This project was led on a Design and Build basis as part of the Department of Education & Skills Fast Track Build Schools delivery programme 2017 – 2019. ABM’s role in the project was as Main Contractor and Project Supervisor for the Construction Stage (PSCS).
The project consisted of the construction of 2 no. new 2 storey 16 classroom Primary School Buildings.
School 1 – comprises 16 classrooms, 2 classroom Special Needs Unit, support teaching spaces and ancillary accommodation with a total floor area of 3180 sqm.
School 2 – comprises 16 classrooms, 2 classroom Special Needs Unit, support teaching spaces and ancillary accommodation with a total floor area of 3130 sqm.
The site works to the school grounds consist of 2 no.15 sqm external storage buildings, bin stores, playing pitch, ball courts, project gardens, cycle storage, landscaping and boundary treatment and all other associated site development works for each school.
The works to the remainder of the site consist of the provision of 63 car parking spaces, drop-off and pick-up facilities all on a site c. 3.3 Hectares located at Cooldown Commons, Fortunestown Lane, Dublin 24.
- Off site techniques used included panalised metal frame external wall panels insulated off site and delivered to site in addition to precast hollowcore slabs so as to fit within the hot rolled steel frame for School 1. For school 2 internal and external walls and floors were constructed from precast concrete solid wall panels manufactured off site and craned into position.
- Light Gauge Steel Frame utilised for internal leaf of external walls, and for all internal walls. This allows for internal walls to be designed and materials manufactured off site and delivered site ready for installation This system used in conjunction with Gypsum wall boarding greatly accelerated internal wall completions and the forming of the internal leaf of the external wall.
- Pre Hung-Door Setts: Due to the precise tolerances provided by the LGS internal wall frame system, it was possible to deliver Doors and Frames pre hung to pre-determined sizes, reducing manufacturing and install times.
- Pre-Cast Concrete Floor Slabs, Precast Stairs & Landings and permanent metal deck floor slabs were utilised on the first floor to reduce concrete curing times associated with traditional shuttered floor slabs.