From Realtà Mapei International n° 84 - 3/5/2021

Fiera del Levante Covid Hospital in Bari (Italy)

“Fast-Track” installation systems adopted to create three pavilions with 152 intensive care beds in in just 45 days.

Built in record time – work started on December 1st and was completed after 45 days at the Fiera del Levante exhibition centre – the new Policlinico di Bari Hospital will be directly responsible for the running of the new structure’s intensive care and post-intensive care units.

Apart from Mapei, more than 40 other companies took part in the work to prepare 10 wards over an area of around 15,000 m2, along with 2 operating theatres, a TAC and x-ray centre and a clinical laboratory.  The hospital hosts 10 intensive care units with 16 beds each, which will be taken apart and used again once the emergency is over. The first patients were transferred at the beginning of February and the Covid centre was put into service.

 

 

ULTRA-RAPID INSTALLATION AND DURABILITY OVER THE YEARS

The floor and wall coverings installed in the new hospital were all supplied by Tarkett: Tapiflex Genius multi-layered vinyl floor for most of the surfaces, Primo SD static-dissipative vinyl floor in the operating theatres, Primo Safe T homogeneous vinyl floor in the bathrooms, as well as Wallguard homogenous vinyl covering and Aquarelle heterogeneous vinyl covering for the walls. Amongst the adhesives recommended to install these coverings, the main ones were ULTRABOND ECO V4 EVOLUTION universal adhesive in water dispersion, ULTRABOND ECO FIX pressure sensitive adhesive and MAPECONTACT double-sided reinforced adhesive strip.

 

 

 

RESIN FLOORS AND COATINGS

The forecourt used as a waiting area for ambulances with an old industrial-type concrete floor substrate with no vapour barrier was mechanically prepared by diamond grinding treatment over the MAPEFLOOR SYSTEM 51, an opaque, multi-layered, vapour-permeable epoxy coating system in water dispersion. The product chosen to finish off the walls in the new hospital was MAPECOAT ACT 196, an enamel paint for interior walls, highly washable and resistant to bacterial attack, containing protective, wide spectrum biological agents to contrast the spread of bacteria on surfaces. Because different types of surface needed to be painted, they had to be treated beforehand with DURSILITE BASE COAT coloured smooth acrylic base coat to even out their absorption and form a more uniform layer.



INSTALLING CERAMIC TILES

120x60x1 cm ceramic tiles were installed in the administration-managerial area on the first floor of the complex.

The ceramic tiles were bonded using KERAFLEX EXTRA S1 cementitious adhesive, while the joints were grouted with ULTRACOLOR PLUS mortar and the expansion joints were sealed with MAPESIL AC.

"It was an extremely intricate project”, so the Site Director Mr. Festa  added, "cutting-edge products were chosen for this building project so that such an important work could be completed on a very tight schedule."

 

Products mentioned in the article

DURSILITE BASE COAT
DURSILITE BASE COAT
Coloured smooth acrylic base coat, with a smooth finish and adhesion promoting properties. TECHNICAL DATA: Consistency: thick liquid.…
KERAFLEX EXTRA S1
KERAFLEX EXTRA S1
High-performance, deformable cementitious adhesive with variable rheology, with no vertical slip or with high wetting capacity, extended…
MAPECOAT ACT 196
MAPECOAT ACT 196
Highly washable, enamel wall paint with excellent cleanability and resistance to bacteria for internal surfaces in healthcare facilities.…
MAPECOLOR PASTE
MAPECOLOR PASTE
System for colouring MAPEFLOOR I 300 SL, MAPEFLOOR I 500 W, MAPEFLOOR PU 410, PRIMER SN, MAPEFLOOR DECOR 700, MAPEFLOOR I 360 AS and…
MAPECONTACT
MAPECONTACT
Reinforced adhesive tape for laying profiles, base-boards, covings and resilient and textile coverings on steps. TECHNICAL DATA: Colour:…
MAPEFLOOR FINISH 52 W
MAPEFLOOR FINISH 52 W
Two-component, polyurethane finishing product in water dispersion with low yellowing properties, for anti-dust and anti-oil treatments.…
MAPEFLOOR I 500 W
MAPEFLOOR I 500 W
Two-component, vapour-permeable, neutral-coloured epoxy formulate in water dispersion for industrial floors. May be coloured with MAPECOLOR…
MAPEFLOOR SYSTEM 51
MAPEFLOOR SYSTEM 51
Multi-layered vapour-permeable epoxy coating system in water dispersion with a matt non-slip finish for industrial floors; thickness 3 mm
MAPEGROUT THIXOTROPIC
MAPEGROUT THIXOTROPIC
Fibre-reinforced, compensated-shrinkage mortar for repairing concrete. TECHNICAL DATA: Maximum dimension of aggregate: 2.5 mm. Mixing…
MAPESIL AC
MAPESIL AC
Pure, mould-resistant, acetic silicone sealant with BioBlock® technology for movements up to 25%. TECHNICAL DATA: Movement in service: 25%.…
QUARZO 0,25 - 0,5 - 0,9 - 1,2 - 1,9
QUARZO 0,25 - 0,5 - 0,9 - 1,2 - 1,9
Washed kiln-dried quartz sand for use with epoxy and polyurethane resin
ULTRABOND ECO FIX
ULTRABOND ECO FIX
Adhesive and fixative with high residual tack for loose-lay floorings. TECHNICAL DATA: Consistency: creamy paste. Colour: light beige.…
ULTRABOND ECO V4 EVOLUTION
ULTRABOND ECO V4 EVOLUTION
“All in one” universal adhesive with strong, rapid initial tack and long open time for resilient and textile floor and wall-coverings.
ULTRACOLOR PLUS
ULTRACOLOR PLUS
High-performance, antiefflorescence, quick-setting and drying polymer-modified mortar free from Portland cement with water-repellent…
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