BUILD October 2017 (Gray Insulation and Fabrication LLC)

10 BUILD / October 2017 , Personal Touch Established in 1939, O’Reilly Concrete was originally a small sand and gravel business. This 100% family owned company has grown over the decades to become one of the largest precast manufacturers in Ireland and the UK. Its frame buildings and range of prestressed and precast walls, floors and stairs are used for many types of construction including schools, apartment blocks, hotels, retail developments and student accommodation. The O’Reilly Group comprise of O’ Reilly Precast Concrete, O’ Reilly Oakstown Environmental and Barleystone Paving. Through the company’s Environmental division, they supply a range of Wastewater Treatment Systems, Rainwater Harvesting Systems and Attenuation Tanks. Barleystone Paving manufacture a vast range of block paving, patio slabs, airtight blocks, lightweight blocks and bagged aggregates The O’Reilly Group have seen their core precast business grow in both Ireland and the UK over the past five years. With a strong in-house technical design team, the company has experienced significant growth in the UK - especially with their precast and prestressed walls, precast columns and hollowcore flooring. The Co. Cavan based company have seven production facilities across Ireland. Ballyhoe Plant which is just outside Carrickmacross in Co Monaghan specialises in the manufacture of precast walls for rapid build modular construction. The company now directly employs 230 staff with 85 sub-contractors “Due to significant recent growth, especially in the UK market, we have ramped up our production capacity over the past two years,” said Group Operations Director Paddy Hagan. By 2020, it is predicted that 50% of all construction in the UK will be ‘Offsite Construction’. This trend has led to significant growth for the precast concrete industry where large precast elements are produced in a factory controlled environment and arrive on site on time and when programme is a key requirement then Precast is very much the preferred choice for most contractors. The future looks very bright for O’Reilly Concrete who recently opened its Cardiff office. Current Projects include the Hilton Hotel at Doncaster Racecourse as well as the Capital Dock Project in Dublin where Ireland’s tallest building is currently under construction. In January, the company will begin another high- profile project, the Hilton Hotel at Terminal two Heathrow Airport. CE170030