Thinking outside the box

13 Jun , 2019  

Design and Consultancy specialists in Mechanical, Electrical and Sustainability Engineering, JAK Consulting Engineers is a leading multi-award winning MEP design and sustainable energy consultancy firm in Ireland and the EMEA.

They are a privately owned firm of engineers, designers, sustainability consultants and technical specialists offering a broad range of professional services to the built environment.

Using JAK as your ‘choice consulting engineers and energy efficiency turnkey solution provider’ will provide you with an effective design, procurement and implementation partner in an ever changing energy legislative market.

Founded in 2002 by Managing Director and Senior Consultant Jonathan Kirwan, JAK Consulting Engineers provides mechanical, electrical, sustainability consultancy, design and management services to the commercial, industrial, residential healthcare, educational, high tech and hospitality sectors both in Ireland and overseas.

They also provide effect Project Management, Cost Management turnkey solutions on projects which fall directly under their expertise.

“For the first 12 months we worked out of a small office in North Stand,” recalled Jonathan Kirwan when asked to retrace the roots of the ever burgeoning practice. “We quickly got our feet off the ground and, after a couple of years, grew up to six staff members.

 “Initially, we were mainly concentrating in hospitality and retail fit-outs with some Government bodies such as the Dublin Airport Authority. Through recession times, we were extremely lucky to a very good client base. We have fantastic clients who continued to work with us which meant that we didn’t drop our staff level and were able to maintain cohesion from there.

“We have gained some valuable senior engineer experience in the last number of years as a result of people becoming available when the industry was quiet. We were able to take on staff three to four years ago when other practices couldn’t and that leaves us in a good position now to pursue a controlled expansion of the practice.”

JAK operates across the Hospitality, Residential, Educational, Healthcare and Commercial sectors and the wide and varies range of services they offer their clients includes: Acoustic Consultancy, Audio Visual & Multi Media, Part L Compliance, Electrical Engineering Design, Renewable Energy & Consultancy, ICT Infrastructure Design, Passive House Design, Feasibility Studies, Fire Engineering, Specialist Lighting Design and Cost Management / Project Delivery.

JAK Consulting Engineers are a group of highly motivated and dedicated Engineers and Consultants trained to deliver through their knowledge and expertise a tailored service throughout all stages of design from conception to handover.

They will resource your project with qualified engineers and management to form a design team who have the skillset and experience to achieve the highest standards in all facets of MEP and sustainability engineering services.

Understanding their client’s requirements and listening to their needs has allowed them to form long term partnerships with their clients and build on principles and trust. Clients trust JAK’s people, their approach, commitment and ability to question the unquestionable. Their designs are bespoke for each project based on their unique requirements.

“It was always my idea at the start to get a company going that is a little bit different, to recruit young dynamic engineers mixed with experienced engineers,” Jonathan revealed. “We currently employ 16 and have a good balance in that respect.”

He continued: “We have experienced large growth in the last three years and we are out there competing for prestigious, high profile work. We continue to work regularly on behalf of the DAA while we have just completed an office fit-out for Gowshawk, an aviation company, at No I Molesworth St.

“We have successfully completed projects at the Farnham Estate Hotel in Cavan and the new The Address Hotel which is located close to Connolly Station. That is all high end work while, in the next couple of weeks, we will be completing a project at Ireland’s National Science and Sport Centre, Explorium in Sandyford. That’s a very nice project to be involved with in the sense that there will be a large amount of passing trade with school and education tours and there is only one other like it in Germany at the moment.”

It is JAK’s mantra to ensure each of their designs are sustainable, creative and at the forefront of innovation. The power to help create and influence the future of the built environment within their industry comes with weighted responsibility. They embrace the challenges they face and offer workable yet, creative solutions to many diverse areas of industry.

“We pride ourselves in delivery and thinking outside the box,” Jonathan explained. “We pride ourselves on getting in and solving problems. We work very much as a team in providing solutions and ensuring architects, stakeholders and clients get what they expect from us. In two years our workforce has increased from eight to 16 people and we are very excited about what the future holds,” he concluded.

JAK Consulting Engineers

12 Camden Row

Dublin 8

Tel: (+ 353) 01 4790594

Web: www.jak.ie

Taken from Building Ireland Magazine, February 2019, Vol 5 No 2