John Creed and Associates - Services Consultants, Environmental, Building and Land Surveying, wexford Ireland

By: John Creed And Associates  05/12/2011
Keywords: civil engineering, structural engineering


Structural engineering design
We carry out structural design of the following:

  • Multi-storey apartment, hotel, and office developments
  • Portal frame-type steel structures for factories, shopping units, and sports centres
  • Refurbishment and alterations of town centre-type properties such as public houses, shops, and offices
  • Piled foundations and ground beams
  • Raft foundations on poor ground
  • Retaining walls and basements
  • Temporary works including false work and scaffolding

Civil engineering design and inspection

  • Foul and surface water drainage
  • Surface water attenuation
  • Soakaway design
  • Culvert design
  • We can arrange pressure tests on pipelines and water mains, and certify that these have been constructed satisfactorally

Engineering reports

We prepare reports for insurance purposes e.g. typically after subsidence, flooding, leaking from pipes, storm damage and fire damage. We will liase with your Loss Assessor or insurance company and deal with their engineers.
We prepare reports on traffic accidents, boundary disputes and construction disputes and regularly appear in arbitration and court hearings as an expert witness.

We can prepare reports on alleged breaches of Planning Permission typically where enforcement notices have been issued. We can represent our clients in court or can prepare appeals to An Bórd Pleanála on foot of the enforcement notices.

We carry out environmental report and specification work for selected clients relating to planning permission and discharge license requirements of the Water Pollution Acts 1977-1990. Our clients include the owners and developers of public houses, caravan parks, quarries, housing estates, hotels, and holiday home developments. We are approved by Wexford County Council to carry out site suitability reports (percolation tests) for one-off houses.

Domestic Houses
We carry out periodic inspection on buildings in the course of construction. Our certification is acceptable to Homebond and all the major banks and building societies. Typically this involves inspections at the following stages:

  • Foundations
  • Floor slabs
  • Blockwork completion
  • Roof construction
  • First fix completion
  • Overall completion

We issue an 'Opinion on Compliance' on completion which allows our clients to complete the drawdown of their mortgages. It is also necessary should they ever wish to sell the property.

Structural surveys and snag lists
We carry out structural surveys and snag lists on domestic houses, apartments, and commercial properties such as shops, offices, factory buildings, and public houses.

Land surveying
We prepare contoured maps using Total Station Electronic Theodolites (EDM) and the latest Micro-Station software. These maps are prepared to a high degree of accuracy and typically show the following:

  • Contours
  • Boundaries
  • Roads
  • Overhead cables
  • Drainage

We prepare maps and certify areas for Land Registry purposes, such as the purchase of building sites.

Setting out
We provide setting out services to selected clients. This may involve setting out roads, kerb lines and houses on housing estates. We will also set out industrial buildings including holding down bolts.

Building Energy Rating

A Building Energy Rating is required on all dwellings being sold or rented after January 1st 2009. A Building Energy Rating can be carried out on new or old houses.
Preparing a Building Energy Rating is a highly technical process and as such John Creed & Associates as Engineers possess the training to carry this out. Our qualified assessor Philip Lawlor is registered with Sustainable Energy Ireland to prepare the Building Energy Rating.

Keywords: civil engineering, structural engineering

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