The precast frame installation programme is on schedule. Aided by some benign weather this winter, and with two Oran Precast erection crews busy on site, Zone 2 (Main Courtrooms, 3&4 above) was completed ahead of the Christmas break. 40% of Zone 3 has beem completed at this stage also. Due to Site constraints, a mobile crane had to be located directly on the Ground Bearing Raft slab within the Building Zone 3 area. This meant that costly Road Closures could be avoided when installing some of the heavier elements at Roof level in Courtrrom 1 (see Top Left photo).

The 7,350 sqm building which will house District, Circuit, and Central Criminal Court sittings under one roof in a state-of-the-art Complex is progressing well on site. Oran Precast Ltd who were appointed to design, supply and install the large complex precast frame are using their full range of precast products in this project – Columns, Beams, Solid Walls, TwinWall, Lattice Slab, Hollowcore Slabs, Stairs, Landings. This large and complicated project with numerous floor level changes, double height courtrooms, non-stacking walls etc. is a good example of what can be achieved with precast construction.

The first of the 1st Floor Courtroom 6 Perimeter Walls were installed yesterday at the BAM - Limerick Courthouse job. Oran Precast are providing the full suite of precast products for this large and complex frame which incorporates numerous floor level changes, especially at 1st floor where the public courtrooms are located. There are 6 Courtrooms in total, serviced by 10 different Staircores. Wilson Architects and Malachy Walsh and Partners make up the main Design Team members, with Mercury Engineering looking after the M&E element of the contract. The project is intended to be fully BIM compliant.

Due to continued growth, Oran PreCast is expanding it's workforce again and a number of new positions have become available.

Please see our Careers Section for further details.

Some of the positions will be based in our new subsidiary Design Office in Birr, Co. Offaly which is due to open shortly.

Oran Precast continues to be heavily involved in the ambitious Research Project ‘Built2Spec’, which is funded under the EU Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation Programme and involves a team of Private companies, University bodies and Institutes from across Europe.

The project aims to develop new Quality Assurance tools in the area of Construction so that Retrofit and New Build projects in the near future can be managed and verified with a view toward meeting ambitious EU energy efficiency targets. These tools will use new technological advances in the area of 3D & Imagery, Building Information Modelling (BIM), Smart Building components, Energy Efficiency testing, Indoor Air Quality testing, Airtightness, Thermal and Acoustic testing.

In July 2015, a Built2Spec Project Meeting took place in Galway, hosted by the NUIG research team. A site visit to Oran Precast’s Office and manufacturing facility was one of the highlights of this meeting. Further information is available on the project website www.built2spec-project.eu.

 

Oran PreCast is expanding it's workforce and a number of positions have become available.

Please see our Careers Section for further details.

Some of the positions will be based in our new subsidiary Design Office, which is to be located in Birr, Co. Offaly.

Burntwood School in Wandsworth, completed in 2014 recently won the Stirling prize at the Royal Institute of British Architects awards. The €50m School re-build project used striking precast elements on the facade and employed Twin Wall and Stair Flights supplied by Oran Pre-Cast for the project. The quality of Twin Wall finish was critical as the walls were to be left exposed in their final state. This quality is evident from the photo across. See link to the article in the Construction Enquirer magazine -  http://www.e-architect.co.uk/awards/stirling-prize-2015-shortlisted-buildings-architects/attachment/burntwood-school-a091015-t-8#main

Bam Contractors and Oran Precast join forces again on this large project at National University of Ireland, Galway. The 20 week precast erection programme is coming to a close this month and the precast works are now 95% complete on this, the newest building on the NUIG Campus. The Human Biology Building will house all the required amenities for its needs. The project showcases the potential of Oran Precast's capabilities. It encompasses the vast majority of Oran Precasts products ranging from Columns, Twin Wall, Beams, 14m long Hollowcore Slabs, a large area of Lattice Slab, Stairflights and Landings. Again, Oran Precast designed, manufactured, supplied and installed all these products. The photos show the solid raking lecture hall slabs, flat lattice slabs, twin wall, and stair flights.

 

The precast multi storey car-park at University College Hospital Galway is nearing completion. Precast Installation works were completed on the 8th September with finishing works hampered by the inclement weather since. It is envisaged that finishing works will conclude next week. The large precast beam and column frame was completed one week ahead of programme. Oran precast designed, manufactured, supplied and fitted a large suite of our precast products in this project and the benefit of this is clear when tight progammes are met and bettered even as was the case with this project.

After months of delays due to architectural finds and an asbestos discovery, Oran Precast finally started erecting walls and columns for the new Multi-Storey Car-park in University College Hospital Galway on Tuesday, 23rd June. BAM Contractors are the main contractor on the project. Oran Precast are supplying and erecting Twin Wall, 400mm deep Hollowcore (over a 16m span), 200mm deep Hollowcore, Edge Beams, Spine Beams, Spandrel Beams, Columns, Stairs and Landings. The precast erection programme is expected to take 10 weeks. When complete, the car-park will provide approximately 240 much needed car parking spaces at the crowded facility.