Together with the Camden Hospital, the newly expanded Campbelltown Hospital has served the southwest suburban communities of Sydney (NSW), Australia since 1977. Since then, the facility has undergone numerous expansions and upgrades. The second and final phase of construction, a A$632 million (US$447.65 million) hospital redevelopment project, added a new 12-floor clinical services building. This facility doubles the hospital’s ICU bed capacity, increases the number of maternity beds, and expands mental health services. A multi-story car parking garage with seven levels and over 800 spaces was also added as part of the project.
Due to the high groundwater level at the construction site in Campbelltown, Penetron Australia collaborated with the project’s general contractor to provide an effective concrete mix design with a very low permeability. This effectively converts the concrete into a waterproofing element with built-in self-healing capabilities for any cracks that may emerge. As a result, PENETRON ADMIX was specified to waterproof all below-grade concrete structures, exposed terraces, roof slabs, and hospital helipad. PENEBAR SW swellable waterstops were also applied to permanently seal all construction joints.
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