Health Care

Introduction

In hospitals and healthcare establishments, it is vital to maintain and adhere to the safety and hygiene conduct. The design of such establishments require a specific system and criteria that focuses on hygienic importance as well as durability and comfort hence requiring provisions for fire resistance, impact resistance, moisture and acoustic control. In addition to these performance factors, the elimination or minimisation of downtime during installation and ongoing maintenance are also crucial.

USG Boral offers lightweight building solutions for a variety of interior applications commonly encountered in hospitals and other health care buildings.

Fire Protection

Our lightweight fire rated walls and ceiling systems meets the required fire regulation. We offer a range of products within our fire-rated building solutions including fire-rated wall and ceilings, fire tunnel, fire protected columns and beams. For specific fire-rated walls and ceiling system please contact USG Boral representative.

Acoustics

Acoustic panelling and sound absorption plays an important role in creating a quiet hospital environment that is conducive to patient’s recovery and privacy. Such considerations include sound isolation for privacy and comfort enhancement as well as sound absorption in noisy areas. We offer a variety range of lightweight wall and ceiling systems that is effective in different levels of sound absorption.

Here at USG Boral, we offer numerous products for sound absorption, including Mars™ ClimaPlus™ Healthcare ceiling panels with NRC ratings up to and exceeding 0.85 as we understand that effective reverberation (echo) control is needed for room surfaces by using sound absorbing materials.

Impact Resistance

When it comes to Hospital corridors, we recommend the usage of impact resistant lining materials as they are accustomed to knocks by trolleys and general traffic. USG Boral Impact wall has been specifically designed for high traffic areas particularly hospital corridors. Fiberock® Aqua-Tough is a paperless gypsum board with cellulose fibre reinforcement that is also effective against hard body and glancing impact.

Mould Resistance

Fiberock® Aqua-Tough interior panel offer mould resistance; in addition to impact resistance and moisture resistance properties. This is vital when it comes hygienic importance. Fiberock® has scored a top mark of 10 when tested to ASTM D3273.

For technical assistance or consultation regarding product information or installation, please contact us.