Concrete is a construction material composed of fine and coarse aggregates, water and cementitious materials. Mapei offers a wide range of products specifically designed for the enhancement of the properties of concrete.
A state-of-the-art concrete mix design starts from the raw materials selection.
By targeted use of chemical admixtures, the concrete will meet the highest standards of performance, economy and sustainability.
Is an application for concrete design. It guides and assists the technologist in optimizing the mix proportion.
Currently, a lack of filler in the mix design causes an unnecessary large volume utilization.
Where highly alkaline cements are mixed with aggregates containing amorphous silica, the detrimental effect known as alkali-silica reaction (ASR) can occur.
Allianz Tower by Isozaki & Maffei, CityLife district, Milan (Italy).
Among many others, Mapei supplied this project with a mineral addition for concrete, namely Mapeplast PZ 300, specifically developed for the massive foundation pour, where there was the need for superior control of the differential temperatures of hydration. Also, thanks to the use of Mapeplast PZ 300, the GWP (Global Warming Potential) of the foundations mix design was dropped down to 217 kg of CO2 eq./m3. Allianz Tower is a building designed for LEED certification at gold level.