Structural engineering design
We carry out structural
design of the following:
hotel, and office developments
structures for factories, shopping units, and sports centres
- Refurbishment and
of town centre-type properties such as public houses, shops, and offices
foundations and ground
- Raft foundations
- Retaining walls
- Temporary works
false work and scaffolding
Civil engineering design and inspection
- Foul and surface
- Surface water
- Soakaway design
- Culvert design
- We can arrange pressure
tests on pipelines and water mains, and certify that these have
been constructed satisfactorally
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.
We carry out periodic
inspection on buildings in the course of construction. Our certification is acceptable to Homebond and all
banks and building societies. Typically this involves inspections at
the following stages:
- Floor slabs
- Roof construction
- First fix
- Overall completion
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.
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:
- Overhead cables
prepare maps and certify areas for Land
Registry purposes, such as the purchase of building sites.
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.