Brian Kavanagh, BE, DipProjMgmt, CEng, FIEI, Eur Ing, FConsEI, was elected ACEI President at the association’s AGM on 25 March 2022.
Brian is a Chartered Engineer, a Registered Consulting Chartered Engineer and a fellow of the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (FConsEI). Brian is a director and chairman of Garland and is the fifth member of Garland to be elected President of ACEI. He has accumulated over thirty years’ experience as a civil and structural engineer, PSDP and assigned certifier and has been the project director in charge of major healthcare, educational, residential, commercial and industrial projects throughout Ireland.
Brian works with some of the biggest multinationals in Ireland and has longstanding relationships with the largest educational and healthcare clients in the country. He has been responsible for continued developments of St. James’s Hospital, Dublin, and for ongoing developments at Tallaght University Hospital. Brian is well respected in his ability to foster long-term client relationships. He is always relied on by clients to provide a rapid and flexible service and also to provide forthright and trustworthy advice. Brian holds a postgraduate diploma in project management and he is renowned for providing a practical and results orientated project management service.
Brian will continue the work of previous ACEI presidents especially in regard to the ACEI’s pledge to Net Zero by 2030. He will also focus on delivering value to the ACEI members while fostering and enhancing their standing within the Consulting Engineering profession and Built Environment sector.
Brian is currently convenor of the ACEI Building Control Regulations committee and has served as a member of the ACEI Executive Board during a number of occasions since 2011. He is a former chairman of the finance committee and structures and construction division of Engineers Ireland, and a former member of the Executive and Council of Engineers Ireland. Brian is a long term member of Bective Rangers and was a member of Vets team which won the league and cup double in 2010.