Raised Floor Solutions is delivering the metal deck and concrete flooring contract for a Same Day Emergency Care building at the NHS Countess of Chester Hospital.
The new 2729m2 facility will allow A&E patients to obtain fast and efficient same day access to diagnostics and treatment without the need to be admitted into hospital.
The facility will be housed within a new part single storey and part double storey building that will be connected to the first floor of the main A&E department via a link bridge and also via a new single storey extension to the north.
The building will comprise reception and waiting space, small dispensing pharmacy, ambulatory elderly medical unit, GP assessment unit, mental health assessment rooms, same day emergency car clinic rooms, offices, admin and staff support facilities and space for dedicated diagnostics.
The project was awarded by the main contractor and will be delivered by two RFS divisions working in partnership to deliver a composite concrete floor system.
Metal Deck, the steel decking contractor division within Raised Floor Solutions, will supply and install circa 2,200m2 of Kingspan MD50 and MD60 steel floor decking.
Metcon, RFS’s concrete floor contractor division, will cast a 150mm concrete slab on the steel decking. The concrete floor slab will be reinforced with A193 mesh and given a powerfloat finish.
Metal Deck & Concrete Floors in Construction
Metal decking panels and reinforced concrete floors are used to create composite floor systems in the construction of a wide range of buildings.
Known as a composite concrete floor system, the two materials combine to provide high performance static and dynamic load bearing capabilities and a durability that is greater than if each material was used in isolation.
Despite their capabilities, composite concrete floor systems are a relatively light weight method of construction formwork which reduces a building’s foundation requirements and could deliver the benefit of both time and cost savings.