Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers are providing Civil and Structural Engineering services to Murphy International Ltd, in relation to their new steel fabrication facility at Great Connell, Newbridge, Co. Kildare.
The main fabrication building is well advanced with foundations installed, steel frame and cladding substantially completed and the first ground floor slab pour due this week. When complete, the facility will include 5T and 15T gantry cranes, and 3.2T cantilever travelling wall cranes. The main frame has been design as a fixed base single bay asymmetrical portal, with side portal bay extension and has been designed to tight deflection limits to resist onerous dynamic loading from the working cranes. Lateral stability in the cross section is achieved by portal action of the steel frame, while lateral stability in the longitudinal direction is achieved by a tubular steel roof and side wall bracing system, coupled with 3 internal wind portal braces.