Rainwater Drainage University College Dublin
Science Centre East & Hub Building 2012/2013
UCD’s Science District presents a vision for science in Ireland in the early decades of the 21st century and a plan for UCD’s role in making that vision a reality. A core objective is the strategic integration of science with related disciplines including Agri-Food, Biomedicine, Engineering, and Information and Communications Technology (ICT). This overarching approach will serve to reinforce Ireland’s economic prosperity and pre-eminence in science and related disciplines. The building at UCD needed the installation of a rainwater drainage system, new ring for potable water and the installation of a waste drainage system.
Over the 50 years of its existence, UCD’s Belfield Campus has evolved into Ireland’s largest science centre, providing the broadest range of science research and education programmes and producing the highest number of science graduates in the country. Today however, the core of the UCD facility Science Centre, built for the science of the 1960s, is in need of development. This project has been instigated not just to address these deficits, but to make a dramatic shift in UCD’s capacity to deliver on the scale required to meet national objectives, including those set out in the Strategy for Science, Technology and Innovation (SSTI).
The new Science Centre is intended to be a transformational resource for Irish Science. It will act as a highly visible, high quality and inspiring showpiece and resource at a university, National and International level. The proposed centre for excellence will reinforce UCD’s ability to shape the Irish agenda. The centre will provide facilities, which will both attract and generate the highest level students, graduates and staff in the fields of Science and Engineering.
Architect: Rkd Architecture.
Main Contractor: John Sisk & Sons Ltd
M & E Consultant: Murphy Belton
CapCon Engineering’s Role in this projected included;
- Over 1500m of HDPE Rainwater Drainage Pipework
- Installation of a new ring-main for Potable Water
- Installation of Polypropylene Chemical Waste Drainage Pipework
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