Ardmac Fit-Out & Refurbishments Quarterly Newsletter Dec 2022
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Hello from Ardmac, Welcome to our quarterly newsletter, where we will keep you up to date with current developments and thinking within our Interiors unit. With this issue, we are celebrating 45 years in business, Colm Casey, Operations Director at Ardmac talks about our plan to take Ardmac to the next level and how our people will facilitate that journey. We recently handed over the challenging Montrose Aparto Student project to a very delighted client stating that the project like no-other would not have welcomed students for the upcoming academic year without the dedication and experience of the Ardmac Site Management team. Ardmac Head of Innovation Chris Fitzpatrick featured in Chain Magazines cover story and we look at sustainable project delivery and highlight our achievements so far. Finally, we would like to wish you and yours a very merry Christmas season.
Hugh Ward Director of Interiors
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04 ARDMAC 45 YEARS
05 ARDMAC CYCLE FOR HOPE
06 MONTROSE APARTO CASESTUDY
10 FIT OUT AWARDS 2022
12 WORLD MENTAL HEALTH DAY
13 ARDMAC BIM HEROES
14 SUSTAINABLE PROJECT DELIVERY
16 LCI ANNUAL CONFERENCE
18 LEAN CONSTRUCTION INTERVIEW WITH FERGUS NUGENT
19 CHAIN MAGAZINE COVER STORY
20 SAFETY FIRST ADVENT CALENDAR
Ardmac are proud to celebrate our 45th year anniversary. Our story has changed quite a bit since our establishment in 1977. We have grown from a small operation to the leading provider of manufacturing facilities across Europe. Colm Casey, Operations Director at Ardmac talks about our plan to take Ardmac to the next level and how our people will facilitate that journey.
Team ardmac Cycled for Hope and raised €68,500 for pieta. This world Mental Health Day, we showed up, spoke loudly, and provided crucial support and services for people in need through Pieta House. A very big thank you especially to you to all who sponsored, donated, cycled, engaged with our social media and supported Ardmac in any way. We are very proud of the Ardmac community for delivering a heart warming, successful event, looking forward to next year!
montrose Aparto We want to show you something we are very proud of:
The new stylish, modern student residence comprises of 206 apartments, 28 communal kitchens along with Reception, Study and Laundry rooms.
Montrose Aparto which was originally constructed as a hotel in 1960’s was converted into student apartments in 2014. Following a two- stage tender process, Ardmac were appointed to carry out complex structure and fire remediation works along with the full refurbishment of the five floors of student apartments.
The project consisted of the removal of plasterboard ceilings and sections of walls, removal of stud partitions and full strip out of all finishes. New stud partitions were constructed along with the installation of fire rated ceilings, encasement of beams and columns, installation of fire stopping and new dampners, installation of putty pads and intumescent pillows in trunking and alterations to the existing fire detection and emergency lighting systems. The 5 floors were fitted out with new finishes, fixtures and furnishings along with upgrades to existing services to accommodate new ceilings and partitions. Works were completed over busy live retail units, including Bank of Ireland, Spar, Insomnia and Subway. A Health & Safety Construction Stage Plan and Stakeholder Communication procedure were implemented and managed by the Ardmac Site Management Team. Works sequence including deliveries and waste removal were managed through programme meetings, Last Planner Sessions and Daily Whiteboard Meetings.
Project Size: Duration:
78,600 sqft 18 months
Design Team: Hines, Lafferty Project Managers, Lafferty Architects, IN2, Kavanagh Mansfield & Partners, Goldsmith Engineering, AECOM
“Big congratulations and huge thanks for the almighty effort that you, the team and all supporting staff and trades have contributed over the last 18months. This has been a project like no-other and without your dedication and experience we simply would not be in a position to welcome students this coming academic year. Through each setback, the collaborative nature has enabled us to adapt and remain nimble and I would say sets the benchmark for projects going forward.”
Hugo Pywell, Hines
Fit Out Awards 2022 After 2 years of virtual ceremonies the team were delighted to get into the room and mingle with professionals and peers from the industry. As sponsor from the launch of the Fit-Out Awards in 2012 and active participant in the short-list we were looking forward to a night of celebration. Massive congratulations to Ethos Engineering on winning Professional Consultancy of the Year 2022, proudly sponsored by Ardmac!
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On World Mental Health Day, Ardmac Interiors were delighted to facilitate the start of the Lighthouse Construction Industry Charity ‘Help Inside the Hard Hat’ tour, at our Clyde House project in Blanchardstown. This initiative is running in partnership with the Construction Industry Federation (CIF) Safety Week 2022 and is part of a suite of events running through the whole month of October. Huge thank-you to Tom Parlon, Director at the Construction Industry Federation for attending our site, taking the time to speak to the operatives on the importance of personal wellbeing. A special word of thanks to our client Sean Gallagher, Clyde Real Estate for taking part and supporting in this important initiative. We are aware of the challenges within our sector in relation to mental health and are proud to support mental wellbeing not only within our own company but that of our subcontracting partners. All day, every day!
Introducing our Bim Heroes
Introducing our BIM Heroes: Shane Walsh, Thomas Kane, Ivan Petrov, Cristina Ponz and Martin Byrne. These individuals received BIM Hero status from the BIM Coordinators Summit. We are very proud of all involved for the effort and dedication they put into their work at Ardmac and their contribution to BIM.
