Installation of FlexiDry 7 day accelerated drying screed on top of an underfloor heating system has been completed on a redevelopment project at The North Middlesex University Hospital in Edmonton on behalf of the main contractor Bouygues (UK) Ltd
Online PR News – 16-March-2010 – – The redevelopment is to replace approximately half of the existing buildings on the hospital site (32,000m²) and provide state-of-the-art facilities for accident and emergency services, diagnostics, inpatients, operating theatres and endoscopy.
The new building will provide: Emergency Care Centre including adult and children’s accident and emergency (majors and minors), emergency imaging (x-ray, CT and MRI), emergency assessment and admissions unit equipped with 48 beds for 0-2 days treatment.
An acute and critical care centre incorporating 4 main theatres and supporting facilities; a critical care unit with 12 beds and 90 inpatient surgical beds for acute care.
A diagnostic and treatment centre incorporating day theatres, an endoscopy suite and planned imaging unit as well as an outpatient department with a new children’s outpatient suite.
The new building, which has a construction cost of £118 million, should be completed and fully operational by the end of 2010. Landscaping, road improvements and other work outside the building will be completed in 2011.
Contact details for FlexiDry: www.flexidry.com, firstname.lastname@example.org, 0845 555 5656
FlexiDry is a low concentrated liquid additive that is simply added to a cementitious screed mix on site. Depending on the concentration added, FlexiDry transforms screed drying times with a choice of 7, 14 or 21 days.
In addition to reduced drying times, FlexiDry benefits include the ability to accept foot traffic after 12 hours of laying; improved compressive strength; and a reduced carbon footprint.
Underfloor heating utilising medium temperature piped hot water has been demonstrated to be one of the most efficient methods of space heating for schools, homes and a wide range of commercial buildings. Screeds provide the best thermal conductivity and FlexiDry being of a more dense consistency, provides a better thermal reaction to temperature change making it perfect for Underfloor Heating applications. As the entire floor radiates heat, room temperatures can be reduced by 1-2 °C in comparison to other heating systems whilst still maintaining an appropriate level of comfort. Each 1°C reduction in room temperature equates to a 6% reduction in fuel consumption, lowering carbon emissions substantially.