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Fundamentals of M&E Consultancy

  • Date(s)
    Tuesday, 4 February 2020
  • Time(s)
    9:00 AM - 5:30 PM
  • Venue
    Engineers Ireland, 22 Clyde Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4, Ireland
  • Fee

    Members: €345
    Non-Members: €425

    NOTE: You can only book online using credit or debit card details.  If your preferred method of payment is by invoice / purchase order / bank transfer / other, please contact the CPD Training Team on 01-6651305, or email to secure a place.

  • CPD Credit
    7 hours   C1


The aim of this course is to give graduate engineers and new entrants to M&E / building services consultancy a good understanding of M&E Consultancy on a typical construction project from initial client enquiry through to the final handover of the project.


The course covers the fundamentals of M&E Consultancy and role of the M&E Consultant on a typical building services / construction project. It gives an insight into the various project stages from initial scheme design to developed design, planning process, tender process, construction stage duties, handover etc. The course will consider the relationship between the M&E consultant and other project stakeholders including clients, other consultants and the contractor. It gives an insight into the principal standards and codes of practice applicable to M&E consultancy including an overview of the Building Regulations.

This course is aimed at graduate engineers and new entrants to Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) building services consultancy.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course attendees will be able to discuss the role and duties of an M&E Consultant on a typical building services / construction project as outlined in the programme below.

Course Programme

Fee proposals, Conditions of engagement 
Relationship between the M&E consultant and other stakeholders
Project Stages
Standards codes of practice applicable to M&E consultancy
Types of Building
Specialist consultancy services
Essential requirements for M&E Consultant
Overview of building electrical services
Overview of building mechanical services
Standards applicable to M&E consultancy 
Overview of the Building Regulations

Trainer Profile

Brendan Dervan is a Chartered Engineer with over 40 years’ experience in all aspects of mechanical and electrical building services including; design, installation, commissioning and maintenance. After completing an electrical apprenticeship in 1982 he went on to study electrical engineering in DIT. He has worked in M&E consultancy at senior engineer / director level since 1990. In 1999 he started his own M&E consultancy, Dervan Engineering Consultants (DEC), which merged with Cundall in 2016. His Company provided M&E consultancy and project management services to a diverse range of clients in both the public and private sectors. 


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4 February 2020


Confirmation is subject to event fee being finalised. Cancellation fees calculated at 50% of the estimated total bill will be charge for confirmed bookings cancelled less than 5 working days prior to the date of the planned event. A replacement person can attend instead. Cancellations made the day prior to an event will be charged 75% of the total estimated bill. No-shows will be charged the full fee. All cancellations must be confirmed in writing by email. Engineers Ireland will not be liable for any costs in the event of a course being re-scheduled.  This applies, but is not limited, to any travelling, subsistence or consequential expenses incurred by delegates.