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
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.
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.
Joint sealing solutions for the following uses:
- Cavity filling
- Airtight sealing
- Passive fire protection
Passive fire protection for joint sealing, cavities and more.
Passive fire protection for load-bearing structures in wood and steel.
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.
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