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Dublin150409Structural steelwork has been chosen as the framing material for a new £10.2M multi-storey car park to serve Terminal 2 at Dublin Airport.

Main contractor Balfour Beatty said a steel-framed car park was the design choice as it will help to create a lighter and more cost-effective structure than alternative materials.

The works, on behalf of ‘daa’ (previously known as the Dublin Airport Authority) comprise of a four-floor structured steel extension to the current two-storey car park that will more than double the capacity of the car park to 2,386 spaces.

The new development has been designed to complement the existing car park facilities at the airport, which will remain open during the construction process.

Balfour Beatty Managing Director for Ireland Alan Garvin said: “Balfour Beatty has a long relationship with ‘daa’ having successfully completed a number of projects for them since 2006 and we look forward to continuing this relationship. We shall be using Building Information Modelling to provide a seamless interface between M&E, structural and civil design and to predict traffic flows enabling us to handover the car park efficiently for use.”

Works on site will be complete in December 2015.

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