Commenced work in the 1960s as a trainee engineer/designer and estimator in Brightside Engineering Ltd. who although carried out installations to factories, institutions, hotels, hospitals and universities, also started one of the first district heating service with Irish Shell during the onset of the domestic heating market in late 1960's.
He gained a vast experience in steam and condense process heating, high temperature pressure systems, L.P.H.W. heating and warm air ventilation systems eventually qualifying to London City & Guilds H & V Certificate Level.
He then advanced into consultancy spending five years with Robert Jacob & Partners and gained further experience in air conditioning and refrigeration.
After returning to contracting he set up his own company Hanco Building Services Ltd in 1984 continuing in the mechanical services industry and establishing good contracts with such clients as
Department of Education,
Office of Public Works,
Dublin Corporation Architects Section,
Dublin Corporation Mechanical Division &
In 1996 he was commissioned to carry out a conversion of the existing central boiler plant at the Mespil Road Apartment complex as Main Contractor. This involved decommissioning the existing central boiler heating plant and installing independent gas heating to each of the 300 occupied apartments some seven storey high including provision of all scaffolding and building attendance. Further similar experience included
Darndale Housing, refurbishment for Dublin Corporation
St. Marys Mansion, Corporation Street
Monkstown Housing for Dunlaoire Rathdown C.C.
All similarly occupied housing.
This company was run successfully for 21 years until he started up the company Amara Engineering Ltd in 2005 with his son Barry.
Barry commenced in the industry in 1995 working hands-on on site learning the trade of plumber/fitter until such time that he took up the role of Contracts Manager and furthered his career by studying Building Services Engineering at DIT Bolton Street, receiving distinctions and continuing on to study his MSc in Building Services Engineering at London South Bank University.
In 2005 he joined forces with James and together they set up Amara Engineering and take responsibility for contracts management, supervision and procurement on large scale housing and apartment schemes, offices and schools to name a few. He also focused on growing a large portfolio of maintenance contracts for apartment complexes, hotels, schools, offices, etc., which prides itself on its prompt response and call out times.
Barry was also responsible for the integration of cloud computing programs with our onsite operatives mobile devices, enabling access to all information such as drawings, specifications and details relating to our active projects at the touch of a button, increasing efficiency and reducing time spent on site which regularly results in project completions ahead of program.
This partnership infused the energy and enthusiasm of the young with the experience of the old.
Barry Corrigan: Director