Two precast structures, designed, manufactured, supplied and erected by Oran Precast won at the recent "Irish Building & Design Awards 2015".

The Lifecourse Studies Building at National University of Ireland, Galway (JJ Rhatigan were the Main Contractor) won the "Sustainable Project of the Year" award.

Bam Contractors were the Main Contractor on the Athlone Community College, which won the "School Building Project of the Year" award. Both projects made use of most of the full suite of Oran Precast products.

Oran Precast designed and supplied the precast frame for the RIAI 2014 award winning school, Coláiste Ailigh in Letterkenny. BAM were the main contractor on the project which was the first of the schools built under the Schools Bundle 3 PPP Scheme. The use of a total precast solution allowed BAM to meet their very tight 51week build programme. The striking design puts to bed the notion that precast is only suitable for buildings employing modular rectangular shapes. The use of exposed concrete throughout the interior of the building meant that Oran Precast's twin wall product was ideally suited for this project.

Consero London is a luxury developer, project manager and design house that creates exceptional private residences in the world's most exclusive addresses. Projects comprise a multi-award winning portfolio of luxury properties valued at over £1billion and located at the very best addresses in central London and the Home Counties.

Following 'Dawn Hill', 'Hurstbourne' is the 2nd project by Consero London that employs an Oran Precast 'Total Precast Solution' - Retaining Wall, Stairs, Columns, Twin-Wall, Hollowcore, Beams and Lattice Slabs.On-time delivery of quality precast product has meant that build times for these palatial style homes have been significantly reduced with the move away from conventional block build.

Oran Precast were recently awarded at the 2014 Concrete Society Awards in the Building (Education) Category. Oran Precast were the principal precast concrete supplier on the London School of Economics Saw Swee Hock Student Centre and were part of a  project team headed up by Osborne Ltd as Main Contractor and O Donnell & Tuomey the nominated Architects and HorganLynch the nominated Consulting Engineering firm.

In July of this year Oran Precast Ltd received the Gold Standard (A+ rating) in our annual Safe-T-Cert audit. As a result of receiving this much sought after accolade, the company received a letter of congratulations from Mr Jan Chmiel Chief Executive of IOSH (Institution of Occupational Safety & Health).

 

Oran Precast Ltd is continually improving and updating our Safety Management System, ensuring only the very best Health & Safety Standards for employees, contractors and visitors or indeed any group or individual that we work with during the course of our business. With this said, it is especially gratifying to receive recognition for all our efforts and continual improvements.

Oran Pre-Cast started work on the 8th of September on Phase One of the new Research Greenway Hub – this is the first new DIT building to be constructed at the Grangegorman Site which is one of the largest current public infrastructure projects underway in the country. It will be home to the Environmental Health Services Institute and is based on collaboration between DIT, DCC and the HSE.

It is envisaged that the contract will take 18 months to complete (“BAM Building” are the main contractor), with a tight 12 week pre-cast programme included within this. The project will utilise most of the Oran Pre-Cast suite of products – twin-wall, lattice slab flooring, stairs, columns and beams. Oran Pre-Cast were responsible for the modelling and design of the pre-cast frame using finite element analysis software. This project is BIM compliant.

A notable feature of the project is the 900mm deep cantilever transfer slab at first floor, which comprises 65mm deep pre-cast lattice slab with an 835mm deep insitu topping. 650 and 450mm diameter circular precast columns were also produced in-house for this project.

A detailed “Dynamics” analysis of the building was undertaken in order to ensure that the vibration performance of the structure will comply with set limits.

Oran Pre-Cast has begun to install some of the contracted 5,600m2 of 250mm deep Hollowcore slabs at the new 720 pupil post primary school, Coláiste na Coiribe in Knocknacarra just outside Galway City. "Stewart" are appointed as the main building contractor.

 

The precast supply programme is scheduled to last from Mid September to early December 2014. Hollowcore slabs bearing on rising walls are being used to form the Ground floor slab. This solution is particularly useful where some ambiguity may exist over existing soil conditions. Once completed, this school will become Ireland's largest Gaelcholáiste.

The construction of the composite flat slab solution for the CRF TRF research building is proceeding at pace on site.

 

Oran Pre-Cast commenced on site in mid to late April and installed the ground level walls and columns. Temporary props, perimeter beams and the first level of lattice floor elements were then installed. Steel fixers followed close behind tying the top mat of reinforcement. The slab at each level is being cast in 2 seperate pours.

 

Manufacture of the precast elements for the upper levels is almost complete. The products will remain in storage in Oranmore until they are required on site.

The new Student Centre at the London School of Economics was the winner of the International Award at the 32nd annual Irish Concrete Society awards ceremony held recently in Dublin. 

 

Oran Pre-Cast provided twinwall and plate flooring elements for various parts of the structure, including the basement walls, the eye catching chimney tower and the inclined roof structure.

 

Colaiste Ailigh, Letterkenny by BAM Contractors and Oran Pre-Cast was nominated in the Building Category.