National Children’s Hospital Project

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National Children's Hospital

National Children's Hospital

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  • Project
    National Children's Hospital
  • Location
    Dublin 8
  • Client
    BAM Construction
  • Design Team
    BDP / Arup
  • Architect
    BDP
  • Technology
    Gravity System
  • Scope
    Co-ordination, manufacture, installation

Capcon show drainage expertise on one of Ireland’s largest ever sites

The National Children’s hospital is one of the largest–scale construction projects to ever be built in Ireland. Capcon was tasked with the co-ordination, manufacture, and installation of the chosen gravity drainage solution on this major site. A project of this scale and size presents its own specific challenges. Modern hospitals are densely packed with cabling, communications, and infrastructure of all types. And this level of services and activity ensured that our design and project co-ordination had to reach the highest standards possible.

The CDE or Common Data Environment is where information is collected and shared between clients, designers and contractors during the project phase. And on this project, it consisted of several key data sources and technologies including 4projects (document management) Glue (Model co-ordination) and Field (on site issues tracking).

Proven track-record

In terms of project specifics, every length of the 7.5km of rainwater pipework was co-ordinated to a tolerance of 5mm. And we also developed a separate model containing up to 1500 mass objects which provided information for all contractors in terms of penetrations through concrete and stud walling.

Our experience and proven track record in large-scale project management ensured we had the expertise required to deliver a solution of the highest standards.

  • 4,207m of Pipework
    Over 4,207m of pipe work designed, manufactured and installed
  • 29 Billion Litres / Year
    System designed to cater for over 79 million litres per day – or almost 29 billion litres per year
  • 3,337 Welds
    3,337 welds completed on site
  • 1,932 Fittings
    1,932 fittings installed on site