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Dundrum Cinema - Dundrum Town Centre

This project involved the construction of a 12-screen (8,500m2) cinema, catering for 2,209 persons, as part of the Dundrum Town Centre development.

A structural analytical BIM model was developed for these works using Bentley RAM Structural Design analysis package. This package was used to transfer design data between T. J. O’Connor & Associates, the manufacturer of the Bi-steel panels and the main contractor to develop the Bi-Steel solution.

Originally, the six-storey (24m) high twin lift core was to be constructed in RC. Due to time constraints and architectural requirements, this was changed to Corus (now Tata Steel) Bi-Steel panels.

In general, the structure comprised metal decking flooring and structural steel frame with RC basement walls, up to 8m high and 1m thick. A 1500mm dia culvert overflow pipe was routed underneath the building’s foundations. Large transfer structures, incorporating 2-storey deep transfer trusses, were required at Level 1 to accommodate the cinema grid below.

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Start/End Date:

2000 – September 2005

Contract Value:

€25M

Role:

Structural & Civil Engineers

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