This project involved the construction of a generic styled 16 classroom school adopted to suit the client by Wejchert Architects. The upper floor structure is framed in steel atop precast flooring on loadbearing blockwork and traditional strip foundations. The gymnasium was constructed using a 3D roof truss configuration spanning the long axis of the gym. The design of these elements allowed for prefabrication and thus reduced construction time. Hayes Higgins Partnership provided all of the Civil and Structural Engineering Services for Gael Cholaiste Askea.


Name: Gaelcholaiste, Askea Carlow

Means of Procurement: Traditional

Client: Carlow VEC



Gaelcholaiste Askea Carlow

Description of Role: 

Civil Structural Engineering Services
Complete infrastructural design package 
Temporary Works Design

Dates of Involvement:


Design Team

Architect: A&D Wejchert

Civil & Structural: Hayes Higgins Partnership

Mechanical & Electrical: VMRA (Varmings)

Quantity Surveyors: Nolan Ryan Partnership