Background

John Sisk & Son, Ireland’s leading construction company, has been at the forefront of building and contracting across Ireland, the UK, and Europe for generations. Renowned for delivering high-quality projects ranging from intricate commercial buildings to expansive infrastructure projects, their dedication to excellence is renowned, along with a profound commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship.

Challenge

The diverse and often transient nature of John Sisk & Son’s projects presented a unique challenge: providing high-quality, functional, and sustainable workspaces for their on-site teams. The company sought a solution that would not only offer practical benefits but also align with their ambitious sustainability goals. They needed workspaces that were adaptable, eco-friendly, and reflective of their brand’s commitment to making a positive impact on the environment.

The Solution: Sustainability at the Core

“At Sisk, we’re dedicated to leading the way in sustainability, ensuring that our projects not only meet but exceed environmental standards. CabinTec’s innovative approach to eco-friendly cabins has been instrumental in helping us achieve our sustainability goals,” remarked Barry Murphy, Plant Operations Manager at John Sisk & Son.

CabinTec’s designs focused on energy efficiency, utilising sustainable materials, and minimising waste, thereby significantly reducing the environmental footprint of temporary construction site setups.

Tailored and Efficient

Working in close collaboration with John Sisk & Son, CabinTec developed customised cabins that were specifically engineered to meet the unique demands of each project site. Rapid deployment and flexibility were key, ensuring that these eco-friendly solutions were delivered swiftly and could be adapted or relocated as project needs evolved.

Promoting Environmental Welfare

CabinTec’s cabins were not only designed with sustainability in mind but also aimed to enhance the overall site welfare. By providing a comfortable, safe, and energy-efficient environment, these cabins supported John Sisk & Son’s workforce, fostering well-being and productivity on site.

A Partnership for the Future

Barry Murphy noted, “This partnership with CabinTec has set a new standard for sustainability in construction site operations. Their bespoke cabins have become a cornerstone in our strategy to not only improve our environmental performance but also to lead by example in our industry.”

Product Information

The Nomad 8511S-Gen

The Nomad 8511S-Gen stands as a testament to sustainable innovation, designed to support larger construction crews with unparalleled efficiency. This unit blends spacious design with cutting-edge energy solutions, setting a new standard for on-site welfare.

  • Dimensions: 8.5m x 3m, catering to a large workforce.
  • Comprehensive Facilities: Includes a 10-person canteen, two bathrooms, generator room, dry room, office space for 1-2 people, maintenance room, and storage.
  • Advanced Energy System: Equipped with 11 solar panels (405W each), a 3kW solar inverter, and 14.4kW lithium batteries.
  • Hybrid Energy: Features a 6kVA backup generator for consistent power supply.

This smart solar system reduces generator use from 50 to just 4 hours weekly, slashing fuel costs by £115 per week (£5,980 annually) and saving £1,300 on maintenance. This significant efficiency boost offers both financial savings and environmental benefits, marking a leap forward in sustainable construction site management.

Barry stated, “The hybrid approach optimises fuel consumption, striking a balance between sustainability and functionality. This aligns with our goal of minimising environmental impact while meeting the energy needs of construction sites efficiently”.

The Roamer 258EOXS

  • Mobile Efficiency: Designed for seamless relocation across sites.
  • Power System: Features a 6kVA generator and solar panels with batteries to power 12V lights, water pumps, hydraulic systems, and a diesel heater efficiently.
  • Telematics Integration: Offers advanced monitoring of performance and location for enhanced operational oversight.
  • Essential Amenities: Equipped with a low-usage fridge, Burco water heater, fresh drinking water access, and a microwave for increased self-sufficiency.
  • Advanced Waste Management: Includes a toilet with a drop-through system, supported by comprehensive waste and water tanks.

Barry added, “The Roamer has been pivotal in advancing sustainable, efficient on-site welfare solutions for us. Its innovative features offer significant operational cost savings without impacting performance, setting a new benchmark in construction site accommodations.”

Conclusion

The collaboration between CabinTec and John Sisk & Son epitomises innovation, sustainability, and practicality in the construction industry. By delivering customised, eco-friendly welfare solutions, CabinTec has played a pivotal role in supporting John Sisk & Son’s mission to enhance sustainability and environmental responsibility.

As Cabintec celebrates its anniversary and 2023 is fast approaching, we look back at how successful the last year has been for all at Cabintec.

 

CabinTec was established to take the design and manufacture of cabins and site welfare units to a new level for a variety of industries and sectors. With innovative ideas and efficient manufacturing methods, we not only create your temporary accommodation space, but we also build products that will last a lifetime and provide your business with a building that you can depend on every day.

 

Launching a new business during the pandemic was a risk. With businesses having a growing demand for additional space, newly imposed regulations in place for welfare on construction sites and individuals setting up home offices, we located our premises in Kilcronagh Business Park, Cookstown; in the centre of Mid Ulster – which with the calliper of manufacturing firms is well regarded as the heart of the engineering industry in Ireland.

 

CabinTec has grown our manufacturing facility to 30,000 square feet, increasing the size of the factory from the original plans to allow us to reach new levels of manufacturing capabilities and match product demand across the UK and Ireland. Products are taken right from design to completion in-house, state of the art manufacturing facilities including a 15m x 6m blasting booth and 13m x 6m Dolby oven allowing full control of production and quality standards. As a result, our customers can choose from an endless array of design and sizing options.

 

We have released a wide range of products this year including the ROAMER AND STATESMAN.

 

The ROAMER range of towable welfare accommodation cabins provides an instant solution for your sanitary, welfare and canteen requirements on site whilst the STATESMAN Executive cabin range offers more style and comfort while providing a better workspace environment.

 

CabinTec focuses on providing a quality service, quality design and quality support – our range of products can be purchased at the basic specification or tailored to your specific application using the latest CAD technology setting new standards in cabin innovation and manufacture. Good design ensures full compliance and consistency standards are met throughout production, providing customers with the reassurance of safety and quality every time.

 

The focus was not only on improving our facilities and products, but also on our staff. We have seen a year of growth for our company, and our workforce has grown with it. In addition to deepening their knowledge of safe working, we provided them with in-house training to enhance their skills.

 

Following a full operating year in business, we are very proud of all we have achieved in such a short space of time. All of us here at Cabintec are looking forward to the new year with many exciting plans in place. At CabinTec it’s not just about building cabins; it’s about creating your space.

Thank you to all our customers for their ongoing support throughout the year. From all of us at Cabintec, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year!

If you want to keep up to date with the latest news and products, follow our social media channels or book an on-site demonstration of our welfare unit give us a call at 028 8627 7633.