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Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers (BMCE) is an established civil and structural engineering consultancy formed in 1994 by Vincent Barrett and Brian Mahony.

BMCE is a progressive practice specialising in all aspects of civil and structural engineering. The practice is a member of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland. The directors and staff have extensive experience in both public and private sectors across a broad range of projects including commercial, residential, industrial and institutional developments. Specialist expertise has also been gained in refurbishment of heritage buildings and temporary works designs for contractors. Bridge design expertise is also well developed in the practice with several commissions completed for local authorities.

The BMCE practice ethos is to foster a positive problem-solving approach amongst staff whilst always maintaining a quality assured service with primary emphasis on technical excellence and cost effective design. BMCE recognise the need to continuously invest in state-of-the-art computer technology in order to provide competitive and up-to-date services to its clients. Computers using the latest design, drafting, project management and administration software are networked to ensure maximum flexibility within the office.


Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers operates a quality management system, in compliance with ISO 9001:2008, to direct and control our business activities.


Quality Policy – Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers operates a quality management system, in compliance with ISO 9001:2008, to direct and control our business activities. The quality management system consists of management of our administrative and technical resources using procedures and standard documentation to achieve our quality objectives which include, but are not limited to, the following:

– to be confident that the intended quality of our services is being achieved and maintained
– by achievement and maintenance of the quality of our service we fully meet our client’s requirements and ensure enhanced client satisfaction
– to ensure, by monitoring the effectiveness of the quality management system, defects are identified and rectified so that continual improvement of business performance and productivity is ensured.

Within our Quality Manual we have set out in detail how we intend to achieve these objectives. Our Quality Manual is available to all our employees and to clients on request. It is reviewed on an ongoing basis and updated as necessary.


Responsibilities as Employers

– To provide a safe place of work that has safe access and egress and uses equipment that is safe and without risk to health.
– To manage and conduct all work activities so as to ensure the safety, health and welfare of people at work.
– To prevent risks from the use of any article or substance, or from exposure to harmful agents.
– To provide information, instruction and training regarding health and safety to all employees. This includes special training for certain employees who are required to spend part of their time outside of the office either visiting site or carrying out surveys.
– To provide appropriate protective equipment and clothing to the employees at no cost to themselves.
– To provide and maintain welfare facilities for employees at the workplace.
– To appoint one or more competent persons to specifically provide the company with advice on compliance with the health and safety laws.
– To ensure that reportable accidents (where the person cannot perform their normal work for more than three consecutive days not including the day of the accident) and dangerous occurrences are reported to the Health and Safety Authority.
– To monitor and review health and safety on a regular basis and revise the Safety Statement as appropriate.
The Safety Statement (Appendix VII of the Quality Manual) outlines in detail how the above objectives are achieved.

Responsibilities as Designers

– In addition to our responsibilities as employers we also have responsibilities as civil and structural engineering designers to carry out risk assessments of our designs to identify significant risks, if any, and to alter the design to eliminate or minimise these risks as far as is reasonably practical. This process of risk assessment of our design is part of the design process and as such is regulated by the Technical Review Procedures in Section 7 of the Quality Manual.


Continuing Professional Development Policy (CPD)
It is the policy of Barrett Mahony Consulting Engineers to develop all personnel in order to maximize team and individual contributions to the company. The company believes that the promotion of career satisfaction and progression is key to individual and organizational success. In pursuance of this aim, the company is responsible for supporting the development of the people working for it so that these individuals can acquire additional skills for their present positions and new skills for future opportunities within the company. In order to achieve these CPD policy objectives, the company actively promotes the following:

– assessment of the CPD needs of all employees
– an annual performance and development review of each employee where his/her CPD needs will be identified and an individual CPD plan agreed with the technical director.
– mentoring of junior engineers and technicians by chartered engineers
– CPD activity exceeding 5 days per engineer/technician per annum (average)
– involvement with professional institutions (the company will pay institution membership fees), both in terms of attaining professional qualifications and in terms of participation in institution committees.
– a knowledge management system is operated which ensures systematic capturing of experience/knowledge and dissemination of such information throughout the company.

Within our Quality Manual we have set out in detail how to ensure, through the various company procedures, that the activities listed above are promoted and recorded.