- About TNG
We are delighted to announce that Senior Mechanical Engineer, Dan Simpkins, has been awarded Chartered Engineer status.
Dan’s engineering skills and knowledge were assessed as part of his application for CIBSE ‘Member’ membership. The application requires candidates to demonstrate their competence through the submission of an engineering practice report, followed by an interview assessment.
The Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers (CIBSE) is the professional engineering association, based in London, that represents building services engineers.
Dan joins Russ Pitman, our Managing Director, as Chartered Engineers within our Mechanical team. He can now also add CEng and MCIBSE to his professional title.
We have other Engineers in the process of completing the rigorous application with CIBSE. In the future, we look forward to them joining Dan and Russ, bolstering our Chartered Engineer headcount even more.
Chartered Engineers (CEng) and Members of CIBSE (MCIBSE) are recognised as having a higher level of expertise and competence due to their extensive work in industry.
They are expected to develop solutions to engineering problems using new or existing technologies, through innovation, creativity and change; they may also have specialist technical experience in complex system scenarios with higher levels of risk.
As a consultancy that makes excellence a top priority, we encourage all our Engineers to work towards Chartered status. We do however, appreciate the time commitment it needs to produce the in-depth practice report they are to submit with their application.
We congratulate Dan on this great achievement and we are sure he will be proud to be recognised as a Chartered Engineer whilst carrying future project work.
TNG is delighted to be carrying out feasibility services for a construction project at Regents Park Community College in Southampton, on behalf of Southampton City Council with Faithful+Gould, Southampton.
The College in King Edward Avenue in Shirley has an OFSTED ‘good’ rating. It is carrying out several upgrades to its teaching facilities. Works shall include the creation and upgrade of the Science rooms, the alteration and creation of a new Technology department and an external Sports Changing facility.
Our Engineers are carrying out a feasibility study for the works. This includes surveys of the existing services, and concept design of the Mechanical and Electrical services to RIBA Stage 2.
TNG has been enlisted by CBRE Limited to carry out a condition survey for an office building in Rugby, Warwickshire.
We were instructed to assess the condition of the Mechanical engineering plant and systems at Cemex House for CEMEX UK Operations Limited.
Our team of experts carried out a non-invasive survey of the systems within the 9-storey office building. They then produced a comprehensive report detailing the current condition of the existing engineering services to submit to the Client. The report contained information relating to the required and recommended remedial works. It also detailed the expected life span of the systems and budget costs for their upgrade to help future planning.
TNG is delighted to be working with Radian Group Limited again on two more central boiler house upgrade projects.
The works at Orchard Terrace in Alton, & Tyrell Court in Southampton, comprise full duties detailed design, tender analysis and on-site duties. TNG shall be Principal Designer on both of these schemes.
Work has started with a detailed survey of the existing installations at both facilities. This will be followed by the detailed design of systems that may include replacement heating boilers, pumps, HWS calorifiers, controls, valves, gas detection, insulation, cladding, flues, LV electrical distribution boards, containment, plantroom lighting and power.
Radian group shall issue the tender specifications and mechanical and electrical services drawings produced by our team to the tendering companies. Work is due to start on-site in August; during this stage, TNG shall carry out regular site visits, snagging, witness testing and handover.
TNG has already been working with Radian Group this summer on two other projects due to finish in August. The first at Doreen Welfare House, Eastleigh and the second at Oak Lodge, Bordon, both included boiler and calorifier upgrades.
We are delighted to have recently handed over a new MRI Suite at Jersey General Hospital.
The project, in St Helier, Jersey, involved the Engineering Services and Builders Work associated with the fit-out of a new MRI extension shell that was to become a fully functioning and compliant MRI scanner facility.
The project was divided into two contracts. The first included the alteration and remodelling of the existing Radiology department to afford the space needed for the scanner’s ancillary functions.
TNG carried out a survey of the existing facility and its engineering services and provided full duties M&E detailed design for the new MRI suite. The design and construction was phased in order to allow continuity of service and minimise the impact of the works.
The second contract involved us acting as the Employer’s Agent and Client Advisor for the turnkey MRI installation. Our Engineers produced the Employer’s Requirements and M&E engineering documents and drawings for this phase. We were also responsible for reviewing the Contractor’s design proposals and subsequently, the progress and quality of the MRI equipment installation.
We were especially pleased to help deliver this important scheme because of the cutting-edge technology used. The MRI equipment that was installed, included a state-of-the-art Philips Halo lighting system. The specialist lighting system helps to soothe and keep patients calm and still during the scan. Coloured lights and projections are emitted in order to create a tranquil atmosphere that makes the procedure less unsettling.
The MRI department in Jersey is one of a few in Europe, outside of private practice, to use this type of lighting system to enhance the patient experience. We are therefore, really pleased to have played a part in the successful installation of this equipment. It will bring comfort to many island patients in the future.
TNG is pleased to have been selected to provide full duties detailed design for a replacement MRI Air Handling Unit (AHU) at Poole Hospital.
Work shall include a survey of the existing installation and infrastructure. We shall also prepare calculations for the new plant capacities, detailed design of the AHU replacement and the tender package that shall be issued by Poole Hospital NHS Foundation Trust.
TNG shall also be Principal Designer on this project.
We are delighted to have been selected to provide our professional services for an exciting wind farm renewable energy scheme.
TNG has been selected to provide mechanical and electrical Design Consultancy for 2 new buildings. The buildings will provide land-based operational support to a new 84 turbine, off-shore wind farm in Scotland.
The Beatrice Offshore Windfarm Ltd (BOWL) project, will be located in the Outer Moray Firth on the north-western point of the Smith Bank, 13.5km from the Caithness coastline. This project could provide enough energy to support over 450,000 homes.
The land-based construction is due to start this year, whilst off-shore construction will begin in 2017. The wind farm is expected to become fully operational in 2019.
TNG is providing its expertise to Patterson Reeves and Partners, who are Consulting Civil & Structural Engineers and Building Consultants on this project.
TNG is delighted to announce that Senior Mechanical Engineer, Martin Shepherd, recently gained Low Carbon Consultant accreditation.
This accreditation means that Martin is certified by CIBSE as being competent to minimise energy use and carbon emissions from buildings both in design and operation.
We now have two certified Low Carbon Consultants at TNG, Martin and Katarzyna Kopacz; they are the only two currently registered Consultants in Southampton city centre.
Both Martin and Kat are able to:
> Confirm Building Regulation Part L Compliance;
> Advise on energy efficiency and conservation;
> Advise on, and design, low carbon and renewable technologies;
> Use passive design technologies to make the best use of shade and natural ventilation;
> Deliver the information needed to manage a building effectively and ensure that it continues to perform to its design intent after handover.