Careys Building and Civil Engineering was contracted on the design and build of 38 rapid build, two-storey terraced homes situated on a brownfield site in Dublin. The two and three bedroom homes were constructed from an innovative modular design, enabling high quality and rapid construction for this social housing scheme.
As main contractor for the development, we employed and managed Atkins Ireland to develop a solution from the client’s original concept, overseeing one of their specialist consultants who managed every aspect of the designs.
Each floor of a home was constructed in a modular format in a specialist off-site facility to the highest standards of quality. As the homes were constructed in a controlled environment, we were able to inspect for quality at all stages to ensure that we were meeting expected standards throughout the build process.
Once each floor was finished, it was loaded onto a lorry and transported by road to the site in Dublin. It was at this point that our pre-construction expertise became essential, enabling us to develop a highly detailed programme to effectively co-ordinate and manage the various trades which would undertake work inside each home.
In addition to construction of the homes, we were also responsible for hard and soft landscaping at the site, including a brushed concrete footpath and driveways, timber fencing, metal railings and a new entrance roadway.