We are currently on site with SISK providing 261 new homes for Dublin City Council using rapid build modular technology. The project is comprised of four sites delivering a mix of one, two and three bedroom apartments and houses – incorporating the latest renewable energy systems.
Under our appointment to the DCC Framework, Cogent Associates are providing full pre and post contract Cost Management services to Bonham Street, Bunratty Road, Springvale & Cork Street. The modular method ensures that critical overarching design requirements such as scale, form, materials and spatial layout are well defined at an early stage.
The DCC Framework of consultants is being made available to all Local Authorities and Approved Housing Bodies throughout the Republic of Ireland who also wish to develop apartment projects using this approach. This will significantly improve the timelines for procurement of design-build contractors for the delivery of housing in Dublin City and throughout the country where modern methods of construction are to be employed.
Tags: modular housing, modern methods of construction, Social Housing, DCC
With housing shortages and the EU’s NZEB deadline for newbuilds looming, the social housing developments by Cluid in Co. Kerry are current examples of rapid build and energy efficient construction.
Cogents experience with this development, combined with DCC’s modular building projects, is providing us with valuable insights into new construction methods, designed to meet the current demands facing the housing sector.
The major challenge, as outlined in the SCSIs most recent Tender Price Index Report, is the skill shortages. With costs forecast to rise another 6.3pc this year, well-informed, fact-based decision making will be crucial.Tags: DCC, Housing, residential, Cluid, TPI, SCSI