UQ School of Veterinary Science
When it comes to 'tough environments' for floors, the kennels in on of Australia's leading veterinary sciences schools is surely up there with the toughest. As well as being able to withstand the highly acidic urine and dog dropping, one of the major challenges for the floors in kennels such as these, is being able to cope with the extremely rigorous daily cleaning and hygiene regimen.
With that in mind, when it came to selecting the floor for the new kennels at the University of Queensland’s School of Veterinary Science in Gatton – some 90km west of Brisbane - construction contractor Laing O’Rourke chose UCRETE® DP from BASF Construction Chemicals.
Renowned throughout the world for its outstanding strength, resilience and non-slip performance characteristics, UCRETE DP’s unique monolithic formulation combines the toughness and chemical resistance of polyurethane with the heat resistance and durability of concrete. What’s more UCRETE DP’s profile provides the added benefit of an extremely high level of slip resistance, while still remaining easy to clean and maintain. It meets the requirements of both the U.S. and European standards for slip resistant pedestrian surfaces, as well as those of AS/NZS 4586:1999 Slip Resistance Classification of New Pedestrian Surface Materials in relation to “high slip risk” areas.
Encompassing a total floor area of some 1290m2, the new kennels form part of a major upgrade and expansion of UQ’s School of Veterinary Sciences’ facilities.
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