Jones Engineering employs over 4,000 people throughout Ireland, the UK, Europe and the Middle East. It has an annual training budget of over €2m and encourages all of its employees to attend internal and external training courses on a regular basis.
Jones Engineering projects
Jones Engineering projects are based around the globe, giving employees the chance to work in extreme locations from Arctic conditions, reaching sub-zero temperatures of -40°, to extreme heat environments reaching temperatures of +50°, and from offshore oil rigs prone to 100-mph winds and 80-foot wave surges to tunnelling under rivers and cities.
With the backdrop of increasing demand for life-science, data-centre and microelectronic-manufacturing campuses – the timescale between basis of design (BOD) to facility ready (FR) has been under increasing pressure to be reduced.
Jones Engineering, to increase efficiency and predictability, improve safety, minimise the level of disruption to site, client and the environment, as well as reduce the time frame of BOD to FR, has invested heavily in not just leaner ways of working but in challenging how the engineering and construction sector approaches the delivery of projects. These efforts culminated in the launch of a new division, Jones Engineering Manufacturing Ltd, in 2019.
Jones Engineering Manufacturing
Jones Engineering Manufacturing is based in a 9,000-sq-metre centre of design for manufacturing and assembly (DfMA) excellence in Muine Bheag, Co Carlow. The state-of-the-art facility brings Jones Engineering’s core competencies in mechanical, electrical and instrumentation, and fire protection and the added competencies of civil, structural and architectural under one roof. This allows its teams to design, manufacture, install and deliver modules from small- to large-scale projects.
This solution has been working well for its current clients. Jones has transported cooling modules to Holland, Belgium, Finland, and Denmark, as well as e-houses and packaged plant rooms across Ireland and the UK. The average size of each component was 19 metres long by 4.2 metres wide by 4 metres high. This necessitated detailed planning and cooperation between the Jones logistics teams and the authorities involved, including permit applications, etc. It has proved so successful Jones will be extending this solution to additional global sites in the future.
Building information modelling
Building information modelling (BIM)/digital engineering is critical to prefabrication and modular construction. It enables integrated architecture and engineering workflows. It supports the concept of repeatable designs, which enables optimisation of a design across feasibility studies and conceptual engineering.
Jones has been leading the way in BIM for over 15 years, and it recently obtained the BSI Kitemark™ for BS EN ISO 19650 parts 1 and 2. Passing an audit in 2021, it became the first Irish engineering contractor to hold the BSI Kitemark for BIM (Design and Construction) certificate against ISO 19650, which covers mechanical, electrical and fire protection systems. This demonstrates that Jones Engineering Group’s BIM processes, procedures, and management systems on completed projects comply with international standards for managing information using BIM.
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ADDRESS: Jones Engineering House, 83 Pembroke Road, Dublin 4.
PHONE: 01 474 9800
LINKEDIN: Jones Engineering
KEY EXECUTIVES: Eric Kinsella, Executive Chairman; Jim Curley, Group Chief Executive Officer; John King, Group Financial Director; Sandra Guilfoyle, Group HR Manager; Barry Steele, Group Business Development Manager.
KEY ACTIVITIES: Mechanical, Electrical, Process, Fire Protection Contractors and Offsite and Modular Construction.