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Etihad again calls in Gyproc

Etihad Crew Briefing Centre, Abu Dhabi Airport - Gyproc Middle East

After a number of successful projects for the UAE’s leading world airline, Etihad, Gyproc has again been called in to supply high performance plasterboard partitions for the company’s new Crew Terminal and Briefing Centre at Abu Dhabi Airport.

Constructed over two floors, the new 88,000 ft2 Centre will serve as a specialist ‘Departure and Arrivals’ mini terminal for Etihad’s staff, as well as providing state-of-the-art briefing areas where crew members will receive the latest flight information, including flight plans, weather, destination details and passenger data, prior to departure.

To ensure a high level of safety and comfort for Etihad staff, internal partition walls were required to provide a minimum 60 minutes fire rating and average acoustic insulation of 50dB throughout, with walls in high traffic areas also needing high impact resistance to prevent damage from knocks and scuffs.

Gyproc’s technical experts worked closely with design and build contractor, McLaren, to develop a specification incorporating the company’s GypWall CLASSIC, supplemented with high performance GypWall QUIET twin frame acoustic wall and GypWall ROBUST systems where more demanding levels of acoustic insulation and impact performance are required.

At a total material cost of around 900,000 AED, the Gyproc systems provide a totally integrated solution which not only offers significant overall savings compared to the alternative heavy masonry systems, but cuts installation time and enables interior fit out to proceed much more quickly to meet the demanding project timetable.

Stunningly designed to reflect the quality, prestige and forward looking values of the Etihad brand, the new Centre has been designed to accommodate the company’s continual expansion, ahead of the expected completion, in 2018, of the new Midfield Terminal – a showpiece building that is also being constructed throughout using a range of Gyproc systems.

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