Cape Town International Conference Centre provides for worshippers

Cape Town International Conference Centre provides for worshippers

Yvan Torannini operational manager for Afco with Archie Galant and Dave Lindup of MagnaBoard in the prayer room which is under construction at the CTICC East Expansion.

A Moslem prayer room is under construction at the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre ) East Expansion.

Situated on an upper level overlooking the bay the prayer room is clad in MagnaBoard, a building product considered to be technologically superior to traditional wood, gypsum and cement based products.

“Magnaboard is manufactured from magnesium oxide, so it has a zero flame spread and smoke development rating. It is also water resistant with great acoustic advantages, “says Archie Galant technical adviser at MagnaBoard.

There are two washrooms at the entrance to the prayer room which will be able to accommodate a large number of worshippers. Operational manager for Afco CTICC East, Yvan Torannini, says: “MagnaBoard was the ideal building product as it complies with the chief fire engineer’s requirement for a SABS approved two hour fire rating, We also used MagnaBoards external jointing products  to achieve a seamless finish.”

The CTICC East project is expected to be completed this year.

For more information on MagnaBoard products, call Dave Lindup on 021 531 2145 or visit www.magnaBoards .co.za.