Oran Pre-Cast’s structural design team have begun to design and detail a precast concrete solution for this clinical research facility on the grounds of University Hospital Galway. The project is a joint undertaking between NUI Galway and the Health Services Executive.

 

BAM Building Ltd. were awarded the contract to construct the €20m project in late 2013, and are currently undertaking preparatory site works. The building is a 4 storey flat slab structure with a floor area of over 5,000m2. It will house the Clinical and Translational Research Facilities.

 

The design is utilising a number of Oran Pre-Cast’s specialist product range, including twinwall, lattice floor, stairs, beams and columns to provide a total pre-cast solution. A number of significant transfer structures are being provided to meet the required architectural specification.

Oran Pre-Cast is to provide hollowcore in a range of sizes for a new office building on the HP Ballybrit, Galway campus. The hollowcore flooring, in conjunction with a steel frame, provides a quick build solution on this busy site. Over 7,500m2 of flooring will be provided over the course of the contract.

 

A precast stair and landing solution is also being provided. This reduces the amount of wet trades required on site, provides safe working access between floors and has significant programme benefits.

The final precast structural elements have been fitted to the Life Course Science Building in NUI, Galway. It is located on the North Campus, adjacent to the Science Research Building also by Oran Pre-Cast. The project continues Oran Pre-Cast's record of providing flexible state of the art structural solutions to Ireland’s third level institutes.

 

The main building structure utilised lattice floor and precast columns to provide a flat slab configuration. The building has 2 distinct wings designed around a large central atrium, interconnected using precast beams of over 11m in span. 500mm hollowcore and a large transfer beam provide a clear span of over 18metres to the main lecture theatre.