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Client: RCSI York Street     Architect: Henry J Lyons    Location: Dublin 2

Client: RCSI

Architect: Henry J Lyons

Location: Dublin 2

Fire Screen

Allied was awarded the contract to supply and install an EI 120/120 (integrity insulation) SchücoViss fire rated feature screen to the main stair-core looking out over the central atrium for the The New Academic Educational Building (NAEB) for the Royal College of Surgeons Ireland.

The impressive multi story addition to the RCSI campus is organised around a central atrium, around which is gathered a wide variety of student break out and informal learning spaces. The atrium also facilitates transparency and visual connectivity between the student spaces and surrounding specialised teaching and simulation spaces.

Engineered Solution

As specialists in the field of fire resistant glazing, Allied was able to engineer a solution to meet the requirements for the 22.5 meter multi story firescreen installed reaching from the lower ground floor up to the skylight allowing natural light into the core of the building.

Each of the larger panels of the 62mm thick Vetrotech Contraflam 120/120 glass weighed 287 kg and were mechanically lifted into place. The screen was built on a dwarf wall from ground floor to roof glazing and was secured back to each floor level via a specialist fixing and bracket system.  All calculations were carried out to ensure that the screen met all required specifications. Cross section structural steel beams were installed to give extra support at higher levels. The perimeter of the screen was finished off with steel PPC steel angle trims and fire stopping to match the finish of the main screen

RCSI York Street is the most advanced clinical healthcare simulation centre in Europe. It was voted Ireland’s favourite building for 2018 The Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland.

Allied is proud to have collaborated with Henry J Lyons Architects Architects and Bennett (Construction) Ltd on this innovative and groundbreaking building.

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