Flowcrete Deckshield Soars to New Heights in Abu Dhabi
31 May 2012
- Deckshield ID, was selected on account of its high durability.
- Deckshield offers various performance advantages over other car park coating materials.
- The fully trafficable Deckshield system is available to clients in a bright range of welcoming colours.
Flowcrete in the Middle East has reached new heights with a state-of-the-art car parking project at the impressive Rihan Heights development, situated in the North Eastern corner of Arzanah in Abu Dhabi.
Representing the first phase of a major residential development project within the area, the Rihan Heights complex, designed by SMC Alsop Architects, combines five sky-high towers offering more than 800 inspiring yet practical living spaces, with each apartment providing breath-taking views of the surrounding landscaped gardens, waterfront or even the Zayed Grand Mosque.
Following the successful installation of its car park decking material at residential projects in and around the Gulf, including the prestigious Jumeirah Lakes Towers development in Dubai, Flowcrete in the Middle East was approached to provide a similar finish for the three-level landscaped car park podium servicing the main residential towers.
Flowcrete's colourful and hardwearing polyurethane deck coating system, Deckshield ID, was selected on account of its high durability and all-round resistance to provide the finish for all car parking bays, concourse and specialised zones across all three-levels of the facility.
Deckshield offers various performance advantages over other car park coating materials including high durability, UV stability and oil resistance while at the same time delivering a water tight and crack-bridging surface that can positively help to counteract the effects of structural movement - a common place problem in multi-storey developments.
What's more, in a city where the average daily temperature can sour to 40 degrees celcius, the Deckshield system not only stands up to the severe heat, but acts as a protective coating, shielding both the host concrete and internal parking structure from any dynamic stresses resulting from heat exposure that could lead to structural failure.
The fully trafficable Deckshield system is available to clients in a bright range of welcoming colours and can be installed in conjunction with bright demarcation and signage to regulate traffic movement in and around the car park.
Backed by both the Singapore Green Label and with BBA (British Board of Agrément) certification, the Deckshield system is recognised across the globe for delivering protective and attractive car parking structures.
Craig Blithenall, Managing Director for Flowcrete in the Middle East said, "The Rihan Heights installation is a great reflection of the quality of the Deckshield material and skill of the application team".
"Combining the Deckshield ID system with directional marking across the surface of the floor creates a bright, welcoming and safe environment for vehicle owners and visitors to the Rihan Heights development".
Other facilities housed on the 1.4 million square metre mixed-use complex include 14 luxury villas as well as leisure, healthcare, retail and sports facilities - including the landmark Zayed Sports City stadium - where a number of Flowcrete's resin materials were installed across the stadia bowl and adjoining car parking facilities.
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Notes to Editors
Flowcrete UK’s Middle East office is based in the Al Quoz Industrial Area, Dubai, and is part of Flowcrete Europe & Middle East, one of the four divisions that make up Flowcrete Group Ltd.
Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a world leader in the manufacture of seamless industrial and commercial resin floor, wall and coving solutions as well as other specialist coating technologies. Flowcrete Group Ltd. is a subsidiary of RPM International Inc. and has international manufacturing facilities in Europe and Africa as well as Central and South East Asia.
Flowcrete supplies world-class seamless flooring solutions to transform environments across the globe including; decorative seamless resins, waterproof car park deck coating systems, seamless resin terrazzo, durable antimicrobial flooring, corrosion protection, self levelling underlayments, underfloor heating and now underfloor acoustic insulation.
Flowcrete's ambitious and dedicated team, led by President Craig Brookes, is inspired by excellence in people, products and service as well as continual innovation and sustainable growth. Flowcrete continues to use its global expertise to introduce environmentally friendly, hygienic and aesthetically attractive floors to create a better and more sustainable world.