Biomedical Diagnostic Institute, DCU

The Biomedical Diagnostic Institute project involved the construction of a steel framed building comprising of 5 floors above basement.  The building is an extension on to the existing Research and Engineering Building. The structure of the building is steel frame with concrete metal deck floors and roof, with infill blockwork and the external leaves are a combination of techrete panels, curtain walling, rendered blockwork and aluminium cladding.

Client:Dublin City University          
Floor Area:2,500 sqm.
Value:€5.4m
Architects:Murray O’Laoire
Quantity Surveyor:Healy Kelly Turner Townsend
Structural Engineer:O’Connor Sutton Cronin & Associates Ltd
Service Engineer:VMRA Consulting Engineers

This project required extensive services co-ordination during the installation which included the installation of a clean room. Partitions, ceilings, floors and decoration were completed together with the installation of specialist laboratory furniture. The project was constructed to air tightness standards which were achieved during post construction testing.