|CLIENT||University of Limerick|
|MAIN CONTRACTOR||JJ Rhatigan|
|ENGINEER||Thomas Garland & Partners|
|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.