McGrath Quarries is a leading supplier of construction materials in the Irish market. We provide a wide range of products and services including quarrying, aggregates, readymix concrete, and concrete blocks. One of our latest projects was to supply EN206 certified Readymix concrete and Piling mix to Limerick Regional Hospital.
Limerick Regional Hospital required a custom concrete mix that provided high resistance to shrinkage cracking, rapid curing, and high workability for their new building construction. The piling mix design required careful development and testing to ensure it met the required specifications. The challenge was to produce a consistent mix that would meet the standards required for the hospital’s construction.
Another challenge was the large continuous pumping pours required for the project. Continuous pumping requires a high level of precision to ensure that the concrete is delivered to the site in a consistent and timely manner. Our standby batching plant utilisation was also required in order to ensure that there was enough concrete available for the large pours.
McGrath Quarries began by working closely with the main contractor and design team to develop a custom concrete mix that met their specific requirements. The mix was carefully tested and refined. This involved a significant investment in time and resources to ensure that the mix was consistent and met the required standards.
To ensure that the large continuous pumping pours were successful, McGrath Quarries implemented a number of measures. The contractor and McGraths used advanced concrete pumping equipment that was capable of delivering the concrete to the site with high precision. We also carefully monitored the concrete mix to ensure that it was consistent and that there were no issues with the pumping process.
For the piling mix, McGrath Quarries developed a custom mix that met the required specifications. We carefully tested and refined the mix to ensure that it provided the necessary strength and stability for the hospital’s construction.
Finally, our standby batching plant utilisation was required in order to ensure that there was enough concrete available for the large pours to meet the demands of the project.
The project was completed successfully and on-time. The custom concrete and piling mixes developed by McGrath Quarries met the requirements set out by Limerick Regional Hospital.
The McGrath Quarries website has since been updated to showcase the success of this project. The case study highlights the company’s ability to work closely with our clients to develop custom solutions that meet their specific requirements. It also demonstrates our expertise in large concrete pumping pours, the use of standby batching plant utilisation, and the development of custom piling mixes.
Category: HSE – Health Care
Construction: 2009 and 2013/2014
Architect: O’Connell Mahon Architects and Murray O’Laoire Architects
Structural Engineering: Don O’Malley & Partners
Main Contractor: John Sisk and Son Ltd