May 2, 2016
Atlanta Hospital Emergency Room on Solid (PENETRON) Flooring
Just completed in April, Grady Memorial Hospital’s new Emergency Department expansion relies on flooring underlayment and screed mortar layers from PENETRON Specialty Products (PSP) – a flooring solution that will stand up to the punishing, high traffic environment of a 24/7 emergency center.
Georgia’s largest hospital and the centerpiece of one of the largest safety net health systems in the nation, Grady is Atlanta’s premier level 1 trauma center - known nationally and internationally for its emergency medical services.
The $76 million expansion project includes a nearly 88,000-square-foot tower, as well as approximately 74,000 square feet of floor space for the Emergency Department. The five-story tower houses patient care and imaging services, as well as some administrative offices.
Work on the Emergency Department expansion and redesign began in March 2014 and was completed in April of 2016. To prepare the 21,000 square feet of concrete floor, PRIMER STX 100 and LEVELINE 15 underlayment from PENETRON Specialty Products (PSP) were used to level the critical areas. The new SURFIX SCREED SET mortar helped solve the problem of the elevation changes in the floor where the 2” (5 cm) difference between the new wing and existing building had to be addressed to meet flatness specifications for the finished flooring.