The Medical School in the University of Limerick, designed by Grafton Architects, was the winner of the RIBA 2013 EU Award and a finalist in the highly prestigious RIBA Stirling Prize.
During Carrig Conservation provided stone procurement services to Grafton Architects. This involved advice in identifying the limestone to be used for cladding of the building. A quality control system was drawn up to cover all elements of stone procurement, stone manufacture, treatments, minor repairs and pre-handover cleaning. Approved tolerance variation was also agreed and imposed on the successful contractor manufacturing the stone cladding. Regular visits to site were carried out by qualified Carrig personnel to inspect and report on the quality achieved during manufacture and construction. Carrig monitored the contractor’s work and assisted where appropriate. We made frequent visits to site during the contract to snag all areas offered as completed and assessed with the Architect and contractor the quality of such work for acceptance. Visits incorporated the inspection of stone for tolerances and quality of fixings, culminating in signing off completed areas for the Architect to inspect. The building was completed in 2012.