Flowcrete supplied approximately 3,500m² of its methyl methacrylate (MMA) floor coating Flowfast to meet the specific demands of the Uppsala University Hospital helipad in Sweden, ensuring an impermeable finish in the face of the challenging conditions.
The 1,100 bed Uppsala University Hospital, which is Swedens oldest university hospital, was seriously concerned about a leak that was sending water from the helipad to the buildings top floor. A robust flooring solution was required that would stop this leak and also provide a safe surface for the helicopter during take off and landing.
This specialist system includes a membrane to reduce movement and stop the coating from cracking, a primer to bond the membrane to the coating and a finish that wont deteriorate in the face of adverse weather conditions and frequent heavy impacts from the helicopter.
Another important aspect of the project was incorporating bright lines and signage into the helipad to assist in the helicopters navigation. This was also created using Flowfast as it can be applied in a variety of colours that wont dull or deteriorate over time.
Jukka Kaikkonen, Managing Director for Flowcrete Sweden, said: A permanent fix was required to stop the water leaking into the hospital and creating a potential hygiene problem. Flowfast was the ideal solution for this situation, as its robust and highly durable finish is able to reliably withstand the worst of Swedens cold, wet weather to ensure a long-lasting finish."