Materials, finishes and building systems which reduce maintenance and replacement costs
A healthcare facility should incorporate the best possible noise reduction capabilities possible.
The facility should have the longevity to endure more than 20-30 years of service and physical demands of maintenance, and should have an inherent resistance to the development of micro-organisms. All new buildings and some upgrades must comply with the National Construction Code 2019 and the requirements of local council.
However, it should be noted that these requirements are the minimum standards. Consequently many healthcare facilities, although meeting the NCC requirements fall short of providing not only a safe environment that minimises the risk of injury but also an enjoyable environment in which to live, work and visit.
Materials should also meet the highest expectations in terms of environmental sustainability.
The emphasis on whole life costs has never been more important than today, with the ever increasing demands of the construction industry. All materials should be capable of withstanding the rigors of the service regimes. Facility managers of healthcare facilities require products which will perform throughout the life cycle which has been calculated for a building.
HUFCOR’s Series 5000 panels vertical and horizontal sealing systems create an acoustic labyrinth ensuring optimum acoustic separation is achieved. The concealed frame option uses an overlay face resulting in a panel with no exposed edge trim and minimal surface interruption by vertical panel joins, this offers the opportunity to design a functional operable wall in total harmony with the aesthetic and decorative integrity of the interior space.
A panel width of up to 1200mm is standard, wider panels are possible depending on finishes and acoustic ratings. All panels are top hung and engineered to perform at heights up to 5 meters, no floor tracks or guides are required.