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Information Manager for Scott Tallon Walker Architects

Academy of Urbanism Annual Congress 2018

Scott Tallon Walker Architects are proud to be sponsors of the Academy of Urbanism (AoU) Annual Congress 2018 is taking place in Cork, Ireland from Wednesday 27th to 30th June 2018. David Flannery and Philip Jackson will be in attendance and will also be speaking at this years event.

Cork City itself is the location of a variety Scott Tallon Walker Architects successful building projects in the commercial officetourismsport & entertainmenthigher educationhealthcarescience & technology and residential sectors.

Scott Tallon Walker Architects have an office in Cork since 2004 and have been involved in notable projects such as the Lapp’s Quay Hotel & Office DevelopmentSt Patrick’s PlaceEnterprise Ireland Webworks Innovation CentreUniversity College Cork Tyndall Institute and Spike Island. Recent urban regeneration projects include the Brewery Quarter Masterplan which includes student housing and an Arena.

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David Flannery is a Director of Scott Tallon Walker Architects. Following extensive experience in Dublin’s docklands regeneration, he established the Cork office of STW in 2004 and has gone on to demonstrate the urban design and tourism potential of Cork Harbour, one of the world’s largest natural harbours, through the masterplanning of both Cobh Waterfront and Spike Island, a former military fortification at its centre. As well as large-scale dockland projects and campus design for some of the city’s major employers, he demonstrates the ability to design thoroughly modern buildings which respect and activate their context within the historic city core. He is currently spearheading the masterplan for the regeneration of a former 18th century brewery built on the original medieval Hiberno Viking settlement of the city, into a vibrant mixed-use precinct of student residences, employment, cultural and entertainment buildings that will also deliver a wealth of new public realm such as two new pedestrian bridges, a new public riverside quay, reinstated medieval laneways, a new public square and the eagerly anticipated Cork Events Centre, all within the main meander of the south channel of the River Lee. David is an active academician since 2014.

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Philip Jackson is an Architect and Planner with Scott Tallon Walker Architects in Dublin. His work ranges from small-scale urban infill to large-scale urban masterplans. He is also Chair of the RIAI Urban Design Committee, which is developing the ‘RIAI Town and Village Toolkit’. A key component of the Toolkit is designing for ‘Health and happiness’.

The UK and China’s leading experts unite at the first joint Oncology Congress

Sheila Carney and Kevin Bates from Scott Tallon Walker Architects are attending the first UK-China Oncology Congress, taking place over two days in the heart of China’s capital city, which will bring together over 1,000 representatives from both countries, to work together to help tackle the global cancer challenge.

Cancer is now the second leading cause of death globally, with China accounting for approximately 20% of the world’s new cancer cases and 27% of the world’s cancer deaths, and with the number of people living with cancer rising by almost half a million in the last five years in the UK.

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As part of the new Golden Era of relations, the UK and China have set out to work together on a wide range of global issues, with healthcare representing a vitally important new area of collaboration.

The China National Cancer Centre together with the Department for International Trade and the British Embassy Beijing, will bring together leading academic and industrial experts from the UK and China to tackle the global cancer challenge. Representatives will attend from a wide range of institutions including universities, hospitals, distributors, commercial organisations and research institutes. Attendees include AstraZeneca, Digital China Health, four UK National Health Service (NHS) Trusts and five leading UK Universities.

Exhibiting at the congress will be 30 UK companies working in the field of oncology to showcase the UK’s global expertise, and to seek new collaborations with Chinese organisations. State of the art and innovative products and services will be on display from top UK healthcare enterprises, covering the patient journey of prevention, diagnosis, primary and specialist care, rehabilitation and end of life care; and the science of the patient pathway for new therapies.

As home to many of the world’s most famous cancer hospitals and specialists, the UK is at the forefront of cancer research and the application of the very latest technologies to improve outcomes. Cancer survival in the UK has doubled in the last 40 years. The UK’s NHS strategy to improve cancer prevention, diagnosis, treatment and care until the end of life is committed to delivering the best possible outcomes for patients and their families.

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More information about UK-China Oncology Congress, please go to http://www.ukchinaoc.com/

UCD Future Campus

Diller Scofidio + Renfro’s with Scott Tallon Walker Architects, Sasaki Associates, GROSS. MAX., Arup, Atelier Ten, IN2 Engineering Design Partnership, Linesight, Michael Slattery Associates and i3PT have been shortlisted for the UCD Future Campus.

This international design competition focuses on enhancing and enlivening University College Dublin’s extensive campus. The competition seeks an outstanding integrated team for two much-needed design initiatives.

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Firstly, to create a strong urban design vision that foregrounds a highly-visible and welcoming entrance precinct, one combining placemaking with a stronger physical presence and identity for the University. And, secondly, to devise a concept design for a charismatic new building that expresses the University’s creativity – a making and learning lab – the Centre for Creative Design.

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In our proposal, the campus’ woodland walks are connected to form a public park around the campus. Their manicured landscapes are ‘re-wilded’ and drawn deep into the campus in a series of green promontories that alternate with academic plazas. The plazas signify UCD’s shift away from a campus of linear walks towards one of urban squares, each of which is anchored by a heritage structure.

A sweeping timber roof covers the lofty spaces, beginning as an expansive protected outdoor commons for the entire university and ending in a dramatic event space overlooking the main entrance with views to Howth Head beyond.

