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Al Jahra Hospital

KuwaitKuwaitCompany Name: Perfect Building Materials

Project description

Al Jahra Hospital, located in Kuwait, is renowned for its major diagnostic and treatment programs. The project involves construction of 1,171 hospital beds and seven distinct buildings. The main building is comprised of a basement level, a ground floor and 14 additional floors on a total built up area of 426,000 m². The hospital also includes a dental centre spread over 28,000m². The 5,200 m² administration building will be a standalone single-storey structure. The project will also include the construction of a service centre with a built up area of 19,300m² — comprising a basement level and a ground floor, and two car parks — one for the public with a capacity of 2,900 cars and one for hospital staff with a capacity of 1,660 cars.


Perfect Building Materials

Founded in 1995 in Abu-Dhabi, Perfect Building Materials has become one of the most successful companies in offering contracting solutions for Suspended Ceiling, Drywall partition and Demountable partition works in the region. We are the regional approved installer for some of the major brands in the industry. Locally and Internationally, we have left a positive mark on many landmarks in various cities and countries. Throughout PBM’s history, we successfully executed various projects of multiple magnitudes, dimensions, and purposes. Our portfolio gives a brief insight on highly successful performances in Commercial & Residential buildings, Hospitality, Hospitals, Educational Institutions, Shopping Centre, High Rise towers, Sport facilities, Auditoriums, Museum, and Military camps. Our most precious asset is no doubt the ever-growing list of satisfied and loyal customers, who have contributed in consolidating PBM’s reputation as a reliable, efficient, and professional company.

Smooth mecanical finish
Gyproc finishing system – Q4 level surface finishing Gyproc Jointing Compound & Gyproc Fibre tape
Productivity gain
Gyproc Technical Support 900 man-hours on site training 45 installers Reduced site waste & optimize built time
Interior thermal insulation
Isover Insulation supplied by KIMMCO – Saint-Gobain license Enhancing acoustic & thermal insulation performance
Robustness guarantee
GypWall CLASSIC / GypWall CURVE Two layers of 12.5mm Gyproc FireStop board Severe Duty Rating in all public areas and corridors
Acoustic insulation
GypWall CLASSIC / GypWall CURVE Two layers of 12.5mm Gyproc FireStop board / 25mm KIMMCO glasswool insulation Rw 51 dB
Moisture resistance
GypLyner UNIVERSAL & GypWall CLASSIC Ceramic & Marble tiling One layer of 15mm Gyproc Moisture Resistant board /12mm Aquaroc cement board
Fire protection
GypWall CLASSIC / GypWall CURVE Two layers of 12.5mm Gyproc FireStop board /12.5mm Gyproc Regular Board 120 Mins fire resistance

Key Achievements

  • Gyproc’s training team carried out 900 man-hours of on-site training on two separate Gyproc systems, involving a total of 45 different installers. The training ensured that the systems could be installed correctly and efficiently to meet both performance and project delivery requirements.
  • Working closely with the contractor’s team, Gyproc Technical experts were able to develop a complete and highly cost-effective lining package which included linings of performance plasterboards and Aquaroc® cement board, which met all standards and performance requirements.
  • The Gyproc Technical team carried out regular site visits to provide technical support, test reports and calculations to ensure that the Gyproc® systems were detailed and installed correctly and efficiently.
  • Logistics experts from Gyproc’s customer services, sales and commercial teams worked very closely with the sub-contractor and distributor throughout the project to ensure that all products were delivered to site to meet the challenging build schedule.

Key Challenge

As a full-service hospital and trauma centre, hygiene was critical throughout the project. Coupled with high standards of fire performance & enhanced acoustics around wards & treatment areas, this meant internal lining systems had to be engineered to meet different levels of performance in different areas.
Double-height levels & exceptional volumes of MEP and MEQ services that had to be accommodated within space-limited soffit areas, also required very careful detailing and posed challenges for the design and installation teams.
Added to this was the sheer volume of lining and partition systems involved. More than 2 million square metres of Gyproc boards and over 2 million linear metres of Gypframe® metal components were required for internal walls and linings. With Gyproc’s Dubai manufacturing plant some 1,300 km away, managing the volume of deliveries to meet the installation programme was a major logistics challenge for sales & service personnel at both Gyproc & the local stockist.

The last component of the project will be a power station with total built-up area of 1,800 m².


Building owner:
Al Diwan Al Amiri
Pan Arab Consulting Engineers (PACE)
Main contractor:
Mohammad Abdul Mohsin Al Kharif & Sons WLL
Dorian Bomble
Saint-Gobain Team:
Zaid Suleiman