Partners of the Uganda Project: Mapei

For EMERGENCY’s Centre of Excellence in Paediatric Surgery in Uganda, Mapei has provided a specially designed solution for the rammed-earth technique used for building. The system was developed by technicians at its research and development laboratories over a research period of no less than three years.

The result of this work was the development of cutting-edge binding agents that make rammed earth more versatile and durable. The traditional building technique has been used for centuries all around the world. Today, thanks to the innovative use of chemicals in construction, it is taking on a new role in large projects.

The company

The Mapei Group is made up of 87 associates with 81 facilites on five continents. Today, it is one of the world’s biggest producers of glue and related products for laying all types of floor and cladding. It specialises in other chemical products, like waterproofing, special mortar and additives for concrete, products for restoring historic buildings, and special finishes for walls.