USG Boral offers a wide range of lightweight, fire-rated building solutions that are based on UL assemblies. These include fire-rated walls and ceilings, fire tunnels and fire protected columns and beams.
Acoustic considerations play an important role in creating quiet hospital environments conducive to patients’ recovery and privacy. Such considerations include sound isolation for privacy or comfort enhancement as well as sound absorption in noisy areas. To learn more about recommended acoustic ratings for health care buildings refer to USG Acoustical Catalogue. USG Boral offers an extensive range of lightweight wall and ceiling systems providing various levels of sound isolation.
Effective reverberation (echo) control requires treatment of the room surfaces with sound absorbing materials. USG Boral offers a number of products for sound absorption, including USG Mars™ ClimaPlus™ Healthcare ceiling panels with NRC ratings up to and exceeding 0.85 or USG Boral Sonata healthcare ceiling panels with NRC up to 0.7.
Hospital corridors are particularly susceptible to knocks by trolleys and general traffic. Therefore, they require the use of impact resistant lining materials.
USG Boral offers a range of lining products offering various levels of impact resistance. USG Sheetrock AR plasterboards has been specifically designed for use in high traffic areas such as hospital corridors. Fiberock® Aqua-Tough is a paperless gypsum board with cellulose fibre reinforcement that is also effective against hard body and glancing impact.
USG Boral plasterboard walls and ceilings have a smooth seamless surface finish that is critical to effective infection control. Mars™ Healthcare ClimaPlus™ ceiling panels and Sonata healthcare ceiling panels have panel face and back surfaces treated with a proprietary broad-spectrum antimicrobial standard formulation that inhibits and retards the growth of mold and mildew.
X-ray rooms require protective barriers to shield operators and occupants of nearby rooms from excessive levels of radiation. USG Lead Lined Gypsum plasterboard can provide various levels of radiation protection.
USG lead lined gypsum is composed of USG Sheetrock Type X layer of gypsum with a lead sheet of a certain thickness.
USG Sheetrock Mold Tough plasterboard and Fiberock® Aqua-Tough gypsum board offer mould resistance; in addition to impact resistance and moisture resistance properties. USG Sheetrock Mold Tough plasterboard and Fiberock® has scored a top mark of 10 when tested to ASTM D3273.