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Digital Technology in Engineering

Embracing new technology and more efficient ways of working is central to engineering success – both at an individual company level and within the wider industry. Digital construction techniques have the potential to transform our sector and help us reach our growth and sustainability goals, but change can be hard to precipitate. However, industry case studies can be a great way to inspire confidence and share knowledge of new techniques. Read on to find out how the use of pioneering digital technology helped us with one of our most recent projects, the Nexus Training and Production Facility.

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Focus on: Adapting designs

When it comes to preparing designs for a project, an engineer’s role is to find the most efficient and cost-effective solution for a client which answers all their needs, as outlined in the brief. Based on extensive site investigations including load tests, geotechnical surveys and even historical archive research, the engineering team will put together plans which they believe will work best. The client agrees on one, the decision is communicated to the construction team, and work begins on site.

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Lyons O’Neill in the Press

This past month Lyons O’Neill have again been featured in the press, with Director Kevin Lyons speaking about his engineering path as well as the current housing crisis and the solutions we need to embrace.

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The role of a checking engineer

As an engineer, it’s incredibly rewarding to work on a project from the initial sketch right through to the client handover, seeing designs take physical shape and adapting plans to the site and client requirements. However, engineers can assist in a number of ways and at different stages of a project and an interesting role we often assume is that of the checking engineer.

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Focus on: Design that meets clients needs

One of the most important tenets of construction is understanding the needs of the client. If you go in with a dogged, one-size-fits all approach, you’ll meet far more issues and obstacles than going into a project with an open mind and a willingness to adapt to those you’re working for. Likewise, you have to be prepared for the terrain on which you’re working to throw surprises and difficulties, but adaptability and strong planning will allow you to be prepared for anything.

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Lyons O’Neill in the Press

Engineering revolves around communication and the sharing of ideas or information, whether this relates to a specific project or best practice in the industry. Lyons O’Neill have always been engaged in discussion of key topics in the industry and recently Directors Kevin Lyons and Damian O’Neill have been sharing their insights in the press.

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Dwellings: Transforming spaces into homes

There is a massive amount to consider when it comes to any kind of building design, but this is especially so in the case of designing and building homes. When taking on conversion and renovation projects, the necessity of working within the original structures whilst also creating something modern, comfortable and desirable for future inhabitants always presents an interesting and enjoyable challenge.

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