NEC3 Engineering and Construction Contract (ECC) option A (priced contract with activity schedule) was selected as a contract of choice in the construction of the Giant Causeway's visitors centre which used geothermal energy to heat up the building. The award winning, semi-subterranean design by Dublin architect heneghan peng architects are described as two folds into the landscape, with facades of basalt stone columns and glass divided by a sloping grass roof. The 186 hexagonal columns are made from volcanic basalt quarried in nearby Kilrea, from the same lava flows which formed the Giants Causeway. A carpet of grasses and wildflowers, cultivated in a field beside the centre, stretches across the roof while 4.5km of underground pipes heat the centre using geothermal energy. Read the case study here: #renewable #greenenergy #fromthearchive #netzero #geothermal

Posted by Panumas from NEC Contracts at 2023-09-01 12:53:44 UTC