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Further information including a the shortlisted projects is available on Malcolm Reading Consultants competition website.

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Delivering World-Leading Healthcare Using BIM

 

Michael Earley will be presenting at Autodesk University in London on Tuesday 19th June along with Chad Bedard of CampbellReith and Lewis Wenman of Bouygues UK.

The presentation will discuss the development of UCLH’s (University College London Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust’s) new facility which will be home to one of only two NHS Centres for Proton Therapy, Europe’s largest centre for the treatment of blood disorders and surgery services.

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Both CampbellReith and Scott Tallon Walker have been involved on this project from the earliest days. As the project has matured, so has the BIM environment and consequently the client BIM requirements. From the beginning this has been an ambitious BIM project, attempting to have a fully coordinated building with models from MEP, Structure, Architecture, Facade manufacturer, Drainage, Specialist Proton therapy equipment supplier, Contractor, and more. There have been many challenges along the way, but in working together as a team we have addressed them to deliver the client’s brief. We will discuss the Architectural and Structural challenges we have faced in modelling and coordinating amongst disciplines and how we have used Revit and Navisworks to overcome these.

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The panel of speakers will discuss the data outputs and how we have addressed the developing client brief to ensure we are delivering client requirements without impacting on deliverables or coordination.

 

Start Time: 2:10 pm | End Time: 3:05 pm | Class Type/Format: Industry Talk | Primary Product: Revit | Secondary Products: ,Navisworks Manage, | Speakers: Chad BedardMichael Earley, Lewis Wenman

Looking forward to seeing you there.

New Student Centre for Maynooth University and Maynooth Students’ Union

Scott Tallon Walker have been appointed following a design competition to begin work on a new Student Centre for Maynooth University and Maynooth Students’ Union (MSU). The centre will serve as the hub for student life on the campus and is part of the next phase of Maynooth University’s campus development plan. The plan is aimed at providing the critically important campus buildings and infrastructure needed to meet the changing needs of students, staff and the wider community.

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The new student centre will serve as a home-from-home for students and a focal point for student life. The new building will open in early 2021 and serve as a hub for MSU, clubs, societies, events, and a wider variety of activities that help to create that special sense of belonging that is so important to the Maynooth student experience.

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Scott Tallon Walker Architects have also designed the University’s Library, Iontas and School of Education buildings – the Student Centre will create a distinctive destination on campus that is welcoming, vibrant, friendly and inclusive. The Student Centre will be built and operated to the highest sustainability standards, including an innovative ‘outdoor living room’ under a sustainable canopy, blurring the distinction between indoor and outdoor space and creating a unique space and resource for student life.


Maynooth University News – https://www.maynoothuniversity.ie/news-events/maynooth-university-build-new-student-centre

 

CITA Digital Transition Series – April 2018

Michael Earley and Liam Farrelly of Scott Tallon Walker Architects  presented a case study on the use of BIM on Trinity Business School at the CITA Digital Transition Series on Wednesday 11th April 2018. Adrian Ryan (Arup) and Celine O’Connor also presented on Structural Engineer and Contractors perspectives.

The opening address was by David Browne (President RIAI)

Barry Lowry (Government Chief of Information) presented the Governments strategy for Digital.

The theme for the Trinity Business School presentation was “what worked well and what didn’t” and included detailed analysis at the process of using Level 2 BIM on the Business School. The project is currently under construction and is programmed for completion at the end of 2018.

Michael Earley gave an introduction to Scott Tallon Walker Architects, Trinity Business School, Level 2 BIM and some of the challenges in dealing with change.

Liam Farrelly presented the challenges in designing the Trinity Business School in BIM.

Adrian Ryan presented the challenges relating to the Substructure, Structure and Protected Structures.

Celine O’Connor gave an overview of the benefits of BIM to contractors and highlighted some important issues relating to the status of the model at tender.

The Trinity Business School team answering some questions after the presentations.

Summary information on Trinity Business School: CITA – Trinity Business School – Case Study – 3 Page


There was a panel discussion on the National BIM Council roadmap for BIM in Ireland afterwards which will be chaired by David Browne (RIAI President) and included leaders in the field of Design and Construction in Ireland.

The PowerPoint presentations are available on CIAT at http://www.cita.ie/cita-digital-transition-series-april-11th-2018/


The agenda and list of presenters was:

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CITA Digital Transition Series – April 2018

Michael Earley and Liam Farrelly of Scott Tallon Walker Architects will be presenting a case study on the use of BIM on Trinity Business School at the forthcoming CITA Digital Transition Series on Wednesday 11th April 2018. Greg Power (Trinity College Dublin), Adrian Ryan (Arup) and Celine O’Connor will also be presenting on the clients, Structural Engineer and Contractors perspectives.

The theme will be “what worked well and what didn’t” and will include detailed analysis at the process of using Level 2 BIM on the Business School. The project is currently under construction and is programmed for completion at the end of 2018.

The agenda and full list of presenters are:

Programme April 11th Final


More details and registration at:

http://www.cita.ie/events/digital-transition-series-april-2018-2/


Summary information on Trinity Business School:

CITA – Trinity Business School – Case Study – 3 Page


There will be a panel discussion on the National BIM Council roadmap for BIM in Ireland afterwards which will be chaired by David Browne (RIAI President) and includes leaders in the field of Design and Construction in Ireland.