Sustainable Project Delivery
Sky Blue is Ardmac’s CSR commitment. We work within the recognised pillars of CSR; Workplace, Marketplace, Environment and Community. When we succeed, our staff, community and society does too. By encouraging wellbeing, giving back to our community and working in sustainable ways, we not only improve people’s lives but also our business. Our Sky Blue program is our CSR framework guiding our responsible business approach and outlining our sustainability commitments. Ardmac operates and maintains a certified ISO 14001 : 2018 certified Environmental Management System, part of which contains procedures and tools to ensure all construction waste is managed in a controlled manner to minimise the potential environmental impact of our construction operations.
Environmental Management System certified to ISO 14001. Currently achieving 99.5% waste (max. achievable) diverted from landfill. Targeting waste reduction of 5% per annum. Engaging with vendors to minimise packaging. Purchasing departments tracking percentage by cost of materials sourced responsibly. Off-site prefabrication where practicable. Energy Management System certified to ISO 5000. Scope 1 & 2 Emissions measured and assessed. Targeting 3% per annum reduction in CO2e from offices.
Power to all company owned facilities from 100% renewable power generators. Targeting 10% reduction in CO2efrom LGV Fleet vehicles by end 2022. Transition to zero emissions vehicles for LGV fleet by 2030. Strategy for reducing scope 3 emissions from business travel (flights, grey fleet etc.) in development for roll out Q4 202.
lC I Annual CONFERENCE 2022 - CROKE PARK, DUBLIN - 2nd NOV Ardmac’s George Walker, with his wealth of knowledge around modular methods of construction presented at the LCi annual conference on November 2nd at Croke Park. It was a wonderful event and Ardmac were very proud to be a sponsor. Ardmac’s Associate Director for Project Management Fergus Nugent chaired the Leadership and Communication stream at the LCi annual conference. Fergus implements Lean Construction on all of his projects, reducing waste and improving efficiency. Lean Construction Techniques allow Ardmac to be consistent for our customers across multiple jurisdictions and sectors. The LCi Annual Conference is one of the leading Lean Construction conferences in the world. This Conference brings together our national community of learning and practice along with welcoming friends from all around the world.
Lean Construction Blog Featuring Fergus Nugent
From leanconstructionblog.com William Power – Sep 29, 2022
Lean Construction in Europe is a series that features Lean practitioners working in Europe. In this series, William Power interviews lean leaders and shares lessons learned. This series highlights how people are currently applying Lean in their projects and how they are progressing on their lean journey. The goal of this series is to connect people with the lean practices that they are currently using, sharing stories about what they are learning and how they are improving their practice. Fergus Nugent is an Associate Director for Project Management at Ardmac, a leading specialist construction company. Fergus has significant experience in the construction industry and joined Ardmac as an Architectural Technologist in 2011 focusing primarily on the pharmaceutical sector before becoming Technical Manager for three years where he worked on the implementation of Lean technologies such as BIM & Field Management Software across the business. In his current role Fergus is working on multiple Data Center & Electric Vehicle Battery Manufacturing projects across the UK and Europe.
Click here to read full article https://www.ardmac.com/lean-construction-in-europe-featuring-fergus-nugent/
OCTOBER 2022 | The latest issue of CHAIN is LIVE!
CHAIN is a global digital supply chain magazine on a mission to uncover the most recent news stories and best practices impacting on the world’s ever-evolving supply chain industry. Each edition, we bring you exclusive interviews courtesy of the biggest names in the business, together with must-read stories to whet your appetite for the latest industry activities. Driving performance, empowering people & delighting clients.
CHRIS FITZPATRICK, Head of Innovation and Technology at Ardmac, charts his company’s digital transformation journey
In the 45 years since its inception, Ardmac has earned itself a reputation not just for delivering results, but for exceeding client expectations. This has not gone unnoticed; what was once a small Irish operation is now the leading provider of high-tech cleanrooms, data centre solutions, fit-outs, specialised refurbishments, and turn-key manufacturing facilities across Europe.
Group turnover within Ireland alone last year was €75million, while overall turnover was closer to €135million.
The past 12 to 18 months have seen Ardmac complete a whole range of significant projects across Ireland, the UK and Europe; these included a 15,000 square metre cleanroom facility for WuXi Biologics in Dundalk, a large microelectronic project in Kildare, several data centre projects in Europe, and several high-end commercial fit-outs in Ireland and the UK. Key recent wins have included large pharma facilities in Limerick, Cork and Finland, data centre projects in Denmark, Germany and Austria, and battery facilities in the UK. Modular construction is fast becoming a key part of the group’s activity. Having already delivered several such projects across Europe, its first modular project in Africa is on track to be delivered by the end of 2022. So far this year, the company has been working on several large campus sites, securing further phases.
Click here to read full article https://www.ardmac.com/chain-magazine-oct2022-cover-story/
Safety First Christmas Advent Calendar Our Safety Advent Calendar campaign starts on Thursday 01st of December and runs until the 23rd of December. For each of the working days up to Christmas we will have a stand down on-site with our employees and subcontractors and deliver a specific safety theme, where we will engage operatives through a variety of topics and activities including TBT’s and Competitions.
Our team kicked off the Safety Calendar campaign on our Denton’s fit out in 20 Kildare Street.
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