On Saturday 21st March 2015, the annual Irish Concrete Society Awards took place and Shay Murtagh Precast were announced as Winners of the 3rd International Award “Reading Elevated Platform Viaduct”.
The International Award recognises Irish companies who export product or service off the island of Ireland and reflects the growing emphasis on export for all in Irish construction and is sponsored by Enterprise Ireland.
Chosen from a total of 10 entries the jury quoted:
“This major Rail infrastructure project involved the construction of a 1000m. viaduct in a 30 week period. This viaduct is a series of flyovers that is the U.K’s longest concrete viaduct. The project consisted of 244 Bridge Beams with spans of 25m, 176 No. Precast Box Culverts, each weighing 28 tonnes, 84 Box Beams and over 1000 Precast Concrete panels used for a reinforced earth retaining wall. This project demonstrated both technical and innovation excellence in concrete on this major infrastructural project. It involved close coordination and programming with the client Network Rail when installing the concrete units adjacent to the live railway tracks. The entrant brought a precast value engineered design solution over the original in-situ specification and the judges were impressed with the scale and complexity of this project on a tight programme.”
Project Client: Reading Elevated Platform Viaduct
Irish Supplier: Shay Murtagh Precast
You can see more of the project in our recent blogs that gave updates on various stages of the project.