Project Description: O Dwyer Steel were engaged by Dublin Zoo to fabricate and install structural steel, wire mesh netting and entrance vestibules for the new Flamingo Aviary.
Location : Dublin Zoo
Project Size: 40m clear span trusses.
Features: The main structural elements are toblerone type trusses, upside down with a max span of 40m. Fabrication, painting and Transportation were particular challenges that required careful planning by ODS staff.
The paint system is a 3 coat system with finish coat of polyurethane paint shop applied. ODS fabricated stillage’s for ease of transport and minimal paintwork damage during on site erection.
The Flamingos are enclosed all around and over head by a wire mesh system. The wire mesh is fixed to a tensionable wire rope system, all of which was in ODS scope of works. To solve the problem of installing netting over head ODS fabricated a unique working platform.
The flamingos occupied their new hope in April 2015.