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St Mel’s Cathedral – “Engineering our Heritage”; Evening Lecture

Engineers Ireland Heritage Society in association with Structures & Construction Division & The Institution of Structural Engineers 

St Mel’s CathedralEngineering our Heritage

Gutted by a fire on Christmas Eve 2009, St Mel’s, one of Western Europe’s largest conservation projects, currently underway, is nearing the end of its complete refurbishment.


Presented by:-

Kevin Fay BSc (Eng.), Dip Eng., MIEI

Kevin is a qualified Structural Engineer and Contracts Director with GEM GROUP, one of Ireland’s Leading Construction & Joinery Manufacturing Companies. Kevin, previously an associate Director of Malachi Cullen & Partners Consulting Engineers has over 20 years’ experience in both design and construction. Currently Kevin is the Director of Gem Purcell Ltd, a JV Company with the responsibility for delivering the conservation and restoration of St Mel’s Cathedral.

Jonathan Macauley BEng CEng MIStructE MIEI

Jonathan is a director of DESIGN ID, employed by Gem Purcell Ltd for the specialist timber design of the large span replacement timber roof & ceiling structure to St. Mel’s. Jonathan graduated from Queen’s, Belfast with a 1st Class Honours Degree and while working with O’Connor Sutton Cronin was nominated Chartered Engineer of the Year by Engineers Ireland 2006.  Jonathan brings a creative yet practical edge to the design of buildings and unusual structures.  He is also currently a tutor on the MArch course at Queen’s University, Belfast.

 7.30pm Monday 20th October 2014

At Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, D4

For further details or email Lisa Edden at

All welcome. Admission Free.

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