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Cleveland Clinic - Curtain walls

United Arab Emirates
Construction period: 
2011 2014
Project owner: 
Mubadala Healthcare
HDR, Inc. a US-based architecture firm with an office in Abu Dhabi
Amount of the works: 
$ 1.540.000.000
Cleveland Clinic Abu Dhabi is the result of a partnership agreement signed in 2006 between Mubadala Development Company and Cleveland Clinic and is one of the largest medical centers in the middle east.
The hospital, a unique and unparalleled extension of US-based Cleveland Clinic’s Model of Care, will have 364 beds, with the option to increase that level to 490, and is designed to operate five different specialist institutes covering digestive disease, eye, heart and vascular disorders, neurological treatment, and respiratory and critical care.
SECO had been appointed by BESIX to follow Air and Water tightness and Wind resistance tests on a 400m² prototype in Yuanda facilities and laboratory, to assess that the tests sequences have been correctly and fully respected and to certify the process of the tests.
SECO also audited the design office and the factory of Yuanda in order to improve weak procedures in design and manufacturing processes. Doing so, SECO has defined the weakest points of design and manufacturing procedures and has proposed improvements in order to facilitate the site works, reduce manufacturing and installation time, and  obtain the asked performances of the facades.