Kennedy Design is a professional, experienced team, qualified to Chartered Member status.

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors
Chartered Association of Building Engineers
Chartered Institute of Building
Institution of Engineering and Technology
Institution of Engineers of Ireland

Brian Kennedy BA, BSc (Hons), MCIOB, MRICS

Director

Brian Kennedy is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Chartered Construction Manager. He is a graduate of the University of Ulster Jordanstown, with a distinguished background in higher education, lecturing on subjects across the built environment. He presently specialises principally in the Building Surveying and Project/Construction Management elements of the practice. Brian has in-depth expertise on building design, construction technology, building pathology and building defects. He has been providing detailed Building Survey Condition Reports mainly for domestic properties across the region gaining many years of experience on the subject matter.

Seán Kennedy BEng (Hons), C.BuildE, FCABE, MIEI, MIET, AssocRICS

Director

Seán Kennedy is a Chartered Building Engineer and a Fellow of The Chartered Association of Building Engineers. He currently holds the position of Regional Secretary on the CABE NI Committee. Seán is an engineering graduate of Queen’s University Belfast. Having always had a passion and flare for design, he specialises chiefly in Architecture and Structural Engineering within the practice.

Seán has excelled to FCABE, which represents a Fellow Chartered Building Engineer, the highest grade of membership attainable within the professional body. Chartered Building Engineers are professionals who design, construct, evaluate and maintain buildings. Their work includes both technical and management processes by which buildings are designed, constructed, renewed and maintained. The Chartered Building Engineer’s expertise includes a detailed understanding of statutory regulations, and technical codes and standards and the need for sustainable buildings. Qualified members of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers will have a level of competence that has been assessed and accepted against rigorous standards.

As a Structural Engineer, he has designed a vast and varied raft of structures across the built environment, over the last 25 years. He works predominantly as a Structural Design Engineer on domestic and residential projects, or at other times as part of a team working in consultation with other architects, surveyors, contractors, and various consultants. Seán is a problem solver, highly skilled and creative professional who will ensure his buildings are strong, stable, sustainable, and practical by utilising his combined structural engineering and architectural design knowledge.

Our Experience

We have worked extensively within the built environment on a wide variety of projects over many years covering architecture, building surveying, structural engineering, and construction management, offering a complete and integrated package.

Both directors are professional members of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) who are professionals qualified to the highest standard. RICS is a world’s leading professional body for qualifications and standards in land, property, and construction. Chartered Building Surveyors work within the construction industry dealing with design, building survey reports, maintenance, repair, refurbishment, and contract management.

At this time of a Climate Change Emergency, a sustainable design approach is paramount. We are passionate about the environment by designing, educating, and influencing others of the urgency to reduce our carbon dioxide emissions immediately. Sustainable solutions play a role in all our design projects. Seán is currently working towards registering as a Chartered Environmentalist (CEnv) with The Society of the Environment (SoC) to further indicate his credentials in this field.

We can act as Contract Administrators, to carry out this vital role on your behalf from inception to completion. We will take you carefully through the various stages of construction, variations in valuations and stage payments. We will determine defect liabilities and only sign of the various stages to authorise payments to the appointed contractor when we are satisfied that statutory requirements and workmanship are of the highest standards expected.