Homan O’Brien win CIBSE 50th Anniversary Award for Ice Bank Thermal Storage System with Irish Life

The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) celebrated 50 years in Ireland by presenting awards in 3 Categories celebrating Engineering in Ireland over 50 years. Homan O’Brien who celebrated 60 years in Engineering last year won one Category for the Design and Introduction of the first ever Commercial Ice Bank Thermal Storage System in Ireland in Beresford Court Office Building for Irish Life, completed in 1991. The [...]

By |2021-06-24T08:49:33+00:00December 5, 2018|

Rediscovery Centre wins SEAI 2018 Buildings Award

Congratulations to The Rediscovery Centre being awarded the SEAI's 2018 “Buildings” Award. The Rediscovery Centre is the national centre for the circular economy with enterprises using waste and unwanted materials as a resource and raw material for new product design. The Rediscovery Centre is also home to an education department that provides a variety of exciting and interactive workshops for children. The centre demonstrates best practice building design, construction [...]

By |2021-06-24T08:49:33+00:00November 2, 2018|

Homan O’Brien are delighted to have opened their new office in London

  Contact:                     adam.fleming@homanobrien.co.uk                                    simon.obrien@homanobrien.co.uk   Pictured Left to right:     Simon O’Brien, Managing Director Adam Fleming, Operations Director, London Aidan O’Leary, Senior Electrical Engineer, London

By |2021-06-24T08:49:34+00:00August 8, 2018|

UCD Student Residences Phase 1 commences on Site

Homan O'Brien are pleased to have progressed to construction stage on our UCD Student Residences Masterplan project. Phase 1 will consist of the construction of a New Amenity Building serving Student Residents, along with 924 Student Bedrooms in 3 buildings. JJ Rhatigan & Company have been awarded the contract for construction of Phase 1 and are in the process of site setup. This project was the first to be [...]

By |2021-06-24T08:49:34+00:00May 22, 2018|


Emerging Technologies are creating major issues for Designers and Electricity Transmission and Distribution System Operators. In his article Gerard Keating discusses these issues and more.   To read the full article follow the link below. Gerard Keating HOB De-Carbonisation Article 2018    

By |2021-06-24T08:49:34+00:00May 1, 2018|

We have ISO 45001:2018

Homan O’Brien has successfully migrated to ISO45001:2018 from OHSAS:18001 in April 2018. We are the first Construction Company and MEP Consultant in Ireland to receive this distinction. This complements our existing suite of ISO accreditations ISO 9001:2015 and ISO14001:2015 standards which were also revalidated this month. The migration to the brand new ISO 45001:2018 which was only published on 12-03-2018 shows our strong commitment to Quality, Environmental and Health [...]

By |2021-06-24T08:49:34+00:00April 27, 2018|


With the roll out of Heat Pumps and Electric Vehicles to assist with NZEB Compliance and our 2020/2050 carbon reduction targets, Homan O’Brien organised a meeting with ESB Networks, ESB eHeat and ESB Innovation to discuss the effect of new technologies on the grid and to discuss how we should treat them from a design perspective on our MV/LV Design systems. IRELAND'S LOW CARBON FUTURE Irish and International [...]

By |2021-06-24T08:49:34+00:00February 27, 2018|

The effect an open Fireplace can have on NZEB Compliance in a new House

More Food for Thought on the impending Building Regulations TGD L for Dwellings which includes NZEB Compliance. The impact an open Fireplace can have if installed in a new house. We have used the quantity of PV Panels to demonstrate the negative impact of an open fire in this case. The Table below shows the increased number of PV Panels required to compensate for an open fire in [...]

By |2021-06-24T08:49:34+00:00February 26, 2018|
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