– Taking the long term view on clients’ M&E needs
Mechanical services engineering contractor Riverside Mechanical Group has achieved success by providing a comprehensive service package that it is constantly developing to meet clients’ changing needs.
Riverside Mechanical Group is a family-owned mechanical services and facilities management company that was established in 2005.
Services provided include full building services, the installation of HVAC systems, design development, automated control systems, fire prevention, energy management, asset management and facilities and maintenance management.
It has an in-house building information modelling (BIM) team. Its BIM capabilities include Revit MEP coordination, clash detection services, coordination management, Point cloud to Revit, field verification, asset management, as-built drawings (2D & 3D).
Riverside’s facilities and maintenance management department also uses a custom computer-aided facilities management system, enabling it to provide innovative ways to deliver high service standards with asset management and energy management systems.
Riverside Mechanical mission
Derek Brennan, Executive Director, Riverside Mechanical, says that the company’s mission is to provide clients with a quality service from start to finish, from pre-construction to facilities management and maintenance and to be the company of choice for clients to return to again and again.
“We want to leave clients with a lasting good impression of our teams. Our goal is to establish long-lasting relationships with our partners and clients and to continue to be the mechanical and facilities management company with whom they deal.”
Start to finish package
Riverside offers a complete start to finish service package, from pre-award, coordination, installation, commissioning and sign off, followed by a tailored facilities maintenance and management package. Its facilities and maintenance department, managed by Ian Mackenzie and Helen McManus, plays a key role during the final phase of construction, with the preparation of O&M’s, commissioning, and demonstrations, and then offering a tailored F&M package to ensure the integrity of the equipment during the warranty period.
Riverside Mechanical management systems
Riverside was one of the first mechanical engineering companies to be certified to ISO 45001:2018, the new international standard for occupational health and safety. This is in addition to recertification of its current standards ISO 14001 Environmental Management and ISO 9001 Quality Management System.
Tony Ptohopoulos, Managing Director, Riverside Mechanical, comments: “The ISO 45001:2018 certification was another milestone for our company and is a further example of our continued professional development and acknowledgement of the invaluable commitment from all of our teams.”
Riverside Mechanical projects
Its project portfolio includes the National Forensic Mental Health Service Hospital, an 11-building state-of-the-art complex located in Portrane Demesne. Riverside completed the mechanical services installation, including chilled water, LPHW system, ventilation covering AHU’s supply and extract fans, air-conditioning, building management systems, domestic waters, fire/ smoke safety system, chiller plant, and water management systems.
Other recent projects include UCD Belfield student accommodation with an auditorium, restaurant, retail units, gymnasium, health and wellbeing centre, meeting rooms, and office accommodation.
It also worked on the National Indoor Arena Phases 1 and 2 at the National Sports Campus in Blanchardstown. Phase 1 is a flagship facility comprising a gymnastics and athletics training centre used by Irish sporting bodies and the general public. Phase 2 is a world-class training facility for the IRFU, GAA and FAI.
Riverside Mechanical awards
Riverside has won many awards over the years. In 2020, at the Irish Construction Excellence Awards, it was awarded the judges silver award for its work on the Sport Ireland National Indoor Arena Phase 1 and 2.
In 2019, at the Irish Plumbing & Heating Awards, its accolades included Large Contractor of the Year, Commercial Project of the Year (Audi South Sandyford), and Apprentice of the Year. The judges noted the long-standing relationships Riverside has with many of its clients, stating: “You only get high levels of repeat business if you do a great job. To be consistently at the top of your game takes great dedication and professionalism.”
Riverside was shortlisted for Subcontractor of the Year (Fit Out Awards 2021) and Medium Contractor of the Year (P&H Awards 2021).
Health, safety and wellbeing
Riverside’s strength, growth and success are down to the commitment and professionalism of its valued team and the company is fully committed to the health and wellbeing of this team.
Derek Brennan concludes: “Good health is a resource that helps us all meet our goals. We believe that the everyday choices we make can help us live healthier and happier lives. To this end, we have a full company wellness programme, the overall aim of which is to increase our knowledge about health matters and explore ways to improve physical fitness.”
To learn more about Riverside Mechanical Group, visit www.riversidemechanical.ie