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Ronan Gormley
Associate - DD: 028 9592 4615
MEng CEng MICE

Ronan is a Chartered Civil Engineer over ten years’ experience in the construction industry. He specialises in highway, drainage, earthworks and utility design to assist clients from project inception through to detailed design and construction supervision.

After graduating from Queen’s University Belfast in 2010, Ronan relocated to London to work as an Infrastructure Engineer for Buro Happold – working on a variety of projects within residential, education, commercial and historical sectors both internationally and within the UK. He undertook a two year secondment in Kuwait in the Middle East to develop his understanding of construction methodologies and supervise construction of a new city in the south of the country, Sabah Al Ahmad Sea City.

Ronan joined Design ID in January 2018 as a Senior Civil Engineer and in 2020 progressed to Associate.

Outside of work, Ronan can be found on a golf course or a football pitch, and if not playing sport he will be watching it on tv!

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Ronan Gormley

Associate - DD: 028 9592 4615

Tayfun Turnalar
Associate - DD: 020 8078 9198
BSc CEng MIStructE

Tayfun is a chartered structural engineer with more than 20 years of experience. After graduating from Istanbul Technical University in 1996, his engineering career started as a site manager at the Tekirdag-Corlu Airport project and followed with numerous residential/commercial projects in Turkey.

After moving to the UK, he gained considerable consultancy experience working on a wide range of services including civil and structural engineering in both domestic and commercial sectors designing common forms of construction. Tayfun has extensive experience of developing integrated design solutions that meet the unique needs of those working within residential, healthcare and education sectors. Her Majesty’s Theatre Auditorium, University of Sussex Life Science Building, Heathlands Dementia Care Home are his more notable projects.

Between 2008-2011, Tayfun worked for a design-build industrial chimney company in Singapore. He was involved in reinforced concrete/steel chimney design for heavy industrial projects from various parts of the World. Involved with the steel lattice tower project in difficult environmental conditions of the Philippines, reinforced concrete windshield projects in Thailand, India and Saudi Arabia. His South-East Asia work has enabled Tayfun to become a specialist engineer when designing tall structures that require consideration of major effects of wind/earthquake as well as slip-form construction and heavy lifting methods.

When away from work, Tayfun enjoys nurturing his passion for all forms of music. In his spare time, he enjoys drumming as well as DJing.

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Tayfun Turnalar

Associate - DD: 020 8078 9198

Chris Lumsden
Associate - DD: 028 9592 4625
MEng CEng MIStructE

Chris graduated from Queen’s University, Belfast with a Masters Degree in Structural Engineering with Architecture in 2008. Chris initially worked with WDR & RT Taggart and Taylor & Boyd before joining Design ID in 2011. Following an early transition from Graduate to Senior Engineer Chris has taken the lead on the structural engineering design in a number of notable projects including the redevelopment of the former Maysfield Leisure Centre in Belfast, Banbridge Southern Regional College and the New Medical Academic centre for the University of Buckingham in Milton Keynes. Chris became an Associate with Design ID in February 2019.

Chris became a Chartered member of the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2017. He maintains an interest in the NI regional group of the IStructE and was an active member of the committee for 6 years.

Amongst his broad experience in large scale projects in the educational and commercial sectors Chris maintains a passion for bespoke design and has led the structural engineering design for a number of intricate and complex new build residential properties across the UK and Ireland. Chris also has a particular interest in the use of sustainable materials in construction and has completed the design of several timber frame and SIPS building structures.

When outside work Chris enjoys winding down on the golf course and getting away from it all in the peace and tranquility of Donegal!

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Chris Lumsden

Associate - DD: 028 9592 4625

Laura Killeen
Associate - DD: 028 9592 4620
MEng CEng MIStuctE

Laura studied Structural Engineering with Architecture at Queen’s University, Belfast. Graduating in 2007 with a Masters degree. Laura has thirteen years post graduate experience in structural engineering design- the majority of the first ten years of her career was spent at WDR & RT Taggart in Belfast and latterly joined Design ID in early 2017. Laura has been Project Engineer on a wide range of projects and is particularly interested in the Building Structures sector. Laura gained Chartership with the Institution of Structural Engineers in 2014.

Laura has a keen interest in BIM, and was a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) Supervisor, working with Queen's University on a Building Information Modelling (BIM) in relation to Structural Engineering project. The partnership worked to achieve effective interoperability of structural engineering BIM software with structural analysis software and with other Integrated Design Team software, to produce a seamless and efficient interaction process. The project received the highest grade, the Certificate of Excellence. Laura has been putting the knowledge gained from this partnership into practice, creating BIM models for all her projects and collaborating with other disciplines involved.

Laura is an active member of the Northern Ireland Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers, now in her 7th year on the committee- she is Honorary Secretary.

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Laura Killeen

Associate - DD: 028 9592 4620