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All our experts are highly qualified and respected by their peers in their area of expertise. Working daily in various professional roles such as Architecture, Engineering and Project management they are working practitioners and knowledgeable of the latest updates and changes to the building guidance in their field.

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    Chartered Engineer
    Eoghain Ryan
    BE MSc CEng MIEI

    Eoghain Ryan holds a degree in Electronic Engineering from NUI Galway and a Masters in Fire Engineering from Jordanstown, University of Ulster, Belfast. Post Qualification Eoghain has continued his education and is a commercial and residential BER Assessor and is an Accessibility Consultant. Eoghain is a chartered engineer with over 15 years experience in Fire Engineering. He previously worked for a private consultancy practice in Dublin and separately as an Assistant Chief Fire Engineer in a local Authority. In 2006 he established Ryan & Associates Fire Consultants and has worked with many of the countries leading developers, financial Institutions and private clients on all asset classes. He is an expert in the field of Fire Regulations and is exceptional at connecting people.

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    Chartered Architect
    Eugene Mulcaire
    MRIAI, RIBA, APM, BA(Hons.), B Arch.

    Managing Director, Eugene Mulcaire Architects Ltd., Dublin and Galway, Ireland. Experienced Chartered Architect, Urban Designer and Project Manager. Highly experienced at Director level with a demonstrative project history in the Architecture Urban Design & Design Team Project Management stretching over 24 years.

    Skilled in Master-Planning, Project Feasibility, Urban centre mixed-use developments at the macro level, whilst also team leading at the detailed level in critical areas such as Construction and Compliance. Comprehensive skill set in Contemporary Architectural and Sustainable Design. Strong program and project management. Registered professional with a Bachelor's Degree focused in Post Graduate Architectural Studies from Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University and an undergraduate Bachelor’s Degree in Architectural Studies from Oxford School of Architecture, Oxford Brookes University.

    Professional Registrations:

    Royal Institution of the Architects of Ireland, Royal Institute of British Architects, Association of Project Management, Architects registration Board.

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    Chartered Engineer
    Geoff Wilkinson

    Geoff is highly respected and experienced engineer with over 25 years experience in the construction industry, and a past Spokesperson for the Association of Consulting Approved Inspectors, and the current Vice Chairman of the Building Control & Standards Faculty of the CIOB.

  • Diarmuid Kearney
    Acoustics & Noise Vibration Engineer
    Diarmuid Kearney
    MRIAI, RIBA, APM, BA(Hons.), B Arch.

    Diarmuid Keaney works as a noise and vibration consultant for ICAN Acoustics which originally commenced trading in 1998. ICAN Acoustics has a wide variety of clients ranging from state authorities, national power companies to industrial and private clients. Diarmuid holds a Master’s of Science in Applied acoustics awarded by Derby University, a Diploma in Acoustics in Noise Control and a B.E. Honours Degree from the National University of Ireland. Diarmuid was awarded a distinction on completion of his M.Sc. in Applied Acoustics and was graded an (A-) for his independent study project. He is a full member of the UK's Institute of Acoustics, the Acoustical Society of America and the Institute of Sound and Communication Engineers. Diarmuid is currently a serving member on the committee of the Irish Branch of the Institute of Acoustics since 2010.

Meet Our Experts

All our experts are highly qualified and respected by their peers in their area of expertise. Working daily in various professional roles such as Architecture, Engineering and Project management they are working practitioners and knowledgeable of the latest updates and changes to the building guidance in their field.

Eoghain Ryan
Chartered Fire Engineer
BE MSc CEng MIEI
Eoghain Is a former Assistant Chief Fire Officer and is a chartered engineer. Ryan & Associates are consulting engineers who specialise in Fire Safety, Accessibility and Building Certification.
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Eugene Mulcaire
Chartered Architect
MRIAI, RIBA, APM, BA(Hons.), B Arch.
Experienced Chartered Architect, Urban Designer and Project Manager. Highly experienced at Director level with a demonstrative project history in the Architecture Urban Design & Design Team Project Management stretching over 24 years.
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Geoff Wilkinson
Chartered Engineer
Geoff is highly respected and experienced engineer with over 25 years experience in the construction industry, and a past Spokesperson for the Association of Consulting Approved Inspectors, and the current Vice Chairman of the Building Control & Standards Faculty of the CIOB.
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