Contour Blog

12Dec2014

DeepClean LST Radiator Guards at BIM Designed Refurbishment Project

deepclean lst radiator guards

Contour has recently supplied 115 DeepClean LST Radiator Guards as part of a major BIM designed refurbishment project at Hinchingbrooke Hospital in Cambridgeshire.

Ease of cleaning, hygienic radiator cover designs and access to BIM models made Contour DeepClean radiator covers the perfect choice for this prestigious contract.

The DeepClean LST radiator covers were fitted across the ground and first floors including the main corridor areas. Each unit was bespoke-designed and detailed to cover existing radiators. The guards were installed quickly and without disruption to building users thanks to the one-piece design of the casing and pre-fabricated cut-outs for pipework, flooring and skirting.

Incorporating BioCote® anti-microbial technology, Contour radiator guards are proven to significantly reduce bacteria compared to untreated alternatives. This natural silver-based additive reduces levels of harmful bacteria and infection such as E.coli, MRSA and H1N1 by up to 99.99% over a 2hr period.

The patented full access front door of the DeepClean LST radiator guard design provides cleaning staff complete access to internal surfaces of the cover, without the need for Estates personnel to assist in the removal of the radiator cover. This makes cleaning of potentially unhygienic radiator guards and quick, safe and routine operation, saving on cleaning costs and reducing the risk of HAI’s in the healthcare environment.

Access to detailed parametric BIM models helped to simplify design and product selection on this complex BIM project, proving an invaluable tool to the specifiers, contractors and clients alike.

The designing architect, Ian Morrison from Martindales Architects said “We are using BIM workflows throughout our healthcare portfolio with particular reference to Hinchingbrooke Hospital, Huntingdon. BIM gives us the ability to have a central information model containing not only the drawn information, but also all the schedules and data necessary for the complexities of the healthcare environment. This information can then be communicated in numerous ways from photorealistic visualisations to written room data sheets which is an invaluable tool to aid the clients understanding of a design and assist their management of the building in use.”

Ian added, “The centralisation of information into a BIM model increases our efficiency in producing a coordinate design both in-house and with other external design consultants. The availability of manufacturer-specific components in BIM compatible formats is ever increasing the efficiency of the design process and ultimately benefitting our clients in assisting us to produce fully coordinated packages of drawn and scheduled information in an efficient manner, while also allowing for the future use and benefits of the BIM model through the whole lifecycle and management of the building.”

Contour offers a comprehensive support package, comprising of free site surveys, a bespoke design facility, dedicated technical team, short lead times and an approved installation service.

For full information, or to arrange your free site survey, please call 01952 290 498, email [email protected], or visit https://www.contourheating.co.uk, where you can also download your complete LST solutions guide and project data sheets and BIM models.

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