Case Study Galvanizing

Cedar Brook – Sustainable Model for Urban Living

Dublin's conventional suburban "semi-d" has often been quoted as an unsustainable solution with a need for greater housing density and affordability required. Cedar Brook, originally developed in 2003, provides a radically different affordable housing scheme, billed at the time as ‘the first of its type’ in Ireland and a ‘model for housing developments throughout the [...]

By |2023-01-04T08:57:34+00:00September 1st, 2017|Categories: Case Study Galvanizing, Main News|0 Comments

Volvo Ocean Race

The Galway leg of the 2011-12 Volvo Ocean Race was another huge success for the city. More than 20,000 people turned out to welcome the boats into harbour for what proved to be a memorable finish to this year’s event. The race is the worlds premier offshore race, 6 boats compete around the world over [...]

By |2018-11-08T09:38:51+00:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Case Study Galvanizing|0 Comments

Super Marts at Kilkenny & Ardee

We profile two new Mart developments at Ardee and Kilkenny that required galvanizing treatment as an integral part of their fabrication and construction. Project: Ardee Livestock Mart The new livestock mart complex is just off the M1 motorway at Ardee, Co. Louth. It relocated to this brand new out-of-town premises in April 2006. Serving farmers [...]

By |2018-11-08T09:38:10+00:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Case Study Galvanizing|0 Comments

Galvanizing the Glucksman

Lewis Glucksman Gallery, Cork The Lewis Glucksman gallery is a showcase for UCC’s art, ethnographic and scientific collections and the personal initiative of UCC president, Gerry Wrixon. A wooded limestone precipice overlooking the Lee’s meandering south channel dominates the campus, once the site of an ancient Augustinian abbey. Perched on the cliff top is a [...]

By |2018-11-08T09:36:22+00:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Case Study Galvanizing|0 Comments

Galvanized Fermoy Toll Plaza

Galvanized Fermoy Toll Plaza built to last over 100 years We specified galvanizing from Galco Steel for the first coat because it was going to be exposed to the elements and it needed protection from de-icing salt. The structure is designed to last 120 years, so we needed a long-life solution – that’s why galvanizing [...]

By |2018-11-08T09:35:11+00:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Case Study Galvanizing|0 Comments

The Elephant House – I’ve Got a Crush on You!

The investment by Dublin Zoo of over €4.5 million in a new 8,000 square metre elephant enclosure demonstrates the importance attached to this world-leading breeding programme of Asian elephants. The elephant enclosure was recently opened to the public by An Taoiseach, Bertie Ahern who praised the Zoo's work in elephant conservation. The enclosure will house [...]

By |2018-11-08T09:34:11+00:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Case Study Galvanizing|0 Comments

Croke Park Reaches New Heights

Galco are proud to have been involved with the newly opened Etihad Croke Park Skyline. Over 100 tonnes of steel were used to complete the project, 5 viewing platforms which include a specially designed walkway section suspended above the Croke Park pitch offer unique perspectives of Dublin’s celebrated landmarks. Installed within the existing roof structure [...]

By |2018-11-08T09:31:04+00:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Case Study Galvanizing|0 Comments

Civic Cork Offices

For the second time in three years an Irish project has been the overall winner of the Galvanizing Awards. These awards are organised by the Galvanizers Association and are open to entries from projects in both the UK and Ireland. Like the previous winner from 2006 the Glucksman Gallery in UCC (see pg 16, 17), [...]

By |2018-11-08T09:31:33+00:00September 6th, 2016|Categories: Case Study Galvanizing|0 Comments

Navan Credit Union – in Action

“The future must be green or we won’t have a future,” says Paul Leech, Ecotect, Architect and Engineer. A man passionate about promoting sustainable construction in Ireland. Paul is principal director of architects GAIA Ecotecture and a founding member of éasca, the Environmental and Sustainable Construction Association, which was set up to promote the viability [...]

By |2018-05-23T09:10:11+00:00August 15th, 2016|Categories: Case Study Galvanizing|0 Comments
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