Unimed Belo Horizonte Healthcare Center
Belo Horizonte, Brazil
To expand its Belo Horizonte operations, UniMed invested R$250 million/US$125 million in the construction of three new large outpatient units, including a hospital to accommodate 300 doctors and a medical research facility.
PENETRON ADMIX was added to the concrete during the batching phase for the retaining walls. Approximately 10,000 m3 of concrete was used for the below-ground structures. The construction joints were sealed with about 300 meters of PENEBAR SW-55 swellable-type waterstop. PENECRETE MORTAR was applied to fill and seal any cracks in the concrete that occurred during the final phase. PENESEAL PRO was also used to protect any exposed concrete surfaces and seal any new cracks due to settlement, thermal stress or external action.