Mapei is the world’s largest manufacturer of adhesives, sealants and chemical products for building.
With over 75 years’ experience, Mapei is a specialist in the production of quality products for the waterproofing of above and below ground structures, installation of all types of wall and floor coverings, along with a vast range of admixtures and repair products for concrete and building materials.
WATERPROOFING PRODUCT INNOVATION AT CROSSRAIL FARRINGDON
Mapei continually invests in innovation aiming to improve construction materials whilst simultaneously minimizing environmental impact. Mapei’s Mapeplan System is an adaptable waterproofing system which can be used underground, which effectively waterproofed the complex Crossrail tunnel at Farringdon Station to a high standard. Farringdon Station was the biggest station within the project and most challenging in terms of waterproofing.
The Mapeplan System not only offered adaptability in installation onto wet surfaces, but also the connection between running tunnels and cross passages, connection to precast segments and connection to adjacent sprayed sections. The project involved working successfully with designers, clients, contractors and manufacturers, combining material innovation with cross party collaboration, providing the complete system of robust waterproofing that is both hardwearing and durable whilst achieving the most cost effective and time effective installation rates.
Image Caption: Mapeplan Waterproofing System at Farringdon. Image Credit, Crossrail Farringdon.
MAPEI TRAINING & CPDS
Training plays a major role within the Mapei organisation, with regular seminars, presentations and RIBA accredited CPDs taking place at their Specification Centre in the heart of Clerkenwell. Design and construction professionals are invited to gain knowledge and receive up to date information to ensure the correct specification for all types of projects as well as being provided with an opportunity to network with like-minded professionals.
Mapei CPD courses are supplemented with technical literature and product information with refreshments and buffet lunches provided. Each seminar is approximately 40 minutes with time for questions and must be pre-booked by emailing CPD@mapei.co.uk .