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.
Hanover Quay Plaza, Dublin 2
The M&E design for the residential element will have a strong emphasis on energy saving techniques to ensure that the apartments are fully compliant with the latest Part L Building Regulations and achieve A3 energy ratings. A comprehensive IES energy simulation study will be conducted to accurately determine the heat loads for each apartment.
Some of the design features will include: Centralised boiler plant utilising high efficiency condensing boilers and micro CHP units, Integration of solar PV panels at roof level, Provision for connection to future district heating system,
Apartment heating & HW loads provided by heat interface units (HIU) incorporating heat meters in each individual apartment which are fed from primary heating mains and Energy efficient Heat Recovery Ventilation system provided for each apartment.
Doyle Road Housing Development Waterford
The Construction of 4 No. 3 bed townhouses and all associated siteworks at Doyle Road, Waterford. The proposed development at Doyle Road Waterford is on a an existing residential site and will comprise 4 No types of residential townhouses. Ethos were commissioned to design Mechanical and Electrical services to each residential unit.
High efficiency plant and equipment have been designed to each residential unit including incorporation of an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) in order to comply with the relevant Building Regulation Part L for Dwellings. ASHP technology exploits seasonal temperature differences between external air and refrigerant temperatures to provide high efficiency heating in the winter and cooling in the summer.
ASHP systems use more electricity to run the heat pump when compared with the use of a ground heat source collector, but as most of the energy is taken from the air, they produce less greenhouse gas than conventional heating systems over the heating season.
Coolfin Housing Development Waterford
The Construction of 12 No. Dwellings & All associated siteworks at Coolfin Woods Estate, Coolfin, Portlaw, Waterford. The proposed development at Coolfin Woods Waterford is on a greenfield site and will comprise two types of residential buildings: 3 bedroom – Two-storey dwelling (semi-detached) & 2 bedroom – Bungalow dwelling (semi-detached)
Ethos were commissioned to design Mechanical and Electrical services to each residential unit. High efficiency plant and equipment have been designed to each residential unit including incorporation of an Air Source Heat Pump (ASHP) in order to comply with the relevant Building Regulation Part L for Dwellings.
ASHP technology exploits seasonal temperature differences between external air and refrigerant temperatures to provide high efficiency heating in the winter and cooling in the summer. ASHP systems use more electricity to run the heat pump when compared with the use of a ground heat source collector, but as most of the energy is taken from the air, they produce less greenhouse gas than conventional heating systems over the heating season.
Chester House Extension
The Dublin Simon Community works to prevent and address homelessness in Dublin, Kildare, Wicklow and Meath. The Community provides services to individuals, children and families at all stages of homelessness and enable people to move to a place they can call home. The proposed 850m2 expansion to Chester House seeks to add an additional 20 No, single occupancy, en-suite bedrooms to the existing building. The service will provide accommodation with care and support services that meet National and European quality standards. The expansion will allow Dublin Simon Community to move more people out of emergency accommodation and into adequate and appropriate accommodation.
Ethos are providing mechanical and electrical engineering services on a pro-bono basis to deliver the planned extension. Ethos are also advising on the new Nearly Zero Energy Building (NZEB) requirements as part of the latest Part L 2017 regulations. The project is an extension to an existing facility operated by the Simon Community and needs to take account of the residential nature of the service provided in terms of fire & security systems while providing a domestic feel to the environment.
While not strictly applicable to the project the Client has adopted the new NZEB energy standard as the energy target for the building utilising air source heat pump technology and an extension of the existing solar water thermal heating installation. The client is also taking the opportunity to
Castlepark Apartments, Dalkey, Co. Dublin
Castlepark Apartments is a residential development in Dalkey in South County Dublin. The development consisted of 50 No. high specification apartments in two blocks. The project was completed in late 2011.
Ethos Engineering were commissioned by Wesley Curran & Graham O’Donnell to provide mechanical & electrical engineering services as part of a design team, to bring the project from Planning through Construction Stage to completion and get the apartments to the market.
The apartments were designed with energy efficiency in mind and achieved A3 Building Energy Ratings. The heating system comprised of a central air source heat pumps distributed to each apartment via district heating mains to provide heating and hot water to each apartment. Each apartment’s heat and hot water usage is metered locally and logged and monitored centrally for billing purposes.
