Delivering for our clients in many sectors
Since its establishment in 2005 Ethos Engineering has been involved in a wide variety of projects. Our experience spans the entire spectrum of project types from commercial to residential and healthcare to pharmaceutical just to name a few. We pride ourselves on the quality and level of service we provide to all Clients and this has proven to be key in building the company to being a respected and trusted name in the industry over a relatively short period of time. This is evident through the quantity of repeat work with high profile Clients and also through the quality and quantity of projects in our portfolio.
Since our inception we have completed; 550MW of Data Centre Space, 3,000 Healthcare Beds, 30 Operating Theatres, 25 Linac Bunkers, 6,000,000 sq ft of office space, 4,000 student beds, 2,000 dwellings, 1,100 prison cells
Click on the specialist project categories below for a sample portfolio of our project experience in each particular area.
Blackrock Clinic – Imaging Suites
Blackrock Clinic is a private hospital and clinic located in the south side of Dublin. As part of their ongoing upgrade to the latest imaging technology this project involved the decant and relocation of clinical imaging equipment to facilitate the introduction of a new CT Scanner. The project required upgrades and enhancements to all mechanical and electrical systems within the hospital while keeping services live. Phasing and sequencing were a particular feature of the project which required significant flexibility from all team members to achieve programme.
Ethos provided Client Representative services to Blackrock Clinic including review of contractor design, commissioning attendances and cost management. Delivery of the project on programme was a key aspect of the Brief with no unscheduled downtime being acceptable to the Client. Our in-depth knowledge of the site and our flexibility approach to attendances on site were instrumental in meeting programme.
The increasing use of radiation and lasers within theatres and Catherisation Laboratories requires specific measures to prevent egress of radiation from spaces. The air pressure regimes within these areas however requires passive air paths from one space to another via wall mounted pressure relief dampers. The design team developed a solution which would allow sufficient air flow while blocking radiation which required review and sign off from the imaging department physicist.
Blackrock Clinic – Operating Theatres
Blackrock Clinic is a private hospital and clinic located in the south side of Dublin. This project involves the development of a new Operating Theatre at 5th floor level and refurbishment and upgrade to 2 No. Ultra Clean Ventilation (UCV) theatres at Upper Ground Floor level. Ethos provided full M&E Engineering design services to Blackrock Clinic including witnessing of key systems at handover.
The increasing use of radiation and lasers within theatres requires specific measures to prevent egress of radiation from spaces. The air pressure regimes within these areas however requires passive air paths from one space to another via wall mounted pressure relief dampers. The design team developed a solution which would allow sufficient air flow while blocking radiation which required review and sign off from the imaging department physicist.
Delivery of the project on programme was a key aspect of the Brief with no unscheduled downtime being acceptable to the Client. Our in-depth knowledge of the site and our flexibility approach to attendances on site were instrumental in meeting programme.
Europa (Moorehall Lodge) Nursing Home
This project consisted of a three story purpose built state of the art 100 bed residential care nursing home for older people. The project consisted initially of two floors of complete self contained bedrooms for the elderly (60 bedrooms). The building is divided into 4 No. households with each household having it’s own front door, bell and post box. One household is purpose built for dementia patients, how- ever the building design allowed for the adjoining households to be converted easily for dementia patients in the future.
Ethos Engineering were commissioned by the main contractor John Sisk as part of the D&B team to provide all Mechanical and Electrical services and lifts required to ensure the building operated to our client’s requirements . The building was designed with sustainability in mind with a BER ‘A’ rating achieved.
Grangegorman Primary Care Centre, Dublin 7
The Primary Care Centre is the centrepiece for the HSE on the Grangegorman site. This project involved part new build, part refurbishment of the protected laundry building, the facility will accommodate the Grangegorman and Cabra East Primary Care Teams along with a range of other health and social care network services for the North West Inner City.
The new structure, comprising of three stories as per the Grangegorman Planning Scheme, will provide GP suites and Public Nursing, facilities for Ophthalmology and Occupational Therapy as well as a full Audiology suite, including the Bone Anchoring Hearing Aid (BAHA) programme and hearing aid repairs
Ethos were tasked with the development of full M&E Design Consultancy Services for this project which involved the upgraded retrofit of existing services associated with the protected Laundry Room Structure, integration with the services across the link building to the 3 storey new build aspect of the development to ensure a high class finish for this Primary Care Centre.
Naas Hospital Electrical Site Infrastructural Upgrade Works
Naas General hospital provides general medical, surgical and acute psychiatric services and a 24 hour Emergency Department service to its immediate catchment population of Kildare/West Wicklow.
Ethos Engineering where engaged by HSE estates to carry out the upgrade to the existing electrical site infrastructure. The electrical design consisted of the modification to the existing Electrical Site Infrastructural Medium Voltage Switchgear and Generator system. The project comprised of an extension to the existing MV switchgear and the installation of a new Generator serving the hospital. We developed electrical services specification documents and identified any risk to the hospital.
National Rehabilitation Hospital – Phase 1 Expansion
The National Rehabilitation Hospital Phase 1 Expansion is located on the grounds of the NRH campus. The new 18,000m2, 120 bed building over 4 floors, is phase 1 of the planned expansion of the campus. The project also includes a swimming pool, hydrotherapy pool, gym, fitness suite and multi functional sports hall.
