Growth normally refers to a positive change in size, often over a period of time. Growth can occur as a stage of maturation or a process toward fullness or fulfillment. As the scientific study of changes that occur in human beings over the course of their life, developmental psychology tells us a lot about growth. Originally concerned with infants and children, the field has expanded to include adolescence, adult development, aging, and the entire lifespan.

This field examines change across a broad range of topics including motor skills and cognitive development involving areas such as problem solving, moral understanding, and conceptual understanding.

And throughout our lifetime many of us try not only to evolve personally but also change and develop our surroundings. And we need the right resources to build growth with.

Construction chemicals are a key resource, but it is important to strive for sustainable, qualitative growth rather than the inferior, quantitate type. Treatments applied for example to the recently opened Second Penang Bridge in Malaysia will protect it for the next 120 years. It can withstand earthquakes up to a magnitude of 7.5 on the Richter scale.

If you want to create more space in your home, but you cannot expand upward or sideways, then why not go underground? Watertight concrete is essential for building a below-ground shell.

But construction is not the only segment to see significant advances with chemicals; considerable headway has been made in the automotive sector too. With driverless cars fast becoming a reality, everyone might one day enjoy being driven while watching a video.

Leaving economics behind, Sika is supporting an Indian school for orphans and disabled children. They now have a school, a dry and secure place to sleep, as well as a properly functioning water tank. This is major growth indeed.