The future for concrete structures and facades in the health sector

PCE are thrilled to feature in the April edition of Concrete.


The Concrete Society’s publication highlights the innovative use of concrete and modern methods of construction (MMC) in meeting the NHS health technical memoranda (HTMs) for new-growth construction in the medical sector. The article showcases PCE's work on the NHS' Golden Jubilee Hospital Surgical Centre extension in Glasgow, whereby it was selected as the design and build specialists by Main Contractor Kier Construction Scotland.


The original Stage 3 design intent for a post-tensioned in-situ concrete was transformed into an offsite HybriDfMA strategy using PCE’s Frame System solution. A total of 612 reinforced precast concrete elements and 177 brick façade panels were manufactured offsite in highly controlled factory environments where quality is closely scrutinized and managed to ensure the highest standards, together with 1350m3 of in-situ reinforced concrete used to form composite concrete/steel beam construction and floor structural toppings.


The HybriDfMA approach created significant benefits, allowing PCE’s highly skilled, multi-disciplined workforce to complete the build in just 15 weeks, 12 weeks faster than expected, whilst reducing deliveries by approximately 350 and on reduction of over 50,000 on-site operative hours, demonstrating the efficiencies inherent with PCE HybriDfMA system build solutions.


NHS Golden Jubilee is scheduled to be completed in summer 2023.


Click here to read the full article.

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