O’Connor Sutton Cronin were appointed as Civil/Consulting Engineers on the new School of Nursing located within the main Waterford Institute of Technology Campus on the Cork Road.
The building is a three storey building over basement. It is composed of an insitu reinforced concrete frame with precast or insitu concrete floors constructed around a central atrium. A large steel trussed roof encloses the atrium and is supported on steel columns. Due to ground conditions piled foundations were necessary.
Intensive gas protection measures were incorporated into the building design to protect against ground based gas intrusion.
We were also Consulting Engineers on the Enterprise & Research Building, now the ArcLabs Research & Innovation Centre.
The Centre is a high-quality, mixed-use office facility incorporating research, entrepreneurship training and business incubation including 25 fully-equipped configurable units for client companies, ranging in size from 12 sq. metres to 60 sq. metres, Conference and meeting rooms and dining/catering facilities.