Sika UAE recently held two presentations for Consultants and Contractors respectively at the Hotel Burjuman Arjaan by Rotana in Dubai.

The first event of the day focused on the latest innovations in three of Sika’s target markets, Roofing, Flooring and Waterproofing, and was well attended by a number of employees from the UAE’s top Architectural firms including Atkins and WSP.

Sika UAE’s Roofing Manager, John Vernon, opened the presentation by announcing the recent launch of Sikalastic®-851 R in the region; a two-component spray-applied roof waterproofing membrane which is ideal for podium type applications. Carl Hoffend, Sika’s Flooring Manager for the UAE, followed with a discussion on Sika® ComfortFloor®, a decorative system for commercial and public buildings which provide comfort underfoot, reduces footfall noise and are scratch resistant. The final segment of the morning’s event was delivered by GCC Waterproofing Manager Hani Fikri, who presented several solutions for architectural waterproofing systems for swimming pools, wet-room coating systems and portable water tank lining.

The second event of the day was attended by local Contractors who, after enjoying lunch at the hotel, were given a presentation by Hani Fikri on substructure waterproofing with bonded and unbounded membranes. The talk focused on the comparison between bonded and unbonded systems, how to select a waterproofing system for a particular project and compliance.

Both seminars were well received and gave those present an opportunity to ask questions, network and share knowledge.