Swan Park, Buncrana - restoration of a flood damaged historic park
Date & Time

11 October 2022
18:00 - 20:00 BST

Location

Arup Belfast, 16-22 Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7FD
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Price
Free
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Swan Park, Buncrana - restoration of a flood damaged historic park

Lecture
Date & Time

11 October 2022
18:00 - 20:00 BST

Location

Arup Belfast, 16-22 Bedford Street, Belfast, BT2 7FD
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Price
Free
Availability

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Restoration of a flood damaged historic park in Donegal

Swan Park is a historic and scenic park located in Buncrana. Following extensive flood damage to the park in 2017, Donegal County Council began a €2.3m project to restore the park to its original form and upgrade it where required, for improved accessibility. Ronan Carlin and Niamh Treanor from Design ID will present and discuss the challenges associated with improving accessibility whilst restoring the original function, heritage, and aesthetic of existing masonry structures in an environmentally sensitive area. It will provide an overview of the project delivery from inception through to construction.

The content will be tailored for early career members of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) and Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE), and aim to use the project experience to provide a knowledge of:

- Irish Government Forms of Contract; how they are tendered, procured, and delivered

- Good practice design & specification of Masonry Structures and Bridges

- Assessment and analysis of Existing Masonry Arch Structures

- Contract Administration and the role of the Employer’s Representative

The key construction roles and responsibilities under the Irish Safety, Health and Welfare at Work Act (2005)

This event is hosted jointly by the ICE NI Early Careers Network (ECNet) and IStructE Young Members Group.

Speakers

 

Ronan Carlin, Principal Engineer, Design ID

Ronan studied a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering at Queen's University Belfast and graduated top of his class in 2015, winning the Institution of Civil Engineer's Student Prize. Following graduation, Ronan joined DesignID as a Graduate Engineer in 2015.
 
Throughout his career to date, Ronan has been involved in a diverse range of projects. This includes the design of buildings, bridges, and civil infrastructure, to structural inspections and assessments of existing assets.
Across his projects, he has acted in number of capacities to include Permanent Works Engineer, Temporary Works Engineer, and Employer's Representative / Project Manager. This has equipped Ronan with a proactive and collaborative approach to project delivery.
 
Ronan became a Chartered Member of the Institution of Civil Engineers in 2020 and now fulfils the role of Principal Engineer. He works in a client facing role, taking the lead on the design development and management for several Civil Infrastructure and Temporary Works projects.
 
Niamh Treanor, Project Engineer, Design ID

Niamh graduated from Queen's University Belfast in 2019, with an MEng in Structural Engineering. Since the beginning of her professional career, she has dived into a large variety of Civil Infrastructure works, and has adapted to roles as design engineer, lead project engineer and resident engineer on significant bridge, railway and public realm projects across the UK and Ireland.
 
Niamh's role on the Blackwater Bridge replacement scheme led to her success as the ICE (NI) Emerging Engineer Winner of 2021. Through her active involvement Niamh has been promoted to Chairperson of the ICE Early Careers Network (NI) 2022/23.

 

Additional Attendee Information

The event will start at 18:15 with pizza available from 17:30.

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