150mm Open Bored Piling Kenely Close, Model Farm Road, Cork
TAL were involved in this project to propose a piling system for the engineers approval. the works were for an extension to a block of semi-detached houses.
The system that was used here was a 150mm open bored pile.
Dynamic testing was completed on site.
What started out as a straight forward underpinning job, ended up by abandoning the original scientifically designed underpinning process in midstream. Unsuspected variations in ground characteristics being the primary cause.
Anchoring & Netting Rock Slope, Middle Road, Crosshaven, Co. Cork
Works consisted of drilling a grid of boreholes into a steeply sloped rock embankment and the installation of 38 No. “Ischebeck” ground anchors up to 5.5m in length. Ageogrid netting was placed over the face of the embankment and held in position with the ground anchors. The geo-grid netting was ‘seeded’ to encourage plant growth. This site had limited access and a steep terrain and a bespoke scaffolding arrangement had to be erected to access all areas of the slope. Within 2 meters of the slope there was the rear wall of a private dwelling that was in continuous occupation and had to be protected at all times.
Stone Wall Rehabilitation / Grouting Mallow Bridge Mallow Co Cork
TAL were engaged as a specialist sub-contractor (Main Contractor – BAM Contractors) to carry out strengthening of soils (under a public roadway) behind the stone retaining walls flanking the Blackwater River located adjacent to Mallow Bridge. Poor pointing of the stonework was allowing water ingress through the wall to create voids and had caused weakening / erosion of the soil structure over a long period of time. Remedial works involved drilling / removing sections of the stone wall at strategic locations & injecting grout to depths of approximately 2 meters. Achieving the optimum pressure at which the grout was injected was key to the success of these works as it had to be sufficient to ensure all voids were being filled. Work was carried out over two phases to facilitate the main contract programme. Road closure licenses were attained and all adjacent services had to be carefully traced, identified and monitored during the grouting process. On completion the walls were repaired and fully repointed by the Main Contractor. Details methods statements and site specific risk assessments for the works were prepared and submitted to OPW representatives for approval prior to commencing any work.
Pressure Grouting & Piling Works Bunratty Castle, Bunratty, Co. Clare
TAL were involved in a pressure grouting and piling job at Bunratty Castle.
220mm ODEX Piles Nuns Island, Galway
TAL were involved in the installation of 220mm ODEX steel cased piles at the rear of a building here that had restricted access.
Green Terremesh Retaining Wall Systems
The name TAL has become synonymous with Gabion / Terramesh retaining structures. Most recently Bennett Construction engaged our services at their high profile Project in Hollyhill, Cork. The system selected was Maccaferri’s Terramesh.
Maccaferri Terramesh® System is a versatile modular system used for soil reinforcement applications such as mechanically stabilized earth (MSE) walls; reinforced slope systems (RSS) and soil reinforcement. It is used for commercial, industrial, road works, erosion control and bank stabilization.
Terramesh® structures rely upon the double twist steel wire mesh placed horizontally within the slope with back-fill compacted upon it. The gabion type facing element of the Terramesh System is fully integrated with the double twist mesh reinforcement and is dependent upon the final use of the structure. This double twist mesh reinforcement takes advantage of the friction acting along the surface of the wire and, more importantly, the mechanical interlocking properties of the back-fill.
As opposed to the traditional stone filled basket format this system gives an aesthetically pleasing landscaped finish to the area. This project was up to 30M long and 6M in height. The photos show the wall under construction and the finished project.
TAL Construction, the Piling & Subsidence Specialists, has been awarded the prestigious ISO 9001 Quality Management System by the NSAI, Ireland’s official standards body.
The ISO 9001 is the world’s foremost quality management standard, used by hundreds of thousands of organizations in over 170 countries across the globe. It sets out the essential requirements for a practical and effective quality management system to minimize risk and maximize opportunities in the workplace.
There are 8 key principles set out by ISO 9001 and these include; customer focus, leadership, involvement of people, process approach, system approach to management, continual improvement, factual approach to decision making and mutually beneficial supplier relationships.
Tony Looney, Managing Director of TAL said: “We are delighted to have been awarded this quality standard. From inception in 1991, the ethos within TAL has always been to develop a truly professional business and this award is the ultimate accolade. Businesses distinguish themselves in different ways, and since ours is relentless pursuit of perfection, achieving the ISO standard was made easier.”
TAL Construction was established in 1991 as a specialist Geotechnical Firm, providing the following services: Subsidence Repair, Mini Piling, Embankment / Slope Stabilisation, Coastal Erosion Repair and Culvert Restoration. It is recognised as a market leader by most Engineers. For a nationwide service, you can log on to www.tal.ie or phone 01-6310300 or 021 4345999
TAL Supports BAM Contractors Charity Cycle in Aid of Rett Syndrome Ireland
TAL is delighted to announce our support and donation to the BAM Contractors Charity Cycle in Aid of Rett Syndrome Ireland. The cycle takes place across two days, Thursday and Friday, June 27th and 28th 2013.
It will cover 247 kilometres from BAM Contractors Little Island Office in Cork and Head Office in Kill, Co. Kildare. Over 100 participants will be attempting distances ranging from 50 kilometres upwards with 40 participants attempting the full 247 kilometres. A ‘Fun-Run’ and ‘Mini-Cycle’ from Nass to Kill will also take place to close the fundraising efforts on the Friday afternoon.
Rett Syndrome is a rare neurological disorder which predominantly affects girls, with an approximate incidence of 1 in every 12,000 female births. To join us in our fundraising support of the BAM Contractors Charity Cycle in Aid of Rett Syndrome Ireland, donate now by logging onto www.mycharity.ie/event/bamchallengecycle
For further information on Rett Syndrome Ireland, log onto www.rettsyndrome.ie
TAL is delighted to announce our support of Cork Penny Dinners, a very worthwhile charity dedicated to serving nourishing meals to those who are in need seven days a week, all year round, including Christmas Day.
At TAL we support charities working in our local community as part of our Corporate Social Responsibity Policy. We recently donated funds to Cork Penny Dinners to help them to continue serving over 1,000 meals a week and to provide a warm dry place to sit and eat in a welcoming atmosphere.
Cork Penny Dinners is one of Cork’s oldest caring organisations, helping the people of Cork since the 1840s. For more information, see www.corkpennydinners.ie