Ireland’s medical sector has received increased investment to upgrade its devices and provide the safest, lowest carbon, environmentally friendly buildings to its patients. Ecocem has provided exactly this to many renovations and new medical projects across Ireland. Developments such as St.Luke’s Hospital Kilkenny and St.Vincent’s Hospital Nutley Wing have specified the use of Ecocem GGBS for the increased durability and superior performance.
Ecocem GGBS is used specifically in the medical sector where large concrete pours, the heat of hydration normally produces high temperature gradients in the concrete. High temperature gradients introduce excessive thermal stresses, resulting in micro-cracking which exposes the concrete to external attack and reduces its durability. Cracking is also detrimental to the performance of water-retaining structures and where radiation may be present as is the case in radiotherapy treatment centers in hospitals. Thus the control of thermal stressing of concrete in large mass pours is critical to the durability, quality and performance of the concrete.
For more information on specifying Ecocem in your next medical project contact a member of the technical team on 01-6781800.
Why use Ecocem cement in your next medical project?
Ecocem is the strongest most durable cement on the market
- Controls the heat of hydration
- Resistant to all forms of chemical attack
- Increased durability minimizes repair requirements
- Whiter brighter color for public amenities, reducing the need for artificial lighting
- Up to 60% reduction in carbon footprint
- Contributing to LEED and BREEAM building rating systems.
View our medical case studies to see Ecocem in use.