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Christmas Dinner 2017

Dec, 12, 2017

Most of the Design ID Hillsborough& London Team, before we celebrated Christmas, we had a quick snowy photo in front of the office in Hillsborough.

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IStructE Annual Dinner 2017

OCT, 13, 2017

Members from both the London & Hillsborough offices enjoyed a night out at the IStructE Dinner held in Belfast on Friday 13th October 2017. Design ID were well represented and our own James Walsh, Structural Engineer gave an address on our Northern Ireland's IStructE Young Members Group. Giving a synopsis of the previous year and the exciting year ahead, to encourage Graduates and Students to get involved with the organisation.

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NCE 100 - Placed #83

JUN, 22, 2017

Design ID are delighted to be placed #83 in the NCE100

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NCE 100 Ranked Company

Mar, 20, 2017

Design ID are absolutely delighted to announce, that thanks to the hard work, innovation and enthusiasm of our staff, we have been shortlisted on the NCE Top 100 Engineering Companies of 2017. There are some big names on this list and we’re humbled to be on the same playing field with them.

The NCE100 recognises the top 100 Civil Engineering practices in the country based on a set of criteria that ‘New Civil Engineer’ believes defines a great Civil Engineer and a great Civil Engineering firm. The entry process was very detailed and examined all areas of the business. It also involved a staff survey to gather thoughts from team members on what it’s like to work for Design ID. We will find out where we have been ranked in the Top 100 on 22nd June at the awards dinner.

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IStructE Seminar

Mar, 13, 2017

Design ID, in conjunction with Cassidy Geotechnical, gave a Training Seminar to the Graduate & Students of the Northern Ireland Regional Group of the Institution of Structural Engineers and the Institution of Civil Engineers. The presentation was entitled Temporary Works Design & Construction, with a theme of promoting better integration between Permanent and Temporary Design Engineers.

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Concrete Society Award for Glynn River Railway Bridge

Mar, 10, 2017

Design ID were McLaughlin and Harvey’s Category 3 Design Checker for the Replacement Glynn River Railway Bridge. The Bridge was completed on 31st August 2015, after a 9 day closure of the Belfast to Larne Railway Line. The existing bridge was demolished and replaced with a new two span reinforced concrete bridge. To reduce construction time and minimise disruption to Translink rail services, the bridge and abutments were constructed entirely using precast concrete components from Moore Concrete. The bridge was awarded a Concrete Society Award in Innovation.

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Regional IStructE Group Prize

Mar, 03, 2017

Congratulations to Jonathan Macauley and Kevin Fay (GEM Construction) for receiving the 2016 Regional Group Prize from the IStructE Norther Ireland Regional Group! They presented a paper on the ‘Conservation and Restoration of St Mel’s Cathedral, Longford.

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Concrete Society Annual Lecture QUB

Feb, 28, 2017

Design ID’s Simon Lamont, was invited to deliver the Annual Concrete Society Lecture to Final Year Masters students, in discussion of his career to date in the design and construction of concrete structures. This included a wide variety of Civil and Structural Engineering Structures, ranging from £1.5m regional sports stadia to £50m marine developments. There was also a number of bridge projects, including the highly specialised design of pre-stressed precast concrete bridge beams. The presentation delivered jointly with James Smyth, a Contracts Director with Alexander Civil Engineering, who focused on his significant experience across some notable projects including Victoria Square Deep Basement, Translink Platform extensions and various NI Water Infrastructure.

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Simon Lamont at IStructE Council

Feb, 23, 2017

Design ID’s Simon Lamont, an elected member of the Institution of Structural Engineers Council, attended the first of this years meetings over the 23rd and 24th February 2017. The purpose of the Council is to discuss and inform the Institution Board of issues arising in Regional Groups across the world, and to guide them on matters concerning the future of Structural Engineering. This particular Council was focused around potential changes to the Institution Chartered Membership process, and raising the profile of Structural Engineering in wider society with a new Structural Awards.

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