Giza, Egypt

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.

Project Requirements

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

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.

Products Used

SikaWrap®-530 C

Project Participants

Main Contractor
besix orascom

Specialized Contractor

Specialized Consultant
AACE (Prof. Dr. Amr Abdel-Rahman)

Main Consultant
Hill – Ehaf