The new Kuwait Gulf Oil Company Headquarters main office building is a unique architectural edifice in Kuwait, being one of the leading Green Buildings in the country to be awarded the LEED-Gold Certificate from USGBC. The LEED-Gold certificate characterizes the new KGOC main office building with 30% less energy consumption and 60% less water consumption in addition to a working environment that helps increase employee productivity by 16%. The KGOC’s new main office building is six (6) stories tall, with a total build area of approximately 100,000 m².
Kuwait’s extreme environment presents a severe challenge for all building materials, and reinforced concrete is no exception. Extreme heat combined with high humidity from the adjacent Persian Gulf subject structurally reinforced concrete to the perfect environment to initiate corrosion. Reaching sustainability goals for the project required extending the durability of the structure and also protecting it from corrosion.
Hycrete’s dual-action (lower absorption and corrosion protection) MC1000+ was specified to extend the design life of the building by protecting both the concrete and reinforcement from the harsh environment.
Additional Benefits Include:
- One product provides both moisture and corrosion protection.
- It requires no additional labor
- Both disruptive maintenance and downtime avoided.
- Most sustainable best practices for sustainable construction happen at a lower cost.
Structural durability has been enhanced by the inclusion of Hycrete MC 1000+ protecting the building’s architectural concrete design elements with a single permanent product. Thus, no exterior sealer means no long-term re-occurring maintenance costs for the owner for the life of the building.
About Hycrete Inc.
Based in Fairfield, N.J., Hycrete, Inc. provides concrete producers, builders, designers, and owners with modern concrete construction technologies that deliver long-term water, vapor and corrosion protection. Hycrete’s sustainable solutions, backed by industry-leading warranties, accelerate construction schedules, deliver cost savings and provide peace of mind. The company delivers integral waterproofing that eliminates the need for external membranes. It also offers admixtures designed to enhance concrete durability and keep water out of structures. The company focuses on sub-grade, grade, and super-grade water, vapor and corrosion protection. Applications include deep foundation slabs and walls, podium and plaza decks. It also includes water features, green roofs, water treatment, parking and tunnel structures. For more information, please visit www.hycrete.com.