• Tierney Building

Oran Precast designed and manufactured all of the concrete elements for this University of Limerick research centre
CLIENTUniversity of Limerick
MAIN CONTRACTOR JJ Rhatigan
ARCHITECT RKD Architects
ENGINEER Thomas Garland & Partners
PRECAST VALUE €0.6m
ONSITE DURATION 8 weeks

This was one of the first flat slab systems where Oran Pre-cast designed and provided all of the concrete elements required. The precast system offered a 30% programme reduction combined with 50% less on site labour.


Key design features included:

  • Curved precast elements to the circular tower feature

  • A suspended transfer column arrangement

  • 275mm high flat slab system

  • An exposed concrete finish

  • Construction tolerance of just 5mm

Oran Precast provided 180 columns, 3 stair and lift cores along with over 3000m2 of lattice flooring for the project.

The precise tolerances associated with offsite factory production allowed for the smooth installation of the circular beam and stair members for the tower section. Electrical 1st fix items were all incorporated within the precast elements, allowing for an exposed concrete finish on both floor soffits and walls.