Beacon South Quarter Apartment Block B2B, Sandyford, Dublin 18
The apartment block B2B at Beacon South Quarter comprises 68 No. single and duplex type apartments, over ten storeys. The ten no. storey block was completed in July 2017 and was constructed over the existing Beacon Renal premises at ground level.
The project also involves the completion of three No. levels of basement carpark that were constructed in 2009 but left uncompleted as a ‘grey box’ shell. The carpark has been designed with a full mechanical ventilation system and sprinkler system for code compliance.
Ethos Engineering were commissioned by IRES / KSNPM to provide mechanical & electrical engineering services as part of a design team to design, tender and construction monitor the project to completion.
The project’s key features include a stairwell pressurisation system for firefighting purposes and three levels of underground carpark which are mechanically ventilated and fully sprinklered.
Beacon South Quarter Apartment Block B2A, Sandyford, Dublin 18
The Apartment Block B2A at Beacon South Quarter was constructed as a shell as part of the main Beacon South Quarter project from 2005 to 2009 but never got finished due to the economic down turn. It had the majority of its structural shell, including pre-fabricated bathroom pods completed in 2009, where it remained idle until 2012. The B2A Block contains 85 no. single and duplex type apartments, over 9 storeys. There are also existing retail units at ground level. The project was successfully completed and handed over in 2014.
Ethos Engineering were commissioned by NAMA/Mazars to provide mechanical & electrical engineering services as part of a design team, to bring the project to completion and get the apartments to the market. This project included the conversion of some office space into apartments and the re-planning application for these new apartments. This required that some of the old apartments complied to the old Building Regulations while the new apartments had to comply to the new more stringent standards. Ethos carried out detailed surveys of the existing installed services & pre-fabricated bathroom pods prior to commencing the detailed design.
This project incorporated 15 no. apartments that came in under a new planning application. This required them to comply with the latest Part L and the provision of renewable technology. The solution for this was a Solar PV array for each of these 15 No. apartments located on the roof of the block. The PV arrays fed the electrical board within their relevant apartment to provide free energy.
Beacon South Quarter Apartment Block B1, Sandyford, Dublin 18
The Apartment Block B1 at Beacon South Quarter was constructed and completed in 2009. Since the completion of this apartment block the building had remained empty and the mechanical and electrical services associated with the block were never put into continuous use.
The B1 Block contains 58 No. apartments, 12 single level & 46 duplex units of which 10 units are in a 10 storey tower. There are a number of retail units at ground level of the apartment block which are now fully occupied. The retail tenants include Starbucks, Munchies, Pizza Hut amongst others.
This project was completed on time and within budget in June 2012 to enable the block of apartments to be sold to Cluid Housing.
Mazars, acting as receivers, engaged Ethos Engineering to complete a detailed snag of the existing mechanical and electrical services and provide a comprehensive repair scope document to enable the services to be commissioned and suitable for occupation.
Following on from the detailed survey carried out at Block B1 Apartments, Mazars requested that Ethos Engineering undertake the site supervision of the remedial mechanical & electrical works to get each apartment unit and associated common / plant areas in a condition that would be fit for occupation by a tenant.
The duplex arrangement of the apartments required sprinkler protection to be provided throughout the apartments. This introduced some unique challenges to co-ordinate this system into the building while maintaining a domestic feel to the apartments and co-ordinating with all other services and disciplines.
Stationhouse Apartments, Carrick Street, Kells
These Apartments are a residential development in Kells in County Meath. The development consists of 4 no. high specification apartments in a single building which used to be the Kells Fire Station.
The apartments were designed to house people approaching old age. Each apartment has it’s own heating system which comprises of low surface temperature radiators to prevent potential safety issues.
Each heating system is fired by a wall hung condensing boiler located in a dedicated building at the rear of the property.
The apartments were designed with energy efficiency in mind and each apartment has it’s own hot water solar heating system connected to a twin coil hot water cylinder. This is backed up by the apartment’s heating system if required.
Each apartment is equipped with a monitored communication system which utilises a new control unit and speech module which when used in conjunction with the central control unit located in the common area creates a system capable of remodeling care provision through the use of individually tailored telecare. The communication system ensures that the resident’s needs of today are met whilst providing the ability to adapt over time via changing individual resident settings.