Case Study

Bio Medical Research Institute

Roelof Rabe Architects (Grant Gush)
Project manager
Riaan Walters and Mark Le Grange
Project completion date

Bio Medical Research Institute The successful completion of the project, integrating Ash & Lacy systems with Isover insulation and advanced acoustic solutions, underscores the importance of technical support. With a focus on acoustic performance and fire safety, the project, executed in three phases over eight years, achieved its goals in a four-year construction period. Emphasizing sustainability, the project earned a 4 Star Green Star rating. Collaboration with stakeholders ensured seamless installation. Notably, the Saint-Gobain team's expertise was evident in overcoming technical challenges.

Challenge 1 – Existing building constraints posed technical challenges with the ceilings and bulkheads – The entire team collaborated to redesign solutions.

Challenge 2 – Navigating the project within an adjusted control budget posed a significant challenge, requiring careful resource allocation and strategic decision-making to ensure project success while maintaining financial constraints.

Challenge 3 –  All technical support was temporarily withdrawn until written confirmation exclusively endorsing Saint-Gobain solutions was obtained, demanding swift resolution to ensure project continuity and quality assurance.


Isover Ductwrap® on all HVAC systems, 135 mm Factorylite® insulation in the Atrium.


AshGrid™ Spacer System


Ecophon Hygiene Clinic™ A, Gedina™ A supported by Gypframe grid