Project Name: ARUP Head Quarters
Location: Charlottes Quay, Dublin
Architects: Fitzgerald Kavanagh & Partners
Completion Date: 2007
4800 m² of state of the art office accommodation designed by Arup as an exemplar low energy building. The building incorporates many interesting features including a retained façade and high performance double and tripled glazed facades. The project was completed in 2007.
Airtightness was a key element in the ensuring that the high energy performance targets would be achieved. BET carried out a full review of the external envelope systems in light of the high level of airtightness performance required by the Client.
During the construction of the project BET carried out periodic site surveys to monitor the quality of the ongoing works. BET also provided support and testing for the raised floor supply air plenums and carried out the whole building test on completion.
We were engaged byJames Elliot Constructionas specialist airtightness experts to carry out site audits of the ongoing works, review of details, complex junctions, and the FINAL ISO 17025 INAB Accredited airtightness. The speed of construction, complexity of the building and size of the project resulted in 1 x monthly inspection intervals and regular workshops with the site team which enabled the building fulfil its specification of < 5.00 (m3/hr) /m2 @ 50Pa.