JLT’s parking gets a fresh lease of life in Dubai
Master developer DMCC contracts Sherwin-Williams to lay a fresh coating across its 10,000m2 of parking area
Sherwin-Williams was contracted by Jumeirah Lakes Towers (JLT) to cover its 10,000 m2 parking area with the firm’s specialist coating system.
British-based Sherwin-Williams Protective & Marine Coatings used its polyurethane car park deck coating system Resudeck after being appointed by the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) for the project due to and increasing demand for car parking from visitors in its JLT master community.
Sherwin-Williams said its Resudeck system provides the flexibility to bridge dynamic cracking which can be caused by high density traffic as opposed to other hybrid systems which are often rigid and brittle and prone to failure.
Resudeck gets its durability from a formulation using a both a polyurethane top coat and a polyurethane primer.
It’s claimed that other hybrid systems, which have epoxy primers, do not provide resistance against cyclical movement and deflection in the slabs or decks of the car parking areas caused by the sheer volumes of traffic.
Vik Vithlani, of Sherwin-Williams Middle East & North Africa, said: “We’re proud to be involved in such a prestige project. Working with the asset owners, we have found a solution for the longer term given the nature and scale of the development in an environment of such high traffic use.”
Ian Graham, Managing Director of Pegasus Contracting Co, the Sherwin-Williams' approved applicator for JLT, said: “We have a close working relationship with the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre and together with Sherwin-Williams we were able to deliver the solution to a rigorous challenge.”