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Promat portfolio helps keep Dublin Convention Centre safe

27 Jul 10 Promat has supplied a combination of its fire protection boards and specialist technical advice to help provide robust fire safety solutions for the new Convention Centre Dublin (CCD) project.

Both Promat PROMATECT®-B fire-rated cladding board and Promat PROMATECT®-L500 calcium silicate board were used on the project, which is positioned in Spencer Dock on the banks of the River Liffey and set to become an iconic landmark in the city.

The brief for the CCD project was to ‘create a building with a 100-year life span’. Over 7,000m2 of Promat PROMATECT®-B board was used in the external wall construction. This medium density calcium silicate board provides Class 0 performance and outstanding dimensional stability. In addition, Promat supplied PROMATECT®-L500 which provides two hours fire protection to ducting carrying electrical and computer cables throughout the building.

“The PROMATECT®-B was selected as part of a wider external cladding fire protection system.” explains Peter Keenan, Promat Business Manager for Ireland. “We were able to put together a suitable system which then had to pass a number of stringent tests to assess its fire resistance and acoustic properties before it was finally accepted for use on the project.”

At almost half a million square feet, the CCD is the largest single-use building constructed in Dublin in decades. Designed by world-renowned Pritzker prize- winning architect Kevin Roche, the Centre has joined the famous Four Courts and Custom House buildings on the city’s riverfront. Its many facilities include a 2,000-seat auditorium and a large range of purpose-built meeting, banqueting and exhibition spaces. 

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