Construction

Construction

Products

  • Dramix® and Dramix® Green steel fiber for concrete reinforcement Green Logo Leaf Bekaert
  • Murfor® masonry reinforcement
  • Stucanet® plaster lath
  • Mesh Track
  • Bitufor®
  • Wires and cables for hoisting applications and lifts
  • Gas burners and heat exchangers Green Logo Leaf Bekaert
  • Cable wire for bridges
  • Cables for motorway median barriers
  • Wire for fencing products
  • Gabions for erosion and cliff protection
  • Welded mesh
  • Window film Green Logo Leaf Bekaert
  • Nails and annealed wire
    etc.

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The construction sector accounts for 19% of Bekaert’s sales. The list of different applications for which our wire, mesh, coatings and innovative fiber products are used is as long as it is diverse: in roads and bridges, tunnels and mines, in architectural and landscaping solutions, concrete reinforcement and in window film. We supply traditional building products such as nails, nail wire, prestressed concrete cord and wires, plaster laths, corner protection and masonry reinforcement. And we produce more advanced products like Dramix® steel fibers for concrete reinforcement, cables and wires for hoisting applications and elevators, and guide rail cables that increase safety on the highways. Bekaert offers a product portfolio from the smallest nail to the largest fence wire, always with a sharp focus on sustainability, cost-efficiency and a minimum impact on the environment.

In the emerging markets, general contractors and other different parties in the value chain have, just like Bekaert, established a strong local presence. Companies that represent a major share of our customer portfolio are building new plants or are investing in local offices, driven by the demand for housing and infrastructure.

In the mature markets, contractors seek global market diversification, whereas Bekaert has the ability to serve them wherever they are looking for possibilities to expand their businesses.

Looking good, being environmentally friendly and offering good value-for-money are today’s must-haves for building materials. ‘Gabions’ or mesh wire baskets certainly live up to these criteria. 'Gabions' are typically used for erosion control purposes: you find them at motorways and railway embankments and river banks in order to fortify the slopes.
Bekaert Mesh Track is a high performing flexible woven steel netting for surface rehabilitation and road base reinforcement. It ensures road constructors 10 to 15 years’ durability, while the road top layer normally needs to be renovated after 5 years.

Supporting the world’s largest suspended building

A particularly large-scale construction project in Brazil is the new building for the administrative services of the state of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte. Around 16 000 employees will be relocated there in the first semester of 2010, thus freeing up many historic buildings in the city center for mainly cultural purposes. Designed by Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer, the project contains the longest free span in suspended concrete in the world with a total suspended span of 148 by 26 meters. The five-storey building is hung from 1 080 plastic-coated, prestressed concrete strands from Bekaert, which are fixed onto 15 concrete beams, also reinforced by prestressed concrete strands. The two other administrative buildings integrate Bekaert Murfor® reinforced masonry.

Our Dramix® steel fibers reinforce concrete used in various applications such as tunnels. We support our customers with a wide range of services, from consulting to the supply of fiber dosing equipment.
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