Modular construction - or offsite construction - is a construction method in which parts of the building, such as the facade, wet rooms, or other pre-fabricated building components are used. The construction projects are assembled according to the modular principle - various elements are therefore constructed in a factory and assembled on-site.

Sika can supply everything from standard construction variants to more advanced time-saving solutions applied by pumps and robots.

Application Areas for Modular Construction

Home with green roof and roof membrane installation for offsite construction
Illustration of interior kitchen modular building during offsite construction
Illustration of bathroom pod

1. Exterior Applications

For exterior applications on modular building components, Sika provides a full range of high performance solutions. Browse and click on the illustration below to see Sika's solutions for your modular construction project, whether small-scale residential buildings or large-scale high-rise modular buildings.

Illustration of joint sealant for air conditioning unit pipe penetration for offsite construction

Joint sealing solutions for the following uses:

  • Insulation
  • Cavity filling
  • Pipe outlets and penetrations
  • Pipes
  • Air conditioning units

Learn more about Sika Joint Sealing solutions.

Illustration of joint sealant at exterior window in concrete wall
illustration of a Facade structural bonding application

Bonded windows and structurally glazed facades.

Learn more about Sika structural glazing solutions for facades.

Illustration of prefabricated concrete panels for offsite construction

Concrete admixtures for prefabricated, precast concrete components or cast-in-place concrete.

Learn more about Sika Concrete Admixtures

Illustration of bolt anchoring at foundation for offsite construction
Illustration of roofing membrane installation for offsite construction

Waterproof and weatherproof systems for flat roofs with single ply membranes, liquid applied solutions and bituminous membranes.

Learn more about Sika Roof Systems.

Illustration of green roof terrace for offsite construction

Waterproofing and weatherproofing roof terraces and green roofs, including insulation and other system components of the green roof build-up.

Learn more about Sika Green Roof systems.

2. Interior Applications

For interior applications in offsite construction or modular buildings, Sika provides a wide range of products and systems. Browse by clicking on the illustration below to see Sika's solutions for your interior finishing needs, from kitchens and living rooms to offices and multi-purpose areas.

Illustration of interior skirting board adhesive for offsite construction
Illustration of joint sealant for interior vent insulation for offsite construction

Joint sealing solutions for the following uses:

  • Insulation
  • Cavity filling
  • Airtight sealing
  • Passive fire protection

Learn more about Sika Joint Sealing solutions or about Sika Firestop systems for Passive Fire Protection.

Illustration of passive fire protection collar, board and sealant at pipe penetration

Passive fire protection for joint sealing, cavities and more.

Learn more about Sika's firestop systems for joints.

Passive fire protection for load-bearing structures in wood and steel.

Learn more about Sika's fire protection solutions for structural elements.

Illustration of interior sandwich panel adhesive for offsite construction
Illustration of interior tiling adhesives and sealant for offsite construction

Floor and wall tiling sealants, adhesives and waterproofing systems.

Learn more about Sika tile setting systems.

Illustration of prefabricated concrete panels for offsite construction

Concrete admixtures for prefabricated, precast concrete components or cast-in-place concrete.

Learn more about Sika Concrete Admixtures.

Illustration of kitchen sink joint sealant for offsite construction

Sanitary sealants at kitchen sinks and other joints.

Learn more about Sika Joint Sealing solutions.

Illustration of interior kitchen floor adhesive application during offsite construction

Liquid-applied flooring, primer, leveling and floor adhesives for soft floor and wood floor installation.

Learn more about Sika Flooring solutions.

Illustration of wall leveling for interior finishing concrete wall by window

Interior wall leveling, plastering and paints for smooth finished walls, as well as hygienic wall coatings.

Learn more about Sika wall finishing systems and hygienic wall coatings.

3. Wet Room Applications

Using modular bathroom pods lowers construction costs by reducing construction time, improving quality and reducing on-site rework. With traditional building, a multitude of trades need to be well-coordinated to complete the bathroom installation. This requires a high degree of supervision and management on site to ensure correct sequencing and quality of work from plumbers, electricians, tilers, sealant applicators, interior designers, carpenters, and other specialists.

Bathroom pods eliminate most of these issues. Savings from waste, reduced construction times and improved quality result in better performance during use, cost savings and earlier income streams from the project. Bathrooms built in a factory offer fewer defects and allow the bathroom pod manufacturer the ability to research and implement aesthetic and functional innovations to improve the bathroom pod quality.

For bathroom pods and wet rooms, including in shipping and offshore constructions with IMO qualified solutions, Sika provides expertise with a wide range of products and systems.

Illustration of roofing membrane installation for offsite construction

Roof system build-ups including membranes, insulation, vapor barriers, liquid-applied and bituminous solutions.

Learn more about Sika Roof Systems.

Fire Resistant Penetration Seal Illustration

Firestop systems for passive fire protection, especially for the following areas:

  • Ducts and cabling
  • Service and utility penetration seals
  • Joint sealing
  • Linear seals
  • Cavity barriers
  • Pipe collars

Learn more about Sika Passive Fire Protection.

Sealing around bathtub with Sika Sanisil sealant

Adhesives and sealants at bathtub, sink and other joints and fittings.

Learn more about Sika Joint Sealing solutions.

Illustration of waterproofing mortar under tiled wall and floor in shower wet room

Waterproofing systems, including grouts, tapes and more for wet rooms, showers and bathroom pods.

Learn more about Sika Waterproofing systems.

Tile setting in bathroom with Sika Ceram cementitious tile adhesive

Wall tiling adhesives, grouts, sealants and waterproofing systems.

Learn more about Sika tile setting systems.

Tile Setting System Illustration

Floor tiling adhesives, grouts, sealants and waterproofing systems.

Learn more about Sika tile setting systems.

Illustration of interior sandwich panel adhesive for offsite construction

Sandwich panel adhesives and bonding for walls and ceilings.

Learn more about Sika construction adhesives.

Wall levelling with Sika levelling plaster for concrete surface

Interior wall leveling, plastering and paints for smooth finished walls.

Learn more about Sika wall finishing systems.

Facade Panel Fixing Illustration
Illustration of prefabricated concrete panels for offsite construction

Concrete admixtures for prefabricated, precast concrete components or cast-in-place concrete.

Learn more about Sika Concrete Admixtures.