The project involves significant upgrades to site infrastructure which will be undertaken in a number of phases.
The NRH project will be a fully serviced hospital designed and built to the latest standards and good practice. The mechanical and electrical services will include ventilation, heating, cooling, water services, drainage, medical gases, power, lighting, nurse call, security, fire protection, and telecommunications. This is a BIM project, and as such all the services are being designed and coordinating in REVIT.
This is an A3 energy rated building, and will make use of all the latest technologies for efficient design, heat recovery and energy reduction. The current design includes a combined heat and power plant to make best use of the constant heat demand required for the pools.
Wexford Residential Healthcare Unit
The development consisted of a 50 bed residential healthcare unit comprising two 25 bed residential households and a mental health day centre. The 50 beds cater for a combination of long stay, respite, rehab, convalescent and palliative care patients. The mental health day centre offers day care facilities for 4-6 community based residents and comprises of a therapy room, consulting offices and WC’s. There are also central communal areas which house the entrance areas, reception, prayer room, therapy areas, staff facilities and household kitchens & laundry
The unit is served by a biomass boiler to serve the base heating load, backed up by oil fired boilers. High specification fabric design combined with heat recovery ventilation systems, high efficiency pumping systems and daylight control artificial lighting design have helped to achieve an A3 rated BER for the residential unit. Ventilation plant where used included energy efficient heat recovery.
This project was completed in December 2012 in accordance with schedule and clients expectations.
NPRO – St James Hospital, Dublin 8
As part of government strategy to develop centres of excellence for cancer treatment the National Programme for Radiation Oncology (NPRO) and department within the HSE constructed two new hospital centres, one of which is located at St. James Hospital.
Ethos Engineering were part of BAM’s Design/Build team with design responsibility for the mechanical and electrical, ICT and Lift services installations.
NPRO – Beaumont Hospital
As part of government strategy to develop centres of excellence for cancer treatment the National Plan for Radiation Oncology (NPRO) involved the construction of a new facility in Beaumont Hospital.
The new building integrates with the existing Beaumont Hospital campus and the project included the integration of utilities and site infrastructure.
Ethos Engineering worked as part of the Design/Build team, led by BAM Contractors and O’Connell Mahon Architects and had design responsibility for the mechanical, electrical, medical gas and lift services installations.
Crumlin Hospital—Paediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU)
A new Paediatric Intensive Care Unit in Our Lady’s Childrens Hospital, Crumlin was constructed to provide additional capacity in terms of beds but also replace the existing ICU with a an area capable of providing quality care to critically ill children in a much improved environment.
The new development provided 17 ICU beds, isolation rooms and associated support facilities over gross floor area of 6,000m2. The existing PICU was refurbished to provide ancillary support services and accommodation for parents.
National Rehabilitation Hospital, Co. Dublin
The National Rehabilitation Hospital provides a comprehensive range of specialist rehabilitation services to patients throughout Ireland who, as a result of an accident, illness or injury have acquired a physical or cognitive disability and who require specialist medical rehabilitation. This project included the upgrade to the existing St. Patricks and Our Lady’s wards including
an extension to accommodate additional bed space. There was also provision for a full Environmental Room Control system which allows an incapacitated patient to operate all services within the room through either hand movement or puff/blow actions.
Services included Lighting and emergency lighting, Fire alarm and Nurse Call, Staff Attack and Paging, Integrated Medical trunking, Medical Lighting, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, Water Services and an Environmental Control System.
Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital, Dublin
The project was divided into a number of phases to allow the new works and refurbishment works elements to progress in a manner acceptable to the Coombe hospital, allowing availability at all times of all necessary services to the existing hospital. The first phase of the works (Phase 1) involved the construction of a structure to house a new Section Theatre and Delivery Suite at second floor level, which includes
1 No. Emergency Obstetrics operating theatre, 2 No. High Risk Delivery rooms and 4 No. Labour Delivery rooms, complete with ancillary rooms (Stores, Ad- ministration area (midwife), circulation areas etc.) and plantroom areas.
These new areas are connected into the existing delivery suite area, with modifications to existing services to allow for the new fit out.
National Children’s Hospital – Tallaght Satellite Centre
The new Tallaght Satellite Centre is located on the grounds of the Tallaght Adelaide and Meath Hospital campus. The Satellite Centre is part of the new National Children’s Hospital (NCH) development encompassing the new hospital at St. James’ Hospital and another Satellite Centre located at Connolly Memorial Hospital in Blanchardstown.
The Tallaght Satellite Centre is a three storey building measuring approximately 4800m². It will also contain a proportion of refurbishment works on the ground floor of the existing Tallaght Hospital where the current administration areas will be transferred to the National Children’s Hospital.
National Children’s Hospital – Connolly Satellite Centre
The new Connolly Satellite Centre is located on the grounds of the James Connolly Memorial hospital in Blanchardstown. The Satellite Centre is part of the new National Children’s Hospital (NCH) development encompassing the new hospital at St. James’ Hospital, and another Satellite Centre located at the Adelaide and Meath Hospital campus in Tallaght.
The Connolly Satellite Centre is a three storey building measuring approximately 4800m².