Who We Are
PCA Irl are a Dublin based structural and civil engineering consultancy who specialize in providing expert analysis and design for architectural practices, the general public and the construction industry.
Our product is simple “we provide expert design solutions using the latest software and the most up to date Codes of Practice, we provide them efficiently and we provide a service that represents value”.
Extension in South Dublin
Hidden within the fabric of this Bauhaus like design is a complicated structure. The full height glazing, large windows, corner glazing and non-stacked first floor required some head scratching and thought to produce a structural design that would not compromise the integrity of the architectural design.
Understanding the Structure
To get the best out of any design, you must first understand in finite detail how the structure will align with the architectural layout. This is why PCA produce detailed 3d models. It allows the entire building to be virtually built before a sod is turned.
Gabions in Westport
Glass Residential Extension
This is a rear extension which was predominantly glass. The structure had to be lightweight and almost invisible. At nightime the roof will appear as if it floats.
Portal Frame Shed
This is a classic Portal Frame Shed achieving spans of 40m
Light Weight Garden Shed
We just completed the structural design for this light weight shed which will comprise a swimming pool and gymnasia. Although it appears simple, the soils which it is constructed upon where highly shrinkable Clays (which were dried out) . This meant that we actually had to design the foundations to stop the soils pushing the […]