Progress at Ayrfield Development

Progress is continuing apace at Ayrfield on the Malahide Road in Dublin. DBFL are providing civil, structural and transportation engineering services to Comhar Housing as part of the NDFA-appointed Social Housing Bundle 1 PPP project.
 

Ayrfield Development Malahide Road from DBFL on Vimeo.
 
The apartments at Ayrfield are arranged in blocks ranging in height from 3 to 7 storeys and are being delivered using rapid build precast concrete frame construction.
 

When completed the blocks will provide 150 much needed new homes of 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments. The project includes a creche, a multi-use common area and three office buildings, with one dedicated to community use.
 
DBFL are responsible for three of the six sites in the Social Housing Bundle 1 PPP –  the site at Ayrfield, Corkagh Grange Clondalkin, Dublin and Craddockstown in Co. Kildare.
 
The project was designed, delivered and executed through the use of a Main Contractor enabled Digital Project Delivery (DPD) systems tailored to meet the clients requirements. Through the adoption of a BIM level 2 framework and modern standards and technologies, the contract benefitted from improved collaboration and information management.
 
The DPD clearly defined both project and team roles and responsibilities, enabling an improved quality control procedure with an efficient and collaborative work environment.
 
Through the use of 3D modelling and associated visualisation design options, ideas were easier to convey, resulting in reduced review and approval timelines. These 3D models also provided the basis for improved cost, design and construction risk analysis, adding value and savings to the project.
 
The models provided the ability to run virtual clash detections of elements to identify, report and resolve potential design anomalies before they became an expensive real-world reality. The use of a managed Common Data Environment (CDE) and standardised exchange methods ensured that all current project documentation was available to the right people at the right time.
 

The DPD and associated tools proved invaluable in the delivery of this complex design.