Before setting up MCR Consulting the directors had all worked in consultancies of varying sizes and had often discussed what we felt was the ideal set-up for a Structural / Civil Engineering consultancy. MCR Consulting was established in 2005, with offices in Belfast and Derry, to provide the company we envisaged.
Run by four directors who oversee all projects, we work on projects of all sizes – domestic to multi-storey city centre developments, throughout the UK and Ireland. We have a dedicated Civils team providing a full range of Civils design services – storm and foul/ roadways and carparks/ SuDs. Our team has extensive experience in 3D modelling and BIM.
We have specialist knowledge of designing in precast concrete/ aluminium curtain walling/ offsite construction, we are ISO 9001 Certified and registered Certifiers of Design on SER scheme used in Scotland.
MCR Consulting is ideally placed to take on large complex projects with highly experienced staff using the most up to date design software. At the same time we are also able to be flexible in our approach, enabling us to tailor our services to the specific needs of all our clients, regardless of project scale or complexity.
At MCR Consulting, we have been able to build up an impressive in-house knowledge enabling us to tackle any project, ensuring we give even the smallest project the care and attention it deserves.
Since setting up in 2005, MCR Consulting has set about becoming the consultancy that we discussed and to date the feedback we have received from our clients has suggested that we are continuing to move in the right direction.
Some of the steps we have taken along the way.
Throughout we have endeavoured to provide a “user friendly service” ensuring that all our clients know that we have worked to help them achieve their vision for their project.
Fred is a Chartered Structural Engineer who, along with Doron Raz, set up MCR Consulting in 2005. Having graduated in 1995 from Dundee University, Fred went on to work in Nottingham before moving back to Northern Ireland to work with Taylor & Boyd.
Fred’s wealth of experience includes the design of steel, masonry, timber and reinforced concrete. As an Approved Certifier through the Structural Engineers Registration Ltd (SER Scheme) he can certify design work for schemes in Scotland. He has developed a particular interest in the restoration of historic structures and enjoys the challenge of providing minimum impact bespoke solutions to retain the integrity of the original structure.
Overseeing a team of engineers and detailers, Fred takes projects from inception through to completion whilst providing economic structural solutions that can be built within programme
With over 26 years’ experience in structural design, Doron has a broad experience encompassing a wide variety of projects and materials. Doron’s experience, prior to MCR, includes numerous large-scale projects including the Millennium Forum in Derry. He also worked for The Henry Group where, as the in-house engineer, he was responsible for optimising designs to ensure projects were delivered within budget and ahead of programme. He gained valuable contractor experience which has enhanced his ability to assist with design and build projects.
With a specialised knowledge of precast concrete and aluminium design he has become the go-to designer for precast concrete and curtain walling manufacturers across Ireland. He has been involved in numerous specialised structures including artwork installations by various artists.
Doron prides himself on the detail, ensuring bespoke cost-effective solutions for each and every project.
Neil has been a director with MCR since joining them in 2007. Since then he has been responsible for overseeing projects of varying scale and complexity, taking them from inception through to completion on site.
Having graduated from Queens University he went to work at a Civil Engineering consultancy where he gained invaluable civils experience. In 1998 he then joined a large Northern Irelands based Structural Engineering consultancy, where he gained his chartership in 2005, before moving to MCR.
In the twenty plus years, since graduating, Neil has gained considerable experience in Design & Build construction. Overseeing a team of engineers and detailers, he takes a hands-on approach ensuring the projects are delivered on time and within budget.
Neil has a broad experience covering design in concrete, steel, masonry and timber. His specialism is in reinforced concrete design.
Seamus joined MCR in 2016 and became a director in 2017. With over 20 years’ experience in the construction industry, he has gained valuable experience on site, in the design office and in the public sector.
After graduating from Queens University, Seamus joined a large Northern Ireland based Construction company, working as a site engineer. From there he went on to work at a number of structural consultancies, where his on-site experience enabled him to see the necessity for lean and buildable designs. During his time he was heavily involved in projects ranging from education work to restoration to healthcare. He has considerable experience working on both the client team and also D&B teams.
He then joined the Central Procurement Directorate, for 7 years within the structural engineering branch, where he gained valuable experience on historic buildings including the restoration of Crumlin Road gaol and Ebrington barracks and also extensive refurbishments works to Carrickfergus Castle. He also gained experience in public procurement and project management.
Seamus has brought this multi-sectored experience to MCR and has been involved with bid management as well as leading large inhouse projects and overseeing project design.
Michael is a chartered civil engineer and joined MCR in 2007. Having started off his career in highways design, Michael has since expanded his talents to include the understanding of drainage design with a particular attention on SuDs. Given the increased levels of flooding observed every year, Michael is acutely aware of the need for drainage designs that can cope with this increased pressure whilst keeping costs within budget.
Michael is responsible for leading the civils team whilst keeping a hands-on approach to design development. He has worked on a wide variety of residential and commercial projects taking designs through from initial concept to completion on site.
Owen joined MCR in 2017 having previously worked at a large multi-national consultancy for 10 years. Starting out as a drawing technician, he was able to learn the key structural principles that are the fundamental basis of a good engineer. He went on to study part time and graduated in Civil Engineering before completing a Masters in Construction & Project Management in 2012. Prior to joining MCR, Owen gained experience in a variety of projects ranging from healthcare to education to major infrastructure.
Joining MCR in 2017, Owen went on to gain his chartership and served on the committee of the regional branch of the IStructE. With a keen interest in finite element, Owen has used this to his advantage on a range of complex multi-storey buildings.
Emma graduated from Queens with a Masters Degree in 2010 and went on to gain a Phd in structural engineering in 2015.
Joining a large multi-national consultancy in 2014, Emma gained considerable experience in the specialised field of bridge engineering with projects all across the UK and Ireland.
Since joining MCR in 2018, Emma has been involved with the design of a variety of residential, commercial and industrial projects. Currently working towards her chartership, Emma is taking schemes through from tender stage right through to completion on site.
Eoghan graduated From Glasgow Caledonian University with a first-class honours degree in Environmental Civil Engineering. He then went on to complete a post graduate Diploma in Structural Engineering and is currently completing his Masters in Structural Engineering part time through distance learning.
A dedicated engineer with over 7 years of experience in both civil and structural design. Since joining MCR, in 2019, Eoghan has proved to be an important member of the team with a keen eye for detail design and ensuring designs come in within budget.
In 1985, Ralf completed his Engineering Diploma in Zurich, Switzerland, whilst working as a civil and structural technician. He moved to Northern Ireland in 1993 where he worked at two separate structural engineering consultancies before joining MCR in 2008. Being the first qualified CADs RC user in Northern Ireland, in 1993, Ralf has gone on to be an expert RC detailer. Ralf specialises in Reinforced Concrete detailing but still keeps his hand in other aspects of the detailing world. Having trained in BIM, Ralf carries out 3d modelling of complex multi-storey structures as well making use of Civils 3D and Autotrack.
Sean is a senior technician with nearly 30 years’ industry experience. Studying part time he obtained his HNC in 1997. Sean has always been keen to keep abreast with advances in software development with a recent focus on the likes of BIM modelling and Civils 3D. He is now conversant with modelling to BIM level 2.
Sean has developed his structural and civil detailing knowledge having worked at a range of structural engineering consultancies. He then joined MCR in 2016 bringing with him his wealth of experience.
Sinead joined MCR in 2018 and ensures the smooth day to day running of the office. She takes a hands-on role in the marketing of MCR using platforms such as LinkedIn, Twitter and the company website.
Sinead is also responsible for maintaining and auditing the company Quality Management System.