The Centre, which brings together world-class researchers in life and physical sciences, had a full refit, and includes our hygienic hinged and sliding timber-free doors, plus some hygienic stainless-framed windows.
Our hygienic stainless frames windows are double and multiple glazes with an ultra-clean flush surface. Our windows are constructed with two outer panes of 6mm thick glass which have a flush fitting on both sides of the frame. The frames are constructed from polished stainless steels with no fixings or screws to maximise hygiene.
4 years on and our doors look as good as the day they were installed plus, the most important point, great feedback from the users of the facility on how easy our doors were to keep clean.
VP of US Operations, Michael O’Rourke Comment: “We are extremely proud to have been part of this project and to support research at this facility. From the outset, the project teams focus was solely on supporting researchers and giving them the best possible facility to carry out their life saving and life changing studies. Research undertaken at St Jude in Memphis saves children’s lives around the world. To play a small part in supporting such a facility fills all at Dortek with great pride.”
“The Advanced Research Center will play a substantial role in new scientific discoveries as the new home to several shared resources, including a biorepository, advanced microscopy and gene editing. There, top scientists from around the world will have leading-edge resources and opportunities to pursue breakthroughs in a space that fosters teamwork and generates new ideas.”
LSP Note: LSP are the leading supplier of clean construction materials for laboratory facilities in the US. Dortek and LSP have worked in partnership since 2016 and continue to support the biomedical research industry.
The Crick required hygienic door solutions and automation systems to be installed throughout the facility.
Dortek designed and installed more than 500 bespoke hygienic doors and automation systems throughout the facility. This included non fire rated and fire rated single action and sliding doors & hermetically sealing sliding doors. Our doors were essential for providing protection across hazardous fire areas. Our void-free doors are also hygienic, easy to clean, non-absorbent and do not harbour bacteria. This makes them ideally suited to research laboratories that are sensitive to contamination.
The trust required specialist hybrid operating theatre doors for its new hybrid operating suite. The hybrid theatre provides the surgical technology to enable surgeons to switch between open vascular surgery and endovascular surgery as necessary, with full real-time imaging support.
Dortek’s hygienic operating theatre doors were installed in theatre areas with x-ray protection to accommodate x-ray equipment. Doors were also automated to allow staff to open and close them without touching to reduce the risk of infection. Dortek hybrid operating theatre doors can combine a number of key properties all in one hygienic door. Whether it’s x-ray rated, automated, fire-rated, waterproof or hermetically sealing sliding, these doors were a versatile solution for this new breed of hybrid operating theatres.
Hygienic door systems were required for the pool and changing areas.
Dortek supplied GRP waterproof doors with bespoke frames to fit flush with the walls. GRP doors have a completely encapsulated one-piece moulded construction with no joins or seams so the door panel will not peel or delaminate.
The main focus is private elective surgery with six theatres, a two-bed ICU facility, forty-one inpatient beds, twenty-four day surgery beds, six-day surgery chairs along with a fully equipped Cardiac Catheterisation Lab. The architects needed fire rated sliding doors for operating theatres on this project. As there was tight space, hinged doors would take up too much swing room in the corridors so the sliding doors were an ideal solution for ease of entry for trolley bed access to the theatres. The doors also needed to have a fire rating to the New Zealand fire standards as they were being used in a fire-rated wall and Dortek were able to provide all the necessary certification for these door types. As these were operating theatres, the doors need to be of a high hygienic standard.
Mercy Hospital new operating theatres required fire rated sliding doors to meet New Zealand Fire Certification codes but also offer high hygienic standards for operating theatres. Dortek were able to provide our hygienic GRP fire rated sliding doors with auto opening and safety sensors.
The aim of the redevelopment project was to become FINA compliant. The Parap Swimming Pool in Darwin, Australia needed watertight and corrosion-resistant doors that would not rot, rust, warp, swell or corrode. These doors were going to be used in external areas where they were exposed to chlorine swimming pool water, natural rainwater and high temperatures from sun exposure so they wanted doors that would withstand the conditions but also adaptable to the architecture aesthetic finish.
Dortek were able to supply their GRP doors and frames to the project as it was a necessity for the doors to be water and corrosion-resistant. Additional requirements were that some of the doors be located externally and able to withstand exposure to the sun and hot temperatures.