The new laboratory of Moscow City Oncology Hospital No 62 became the first medical facility in Russia that is built with the maximum use of aluminium solutions. A pilot project was the pathomorphological laboratory in Istra, Moscow Region. For the first time, the designers combined pre-fabricated technology and innovative products based on aluminium alloys. They include three-layer sandwich panels, 'warm' window and entrance structures, facade systems, heating radiators for healthcare institutions, window sills, ceiling solutions, room zoning partitions, clean rooms, skirting boards and other solutions.
The choice of this product is explained by a number of advantages that it has due to the unique properties of aluminium and aluminium alloys. For example, the low specific weight makes it easier to be erected and allows reducing the load on the load-bearing structures and the foundations by half, thereby reducing both the time of building erection and the installation costs. It is also worth noting that aluminium surfaces do not attract dust and dirt, which is especially important in healthcare institutions.
Thanks to the high corrosion resistance of aluminium, the lifespan of aluminium structures, materials and products is higher compared to other materials, such as steel and PVC. Using aluminium products can significantly reduce maintenance costs and guarantee the operation of a building, built as non-capital and pre-fabricated one, for minimum 50 years.
The pilot project implementation made it possible to fully unlock the potential of aluminium as a construction material. 'While building the laboratory, the economic benefits of using aluminium were clearly demonstrated. Despite external factors and metal price fluctuations, the project budget has not changed. Moreover, the environmental friendliness of aluminium solutions should be noted. In addition to the possibility of multiple reprocessing, the products are made of the ALLOW aluminium, the carbon footprint of which is several times lower than the industry average,' says Olga Ogorodnikova, Head of the Construction Sector of the Aluminium Association.
Currently, equipment is being delivered to and installed in the new laboratory building in Istra and the territory is being landscaped. It is planned to put the facility into operation in Q2 2022.