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ABU DHABI, U.A.E

NMC ROYAL HOSPITAL

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Glass feature
Fire Resistance
Frame
Steel
Applications
Partition/Wall
Market segment
Healthcare
NMC Royal Hospital, in UAE, provides state-of-the-art, world-class healthcare experience to all patients and is committed to providing high-quality compassionate care. Upholding the quality of health care delivery is at the core of their commitment. In addition to ensuring protection from the threats of fire, the super-specialty hospital provides a calm recuperative environment for all its occupants through the use of glass.

The exit corridors of NMC Royal Hospital are compartmentalized from the waiting areas using CONTRAFLAM® fire-rated glass. CONTRAFLAM® offers complete thermal insulation (EI fire-rating) for a duration of 2 hours. The glass was installed as a part of a fixed partition system supplied by Forster. The system solutions, tested and certified as per the EN standards, helped Society Technology House, the architect, fulfill the passive fire-safety requirements for hospitals prescribed in the UAE Fire & Life Safety Code. 

The use of fire-resistant glass in hospitals, in addition to ensuring safety, brings with it the benefits of daylight, transparency and comfort. They are proven to increase patients’ well-being as well as their speed of recovery. Good architecture in the health-care segment also increases the attractiveness of medical facilities and workspaces, enables staff to make good decisions and, therefore, improves the quality of care.

60mm thickness

Contraflam 120-6

EI 120 fire-resistant fixed glass partitions in exit corridors
45dB sound reduction

Improved acoustics

Ensures a calm recuperative environment for the occupants
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PROJECT KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

  • 120 minutes fire-resistant solution to ensure unhampered evacuation through the exit corridors
  • The glass offers up to 45dB sound reduction to ensure a calm recuperative environment for the occupants

PROJECT KEY CHALLENGES

  • Developing a system solution that offers fire-resistance of the highest order, EI (thermal insulation) fire rating for 2 hours
  • Tight timelines for delivery, execution, and handover at site
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PROJECT STAKEHOLDERS

  • Architect: Society Technology House 
  • Glass Customer: White Aluminium
  • System Partner: Forster
  • Building Owner: NMC Specialty Hospital LLC
  • Photographer: Chris Goldstraw
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