Case study: aged care

St Patricks Green


Building specifications of an aged care facility and hospitals are similar, the users could have a slower rate of evacuation.

Problem

Space on the inside is limited due to a number of services like piping and ductwork. Where can the insulation be installed to provide both optimum performance and fire code compliance?

Application/Solution

Many would have considered moving the insulation below the slab, without understanding the risk of toxic mould on the residents’ health. Thankfully, the contractor presented options that he would see fit to use if the building was housing one of his family members. As a result, he recommended using XPS above the slab to minimise the condensation risk.

Good things happen when good people do the right thing.