Project Name: Dundrum Town Centre Buildings 3 & 4
Location: Dundrum Co. Dublin
Completion Date: 2008
Two buildings providing 20,000m2 of office and retail space constructed above the existing underground car parking levels. The project, which was completed mid 2008 required very challenging air permeability targets.
The buildings geometry, its steel frame and a myriad of different envelope systems presented enormous challenges in achieving the targets. The new buildings also communicated with and included parts of the existing core structures at the lower levels with entrances to the office demise passing through retail areas on the lower levels. This, together with the very tight program, made this one of the most demanding projects we have been involved in. BET were initially employed as specialist consultants by BKD to review the external envelope work packages and advise the design team before tender.
We were subsequently engaged to carry out site audits of the ongoing works, working closely with their airtightness supervisor/foreman on site. The speed of construction, complexity of the buildings and size of the project resulted in 3 weekly inspection intervals. The airtightness testing was carried out of normal hours to meet the tight program and address the difficulties of working in close proximity to a busy existing shopping centre
We were engaged as specialist airtightness experts to carry out site audits of the ongoing works, review of details, complex junctions, full ITC Level 2 building thermographic survey 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.