Mapei is taking part at the annual ANCI Assembly (National Association of Italian Local Councils) in Vicenza from the 11th to the 13th of October and has a stand (Stand 30-31) to display its various solutions and innovative systems for council administrators and engineering departments.
For this 2017 edition, thanks to the new Realacci law approved on Friday the 29th of September, which awarded a budget of 100 million Euros to be invested in maintenance work in smaller local communities between 2017 and 2023, Mapei is proposing useful solutions for the redevelopment and promotion of historic town centres and road maintenance work. And that’s not all. At the 2017 ANCI Assembly, Mapei is diversifying its range of proposals to offer technology to improve energy efficiency and to strengthen and upgrade buildings to protect them against seismic activity. These interventions, as well as other works, are amongst those being prioritised by the new law: safeguarding the environment and cultural heritage, the urban redevelopment of historic town centres and improvements in safety for roads, schools, care homes and the busiest public buildings.
Roads, ancient town centres and public buildings are amongst the most costly items in a local council’s annual budget because they often require numerous interventions. Mapei, fully aware of the requirements and needs of the engineering departments of local councils, offers a wide range of innovative and durable products and systems for road maintenance, the redevelopment of decorative stone road surfaces and the installation of decorative concrete road surfaces.
MAPESTONE, a system used to redevelop and install contemporary decorative stone road surfaces, includes a complete range of products for installing and grouting solid blocks, slabs, paving bricks and cobblestones. This system has numerous advantages; first and foremost its durability, strength and resistance to chemicals, freeze/thaw cycles, de-icing salts and sea water: this means less maintenance work and, therefore, a reduction in maintenance costs for local councils
MAPEI COLOR PAVING is the solution proposed by Mapei to create decorative concrete road surfaces with an exposed aggregate finish. A complete system that stands out from other solutions for its excellent mechanical properties and durability. These characteristics reduce the amount of routine maintenance, which means significant economic advantages for local councils. The system meets the needs of designer engineers, contractors and clients thanks to its wide choice of personalization, low initial investment cost and its simple installation procedures.
There are numerous Mapei solutions available for road maintenance work. To solve the various problems normally encountered on roads and in piazzas, Mapei proposes three different products: MAPE-ASPHALT REPAIR 0/8 one-component, ready-to-use reactive asphalt for repairing potholes, MAPEGROUT SV compensated-shrinkage, rapid-setting and hardening, free-flowing mortar for repairing concrete road surfaces and anchoring drain covers and manholes in place and MAPEFILL R rapid-hardening, free-flowing mortar for anchoring metal structures in place and filling rigid joints between concrete elements and pre-cast concrete. The advantages of Mapei road maintenance products are their rapid and simple installation and the reduced down times of repaired structures and roads before putting them back into service.
The Mapei Sport System Technology division offers technologies and systems for repairing and refurbishing all types of sport surfaces and redeveloping sports arenas and complexes. In particular, Mapei has MAPECOAT TNS technology available for making resin playing surfaces such as indoor and outdoor tennis and basketball courts as well as for multisport playing surfaces, and for cycle lanes, pedestrian zones and street furniture and fittings. For natural and artificial grass playing surfaces, Mapei proposes MAPESOIL technology to create playing surfaces with inbuilt drainage without the use of embedded pipework. For synthetic grass playing surfaces, Mapei proposes ULTRABOND TURF adhesives to bond the grass. Amongst the other solutions proposed is ADESILEX G19, an adhesive used to install prefabricated rubber on athletics tracks and multi-purpose sports surfaces. And lastly MAPELASTIC, the two-component, elastic cementitious mortar for waterproofing swimming pools before installing ceramic tiles.
The solutions proposed for street furniture and features and the redevelopment of sports arenas and complexes will be the theme of a convention to be held on Thursday the 12th of October at 10:00 in the ENEL Room; the convention will be held by Mapei line specialists and is open to the general public.
Amongst the other proposals available there is the MAPE-ANTIQUE line of cement-free, lime and Eco-Pozzolan based solutions, fibre-reinforced cementitious mortars PLANITOP SMOOTH&REPAIR and PLANITOP SMOOTH&REPAIR R4, various solutions for structural strengthening and seismic improvement and upgrading for buildings, and MAPETHERM system and solutions for the thermal insulation of buildings.