Based in Ballinasloe, Co Galway, TRIUR Construction Ltd is a Specialist Civil Engineering & Building Company which delivers high quality projects safely, on time and within budget. Building Ireland heard more from company Project Manager, Lurcán Donnellan recently.
Business is booming right now at TRIUR Construction Ltd and the plan is to keep things that way after getting back up and running at 13 Society Street, Ballinasloe, Co Galway.
This past January marked one of the company’s busiest months on record and, after becoming category finalists at the prestigious Irish Construction Excellence (ICE) Awards, it safe to say that things were very much on the up at TRIUR Construction Ltd at the start of 2020.
That was before the COVID-19 pandemic caused the government to lockdown the country on March 11th, effectively bringing a halt to construction projects nationwide however TRIUR Contraction’s essential works on the Irish National rail network meant they continued to work right throughout the pandemic working closely with all authorities to ensure the strictest of guidelines were followed to ensure the safety of all the workforce and their families.
TRIUR Construction Ltd has been back up and running since May 18th on all other projects around the country and business is very much thriving, according to Projects Manager Lurcán Donnellan who took the time to fill Building Ireland in on the details.
“Right now we have over 40 staff and all of these would be directly employed by the company,” he said.
“I’ve been Project Manager with TRIUR Construction Ltd since June 2019 and look after the company’s projects in the northern half of the country from Galway to Dublin and above.”
Established since 2012, TRIUR Construction Ltd was founded by its current directors Gary Coone, Pat Hartigan and Cathal Coleman.
All three men come from a Civil Engineering background and developed a company which today offers clients a diverse range of services across various disciplines within the construction sector.
The growth of TRIUR Construction Ltd over the last eight years has been impressive, especially when you take into account that it was born in a time when the construction industry in this country was reeling.
Its success to date is based on its ability to provide complete in-house solutions to cater for all of their clients’ civil engineering and building requirements.
The firm operate on a directly employed multi-skilled workforce model and this, combined with a wholly owned fleet of specialist plant and equipment, enables greater flexibility, control, safety and quality on all their construction projects.
TRIUR Construction Ltd has successfully undertaken the role of Project Supervisor Construction Stage (PSCS) while delivering numerous construction projects.
Since setting up shop eight years ago, one of the company’s core values has been to develop and maintain strong client relationships and this has been achieved through honest and open dialogue, value engineering through innovation and the safe delivery of a high quality end result on all their construction projects.
Having recently marked 12 months with the company, Lurcán insists that building year on year organically remains the priority at TRIUR Construction Ltd.
“We had the biggest January on record this year and we’re definitely moving in the right direction,” said the Project Manager.
“The main focus is just to steadily build year on year and the ‘Structure C’ Bray Head project was a nice one to work on last year as it was a great opportunity for TRIUR Construction Ltd to demonstrate its immense capability to deliver complex projects with tight deadlines.”
TRIUR’s work has seen them successfully complete contracts in all 26 counties in the Republic of Ireland and its work on the Renewal of Coastal Defence Asset ‘Structure C’ Bray Head saw it shortlisted at the 2020 ICE awards in its Specialist Services Contractor category.
This project peaked TRIUR’s interest once it was released for tender, possessing the equipment, personnel, expertise and resolve to successfully deliver this project.
Upon securing the contract, TRIUR understood the mammoth challenge that lay ahead and immediately delved into the planning of the works in order to establish a programme which encompassed the project requirements, complexities and constraints as outlined in the tender documents.
Once the project timeline was firmly in place and agreed by both parties, a strong logistic plan was developed to mitigate project delay risks. Each party was aware of their roles and responsibilities within this plan. All tasks were accomplished within the required timelines which enabled works to run smoothly.
The collaborative approach to this project from all parties streamlined the flow of information and allowed the project teams from both TRIUR and Iarnród Éireann to deliver a tremendous end product, on time and within budget.
It was certainly a project to be proud of and a testament to each and every individual involved from conception right through to completion who achieved excellence.
Irish Rail were the clients on the project which had a contract value of €600,000.
TRIUR were as proud as any company in the country to learn that they had been shortlisted in the Specialists Service Contractors category at the annual ICE Awards before the event’s postponement in March.
“Irish Rail nominated us just before Christmas and we went through the interviews at the start of February,” Lurcán outlined.
“It was a huge achievement to be shortlisted and to be recognised at the top of our field, especially only being established eight years and having started in the middle of a recession.
“I think it does show how far TRIUR Construction has come in such a relatively short space of time.”
So what has been the secret to success for TRIUR Construction Ltd?
On this project in particular, Lurcán feels their past experience was key along with the depth of knowledge amongst TRIUR’s highly skilled workforce. Having a directly employed workforce and ownership of all specialised plant ensured complete control allowing the tight logistical plan to be executed flawlessly.
“We’re known for our high quality workmanship nationwide,” he said.
“A lot of it came down to our price once it was released for tender, we directly employ all of our own staff so we can keep costs quite lean.
“The retention of staff here would be well above the national average, which is invaluable next time you get a similar project.”
Through its experience and pro-active approach of a highly skilled management staff, engineers and skilled workforce, it’s plain to see that TRIUR has established, and continue to grow, a solid client base throughout the country.
TRIUR Construction Ltd
13 Society Street,
Tel: 09096 44392
E-mail: [email protected]
This article was published in Building Ireland Magazine, July/August 2020, Vol 6 No 4