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FK Lowry successfully delivers Dublin Basement Scheme for new Client

18 Jun 2019

FK Lowry have successfully delivered a Secant Bored Pile Retaining Wall Scheme at IPC House on Shelbourne Rd, Dublin for new client, the Mac-Group.

The piling scheme, valued at €700,000, involved the design and installation of 183 linear metres of Hard/Firm Secant Bored Pile Wall for a Single Storey Basement for a new Office Development at the site of the former IPC House in Ballsbridge.

FK Lowry mobilised their Soilmec SR-75 and SR-95 dual purpose piling rigs to undertake 600mm dia. primary piles and 700mm/600mm secondary Piles to form 3m rock sockets in the underlying Limestone Bedrock. The Ground Conditions were described as Made Ground overlying Soft Silts and Clay before medium dense, water bearing gravels were encountered. This was further underlain by moderately strong to strong Limestone Bedrock.

Martin McKinstry, Contracts Engineer explains, “This was an extremely challenging scheme for our Operations Teams due to the constraints of the site, a tight programme and other trades working in close proximity. The Safety of our people and the safe operation of our plant is our number one priority at FK Lowry and we worked collaboratively with the Principal Contractor to ensure excellent lines of communication were maintained throughout our works. Having an excellent relationship with the Client was of paramount importance to ensure the successful outcome of the scheme.”

FK Lowry’s dual purpose piling rigs are ideally suited for the installation of Secant & Contiguous Bored Pile Retaining Walls in Rock. This is due to their high torque capability and specialist German Engineered Tools, Wear Parts and Consumables.

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