The Grand Egyptian Museum (GEM), also known as the Giza Museum, is a planned museum of artefacts of ancient Egypt. It's described as the largest archaeological museum in the world - it is sited on 50 hectares (120 acres) of land approximately two kilometers from the Giza pyramids and is part of a new master plan for the plateau.
It was necessary to strengthen the roof slab to maintain service ability for such a mega project, and to improve service life and durability to comply with current standards.
Sika solutions were chosen for this project based on a clear advantages:
- SIKA® Strengthening complete system covering all the technical requirements including heating curing system and saturating machines.
- Sikadur®-300 Impregnating/laminating resin tests submitted for the glass transition temperature required to be achieved.
- Sika technical support during all strengthening phases.
- Sika certified applicator with experience in such strengthening cases.
- The challenge of having a large area of SikaWrap®, the system to have early curing treatment right after application at a temperature of 80°C for one week, to achieve a glass temperature of 82°C for the lifetime of the SikaWrap®, system insulated.
AACE (Prof. Dr. Amr Abdel-Rahman)
Hill – Ehaf