When you’re building hospitals and healthcare facilities, just as for any other project, there’s a need to balance safety, ease of construction, longevity and of course, costs.
Here in South Africa, the construction industry has found a real appetite for MiTek’s Ultra-Span system as it meets all the requirements demanded by government regulations, designers and healthcare providers alike.
Ideal for spans of 6m and up to 35m or more, Ultra-Span is a light gauge steel roof truss system. It’s lightweight, compact, easy to transport, handle, and install and is good solution for healthcare facilities where non-combustibility is a vital consideration.
Its galvanised coating provides resistant to fungus and mould, and is fully vermin-proof. Definitely the more hygienic option.
The system is lightweight, easy to erect, and maintenance free.
When offsite meets onsite
Ultra-Span trusses comprise of members cut to size which may be assembled on or off-site ready for erection. If skilled labour is in short supply, which is often the case in the more remote areas, we provide a SAQA accredited trainer who will teach the local team to safely and quickly erect the trusses.
While the Ultra-Span system clearly offers benefits in costs, versatility, ease of handling, speed of assembly, longevity, safety, and hygiene, these aren’t the only factors in its favour. Architects choose to specify the material based on its aesthetic appeal.
A number of hospitals across South Africa have had Ultra-Span specified and installed, including Mediclinic Vergelegen in Somerset West, Mediclinic Stellenbosch & Paarl in the Western Cape, and Helderberg in Cape Town.
Of course, Ultra-Span isn’t just a great solution for hospitals. it has been specified across a wide building range including affordable housing units, factories, warehouses, universities, and offices.
But there’s no doubt it’s delivering for the healthcare sector in SA, for all the right reasons.