Engineering & Mining Journal

JUN 2019

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26 E&MJ • JUNE 2019 COMPANY PROFILE-PAID ADVERTISEMENT MAPEI's Underground Technology Team (UTT) provides the construc- tion market with a range of products dedicated to underground con- struction work. MAPEI's UTT group and the products it represents were created to meet the expectations of these challenging environments. From the project specification to the admixtures for shotcrete and concrete to the final protective coatings, MAPEI's UTT group and technology are there "for the whole job," said Bill Allen, UTT Business Development Manager — Tunneling. The UTT group is a successful division of MAPEI Group, which has provided proven construction system solutions for more than 80 years. Established in 1937, MAPEI Group is a global corporation, based in Milan, Italy, and with 87 subsidiaries that include 81 plants in 35 countries. MAPEI is the world-leading manufacturer of mortars, grouts and adhesives, as well as complementary products for installing floor and wall coverings. MAPEI manufactures chemical products for build- ing, including waterproofing products, admixtures for concrete and repair products, and decorative and protective exterior coatings — as well as the UTT product line. "The UTT group started in earnest in the U.S. in 2015," stated Wesley Morrison, UTT Regional Manager – North America. "But the business has grown substantially since then." In the underground industry, speed is essential – not only of the products themselves, but also of the evolution of technology. MAPEI reinvests a considerable percentage of its annual profits back into research and development to maintain a leading technological advantage. MAPEI's commitment to R&D ensures that the UTT line comprises the most innovative and technologically advanced products available. In addition to the latest in cutting-edge products, the UTT team is trained in their use. The UTT product line is divided into six categories: Concrete; Injection, consolidation and anchoring; Waterproofing; Renovation, maintenance and repair; Coatings for underground construction; and Mechanized tunneling. No matter the division or the product line, MAPEI is known for quality products and for providing system solutions. As Allen stated, "The distinguishing point for UTT is our field support, and our applied technology in the field. Simply put, we don't just sell a product, but rather we go into the field and help our customers use our products – on their jobsite, with their conditions, personnel and equipment." Morrison concurred, agreeing that UTT's technical services and agili- ty are unbeatable. "We service a project from the very begin- ning to the very end like no one else in the industry does," he said. "We also have the agility to adjust to the customers' needs when necessary." For more information, con- tact MAPEI's UTT group at MAPEI's UTT products have commercial as well as industrial applications. Its additive technology was added to shotcrete to create the walls of this high-tech wine cave. MAPEI's UTT products were used to help a tunnel boring machine dig the Anacostia River Tunnel, which extends for 2.37 miles from Robert F. Kennedy Stadium in northeast Washington, D.C., to Poplar Point in southeast D.C.

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