- 29 April 2014
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.
- 28 March 2014
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.
- 13 January 2014
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.
- 06 January 2014
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.
- 19 December 2013
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.