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  • ACEI
    in the operation of their firms Who we represent ACEI represents individuals and firms engaged in consulting engineering who primarily offer independent technology based intellectual services to clients for a fee in the built human and natural environment are managed and have their operating policies determined by ACEI Registered Consulting Engineers whose professional qualifications and conduct are in keeping with the requirements of the ACEI Memorandum and Articles of Association and Rules for Membership maintain a high professional reputation and ethical standards provide high quality services to clients Lobbying ACEI lobbies local national and European politicians on important issues including progressing the National Development Plan strategic planning professional liability and construction health and safety Contacting ACEI is in regular contact with officials in relevant Irish Government departments in order to influence forthcoming legislation and to represent the views of the profession Liaising ACEI liaises with various public and private client bodies on behalf of members both at local and European level on important issues such as Procedures for selecting a consulting engineer and settlement of fees on public construction contracts Quality based selection Professional liability Health and Safety Risk Management Consulting ACEI consults with various Government departments in relation to issues affecting both the profession and the construction industry generally and submits comments on draft documents including EU directives impending legislation and building regulations Representing ACEI makes representations to public and private sector client bodies in relation to business practice procedure in the appointment of Consulting Engineers Organising ACEI arranges regular seminars and courses on best practice issues relevant to the profession as part of a Continuing Professional Development CPD programme ACEI membership represents Integrity Reliability Academic qualifications Professional experience Expertise and know how ACEI membership is widely seen as a mark of quality in the industry The ACEI logo

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  • ACEI
    The Alliance has robust links with the professional bodies and representative organisations of the AECO Sector These include ACEI CIAT CIBSE CIF CIOB DIT Engineers Ireland GMIT ICES IPFMA IStructE Law Society LYIT NDFA OPW RIAI SCSI University of Limerick University of Ulster All of the above are closely involved in the design of the monthly events and each body chairs an event CITA BIM Education Forum was setup in January 2014 with the aim that together with other relevant industry partners on CITA BIM Group CITA could develop the conversation around BIM in Education in a consistent and joined up way and the Forum could provide an opportunity for them to express their views opinions and find out what other organisations are doing with regards to education in BIM EFCA The European Federation of Consulting Engineering Associations is the sole European Federation representing engineering consultancy and related services It comprises 24 national Associations from 22 European countries representing over 8 500 firms who currently employ over 200 000 staff and have an annual turnover in excess of EUR 18 billion Is a non profit making and independent professional organisation committed to representing the profession in Europe and promoting engineering consultancy and related services Represents the interests of the profession to the European institutions so that directives and regulations affecting the work of engineering consultancy and related services are fair to both the profession and society as a whole Also represents the interests of its members to lending agencies such as the World Bank European Bank for Reconstruction Development etc and to other institutions and organisations in and outside Europe Requires all its members to comply with its Code of Conduct which governs the performance and quality of the services provided by consulting engineers In view of the importance of the EU in the Irish context ACEI has been actively involved in the work of EFCA since its inauguration Individual members such as Donal Lynch and Jack Kavanagh have participated on the EFCA Task forces dealing with various EU Directives i e health safety public procurement and related issues The Executive Director of ACEI Anne Potter acted as vice President from 2000 2003 FIDIC FIDIC The International Federation of Consulting Engineers represents the International business interests of firms belonging to national Member Associations of engineering based consulting companies The members of each national association comply with FIDIC s Code of Ethics which calls for impartial advice competence and fair competition and endorse FIDIC s Policy Statements and Statutes Founded in 1913 FIDIC membership today numbers 67 member Associations in different countries representing some 540 000 professional consulting engineers worldwide Membership of FIDIC is restricted to one Member Association per country and ACEI is the Irish member However companies and organizations may join FIDIC as Affiliate or Sustaining Members if there is no national Member Association in their country FIDIC Publications FIDIC publishes international contracts and agreements which are used by World Bank and other funding agencies Given the rapidly changing

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  • ACEI
    Board Why Work with ACEI Members Find a consulting engineer ACEI Awards Resources Resources back What is a Consulting Engineer Selecting a Consulting Engineer Papers and Reports Blog News Contact Executive Board Kevin Rudden President Richard Crowe 1st Vice President Tony Horan 2nd Vice President and Honorary Treasurer Ciaran Kennedy Honorary Secretary Brian Homan Past President Dr Sarah Ingle Secretary General Gerry Carty Clodagh O Donovan Harry Meighan Jim Sherry

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  • ACEI
    outlined in the Department of Finance Circular 11 87 entitled Procedures for the engagement of Consultants and Settlement of fees on Public Construction contracts In the absence of any formal legal framework for the establishment of a consulting engineering practice in Ireland the ACEI as part of FIDIC in setting standards for their members based on international best practice establishes a quality assurance benchmark for the profession which provides a useful yardstick for clients in determining the appropriate qualifications and experience for consulting engineering practices The restrictions imposed by the Association on their member companies helps to maintain a high standard of integrity and quality within the firms which we believe is in the interest of both the clients and the public Members compete against non members who can operate in the market without any restrictions whatsoever on the level of service being provided or the impartiality of the advice given for the fee being charged A client in selecting an ACEI member company are aware of the ethical standards expected and if these standards are not met a complaint against the member concerned can be made by the client to the Association Members of the Association include the following An ACEI Registered Consulting Engineer who has set up an office and works as a sole practitioner A professional firm in which all or a majority of the partners or all or a majority of the directors and shareholders with voting rights of a company qualify as ACEI Registered Consulting Engineers provided that only a minority of other suitably professional qualified persons or bodies who are not directly or indirectly concerned or interested in commercial manufacturing or contracting interests such as would tend to influence the firm in its independent engineering professional judgement and who adhere to the Rules for

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  • ACEI
    consulting engineer ACEI Awards Resources Resources back What is a Consulting Engineer Selecting a Consulting Engineer Papers and Reports Blog News Contact Find a consulting engineer Region All regions Belfast Clare Cork Dublin Dun Laoghaire Galway Kerry Kildare Kilkenny Limerick Londonderry Louth Mayo Monaghan Newry Roscommon Sligo South Dublin Tipperary Tralee Waterford Westmeath Wicklow Engineering Activity All engineering activities Civil Structural Mechanical and Electrical Fire Environmental Services Arbitration and Mediation

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  • ACEI
    Awards were set up in 1970 to stimulate excellence and innovation among members of the association The annual awards offer the ACEI consulting engineering firms an unrivalled opportunity to raise their profile and promote their work to a wider audience The awards recognise ACEI member firms small medium and large for projects that demonstrate a high degree of achievement value and excellence in engineering design Display All Awards 2015 ACEI

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  • ACEI
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  • ACEI
    efficient foundations With varied backgrounds consulting engineers may have civil structural or mechanical and electrical expertise Engagement of a consulting engineer is most advantageous when a project has a specific goal or when expertise is needed to examine or solve a problem In the building sector the role of a consulting engineer is indispensable when development or performance is in question What Does a Consulting Engineer Do Consulting engineers are licensed professionals with diverse qualifications including civil structural mechanical electrical environmental geotechnical chemical industrial and agricultural disciplines At consulting engineering firms teams of knowledgeable experts can fill many distinctive educational technical and mechanical roles that can help to solve or prevent any problems Consulting engineers may design an entire project or they might be responsible for only one component of the design depending on the need Their support can be provided throughout the whole process from inception to completion in order to facilitate the best solutions When architects and builders face technical challenges or when buildings require improved performance consulting engineers can assist with the entire framework such as design analysis construction details and future structural support When you hire a consulting engineer important feedback can be provided such as

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