Visual Control Tower at Dublin Airport | Roadstone
Dublin Airport, Ireland
Contractor – BAM Customer – DAA
February 2018 – March 2018
Services (Technical Disciplines)
A new Visual Control Tower (VCT) is currently under construction at Dublin Airport to handle the continual increases in traffic volumes. The 86.9m tall tower will be Ireland’s tallest building when completed and comprises of a 17 storey shaft with a control room sitting on top. The tower is triangular in plan to account for the three modes of vertical circulation from bottom to top: two lifts and a single escape stairway. To ensure the tower’s shaft has an elegant modern appearance a construction method that had no cold joints and an excellent surface finish was required. To do this a continuous 24/7 pour of concrete was utilised. Roadstone supplied Slipform concrete mixes for this purpose
Project Objectives/ Outcomes
The tower was constructed in 22 days with over 320 loads and 1,700m³ of Slipform concrete supplied continuously by Roadstone.
- In addition to meeting construction speed requirements, the supplied mixes also met specified structural and durability requirements.
- With an expected completion date of early 2019, the new VCT will become a focal point of the Dublin skyline and provide continued safety to the millions of passengers that travel through Dublin Airport each year.
Roadstone provided the knowledge in concrete materials, our abilities to produce such a highly specific material and our capabilities to deliver on such a high profile contract in a controlled and managed manner.
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