Featured Project: T Peare and Sons Ltd

11 Aug 2016

This week we feature CIF Member T Peare and Sons Ltd, who recently completed the Indoor Tennis Hall in Shankill, Co Dublin for their client, Dun Laoighaire- Rathdown County Council in a Design and Build Project.

The works included:

Excavation of site to formation level for the structure, ground testing as required and installation of geotextile membrane and hardcore base.

The foundation structure involving a serious of shear walls and reinforced concrete ground beams along with anchors for the frame of the structure were then installed.

The next stage involved the preparing of the surface and the erection of the steel frame, as well as external and internal fabric sheeting.

External cladding panels were then installed to the bottom of the wall up to 3 and 5 m along with flashings.

Security fencing to a height of 3m with a number of gates was then installed to protect the building.

Drainage was a big feature of this project as the surrounding area was generally wet marshy ground. As a result, large drains were put around the whole perimeter of the structure with large perforated pipes and pebbles to divert any water to a large attenuation hole with an overflow to the mains if required in order to alleviate this issue.

All electrical & mechanical services first fix and installation of doors and windows were then carried out.

The entrance structure and viewing balcony structure, along with store rooms, were then constructed with concrete and masonry.

Further ground surveys were then carried out and surface prepared for installation of tarmacadam base and surrounding footpaths.

Second fix electrical and mechanical works were then carried out which included fitting and testing of fans, floodlighting, CCTV, fire alarm, and security alarms.

The surface was then thoroughly cleaned to allow for installation of the specialist acrylic tennis court surfaces.

On completion of the acrylic surface lines four new tennis courts were created along with netting and walkways between each court and the building was cleaned and handed over the client in 2016.

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