Appointments & News

Scoil Phadraig wins RIAI Best Educational Building award

this year’s Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) award ceremony. The RIAI aims to recognise the quality of work carried out by RIAI members and highlight the


he new school in Westport which was installed with a 2,300m² Bauder Thermofol roof has been recognised at

contribution of Irish architects to the society. Scoil Phadraig under the project name of ‘New School in Town’ was nominated in the Public Choice Award for the best building in Ireland for which it was voted 2nd

and was

awarded Best Educational Building. The architectural team from Simon J Kelly

and Partners was led by Dermot McCabe and Elaine Naughton, who have previously completed the award winning Oughterard National School project in 2014, which also featured a Bauder Thermofol roof. Their strikingly modern and light filled design with 16 classrooms, a general-purpose room and ancillary accommodation provides all the features needed to enhance the children’s learning and to allow the teachers to set high standards of education. Another eye-catching aspect of the building

is its 2,300m² roof. The Bauder Thermofol PVC system, which was installed by approved contractors Priority Roofing & Cladding Ltd, provides an aesthetical finish to the building

in addition to a strong waterproofing system, resistant to the Irish climate. Following a final inspection, Bauder were able to provide a 20-year guarantee for the entire roof.

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Luceco’s Lighting Education at Secondary School

complete LED lighting solution during a recent refurbishment. In partnership with Musaed Salem Abdul Jader Co, the school is the first establishment for the Ministry of Education in the State of Kuwait, to be completely lit by energy saving, cost effective LED lighting.


uceco has recently supplied Abdul Razzak Al Basir Secondary School in Rumaithiya province in Kuwait with a

Ease of movement around the new school

has been enhanced by improved lighting. Attention was given to the lit route between lessons to ensure quick and safe access for both staff and pupils. Uniformity of light and good luminaire choice is a key consideration when lighting educational establishments. The use of LED LuxPanels prevent intrusion from the luminaire helping to create an open space for a large quantity of people to move around in. IP65 rated Climate LED luminaires were

used in Workshops, Plantrooms, and Storage areas with versatile IP65 rated LED Atlas luminaires used on stairwells and entrances. Titan Hibays were installed in sport facility areas to achieve the required lux levels. The High Bay is available in 110W and 200W options offering high efficacy providing instant light unlike traditional HID fittings, also with over 50,000 hours of maintenance free operation. Restrooms were lit with Carbon Downlights.

Abdul Razzak Al Basir Secondary School

now benefits from the huge advantages of LED energy efficient luminaries compared to traditional light sourced fittings, providing cost effective, durable, and safe lighting to meet the demands of any educational environment.

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