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In order to demonstrate our track record in our fields of expertise, we have summarised a selection of our projects, which have been recently completed or which are ongoing.

For each of the selected projects we provide a descriptive summary of the project itself, as well as outlining the nature of our involvement and our responsibilities in its execution. We also provide some general project data. The projects are of a diverse nature, and include large stadium structures, buildings, bridges and tunnels.
We are proud of the diversity of skills and expertise, which we can offer to our clients.

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Redevelopment of Thomond Park


Client: Banagher Concrete Limited
Banagher Concrete Limited

Limerick, Ireland

2006 – 2009

Services Provided:

Full responsibility for the structural analysis, design and detailing of all reinforced concrete components of this Design/Build Project.

The Irish Rugby Football Union, the owner of the facility, commissioned Banagher Concrete Limited for the structural analysis and design of the proposed stadium structure, and with the supply of all requisite precast concrete elements. Banagher Concrete in turn appointed Exstrado as their consulting Engineer, with full responsibility for;

  • Converting the structural steel tender design to a full alternative in precast concrete that would meet the requirements of all stakeholders in the project, optimise the project programme and provide maintenance, resilience and aesthetic benefits to the completed facility.
  • Global Static and Modal analyses of the facility to comply with IStructE – “Dynamic performance requirements for permanent grandstands subject to crowd action”.
  • Statics design, detailing and scheduling of all precast concrete elements, including columns, spine beams and tie beams to suspended floors, raker beams, terracing units, vomitories and precast concrete wall panels. Design to BS8110.
  • Analysis and design of all temporary erection stages.

The value of the project is 40 million Euro, approximately R400 million. The completed facility, which extends for 140m along the Eastern and Western edges of the playing field, accommodates 28000 seated and 5000 standing spectators, and is the home of Munster Rugby, a potent force in European Rugby and always a top contender in the Heineken cup.

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