WHAT IS STRUCTURE’S HEALTH?
The structures are alive. They respire. They feed, some on water some on air. There are continuous circulations of matter and energy in their bodies. They are always in motion even if we do not see.
There is a harmony and solidarity in healthy structures. An over stressed member transfers its loads to other which welcome them. Structures may get sick due to internal effects like humidity and stuffiness and external effects like water, cold and hot weather, wind. They may suffer from cancer in which case an external war starts. Concrete and steel attacks each other causing rusting and cracking. The structures gets weaker and weaker.
As in the medicine domain , the check-up of the structures is done with ultrasonic, x-ray, magnetic resonance devices.
Water is the biggest enemy of the structures although it gives live to them before. Water is more dangerous than the earthquake and is the main reason for corrosion (structural cancer) which costs to Turkey 5 billion USD and 70 billion USD to USA annually.
There are interesting correlations between structures’ health and people’s health, even societies’ health. Healthy structures are usually found in healthy societies. Structures are the mirror of the societies and also their home.
Sultan İnşaat is struggling for years to spread this consciousness and awareness to those who govern and direct our society.
WHAT WE HAVE DONE?
Our company Sultan İnşaat, which is the pioneerıng and leading firm to apply modern global technology in its domain, started its activities in 1985 and possesses considerable experience covering Europe, America and the Middle East. The main aim of our organization is to protect the buildings against seism and corrosion and to maintain the function of long-lasting healthy structure.
Our firm has successfully achieved the design and execution of maintenance, repairing, waterproofing, consolidation, reinforcement, protection, beautification of the structures such as historical buildings, bridges, tunnels, marine structures, industrial and commercial buildings, residences, dams, power plants, pipelines, airports, treatment plants etc. We are not only following the modern global technology for curing the structure diseases, but also creating our specific solutions
At 2000, the experience in question put forth fruit and, as Sultan İnşaat, we won the competition among local and international companies, the contest of “Design for saving Dolmabahçe Palace domes and vaults”. Through the syntheses of modern and antique technology all earthquake damages taken place, especially in the earthquake of 1999, has been repaired and the dome, the vaults and the walls has been reinforced till its tissues.
Between Levent and Taksim stations of Istanbul subway called by the media “the subway which can’t be dried by anyone and consequently flood out” has been brought in operational phase by means of applying the methods never used before in our country, with an intensive work of waterproofing the Taksim, Osmanbey, Şişli, Gayrettepe, Levent stations and Mecidiyeköy, Zincirlikuyu shafts.