Brian King Engineering (BKE) is a leading electrical contracting firm based in Ashbourne, Co. Meath. The family-run company continues to go from strength to strength after over 25 years in business.
Established in 1992 by Brian King, this highly-regarded contractor has earned a reputation for quality workmanship, outstanding customer service, exceptional attention-to-detail as well as an ability to complete all projects on time and within budget. Specialising in the supply and installation of electrical services to a variety of sectors, including retail, commercial, industrial, education, healthcare, fitout, restoration, prisons and Government, Brian King Engineering prides itself on the high quality of its management systems and ability to meet the technical demands of the modern building industry.
In addition, the company offers services such as provision of maintenance services, routine Test & Inspection surveys and PAT Testing. Its work ethos ensures proper planning and execution of each project within the triple constraint of project management – time, budget and quality. Brian continues to head up the business along with his wife Doreen and son Ralph, who are also directors, senior partner / director Paul Kilduff, junior partners Tony Johnson and Brian Kelly, and a 40-strong team of highly-skilled engineers, site managers, foremen, electricians and apprentices.
“Our people are what make us tick,” the affable managing director explains.
“We have a top-class management and workforce, many of whom have been with us since we started out in the business 27 years ago. They have acquired a wealth of knowledge, expertise and experience over that time and enjoy a great rapport with our clients, which leads to constant call back work and repeat business.
“We work in conjunction with the main contractor on many contracts and enjoy an excellent working relationship with both them and our clients.”
While Brian King Engineering are primarily electrical contractors, they are regularly called on to become the ‘project supervisor for construction stage’ by clients who use the efficiency of their management systems to run entire projects. One of the company’s strengths lies in the skill of its contract managers and foremen, who are all long-time employees and take immense pride in the completion of every project.
The majority of the Co. Meath firm’s work is carried out under the direction of consulting engineers and architects, and its flexible approach to each project makes life that bit more efficient for all concerned. Brian King Engineering also provides a preventive maintenance programme and service contracts for all clients covering all aspects of building maintenance, including PAT Testing, Fire Alarm and Emergency Lighting tests.
The health and safety of workers and clients is of paramount importance to the company, whose systems comply with the most stringent Health & Safety requirements and meet the standards of all the leading building contractors in Ireland. Brian King Engineering is a member of Safe Electric, NISO, AECI, CIF, ETG, RECI and NSAI and is also an authorised installer of Molex Premise Networks.
The contractor’s scope of services include: MV switchgear installation; LV switchgear installation; cable tray and trunking; lighting installation; emergency lighting systems; fire alarm systems; intruder alarm systems; CCTV; small power; IT structured cabling; fibre optic cabling and termination; public address systems; voice evacuation; telephone cabling; earthing; lightning protection; generators; UPS systems; PAT Testing; external lighting; audio visual; access control; testing and commission; maintenance; mechanical services.
Brian King Engineering also operates a comprehensive Contract Management and Programming System which enables it to evaluate, plan, monitor and control the entire labour and material requirement for each task within a given project. The appointed site supervisor will, in conjunction with the contracts manager, ensure that the installation is carried out to the highest standard within the constraints of both budget and schedule.
While Brian King Engineering provides a nationwide service, most of its work is concentrated in the greater Dublin area where it has been associated with several prestigious and high-profile projects. Ongoing projects include: five rural Garda Barracks upgrades for Office of Public Works; Phase 2 of Swords Castle for Fingal County Council / Kelbuild; Pavilion Shopping Centre, Swords extension for Pavilions / M&P Construction; 51 St Stephen’s Green Department of Justice refurbishment for Office of Public Works; Loughlinstown Hospital for HSE; St Ita’s Hospital, Portrane for HSE; Cherry Orchard Hospital for HSE; Central Mental Hospital for HSE: Longford Government offices generator / carpark for Office of Public Works.
DDLETB Baldoyle Training Centre for DDLETB; DDLETB Loughlinstown Training Centre for DDLETB; Game Stop upgrade for Game Stop / Precision Building Services; John of God refurbishment for Rosanna Construction; Millish Foods upgrade for Millish Foods; Irish Water pumping stations nationwide for Cully Automation; St Thomas’ School for St Thomas’ School; Emo House for Office of Public Works; Connolly Hospital for HSE.
Projects recently completed by Brian King Engineering include: Pearse Lyons Distillery, James’ Street for Alltec / John Paul Construction; Regent Hall, Trinity College for Trinity College / Merrion Contracting; 52 St Stephen’s Green refurbishment for Office of Public Works; Shackleton’s Mills plant refurbishment for Shackleton’s Mills; Daughters of Charity Juniper Centre for Daughters of Charity; Delta Printing new print works, Swords for Delta Printing; Irish Aviation Authority office refurbishment for Irish Aviation Authority; Tusla office refurbishment, Bray for Tusla Child & Family Agency; 3 Palace Street office development for Dublin City Council; Crisis Control Centre, Wood Quay for Dublin City Council; Sheltered Accommodation, Balfe Street for Dublin City Council; Loughlinstown Hospital generator for HSE; St Luke’s Hospital lighting upgrade for HSE.
Brian concludes by saying: “On behalf of everyone here, I would like to take this opportunity to thank our clients and suppliers for their continued support. We remain fully committed to providing the best service around.”
Brian King Engineering
Unit 2, Ashbourne Business Centre,
Ballybin Road, Ashbourne,
Telephone: 00353 (0)1 8351315
Fax: 00353 (0)1 835151510
Email: [email protected]
Taken from Building Ireland Magazine, May, Vol 5 No 4