Specifying with Equus in the NZ Healthcare Industry

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In New Zealand’s healthcare industry, the quality of the health facilities is one of the key enablers of the delivery of health services. And ensuring the country gets the most out of its investments in new facilities or the renovation of existing ones is crucial, to align with the country’s health delivery goals.

Our aim is to facilitate the best building protection of healthcare project investments, ensuring the most resources can be directed towards the delivery of health services.

During a new or refurbished facility’s design phase, the preferred option is developed in close consultation with stakeholders and experts. This phase involves detailed design work, including consent applications and contract agreements. During the construction phase, the project team ensures quality assurance and monitors build progress through to practical completion.

Specifying with Equus

At Equus we take pride in our high-quality range of products that cover all aspects of the building envelope. When specifying with Equus we can be a single point of contact for multiple areas on your project and offer a single design service.

Equus Support: Design Stage

♦ Project specific solutions for various types of waterproofing, protective coatings, insulation, wall membranes and flooring.
♦ Building Compliance Pathway Document (ECPD) – A project-specific, single document with everything required to get your project through building consent, minimising any possible RFI’s

– Specifications, in house or through Masterspec
– Detail reviews and specific details provided
– Specifically engineered condensation risk analyses and wind up lift calculations on warm roofs based on your project
– BPIR compliant product documentation
– BRANZ Appraisals, CodeMark Certificate and other testing reports

Equus Support: Construction Stage

♦ Certified Applicators nationwide, who we work with throughout the tendering process to ensure specifications get across the line
♦ On site pre-start meetings before any work on our systems commences
♦ Regular quality assurance and site inspections
♦ On-site technical consultations during installation

Single Source of Contact

Our aim is to provide a single source of contact for designer, contractor, installer, and other collaborators for as many solutions as possible. This lets us do the technical work in the background and provides peace of mind that all solutions are compatible and work harmoniously.

New facilities and Refurbishments: Offering solutions for the entire building envelope

Roof Waterproofing
Flat roofing, sheet membranes, liquid applied membranes, warm roof insulation, roofing accessories including solar panel and decking pedestals.

Decks and Balcony Waterproofing
Sheet membranes, liquid applied membranes, insulation, deck accessories.

NZ made exterior protective and water repellent coatings, mineral silicate coatings, approved hygiene coatings.

Permeable and non-permeable air barrier membranes and insulation.

Wet area waterproofing, light – heavy duty floor coatings, plant decks.

Liquid applied waterproof floor coatings, light – heavy duty floor coatings with ranges of slip, impact, chemical and heat resistance.

Underground sheet or liquid applied membranes

Carpark Coatings
Protective coatings, liquid, and sheet waterproofing, exposed or under asphalt.

Case Studies:

Waipapa – Christchurch Hospital, Acute Services Building.
Opened in 2019, with construction on the third tower currently underway.

Tōtara Haumaru – North Shore Hospital.
Reached practical competition, with estimated open date mid-2024.

Project of Interest

Wellington Regional Hospital

Six years after Equus began supplying the Duo waterproofing membrane to the NZ market, came the introduction of our first warm roof. In 2008 we supplied a Duotherm Warm Roof to the new Wellington Regional Hospital building.

Construction was completed in 2008 and the hospital officially opened on 6 March 2009.

Projects of Interest:

Timaru Hospital
Nelson Hospital
Christchurch Hospital
St George’s Hospital
Burwood Hospital
Dunedin Hospital
Wellington Regional Hospital
Palmerston North Hospital
Hutt Hospital
Boulcott Hospital
Taranaki Base Hospital
Kenepuru Hospital
Gisborne Hospital
Hamilton Hospital
Starship Children’s Hospital
Auckland City Hospital
Whangarei Hospital

Many other smaller regional hospitals, doctor surgeries, healthcare facilities and animal hospitals.

NZ Health Design Council
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