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Love the stairwell and lift encased in glass. Looks just like the real thing. Modelling on another level. 

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Start of google buildings on barrow street all 18 storeys. It will be awhile

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Oh my. 4mm scale, 10 foot per storey = 180 feet and 720 mm, or two foot six in old money. Wouldn't like to do it in 7mm...

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David

the dimenision of what i can fit are 860mm high x 726mm long x 410mm and this has been reduced also excluding the three storey undergronud car park

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I need to visit Dublin again.  When you mentioned this building I googled it (Jeeves was having a lie down!) to see what it looked like. The skyline of the city has changed dramatically from the last time I was there so for now your layout will have to be my map. 

Paul

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first photos of the start of google buildings

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All the signs of either an architect or an engineer at work, am I correct Warb?

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On 7/5/2018 at 5:51 PM, warb said:

also excluding the three storey undergronud car park

I'm sure we can forgive leaving out the underground car park!!!   😉

Looking fantastic as always - incredible level of modelling.

Thanks for sharing.

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First two photos show the ceiling of each floor on test piece to check they work. The other photos show the lift shaft fitted giving overall height of google buildings.

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Test sample of ceiling complete only 18 to do

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Fascinating piece of work. It is remarkable to see the standard and level of expertise.

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25 minutes ago, warb said:

more work done

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On 7/8/2018 at 6:54 PM, warb said:

Test sample of ceiling complete only 18 to do

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Hi Warb.

Nice to see a model of a Composite floor system.

Are you modelling the building under construction?  

Combination of building elements, shuttering, cranes and other plant would make an interesting and very different model.

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John

Got it in one i will probably do a mixture under construction. The front will be fully glazed only leaving the side and canal end  exposed under construction. 

regards

warb

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construction photos of google buildings

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Very impressive model and structure.

Generally with a building of this nature 1-2 floor levels of composite steel decking are installed before the concrete topping is laid, depending on type of decking and span the decking may or may not require propping. 

These days edge protection and safety netting would be installed to a floor level before the composite decking is installed on a level.

The steel decking acts as a crash deck for workers (typically steelfixers & concrete layers) working below the structural steel erectors.

Floor design and construction loadings with composite slabs is critical, I had one near miss on a project I was managing about 20 years ago and investigated a couple of composite floor collapses, in two cases the decks were supposedly designed to be self supporting.

Service installation/interior fit out can take place on the lower levels once slab meets minimum required strength, it gets a bit more complicated where propping is required as it may be necessary to back prop to lower levels of the building.

Generally the planner/project manager would avoid installing cladding to an elevation until structural steelwork and concrete works are complete to the full height of a building to eliminate the risk of damage to the (very expensive) cladding.

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some of the parts required for google buildings

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Found old photos of the start of barrow street 12 years ago through the years 

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A layout that just keeps on giving. I have always loved the 'railway in the landscape' concept, with less = more where track is concerned. Barrow Street is lifting things to new levels with its additional vertical elements. Not something many of us have space for, so all the more admirable.

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