We are specifically experienced in the fast track design, project management and delivery of large scale owner occupier datacentres for notable data space providers.
What we do:
As of 2017 we have delivered gross 103,000m2 of datacentre over a variety of sites with approx. 65,000m2 of white space. Presently we have 23,300m2 of datacentre at varying stages of design and production. Our delivery orientated project management skills aligned with a pragmatic and honest design approach offers assured hands for clients negotiating Ireland’s localised planning and development regulations. We proactively manage risk to navigate prudent routes for efficient building procurement.
We consider each project in a phased manner accounting for energy security, secure access to fibre networks along with scoping for EIS and contextual environmental considerations. Early integration with the client security design teams enhances project delivery to evolving client standards. We are at the forefront of BIM collaborative environment using federated models and clash detection though Navisworks. Project managing face to face meeting with the full construction team, nurturing relationships and building on our experience to streamline the delivery process. We are acutely aware of MEP design can evolve during large project role out. We constantly revaluate best fit solutions for client benefit and innovative design.
Specific Knowledge regarding the co-ordination and integration of Critical Systems:
- Phased role out
- Dedicated MVA Power Supply
- Multiple pair MVA Back‐up Generators
- Modular chiller plant
- Data pods
- CRAC units
- Fuel oil tanks
- Security zoning
- Sprinkler systems
Our proficiency in Building Information Modelling (BIM) is of high excellence. We promote the use of coordinated BIM processes on new projects when applicable and have seen significant benefits within completed projects and projects in progress.
Examples of projects currently using BIM include:
Grangegorman Student Residences
Doyle Shipping Group Dublin Offices
At Kavanagh Tuite we emphasise that the process of 'green design' is the basis of all good architectural design, not an optional add-on. Achieving it requires committed integration of the whole design team from the very beginning, but it has to be architect-led from the position of informed professional knowledge, commitment and responsibility.
Examples of such sustainable projects include:
Roebuck Hall student Residence which was the first building to Passivhaus standard to be built to this scale in Ireland.
We are an RIAI accredited Conservation Practice (Grade 2), qualified to work on Protected Structures of regional as well as local importance.
We are continuously involved in renovation, adaptive re-use and enlargement of a range of historic buildings including:
Merville House, Belfield for UCD,
The GPO, Dublin,
Celbridge 19th Century workhouse and a number of important Victorian and Edwardian houses.