Gaelscoil Dara, Galway

The design and build consortium planned a fast-track on-site construction duration of 26 weeks for this 16 classroom primary school constructed on a green field site (area of .958 Ha). This was one of three school new-build contracts awarded to ABM by the Department of Education and Science under the Rapid Build Schools Programme.

Project Details

Schools in rapidly developing areas

  • The project consisted of the design and construction of a 16-classroom Primary School Building comprising an integrated general purpose room, associated ancillary accommodation, associated site works and the provision of two new general ball courts and one new junior play court along with ancillary accommodation.
  • External works included car parking (32 cars), access road and turning circle, 2 No. ball courts, junior ball court, school garden and general landscaping. The site is located a short distance off the Ballyloughaun road and opposite GMIT.
  • ABM Design and Build procured a system build solution which enabled ‘fast-track’ construction by procuring the services of Kingspan – using their Kingspan Metro Building System (KMBS) which provided a complete building structure and shell solution, with the structural frame fully integrated for building physics and service requirements.
  • The structural frame comprised Kingspan Profiles & Sections cold rolled, light gauge, galvanised steel sections and components to create transportable panels. These panels are made under Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) conditions off-site and then transported for installation on-site.
  • Ancillary non-standard elements and transfer structures – such as hot rolled steel sections – were incorporated to augment KMBS structural solutions.
  • The ground works commenced simultaneously with the off-site fabrication of the steel frame system The project consisted of the design and construction of a 16-classroom Primary School Building comprising an integrated general purpose room, associated ancillary accommodation, associated site works and the provision of two new general ball courts and one new junior play court along with ancillary accommodation.
  • External works included car parking (32 cars), access road and turning circle, 2 No. ball courts, junior ball court, school garden and general landscaping. The site is located a short distance off the Ballyloughaun road and opposite GMIT.
  • ABM Design and Build procured a system build solution which enabled ‘fast-track’ construction by procuring the services of Kingspan – using their Kingspan Metro Building System (KMBS) which provided a complete building structure and shell solution, with the structural frame fully integrated for building physics and service requirements.
  • The structural frame comprised Kingspan Profiles & Sections cold rolled, light gauge, galvanised steel sections and components to create transportable panels. These panels are made under Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) conditions off-site and then transported for installation on-site
  • Ancillary non-standard elements and transfer structures – such as hot rolled steel sections – were incorporated to augment KMBS structural solutions.
  • The ground works commenced simultaneously with the off-site fabrication of the steel frame system