Tullow Community School
This work was similar to that at St. Brigid’s N.S. (Scoil Bhríde) at Kilcullen in Kildare in that it also involved a major extension at a school that remained in operation during the construction and fit-out stages.
Lightning Protection Ireland was contracted to install a lightning protection system to the new extension, which comprised a two-storey administration area, general purpose classrooms, and a number of specialist rooms.
We again worked in close consultation with other contractors and school management. We installed a total of 25n 2.4n copper bond earth electrodes, complete with rod to tape clamp. We used both steel columns and 25x3mm PVC tape as down conductors, and we installed PVC Aluminium Tape on the roof of the school as an air termination network.
All work we carried out was certified to IS EN 63205.