping Centre

Queensland, Australia

Description:
Located only 150m from the beach, the Miami One Shopping Centre has an open-air piazza style shopping area (with a supermarket and numerous specialty and franchise stores) situated under 42 residential units, four commercial offices and two home offices.

Products Used:
The 2-level basement excavation with hundreds of liters of water pumped out per hour, needed a high-performance waterproofing product. PENETRON ADMIX was used to waterproof over 2000m3 of concrete and 600m3 of shotcrete. All elevator pits, base slabs and even exposed areas on the podium and the shotcreted retaining walls were treated. Also, PENETRON, PENECRETE MORTAR and PENEPLUG were used during the previous construction stage to repair severe water leaks in the shotcrete and concrete where another admixture was used.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 12:23

Mediterranean Village Resorts

Paralia, Katerini, Greece

Description:
Built on the beautiful coastline of Paralia, Katerini in Northern Greece, Mediterranean Village is a 5-star luxury hotel complex covering a total area of 45,000m2, with several autonomous and partially connected buildings. The proximity to the Mediterranean Sea posed a risk to the reinforced concrete basement structure with (one and two levels below ground and sea-level). Complete waterproofing and protection from corrosion and chloride penetration, and resistance to carbonation was needed.

Products Used:
PENETRON ADMIX was added to fresh concrete (a total of 3,500m3) at the time of batching, and successfully used to create a white tank structure – a completely waterproof structure without the addition of any topical applied products such as membranes or cementitious coatings. All construction joints were treated with PENEBAR SW swellable-type waterstops (1,600m).

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 11:27

Kelp Tank/California Science Center

Los Angeles, California, USA

Description:
The Kelp Tank at the California Science Center is an 188,000 gallon (712,000 liters) tank with sharks, moray eels, rays, rockfish and spiny lobsters (and over1,500 other fish ) where kelp algae grows as large as trees.  The Kelp Tank design combines a concrete structure with acrylic viewing panels and a 24-foot walk through tube at the bottom of the tank – and a wave machine that simulates natural ocean movement.  This piston also generates considerable water forces on the entire structure making waterproofing of the structure extremely important.

Products Used:
To meet the demands of this aquarium, PENETRON and PENECRETE MORTAR were used on the inside of the Kelp Tank to ensure total waterproofing of the entire concrete water containment structure.

Tuesday, 23 December 2014 11:23

Karachi Port Trust Fountain

Karachi, Pakistan

Description:
Called a “project of national pride,” the Karachi Port Trust Fountain was inaugurated by President Pervez Musharraf in 2006. The fountain is located next to the northern rock of a series of islands known as the Oyster Rocks, off the Karachi Harbor. The fountain is the world's third tallest, shooting water to the height of 620 feet (190m) when operating at full force!

Products Used:
PENETRON ADMIX was selected after several tests and used in the fountain piles as well as the concrete structure for protection against aggressive seawater.

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