Our Fire Protection Division was established in 1965 and continues to deliver bespoke solutions for our clients across all industry sectors. All of our systems are designed inhouse by our team of Sprinkler Design Engineers. We hold LPCB 1048 Level 4 Certification which is the highest level of approval in the scheme. This permits us to self-certify our works to all categories of sprinkler works without supervision.
Our teams are highly trained and experienced with the design, supply and installation of water supplies. Every sprinkler system requires at least one automatic water supply of adequate pressure, capacity, and reliability. The water supply needs to be capable of supplying all sprinklers that operate during a fire and providing water for fire department operations during the fire. These include:
Our team is highly experienced with Active Fire Protection (AFP) Systems, characterized by items and/or systems, which require a certain amount of motion and response in order to work. The AFP Systems we typically design and install include:
We provide our clients with a Single Source Maintenance and Asset Care Solution for their facilities, covering all aspects of Mechanical, Electrical, Fire Protection, Heavy Lifting and Instrumentation. We operate a nationwide service using a centralised management system with a 24 hour help desk. We have a portfolio of over 500 clients in a variety of market sectors including Healthcare, Public Sector, Food & Beverage, Power & Energy, Manufacturing, Life Science and Electronic etc.
We deliver robust design through consultation with our clients on the design brief for many international and commercial standards such as, NFPA, FM Global, EN 12845, VDS and XL Caitlin. Our teams utilise REVIT for production of models in the 3D Environment and use detailed Hydraulic Calculation software. This allows us to determine pressure losses, water velocities and sprinkler head discharge rates on our systems. We also use Navis Works for utilisation in the field and to aid collaboration. On projects that do not require 3D modelling we use AutoCAD.
Our teams implement the Sprinkler System Design in the field utilising Safety Management Systems with accreditation to Safe T, and a proactive safety department that leverages our extensive project experience. We are accredited to ISO 9001 and IS0 14001 which allows us to drive our robust quality and environmental process. Our Key Management Team have the relevant Project Management certification and training. They are familiar with using scheduling software such as Primavera and Microsoft Project for project planning and resource allocation as well as SAP for procurement and financial control.
All of our systems are designed inhouse by our team of Sprinkler Design Engineers. We hold LPCB 1048 Level 4 Certification since 1997 which is the highest level of approval in the LPCB 1048 certification scheme. This permits us to self-certify our works to all categories of sprinkler works without supervision. The scheme reviews our processes and audits our works yearly to validate our continued alignment with the standards required. It inspects, accredits, approves and certifies sprinkler / fire protection companies throughout Europe to ensure that they have the appropriate level of technical competency, both in design and installation.
The following are some more of the standards we are accredited to and familiar with:
Denis O’Riordan joined Jones Engineering in 1981 and is Director of the Fire Protection Division with overall responsibility for project delivery, business development and estimating.
Denis holds the advanced LPCB Sprinkler Design Certificate and an Advanced Diploma in Project Management. He has been involved in a wide range of major projects including Beaumont, St. James’s and Blackrock Hospitals, Janssen Biologics (Centocor) Ringaskiddy, Boston Scientific, Lough Ree and West Offaly Power stations, Pfizer, BMS, Chemsource and many high profile confidential Data Centre projects.
Ray Greene, a time served craftsman, is the General Manager of the Fire Protection Division of Jones Engineering and is responsible for the delivery of projects in Ireland and Europe. Ray started in Jones Engineering in 1992. Since then he has delivered key projects across all construction sectors. Notable clients include Microsoft, Johnson & Johnson and International Mission Critical Data Centre clients. Ray was previously the Design manager for our Fire Protection Division and has a unique strength in Sprinkler System Design Engineering. He is also part of the Jones Engineering LEAN Steering Group and integral to the development and implementation of LEAN Construction across our business.