Situation:

Dublin Airport, is an international airport serving the capital city of Ireland. The airport is located 10km north of Dublin and it is located in Collinstown. In 2014, 21.7 million passengers passed through the airport, making it the busiest state airport in Ireland. The airport has an extensive short and medium haul network, served by an array of carriers as well as some intercontinental routes focused in the Middle East and North America.
When the DAA (Dublin Airport Authority) invested €609m in a new terminal, they wanted to ensure the passenger-oriented sustainable-design would last for a significant amount of time. A glass and steel shell design in the terminal provided natural light providing a feeling of entering a large open space. To continue this ambience through to the floor, much of the floor was covered with large format granite tile. The granite tile is aesthetically pleasing, easy to maintain but difficult to place.

Challenges:

• High-traffic area
• 75,000 m2 (807,319.69 ft2) installation area
• Three types of large format granite tile
• The largest construction project at that time with as many as 2,600 workers on site at once

Used Products

ARDEX X 7 G PLUS Grey

Flexible Adhesive with Built-In Admix for Floor and Wall Tiling

ARDEX S 20 Flexible Grey

Rapid Hardening and Rapid Drying Natural Stone Tile Adhesive

ARDEX C 2

Wall and Floor Tile Grout

ARDEX X 7 R

Rapid Setting Flexible Adhesive for Floor and Wall Tiling

ARDEX EWC

Water Based Epoxy Membrane (ABPIL Epoxy Waterproof Coating)

ARDEX RS PLUS

Latex Sub-Floor Levelling and Smoothing Compound

ARDEX K 15-HB

High Build Rapid Drying Sub-Floor Smoothing Compound

ARDEX A 35

Rapid Setting and Drying Cement for Floor Screeds

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Solution:

ARDEX Ireland suggested a combination of rapid drying products ARDEX K 15-HB High Build, Rapid Drying Sub-Floor Smoothing Compound and ARDEX A35 Rapid Setting and Drying Cement for Floor Screeds. ARDEX products were recommended because they cure fast enough to allow foot traffic within a few hours. This key benefit allowed several thousand other trade workers to continue installations with minimal interruption. Many of the ARDEX rapid dry products have a high compressive strength for durability and are competitively priced. The use of rapid drying, high quality and cost-effective solutions from ARDEX ensured the large-format tile installation on a large infrastructural project was completed successfully and on-time.

Participants:

Installers
Stone Systems – Carlow, Ireland
Grange Tiling Limited – Dublin, Ireland
Floor Form of Ireland – Co. Meath, Ireland

General Contractor
PJ Hegarty & Sons – Dublin, Ireland

Architects
Pascall and Watson Architects – Dublin, Ireland and London, United Kingdom

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