For its outstanding delivery of the Garretstown Beach Coastal Protection Works, Regan Construction was nominated for a 2018 Irish Construction Excellence Award in the Specialist Services Contract category. Building Ireland touched base with project manager John Maher to find out more.
For almost two decades, Regan Construction has been synonymous with excellence. So it was fitting that the company was shortlisted in this year’s prestigious Irish Construction Excellence Awards.
The main element of the Garretstown Beach Coastal Protection Works project was the construction of a revetment for approximately 60m west of the existing concrete retaining wall along Garretstown Beach. Also included in the scope of works was the construction of new public access steps to the beach.
The original project was delivered within budget and to programme. The use of the ECAB coast protection system is an innovative, sustainable and cost-effective solution to coastal erosion.
Founded in 1999 by Bartley Regan, Regan Construction is a leading, diverse construction firm, trusted by its clients to deliver cost-effective, efficient and sustainable solutions across a wide range of construction projects.
The company is headquartered in Grangecastle, Dublin 22 and operates through a network of regional offices and site locations. From its low staff turnover to the ownership of its own in-house plant and machinery, Regan Construction adheres to the principles of sustainability in all its processes. A testament of the company’s ability to successfully and continually meet clients; expectations is the fact that the majority of private business comes through existing clients / recommendations.
Regan Construction boasts expertise in a range of construction disciplines including building, civil, environmental and specialist works. To date, the company has delivered projects valued at over €350 million, ranging from €50,000 to €30 million, ensuring that all projects are completed to the highest quality, environmental, health and safety standards.
Regan Construction can be divided into four distinct sub-companies: Regan Building, Regan Civil, Regan Environmental and Regan Specialist.
Regan Building offers a complete building solution across the following building sectors: Residential, Pharmaceutical, Industrial, Retail, Public Amenity, Commercial, Restoration, Hotel, Tourism and Leisure. A dedicated team of highly-experienced project managers, engineers and property specialists works in close liaison with each client to ensure total satisfaction at every stage of the project.
Meanwhile, Regan Civil have specific expertise and an excellent track record in the successful delivery of civil engineering projects across the following disciplines: Roads, Site Development Works, Bridges, Bulk Rock Excavation, Water Reservoirs, Foul Water Drainage, Earthworks, Surface Water Drainage, Water Mains, Attenuation Structures, Utility Networks and Waste Water Treatment. Regan Civil have completed in excess of 100 civil infrastructural contracts for both public and private sector clients.
Regan Environmental offer clients a complete and targeted solution to their specific environmental requirements. A complete service from investigation, design and treatment, through to implementation and validation is provided. Experienced in the safe and effective management of contaminated and hazardous materials, Regan Environmental effectively liaises with clients, consultants and regulatory bodies, offering full project management.
Regan Specialist brings an extensive range of specialist construction and civil engineering methods, developed and customised to clients’ needs, providing specialist construction solutions in areas such as Wind Energy, Piling Works, Flood Alleviation Works, Mechanical and Electrical, Design and Build Solutions, Tunnelling / Trenchless, Technology Demolition, Railway Works, Network Utilities and Temporary Works.
Some completed projects include Thurles Regional Water Supply Scheme (comprising 40km of water mains from 150mm to 600 mm in diameter as well as a 10,000 cubic meter reservoir, with four river crossings and three railway crossings) and Newport Regional Water Supply Scheme (15km of water mains with two reservoirs and an upgrade to the water treatment plant) for North Tipperary County Council / Irish Water; the N77 Kilkenny Ring Road Extension for Kilkenny County Council; West City Retail Park in Ballincollig, County Cork for FESP Ltd.; the rehabilitation of the former Irish Sugar Factory to a greenfield site for Greencore Group (four phases of remedial work on contaminated land); Silliot Hill Waste Management Facility for Kildare County Council; Navan Inner Relief Road for Meath County Council; and Portlaoise Civic Plaza & Carpark for Laois County Council.
Fronted by brothers Bartley and John Regan, the company has a strong order book for 2018 and project manager John Maher is delighted to report that things are going extremely well: “We provide a diverse range of solutions. When a client comes to you with a brief, you try to provide an engineered solution to their exact requirements and to deliver that in a professional, cost-effective and timely manner.”
Direct employment is currently generated for a staff of 25, as well as a large number of subcontractors, and Regan Construction is accredited to ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards for its Quality, Environmental and Health & Safety Management Systems respectively.
Alluding to the reasons for Regan Construction’s ongoing success over 19 years and counting, John notes: “Building up strong relationships with our clients has been key and having our own in-house plant, as well as the low turnover of staff. I’m here since ’03 myself and a lot of the core staff have been part of the team for a similar amount of time.”
This enables the consistent delivery of market-leading services. Little wonder Regan Construction was in the running at this year’s Construction Excellence Awards! “It was nice to be nominated in the first place and then to get through the initial stage and make the shortlist for the final was another boost for everybody associated with the company.”
Going forward, the plan for Regan Construction is to stick to the tried and trusted winning formula that has served them – and their clients! – so well since 1999: “It’ll be more of the same,” John concludes. “We’re going to continue providing a wide range of services across all sectors. In the short term, we’re expecting residential housebuilding and environmental work to be our busiest areas.”
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Taken from Building Ireland Magazine, July 2018, Vol 4 No 6