Astronomic sums are spent worldwide on infrastructure provision and maintenance. The rapid economic ascent of the emerging countries necessitates enormous investments in energy, transportation, water and health care. The existing infrastructure in developed countries also requires modernization.
- Construction chemicals, shotcreting machines and waterproof membranes allow efficient tunneling
- Composite materials can be used to strengthen aging engineering structures such as bridges and substantially prolong their service life
- Root-resistant polymeric roof membranes and systems allow the installation of green roofs to improve the urban climate
- Special concrete repair mortars and resins considerably extend the service life of bridges and concrete structures