GLAS Special: Irish Institute of Sports Surfaces Industry Update
Donal Kearney, of the Irish Institute of Sports Surfaces, highlights crucial services on offer to those responsible for sports surface maintenance.
20 July 2017 | 0
The Irish Institute is a specialist provider of Training and Consultancy in the management of Sport Surfaces (Natural & Synthetic) in Ireland.
Through training and education the Institute will strive to promote ‘Best Practice’ for standards of excellence in Sport Surface management.
The Institute will also strive to encourage, develop and include people from all streams of society in Ireland who are dedicated in pursuing a career in Sport Surface management.
Our training courses include QQI accredited training courses which demonstrate our commitment in developing and promoting ‘Best Practice’ and competency for the management of Sport Surfaces.
We are the industry leader in delivering high quality and accredited qualifications for grounds care with courses available to you either on location or at a designated centre.
Our courses are endorsed and recognised by the Institute’s Advisory Panel and offer a wide range of skill development, from induction through to technical level.
Check out some of the services we offer.
Consultancy – Finding the Problem & Giving the Solution
Site investigation to understand and realise all the issues involved. A thorough inspection of the site or surface, including laboratory tests maybe part of the process. When the Investigation has produced results, a feasibility study can then be produced to present the findings. The report will contain an identification of the problem, recommend the solution and outline potential costs involved.
A detailed specification and a bill of quantities are produced. Each design is tailored to suit individual clients and fulfil minimum quality performance standards required by the club or client.
Implementing a Practical Solution
This includes sourcing a suitable and credible contractor. Supervision of the solution is crucial to ensure what is prescribed actually happens. This includes quality control of material, sequence of operations, design interpretation, and project sign-off.
Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering Services
Site evaluation surveys
Our evaluations look at many different aspects of the site, from ground suitability to flood risk. We even evaluate sites with existing buildings or construction works to determin the site’s suitability for proposed additional development. We provide planning permission services for all types of developments as well.
A complete project management and supervision service is provided. We assist clients in the selection of designers and contractors. We undertake site inspections to monitor construction works. We certify contractor payments at the inspection stages of the construction project. We issue a certificate of compliance with the Building Regulations after project completion.