|Location:||Athlone, Westmeath, Ireland|
|Scope:||Preliminary & Detailed Design, Tender Action, Construction Supervision and Handover, Design and Assigned Certifier.|
The project is a 3 storey 7,000 m2 commercial office development in the IDA Business Park in Garrycastle, Athlone, Co Westmeath with large open spans up to 9.5m and high end glazing. J.B. Barry acted as Civil/Structural Engineers in addition to the BC(A)R role of Assigned Certifier.
The programme was particularly tight on this project at design stage and during construction stage. This meant that co-ordination and commitment was essential to the successful completion of the project. All deadlines associated with the project were met without compromising quality of design.
Ground conditions were poor but working with the contractor an innovative solution was utilised that in turn assisted the tight programme. The project involved a phased and pre-notified BC(A)R completion process, ensuring that the client could occupy specific floors of the building immediately following completion and preceding full completion.