The Hamilton Building Trinity College Dublin
Tritech Group were appointed Main Contractor on the to the Hamilton Building Project as part of Trinity College Dublin’s ongoing strategy to decarbonise their buildings while improving Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) and end user comfort. Flakt Woods latest technology in Air Handling Equipment was at the centre of the project scope. Encouraged by this sustainable approach to facility management by the client, Tritech Group responded with a commitment to managing the construction works using a conscientious and sustainable strategy within the constraints of a small site compound in a public space.
A program dictated by the summer break and a rigid scope called for intensive planning from the Tritech project team. With the assistance of our vendors and subcontractors we built a tight yet realistic project program which was roundly welcomed by the design team, McElroy and associates and the client.
In its initial stages, the project involved the removal of the existing Air Handling Units, associated equipment, and supports from the roof. Kavanagh Crane Hire were instrumental in assisting us in creating a sound lift plan with pedestrian management that addressed the concerns of TCD and Tritech Group’s health and safety teams. Seven days later with the assistance of Flakt Woods, a second lift plan was utilised to lift the new units onto a proprietary bracket system designed and supplied by ETAG. Once again Kavanagh’s came through with 53 lifts in one day.
Work in earnest could finally take place with SR Ventilation immediately onsite to install the hundreds of metres of ductwork required. Concrete Cutting Services commenced the cutting of concrete landings and hundreds of cores required for M&E services transfer throughout the building.
Tritech Group began the strip out of redundant mechanical and electrical services along with the opening of ceilings and walls for services routes. These openings were professionally reinstated by ROMAC acoustics who also fire rated all required opes during the project.
During this process the Tritech team Group managed waste in a sustainable way. Our sustainability team pushed us to change our mindset in managing our generated waste. On completion of the project and with the assistance of all the onsite staff we recycled and diverted from landfill the following materials;
- METALS 18 TONS
- TIMBER 2.3 TONS
- GYPSUM 6 CUBIC METRES
- PLASTICS 350KGS
- PAPER 93 KGS
- COMPOSTABLES 117KGS
- CONCRETE/AGGREGATES 3.8 TONS
- NON RECYCLABLESRECYCLEABLES 1.4 TONS
- 35KGS of R22 GAS (CERTIFIED DISPOSAL)
This is a process we will implement and grow further in our business activities as it has been shown to be possible with good planning and buy-in from the the project team.
Over the course of the project, Health and Safety was paramount. Our Senior Health and Safety advisor Ruth Hayes managed these aspects of the project in partnership with all onsite staff and subcontractors achieving a site safety score of 97% at the completion of the project. Tritech team delivered this project in a safe, sustainable, and successful way, exceeding the expectations of the design team and the client.
The final product is a testament to the efforts of all the project team and subcontractors with a clean handover to a satisfied client. Tritech Group would like to extend their thanks to all parties involved. Find out more about our projects here.