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LUAS Cross City Scheme

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

The Mattest Dublin laboratory has recently been awarded the materials testing contract for the new LUAS Cross City Scheme in Dublin. Sisk Steconfer JV are the design and construction contractor for the new 5km light rail line project which runs from St. Stephen’s Green to Broombridge.

Mattest Construction - LUAS Cross City Scheme 

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M3 Clonee - Kells Motorway 61km

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Mattest complete the testing contract on the M3 Clonee – Kells Motorway which is the single longest road project ever to be constructed in Ireland and officially opened in June 2010.

Mattest Construction - the M3 Clonee to Kells Motorway

The M3 PPP scheme forms part of the National Primary Route Network, providing a strategic link between Dublin and the north-west region. The new build M3/N3 mainline route is 61km long and replaces an existing single carriageway that was operating at capacity and beyond.

The Main contractor was Eurolink

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National Accreditation Board

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Mattest (Ireland) Ltd are delighted to announce that they have been awarded with Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB) Accreditation for our Dublin and Cork laboratories. Mattest (Ireland) Ltd have made the change from our pervious accreditation provider the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) Accreditation Body in the Republic of Ireland.

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Pyrite Testing - Ireland

Tuesday, 24 May 2016

Mattest have been involved in the analysis and testing for the presence of pyrite since 2007 when it was established that there was a substantial issue in relation to the swelling of floors as a result of the presence of pyrite in the backfill. In 2013 I.S. 398-1:2013 “Reactive pyrite in sub-floor hardcore material – Part 1: Testing and categorization protocol” was published.

Pyrite is a naturally occurring mineral which may be present in sedimentary rock deposits. When pyrite is exposed to oxygen and moisture it oxidises and produces sulphuric acid which then may react with calcium carbonates in the backfill to form gypsum which results in the swelling of the backfill.

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Mattest awarded the testing on By-Pass

Friday, 26 February 2016

Mattest awarded the testing on both the A26 Glarryford to Drones Road and the A31 Magherafelt By-Pass

Mattest Construction - Awarded Testing on the A26 & A31

Main contractor BAM/McCann JV have begun work on the A26 and A31 road contract.

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Mattest (Ireland) Ltd Expansion

Friday, 26 February 2016

Mattest are delighted to announce their expansion in Dublin to a new location in Unit 2, Northwest Business Park, Dublin 15.

Mattest Construction - Northwest Business Park, Dublin 15.

Established in 1991 in Belfast, Mattest followed with the Dublin laboratory being commissioned in 1998, followed by a Cork laboratory in 2001.

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