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Concrete Society - Northern Ireland Best Project in Civil Engineering Award

07, Nov, 2019

Concrete Society - Northern Ireland Best Project in Civil Engineering Award goes to …….. Design ID ……… for Ballynameen Bridge. Thanks to all involved including our Project partners F.P McCanns Macrete Ireland Ltd

#fpmccann #Macrete


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Structural Engineers Declaration

18, OCT, 2019

We have signed up to:
recognising that we are in the midst of a climate change emergency….but that with the right WILL the Research and Technology exists for us to bring about a transformation NOW for a more positive impact on the world around us….

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Erie Basin, Salford Quays

22, Oct, 2019

Last week Design ID visited Erie Basin in Manchester, they are just finishing it off for Glenbrook Property. Looks fab!

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Cornbrook - Concrete Savings

Oct, 14, 2019

Over a 12 month period we removed 48 concrete lorries from the roads of Manchester, and saved 291m3 of concrete - working with Graham Construction and Sheppard Robson Architects, we took the original tender design for a concrete frame building completed before our involvement and applied some lean thinking.

By undertaking detailed FE analysis and understanding when deflections will occur and how they interface with the cladding we were able to reduce overall slab thicknesses by 15mm across 13 floors. A small adjustment led to some big material savings!!

In times where climate change is very real, as Engineers we have a responsibility to not only consider more sustainable materials but to also reduce material usage within buildings. This is achievable with lean design, to ensure we design efficiently, and importantly to not over specify loadings and not build in our own ‘safety factors’. A radical change in culture is ultimately required bringing in innovative low carbon materials, but in this transition period a simple reduction in ‘traditional’ materials with innovative thinking can also lead to overall embodied carbon savings.

Design ID signed up to #EngineersDeclare recognising we are in the midst of a climate emergency, and at Design ID we are committed to taking steps to mitigate climate change.

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IStructE NI Regional Dinner 2019

Oct, 14, 2019

On Friday Design ID celebrated success at the IStructE Regional Awards in Belfast. Well done to:

James Walsh, he won the Dr John Hill Cup for his paper on 'Replacement of the MAC Facade' - Runner up was Sam Franklin

Greg Shevlin got Top Marks in Final Year of Structural Subjects in Structural Engineering with Architecture at MEng at Queen's University Belfast

To top it all off we won Best Small Project in the NI Structural Awards 2019 for Ballynameen Bridge.

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IStructE YMGWinners Once Again

OCT, 02, 2019

Amazing work by both James Walsh & Sam Franklin, at the Graduate and Student Papers Competition, last night at IStructE YMG Belfast. James winning and Sam a deserving runner up!!!!

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RICS South East Awards 2019

May, 23, 2019

Our Regional Director Stephen Smalley attended the South East RICS Awards last week with our Academic Centre for University Of Buckingham, being shortlisted for two categories.

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Picturesque views with a habitat worth protecting.

MAY, 23, 2019

We have worked with Fingal County Council to propose repair and improvement works of the beautiful Howth Looped Paths, which will continue to provide access to the area while still protecting the valued habitat in the area. Alexander Civils are gearing up to put this into action this week.

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Saunders Bridge Update

MAY, 15, 2019

A recent article updating the progress on the Saunders Bridge, in Mullingar, County Westmeath.

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NCE100 Trending20 Club - Finalist

APR, 30, 2019

Pleased to be shortlisted by the #NCE100 for Trending20 Club .

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Blackwater Bridge

APR, 12, 2019

Design ID are working with Fox Contracts to provide a new temporary road diverting traffic away from the existing bridge, so that it can be replaced without disrupting the use of the N2, the primary National Road linking Dublin with the North West.

Design ID are the Contractor’s Lead Designer for the project undertaking the highways design of the temporary road and bridge.

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Annual Karting 2019

APR, 05, 2019

Design ID annual karting championships 2019! Thanks to Lyons Karting for their hospitality- well done to Kris Pawlikowski for his winning debut!

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Happy International Women's Day!

Mar, 08 , 2019

Only 11% of the engineering workforce in the UK is female. At Design ID we are proud to be well above this with over a third of our staff being female, progressing towards 50%.

We are also very proud of Serena Gildea in our London office. Serena recently responded to a letter in The Structural Engineer magazine regarding gender imbalance in engineering. Have a read at the article below and let’s get on board with Serena and continue to be proactive influencing the younger generation and highlighting STEM career paths for all!

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FEB, 27, 2019

Just keeps getting better! Design ID have made it through to the #NCE100 #Trending20

Way to go Team!


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NCE 100 Shortlist - 2019

Feb, 07, 2019

Design ID were once again shortlisted for the NCE 100 Award for Innovation in Project Initiation, following on from our work to repair and replace Ballynameen Bridge, Claudy. We’ll be presenting to the judging panel in March, hoping to put forward how our creativity and ingenuity made this project a success!!

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Flight Club, Nova Victoria

FEB, 05, 2019

Fairground fun during our walk around the completed Flight Club Darts today! Great experience working with the creative @ellisdesignhq and 3 Interiors 🎯

Bar canopies, helter skelters and bandstands are now our specialism! 🎪🎯

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New Associates

Feb, 01, 2019

Say hello to our two Associates- Chris Lumsden and Laura Killeen. They kindly treated the Hillsborough Office to pizza to celebrate- thanks to them and the Parson's Nose, Hillsborough.

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