DECK500 meets all the requirements of EN 13706 –
Specification of grp profiles – Grade E23 and is manufactured
under ISO 9001 registered quality control system.

The Project

Tres Cruces Hospital in Spain, a renowned medical facility in the region, faced a unique challenge when planning to construct a Helicopter Air Ambulance landing pad on the roof of its hospital. The hospital’s administration was concerned about the weight of traditional steel structures on the existing building and the structural integrity of the roof. Additionally, they needed to ensure that construction activities did not disrupt the critical operations in the busy A&E patient area of the hospital.

Solution

Engineered Composites Ltd proposed an innovative solution using their GRP profiles and decking systems for the construction of the Helicopter Air Ambulance landing pad. The hospital decided to choose GRP over steel due to its lightweight nature, lower impact on the building structure, and ease of installation without causing access issues in the sensitive A&E patient area.

Key Benefits

Lightweight Nature: The GRP profiles and decking systems provided a lightweight alternative to steel, alleviating concerns over the weight impact on the roof and building structure. This ensured the safety and integrity of the existing building while supporting the new helicopter landing pad.

Lower Carbon Footprint: Engineered Composites’ GRP materials are eco-friendly and sustainable, offering a lower carbon footprint compared to traditional steel. The hospital’s decision to choose GRP contributed to its environmental commitment and sustainable construction practices.
Ease and Speed of Construction: The GRP profiles and decking systems facilitated a quicker and smoother construction process, enabling the hospital to complete the helicopter landing pad project efficiently. This minimized disruption to the hospital operations, especially in the critical A&E patient area.
Resilience to Environment: GRP materials are highly resilient to environmental factors, such as corrosion, rust, and weathering. The Helicopter Air Ambulance landing pad constructed with GRP profiles and decking systems proved to be durable and long-lasting, ensuring a safe and reliable facility for emergency air transport operations.

Outcome

By choosing Engineered Composites’ GRP profiles and decking systems for the construction of the Helicopter Air Ambulance landing pad, Tres Cruces Hospital successfully addressed their concerns over weight impact, access issues, and environmental sustainability. The innovative use of GRP materials not only met the hospital’s requirements but also provided a cost-effective, efficient, and environmentally friendly solution for their construction needs.

The collaboration between Engineered Composites Ltd and Tres Cruces Hospital exemplifies the successful application of GRP technology in complex construction projects, showcasing the versatility, durability, and sustainability of GRP materials in critical infrastructure developments.

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