Las Vegas Raiders Allegiant Stadium features expansion joint systems specified by Populous

Below-grade, wall, concourse, bowl, acoustic, seismic

Superbowl LVIII, Allegiant Stadium, Las Vegas

Commercial Building Expansion Joints

Commercial building expansion joints from market leaders Emseal and Watson Bowman Acme are now brought together under Sika USA ownership. The waterproof, fire rated, trafficable, sound attenuating, insulating, air, wind, seismic, and watertight, building expansion joints and precompressed hybrid sealants from Emseal, as well as the interior floor and wall expansion joint covers and parking and open-air and stadium expansion joint under the Wabo® brand are available from a single source from Sika Emseal. Watson Bowman Acme services the combined offering of its industry-defining transportation, tunnel and bridge expansion joints as well as the BEJS and Emcrete nosing systems of Emseal.

Using Revit BIM, CAD and a collaborative 3-D expansion joint design methodology taught in AIA-registered seminars, it is now possible for designers and contractors to wrap the entire building envelope, as well as ensure that life-safety is addressed, by specifying and installing expansion joint systems that transition into one another and are warranted for continuity of seal between like or dissimilar technologies as well as at the tie-ins to adjacent waterproofing and roofing membranes.

Expansion joint take-offs and estimating can be provided by Sika Emseal for your next project by our professional engineering team.

Construction estimating services and expansion joint takeoffs provided by Sika Emseal enable installers and contractors peace of mind when bidding the expansion joints on a construction project. Our estimating team thoroughly reviews construction documents specifications and drawings to allow you to compare notes and ensure accurate bidding.

Measuring building expansion joints for factory fabricated transitions and terminations is demonstrated in this video. Expansion joint transitions are essential for ensuring a sealed, safe, and energy efficient building envelope. Continuity of seal at changes in plane and direction, and between expansion joint systems, is achieved when factory-fabricated transition assemblies are specified and installed.

Expansion Joints and Sealants are Critical to Building Enclosure Performance

Expansion joints in concrete, steel, masonry, timber and other structures are a critical element in overall building enclosure performance. Expansion or movement joints bisect the entire structure. This means that structural as well as building enclosure materials specified to waterproof, roof, clad, and cover the structure are divided by the intersecting opening that is the expansion joint. Consequently, expansion joint openings must be filled, sealed, and/or covered with materials that restore the function of the materials bisected.

Sika Emseal has used as the inspiration for invention of its building expansion joint product line, the performance requirements of the adjacent building envelope materials. This means that in walls, our precompressed foam sealants were developed to perform to, or exceed, the performance test requirements of curtainwall systems. For roofs, our materials incorporate redundancy across the joint gap, at the roof membrane integration, and even in the anchoring method—by ensuring the roof expansion joint is both welded or adhered and mechanically fastened. For seismic expansion joints, our system innovation was built on principles that ensure watertightness at the deck surface, non-invasive anchoring to the joint substrate, and non-invasive anchoring of the expansion joint covers. In parking garage and stadium expansion joint applications, our systems ensure watertightness throughout curb to sidewalk or tread-and-riser steps as well as in transition to concourses and walls–while ensuring a complete offering to handle a wide variety of traffic (cars, carts, people). When it comes to filling joint openings where acoustic requirements are expected, our solution incorporates mass-loading, absorptive and reflective attributes. And our all-in-one water, acoustic, and fire-rated expansion joints were invented and proved to perform to the strictest fire resistance test methods for fire barriers—UL, ASTM, CE, EN, AS, BS, RWS.

Watertightness at the deck surface while ensuring continuity of seal at curbs and parapets is the critical differentiator in our bridge expansion joint. Protecting the piers and beams of the underlying structure is essential to bridge preservation.

Our sealant tapes are more robust than your average weather stripping–incorporating hydrophobic chemistry into a foam matrix that ensures durability and sealing while resisting compression set in a way not possible with traditional closed-cell gaskets.

Perhaps most critically, expansion joints will leak if they are not properly transitioned—between similar and dissimilar expansion joint systems at changes in plane and direction—as well as at the tie-ins to waterproofing and roofing membranes and at wall air-barriers and coatings. As a member of the Sika global family, Sika Emseal is now able to offer complete building enclosure and roof solutions that feature single-source expansion joint warranties between its roof expansion joint (RoofJoint) and best-in-class roof membrane (Sika Sarnafil), monolithic membranes (Hydrotech MM6125) and Sika liquid applied membranes (Sika LAM).

Purpose-designed products are essential in ensuring the durable treatment of expansion joints while ensuring continuity of seal between systems and adjacent materials. No less important is the team that delivers this wholistic approach to lasting expansion joint and joint sealing. Our in-field and in-office technical sales team is dedicated to ensuring your project’s success. We use the latest in interactive communication tools and technologies to collaborate with you in selecting products and producing construction documents that help achieve the goal of the delivery of a high-performance building enclosure. These include expansion joint details in BIM, CAD, and Inventor, as well as guide specs, product data sheets, installation data sheets, safety data sheets and so much more available at your fingertips at this website. We look forward to helping you achieve the lowest-total-cost-of-ownership, trouble-free expansion joints for your project. Contact us today.