Design and Project Management


RCSI

Ascough Consulting Engineers have designed and monitored the installation of a wide range of new and refurbishment projects at the Royal College of Surgeons. These include laboratories (chemistry, microbiology and general), offices, classrooms and other spaces.

UCD Campus Heating Generation and Distribution Masterplan

Ascough Consulting Engineers were engaged by UCD to review and provide energy efficient modifications to the campus district heating system. Additionally, the UCD master plan indicated a near doubling of the campus size over the next 20 years and we were tasked to investigate if the existing infrastructure had sufficient capacity for the planned expansion.

UCD Campus District Heating Modernisation Works

Ascough Consulting Engineers were engaged to carry out energy upgrade works to the district heating system. This involved the installation of new plate heat exchangers and modification of existing heating circuits. Due to limited available system pressures, each plate heat exchanger needed to be carefully selected to ensure adequate hydraulic delivery and control.

Pavilion Bar Refurnishment Trinity College

As part of a full building refurbishment TCD added new toilet and function room facilities to the existing building. Of particular significance was the early adoption of LED lighting in the new extensions and the inclusion of roof mounted solar water heaters which were installed to pre-heat the water directed to the existing calorifiers

Trinity College Institute of Nanoscience Crann Building

This new 6,500m2 €30 million research building houses Trinity College's Nanotechnology Department. The building contains close control laboratory areas and a clean room installation. It also encompasses a lecture theatre, studios and support areas.

Trinity College Institute of Neuroscience - The Lloyd Institute

This science laboratory building contains TCD’s Neuroscience and computer science departments. It hosts a mix of research and experimentation laboratories, lecture halls and classrooms. It also has both human and animal fMRI scan facilities and a specialist Animal Laboratory.

University College Dublin CRID Building

This award wining science laboratory building hosts Category 3+ facilities. It was the highest containment level in Ireland at the time of construction and is of national significance with funding from the NDP. Our project team carried out the design of the CRID when part of ARUP.

Aviva Friends First “Project Energy”

Ascough Consulting Engineers provided M&E services design for an extensive fit-out/ revitalisation project at the 10,000m sq Loughlinstown headquarters. This included the extensive and creative use of exposed M&E services in meeting rooms and break-out spaces.

Eircom HQ

Eircom's HQ building won the SEAI 'Sustainable Building of the Year' Award in 2009 and the 'Sustainable Achievement of the Year' Irish Property Award in 2008. This new 25,000m2 €85 million HQ building for Eircom was completed in the last quarter of 2008. International consultancy firm Arup partnered with Ascough Consulting Engineers to deliver this state of the art building.

PwC

PwC's No 1 Spencer Dock is a comparatively new building built in 2007. This building was already energy efficient by modern standards prior to Ascough Consulting Engineers offering its service. The application of HCO now underway however should deliver savings in gas and electricity of between 30-40% each.

Sheraton Hotel Athlone

Ascough Consulting Engineers were engaged for the design of energy efficient heating and cooling systems including a novel cooling system that uses ground water located via wells below the building as a low carbon and highly cost effective source of year round cooling at the hotel.

Hodson Bay Hotel Roscommon

Ascough Consulting Engineers were engaged for the design of a variety of heating, cooling and ventilation systems including full boilerhouse refurbishment.

Clarion Hotel

This IFSC Clarion Hotel was built in 2000. Ascough Consulting Engineers were subsequently engaged in 2007/8 to manage and give technical input to the retrofit of air-conditioning into the hotel's bedrooms.

Wellington Quay

This existing four storey building is located in the heart of the city centre and was refurbished in 2011. The building was erected in the 1960's and had typical 1960s energy and comfort issues. The client brief for the design team was to produce a low carbon high spec office development with an emphasis on light and space. In addition the client opted to add a 5th floor.

Eir Regional Headquarters Portlaoise

Ascough Consulting Engineers designed and oversaw an extensive remodelling and renewal of the HVAC infrastructure of the mixed use building which yielded a 68% reduction in gas usage.

Eircom Exchanges

Eircom has dozens of telecoms exchanges around Ireland. These exchanges were mostly built in the 1960s and 1970s. Ascough Consulting Engineers in 2011 designed and project managed highly bespoke free cooling solutions to two of the larger exchanges in Dublin and one in Galway.

Datacentres

Ascough Consulting Engineers have been involved in the design and successful handover of highly reliable and efficient HVAC systems for several datacentres requiring cooling in excess of 20MW. (Clients not identified for confidentiality reasons).

Élan Pharmaceuticals

Ascough Consulting Engineers were appointed by Élan Pharmaceuticals to undertake a strategic high level review on the resilience of their IT network back-up systems in the context of best practice. The ensuing report has provided the Élan directors with key information in determining their system status.

Galway Clinic

Ascough Consulting Engineers have been retained by Galway Clinic for a wide variety of more than 40 projects ranging from general plant HTM upgrades to the complete M&E design of a new 4,500m sq diagnostic imaging and A&E extension.

RCSI

Ascough Consulting Engineers have designed and monitored the installation of a wide range of new and refurbishment projects at the Royal College of Surgeons. These include laboratories (chemistry, microbiology and general), offices, classrooms and other spaces.

PwC

PwC's No 1 Spencer Dock is a comparatively new building built in 2007. This building was already energy efficient by modern standards prior to Ascough Consulting Engineers offering its service. The application of HCO now underway however should deliver savings in gas and electricity of between 30-40% each.

Friends First HQ

Ascough Consulting Engineer's included 12 months of energy monitoring and system fine tuning as part of its post installation care programme. This is to ensure that the client obtains maximum benefit from the energy solutions implemented. In the case of Friends First, the energy savings nearly doubled in the fine tuning period.

Eir Regional Headquarters Portlaoise

Ascough Consulting Engineers designed and oversaw an extensive remodelling and renewal of the HVAC infrastructure of the mixed use building which yielded a 68% reduction in gas usage.

Eircom Exchanges

Eircom has dozens of telecoms exchanges around Ireland. These exchanges were mostly built in the 1960s and 1970s. Ascough Consulting Engineers in 2011 designed and project managed highly bespoke free cooling solutions to two of the larger exchanges in Dublin and one in Galway.

Eircom HQ

Eircom's HQ building won the SEAI 'Sustainable Building of the Year' Award in 2009 and the 'Sustainable Achievement of the Year' Irish Property Award in 2008. This new 25,000m2 €85 million HQ building for Eircom was completed in the last quarter of 2008. International consultancy firm Arup partnered with Ascough Consulting Engineers to deliver this state of the art building.