Operational Readiness

Tandem can offer our clients Operational Readiness Services to assist in preparing the client and planning for the handover of a capital project to operations. We work with the client team to establish what key activities and associated actions need to be completed by each function to ensure readiness for the next phase of the project, prior to and including commercial operations. We work collaboratively with our clients to think objectively about what tasks are essential, to project manage the volume of work, to establish roles and responsibilities between functions with the aim of ensuring all areas are ready for the next milestones in the project life-cycle .

We use our extensive industry knowledge to help our clients develop the steps necessary to ensure successful start-up of their facility. We can provide the software tools to support both people and workload management, as well as providing Operational Readiness progress tracking and monitoring for reporting to the Client’s key stakeholders and sponsors.

If you would like to find out more about Operational Readiness or any of the services that we offer, please email info@tandempm.ie

Building Regulations Part L

“Part L 2017 Conservation of Fuel and Energy for Buildings other than Dwellings”

10 years on from the last Building Regulations Part L issue, new legislation has passed and became effective in January 2019 for new, existing, renovated and altered buildings.

The main aspects of the Technical Guidance Document are as follows:

  • There is a considerable tightening of the requirements for Clients, Designers, Project Managers and Contractors.
  • By December 2020 all newly occupied building will be a Near Zero-Energy Building.
  • It will need to be considered in terms of budget, programme, building layout, planning compliance, occupancy and construction compliance.
  • The energy improvement over the 2008 edition is an uplift of 40-60%.
  • The main standout constraint is that 20% of qualifying buildings energy must come from a renewable source.
  • Major Renovation over 25% envelope now carry considerable requirements.
  • Thermal Bridging now must be accurately calculated.
  • Equipment now have defined performance criteria including heating and cooling plant, motors, controls & lighting.
  • This legislation and technical guide includes the Energy Performance Buildings Directive, Nearly Zero-Energy Buildings & EcoDesign Regulations.

 

A new or renovated building must pass analysis for planning permission and Tandem Project Management are experienced and prepared to deliver in accordance with the latest legislation.

Advance Graduate Programme

Our 3-year program is designed to give graduates the best possible start to their careers through tailored training and development plans along with a range of engineering experience at all stages of the project lifecycle. Tandem offers a dynamic and exciting work environment for graduates, with excellent opportunities for personal and professional development.

Graduates will have the opportunity to work in the design office and on sites. They will be mentored throughout the programme by senior team members. All of our graduate engineers will begin their careers in our head office in Cork  with opportunities to support design and construction projects in Ireland, the UK and Europe.

We currently have opportunities for Graduates with qualifications in:

  • Chemical Engineering, Process Engineering and Bioprocess Engineering
  • Civil and Structural Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering

If you are interested in applying for our Advance Graduate Programme or if you require more information please email mary.riordan@tandempm.ie

Construction Industry Federation Safety Week

‘Team Up for Safety’

Tandem’s ‘Team Up for Safety’ Initiative has been developed to encourage a safe, collaborative working environment on our construction sites where all personnel are encouraged to engage in continually improving our approach to Safety Management.

The key components of ‘Team Up for Safety’ are:

  • Integrated, multi-disciplined ‘Safety Action Team’
  • Worker engagement in site walkdowns
  • 100% tracking of Safety Observations to closure
  • Buddy system for new starts on site
  • ‘Safety Days’ to celebrate project achievements and give focus to worker health and wellbeing
  • ‘Take 5’ system for workers to assess all activities before commencing and after each break

Tandem Project Management is proud to have partnered with the CIF for Construction Safety Week 2018 and is delighted to have been actively involved in promoting industry best standards. The objective of Safety Week was to continue to highlight the issues of health and safety in the Irish construction industry and to drive continual improvement.

We ran a series of events across our construction sites to mark CIF Construction Safety Week. The events included Tandem toolbox talks on CIF’s daily safety topics and an interactive ‘Safety in Numbers’ workshop. The aim of this workshop is to challenge attendees to think about how they view health and safety in the workplace and re-evaluate its importance from the individual and team perspective. Attendees were presented with a certificate on completion of the workshop. We also shared the daily topic posters across sites and on our social media platforms to raise awareness and promote Construction Safety Week to our employees and followers.

  

Recent Project Wins

October 2018

  • WWTP HAZOP- Infrastructural, Dublin.
  • HVAC Specifications, Biotech, Cork.
  • Utility Survey and consultancy support, Biotech, Cork.
  • Manufacturing BOD, Biotech, South East.
  • High Potent Product Analysis, Biotech, South East.
  • Project Controls Support, Pharma, Cork.
  • Manufacturing Extension Concept, Pharma, Cork.
  • Project Management Support, Commercial, Dublin.
  • NPI Support, Pharma, Waterford.
  • Enabling Works Detailed Design, Pharma, Cork.
  • Methanol Capacity Study, Pharma, Cork.
  • Special projects package, Medical Device, Galway.

Transition Year Student Day at Tandem

We were delighted to welcome a number of Transition Year students to our headquarters in Mahon last Friday 13th April. The purpose of the visit was to give the students an insight into engineering as a potential career option.

We had a packed agenda for the visit that included a screening of the excellent ‘Dream Big’ film , a documentary that showcases how engineers push the limits of innovation in unexpected and amazing ways. This was followed by presentations from representatives of our engineering departments covering Process, Mechanical, HVAC, Electrical & Instrumentation, and Civil & Structural design. This gave the students a good insight into the diverse nature of engineering design, and the many career opportunities it offers.

One of our Senior Project Managers described how a full life-cycle EPCMV (Engineering, Procurement, Construction Management and Validation) project is initiated and executed, and a timelapse video from a recent project was shown to give the students a flavour of the construction phase.

Finally, our undergraduate work-placement students from University College Cork and the Cork Institute of Technology were on hand to give presentations on their chosen college courses and their experiences in Tandem’s work-placement programme.

All-in-all it was a great day for all involved. We hope the students enjoyed their experience and are inspired to pursue a future career in engineering with Tandem Project Management!

Engineers Ireland CPD Accreditation – Parchment Presentation

Engineers Ireland CPD Accredited Employer – Parchment Presentation

We were delighted to welcome Caroline Spillane Director General of Engineers Ireland, to our offices last week to present us with our award parchment for the prestigious CPD Accredited Employer Standard.

This accreditation is an acknowledgement of Tandem’s dedication to the continuing professional development of our personnel. We are fully committed to further developing our CPD programme in collaboration with Engineers Ireland and our growing team here at Tandem Project Management Ltd.

If you would like to be part of a dynamic company that actively encourages personal and professional development, please click here to view our current vacancies.

Engineers Ireland CPD Accreditation

Tandem Project Management Undergraduate Program 2018

Following the success of our 2017 Undergraduate Program, we are delighted to partner with the School of Engineering in University College Cork and the School of Engineering and Science in Cork Institute of Technology to announce our 2018 Undergraduate Program. The view of our Undergraduate program is to develop undergraduates through structured work experience over a number of months.
This year, third year students Eimear Duggan (Process), Eoin McCarthy (Mechanical), Gary O’Leary (Process), Shane O’Connor (Electrical) have joined us on work placement.
We would like to thank these undergraduates for their positive contributions to the team to date and we hope to see them entering our Graduate Programme in the coming years.