Dornan News

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Mental Health Dornan

To mark Mental Health Awareness Week we have decided to release our new mental health poster to promote mental health and wellbeing to all employees and supporting people who experience mental health difficulties. The theme of the poster is simple, “let us know if you need help”. Dornan's Employee Assistance Programme is available through our partners Health Assured, they are available if every day pressures become too much. Mental health is important to Dornan. We should never forget that it’s ok not to be ok, and it’s ok to ask for help. Remember to treat people with respect and kindness because we don’t know what is going on in another person’s world. #mentalhealth #wellness #dornanemployees

Engineering in a box!

Dornan Engineering felt privileged when asked to sponsor Steam Education Limited Ireland's weekly  'Engineering in a Box' programme in Little Island National School, Cork.  The programme commenced in March 2018 and consisted of a one hour weekly session, for 10 weeks.  Each class was made up of a different "engineering activity" to show our budding youngsters that the world of engineering is full of variety and opportunities!  We are particularly interested in introducing engineering to girls at primary level, with the hope that this interest will expand and continue onto secondary level and beyond.  The 10 week programme covered many areas of engineering including, civil engineering, electrical energy, mechanical transportation and the environment.

Josh from Children in Need
Dornan engineers Josh’s new playground

When Dornan was asked to take part in a Children in Need project in London – along with Mace – to complete a unique playground project, our team jumped at the chance to help. The project was designed primarily for Josh, a 9-year-old with Norrie Disease, meaning he is profoundly blind, with no light perception at all. Josh attends the John Ball School in Blackheath and the objective was to enable him to enjoy the same playground his classmates use. Tactile paving was used to help him get around an installation that other children could enjoy as well, with multiple meeting points around the space so that Josh can find his friends. The design included 15 speakers activated by pressure...

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Professional recognition for our engineers and quantity surveyors

With strong support from management at Dornan, more and more of our engineers and quantity surveyors are acquiring chartered status. Just recently, Engineers Ireland, the Institute of Engineering Technology and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors welcomed four new members from our ranks to their prestigious organisations. Congratulations to Robert Lonergan CEng MIEI, Mark McGuire MIET, Sean Horan RICS and Robert Greves RICS. Well done to all four for demonstrating their commitment to their professions.

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Investors in People accreditation for our London office

Following rigorous assessment, Dornan’s London office has recently achieved re-accreditation with Investors in People. IIP is a nationally-recognised body that enables organisations to benchmark their business and people management processes. Re-accreditation for our London team confirms our commitment to helping our staff develop professionally by offering them regular training and career progression opportunities.