Techrete is the largest company in the design, manufacture and supply of architectural precast cladding to the United Kingdom and Irish construction markets with their headquarters located in Balbriggan, North County Dublin. The project consisted of 1,250m2 of new office space built over two storeys adjacent to the warehouse.
The client commissioned Axiseng to design and develop the reinforced concrete slabs with embedded pipework which were used for heating and cooling of the entire building, an innovative system that was new to its kind.
Through a series of sample panels, the most efficient geometry and effective pipe size were determined. The resulting panels from the construction were used as the floor and ceiling slabs in the offices as to minimize wastage.
The cast-in pipework was connected to ground source heat pumps and the entire system provided very efficient heating and cooling to the facilities all year round.
Axiseng also collaborated with Techrete to develop the geometry of the concrete slabs to maximize light reflection into the office space, providing the office with the ideal amount of natural light during the day. The overall design of the embedded pipework heating and cooling system as well as the optimized light reflection in the office provides for continued cost savings and environmental sustainability for the organisation.