The winners of the 2016 Irish Building and Design Awards were announced recently at a ceremony held in the Ballsbridge Hotel, Dublin.
More than 500 Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Design experts attended the annual awards ceremony to recognise and acknowledge the best in Ireland’s Building & Design projects over the last 12 months.
IG Masonry Support were delighted to watch the Father Scully House in Dublin win the House Building Project of the Year for Coady Architects.
The €14 million redevelopment of the Father Scully House on Gardiner Street, Dublin saw the construction of two conjoined buildings each with a variation in specification – one consisting of five storeys and the other of seven. Coady Partnership Architects and Collen Construction came to IG Masonry Support to provide Brick Slip Masonry Support, Brick Slip Soffit Panel and Brick Slip Lintels.
The project required a combination of Masonry Support and Brick Slip solutions; demonstrating a broad range of products supplied by IG. Challenges included the design of brick soffits across long spanning balconies for each of the 99 apartments as well as deep soffit reveals.
Original plans had specified heavy concrete bolt up systems. IG Masonry Support was tasked with providing various solutions that would prove lighter, safer and more efficient.
“This installation took one man two days having not used the system before. The installation of the concrete option originally proposed would have taken three men up to four days to install.”
– Liam Flynn, Site Manager – Collen Construction.