A €1m+ residential fire upgrade project at Dublin City University (DCU) has been completed. The project comprised of fire upgrade and compliance work to residential blocks which were built in 2001 to enhance and expand DCU’s residential footprint.
Specifically, the project involved:
- Fire safety upgrade works to common and residential stairways servicing all floor levels including basement carpark to accommodate fire compliance and inspection.
- Refurbishment of common and residential area lobbies at basement level to remaining residential floors to accommodate fire compliance and inspection.
- Refurbishment of service risers, associated life safety systems and service installations to accommodate fire compliance and inspection.
- Refurbishment works to all apartments to meet fire compliance and inspections.
- Installation of a fire alarm system and full testing & commissioning of the system.
- Complete re-review of the previously completed pilots project, making sure that it is fit for purpose to accommodate fire compliance and inspections.
- Upgrades to the existing ventilation ductwork in the basement car park area to provide an enhanced fire rating.
- Upgrade of the existing ventilation installation in the basement car park area to accommodate fire compliance and inspections.
- Facilitating Dublin Fire Brigade inspections throughout all houses as required.
Sean Mullen, Contracts Director at QMAC Construction commented,
“We are particularly pleased with this project as it was completed over the summer period using a fast-track programme to minimise disruption to the university. Using experienced and dedicated site management personnel along with supply chain members, the project was completed two weeks early. Overall, this was a great team effort by all involved”.