• Science Research Building, Galway

Oran Pre-Cast provided a value engineered precast flat slab solution for the superstructure of this research facility.

CLIENTNUI, Galway
MAIN CONTRACTOR JJ Rhatigan
ARCHITECT RAUG / Payette
ENGINEER Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers
PRECAST VALUE €1.1m
ONSITE DURATION 9 weeks

Oran Pre-Cast were involved from an early stage in the tender process for this design and build project. The proposed precast package offered both programme and cost benefits to the main contractor.

The contract consisted of the design and manufacture of approximately 7,500m2 of precast lattice flooring, 150 columns, 60 edge beams and 5 twinwall cores.

 

Key design features included:

  • A precast flat slab system,

  • 8.7m by 6.6m bays,

  • Floor recesses for laboratory equipment,

  • Strict floor vibration criteria,

  • 2.6m slab cantilevers to building perimeter,

3.3m x 10.5m lattice floor elements.