CASE HISTORY SPOTLIGHT #473: Adding MCI®-2005 to Dubai’s First Children’s Hospital

Adding MCI®-2005 to Dubai’s First Children’s Hospital

The first children’s hospital in Dubai was built with a footprint of 55,000 m² (592,015 ft²). An aggressive environment with high salinity, high humidity levels, high temperatures, and a high water table posed considerable challenges for designing the structure to meet concrete durability and minimum service life requirements. MCI®-2005 was added to the concrete mix to enhance durability and maximize service life. This biobased concrete admixture (contains 67% USDA certified biobased content) inhibits corrosion by forming a protective molecular layer on the surface of metal reinforcement. It met all specifications required by the design engineering firm and was therefore accepted for use in this challenging environment.

Keywords: Case History Spotlight, MCI-2005, MCI, Dubai children’s hospital, designing structures to meet service life requirements, concrete durability, biobased concrete admixture, concrete admixture, inhibit corrosion, corrosion inhibiting admixture, maximize concrete service life

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