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Picturesque floors at new airport terminal in Tanzania

by Madelein
Picturesque floors at new airport terminal in Tanzania

Technical Finishes KZN was the supplier in one of the biggest Polyscreed Epoxy terrazzo flooring projects at the new terminal for the Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam in Tanzania. The new airport terminal, which was opened by the Tanzania Airports Authority in June 2019, is expected to receive six million passengers a year, making it the country’s busiest airport.

The project was designed by NARCO architects of the Netherlands, executed by BAM International, with Arab Consulting Engineers (ACE) of Egypt as project consultant. The airport, named after Tanzania’s first democratic President Julius Nyerere, is located 12km from the city centre.

Over 35 000m² of Polyscreed Terrazzo was applied to all public flooring areas throughout the terminal. This heavy-duty screed topping is a unique exposed aggregate epoxy flooring system which delivers the benefits of industrial durability together with decorative elegance. The beauty about this system is the ability to choose custom select background colours to suit the needs of every architect, designer or customer. Which results in a long-term flooring system that offers exceptional abrasion resistance and other physical aggression.

What makes terminal 3’s floors unique is the complex design of the terrazzo floor. For this specific project, the client required different patterns, various colours and multiple interfaces. While the work environment was challenging due to logistics, climate and labour, Technical Finishes’ support given to the team of applicators ensured that the project was executed on time and within budget.

The Managing Director, Ian Harrison of Technical Finishes KZN commented; “This has been a noteworthy project to showcase our Polyscreed Epoxy Terrazzo floor. We are proud and honoured to have been a part of this project and I believe that this once again proves that Technical Finishes not only delivers quality flooring solutions but also the results!”.

Advantages of this flooring system
• Endless design options
• Lifetime durability
• Easy to clean and sanitise due to its seamless application
• Excellent stain resistance
• High abrasion resistance
• Non-slip Terrazzo finish
• Eco-friendly – manufactured with recyclable material

Clive McCabe from BAM International comments:

“The team was extremely efficient and effective in the entire scope of our project. From the specification stage where we had to adapt materials to suit our specific requirements and assisting with expert labour requirements, to multiple site visits to Dar Es Salaam throughout the project, Technical Finishes worked alongside the client and project team to deliver a world-class solution,” says Clive.

“They were always able to help us find solutions to meet our specific requirements. The products were timeously manufactured, even in demanding circumstances. Quality was extremely important for us and Technical Finishes delivered an outstanding product of international standard that has been well received by the client,” concludes Clive.

Technical Finishes specialises in seamless industrial and commercial flooring solutions. The company has three fully equipped manufacturing units based in Gauteng, Western Cape (which are fully ISO 9001 certified) and KwaZulu-Natal, enabling them to better serve the Southern African region. Their proven solutions and new product innovations reflect their commitment to providing the end client with proven technology and service excellence.

For more information, contact Technical Finishes KZN on Tel: +27 (31) 705 7733 or via www.technicalfinishesdbn.co.za / Johannesburg Tel: +27 (11) 822 7242 or via www.technicalfinishes.com. / Cape Town Tel: +27 (21) 535 4455 or via www.technicalfinishes.com.

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