Central Quad cgi view from Academic Plaza_small

A view of the Central Quad from St. Brendan’s Way

  • Introduction

    The Central Quad will accommodate academic activities and facilities required for a total of ten schools from the College of Sciences & Health, College of Engineering & Built Environment and the College of Arts & Tourism. These schools and their associated academic, teaching and specialist facilities will be grouped within the Central Quad to maximise the benefits and efficiencies to DIT from locating together related disciplines and functions. The gross internal floor area for the Central Quad is anticipated to be approximately 33,000m2.

    The ten schools to be located within the Central Quad are as follows: Biological Sciences, Chemical & Pharmaceutical Sciences, Computing, Physics, Mathematics, Food Science & Environmental Health, Culinary Arts & Food Technology, Hospitality Management & Tourism, Electronic & Communication Engineering and Electrical Engineering Systems.

    The vision for the Central Quad is to create a hub which expresses and brings life to the functions of the Schools and Colleges. The Central Quad will contain a significant element of shared general teaching space as well as a range of specialist learning spaces including wet and dry laboratories, workshops, kitchens, support spaces and teaching restaurants. The Central Quad main reception and foyer area will accommodate security and reception functions for all users of this Quad. Cafés, gallery/exhibition areas and social learning spaces will also be provided.

    Specialist facilities will include the following:

    • Wet and dry laboratories; for the full range of practical work by all schools within the College of Sciences & Health;
    • Computer laboratories: these will generally be categorised as standard or specialised. Standard computer laboratories will be used by all schools as required. Specialised computer laboratories will be used primarily by the School of Computing;
    • Electronic Design Studios and specialist communication laboratories: these will be used by the School of Electrical Engineering Systems and the School of Electronics & Communications Engineering;
    • Culinary Arts facilities: to include various demonstration and teaching kitchens, preparation and store rooms, teaching restaurants and a function room; and
    • Delivery area: to facilitate frequent deliveries required by the College of Sciences & Health and School of Culinary Arts & Food Technology. Separate storage areas will be required for the various deliveries. Food storage areas will be separated from other materials. Efficient removal of different waste categories (chemical, biological and waste food) from the Central Quad will be included.

    Procurement Route

    Public Private Partnership (PPP)

    Design Team

    Eriugena Consortium

    Contractor

    Sisk & Son (Holdings) Ltd

    FCC Ireland Ltd

  • Programme

    Throughout the construction of the Central Quad this section will be updated regularly to give a three week look ahead on the construction programme. If there are any unusual or out of hours events to take place notification will be given to the appropriate people through various media including letter drop, email and social media alerts.

     

    Week Commencing 1st October 2018

    Basement -

    Rising elements to completion

    Ground Floor North Block: Decking on-going to Level 00 PT Slab Pours 3 & 4;

    Rebar, Shuttering & post tension elements fixing to continue for Level 00 PT Slab Pours 1a & 1b;

    Concrete to be poured to Level 00 PT Slab Pour 2b;

    Rising elements Level 00 – 01 to commence on Pour 2b

    Ground Floor South Block -

    Rising elements level 00 – 01 on Area S1, S2 & S3 slab to continue;

    Decking, rebar & shuttering to level 01 Area S1 to continue;

    Sprinkler tank base & walls to be poured;

    Backfilling to ground floor slab;

    Establishment of entrance points to the building;

    Setting up of new walkways;

    Switching from temporary to permanent power to 2no tower cranes

     

    Week Commencing 8th October 2018

    Basement -

    Removal of formwork from poured slabs & backpropping to continue

    Ground Floor North Block -

    Decking on-going to Level 00 PT Slab Pours 4

    Rebar, Shuttering & post tension elements fixing to continue for Level 00 PT Slab Pours 1b, 2b & 3

    Concrete to be poured to Level 00 PT Slab Pour 1a & 1b

     Rising elements Level 00 – 01 to continue on Pours 1a & 2b

    Ground Floor South Block -

    Rising elements level 00 – 01 on Areas S2 & S3 slab to continue

    Decking, rebar & shuttering to level 01 Area S2 to continue

    Concrete to level 01 Area S1 & S2 to be poured

    Rising elements level 01 – 02 on Areas S1 & S2 slab to commence

    Sprinkler tank walls & roof slab to be poured

    Externals -

    walkways and access points upkeep and changes ongoing

     

     

    Week Commencing 15th October 2018

    Basement -

    Removal of formwork from poured slabs & backpropping to continue

    Ground Floor North Block -

    Rebar, Shuttering & post tension elements fixing to continue for Level 00 PT Slab Pours 1b, 2b

    Concrete to be poured to Level 00 PT Slab Pour 2c

    Rising elements Level 00 – 01 to continue on Pours 1a, 2b & 2c

    Ground Floor South Block -

    Rising elements level 00 – 01 on Areas S3 slab to continue

    Decking, rebar & shuttering to level 01 Area 3 to continue

    Concrete to level 01 Area S3 to be poured

    Rising elements level 01 – 02 on Areas S1 & S2 slab to continue

    Sprinkler roof slab to be poured

    Externals -

    walkways and access points upkeep and changes ongoing

  • Environmental Monitoring Reports
  • Contact Details

    For day time queries in relation to the Central and East Quad development please contact 087 1788749.

    For out of hours queries in relation to the Central and East Quad development please contact 087 3492487.

  • Images and Video

     

     

    Central Quad cgi view from Academic Plaza_small

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