JUNE 2020: NEW STAFF MEMBER
QuadConsult Limited’s newest team member is Eleana Karayianni, joining as Principal Structural Engineer & Associate Designate. Chartered with ICE, Eleana graduated from the University of Bristol (MEng Civil Engineering (Hons)) and gained over eight years’ employment at consultancies in Bristol, extending her experience in the structural design of all types of buildings in concrete, steel, masonry, timber and tensile fabric. Her outstanding contribution to the structural design of the Ben Ainslie Racing HQ façade in Portsmouth led to her being shortlisted for the UK IABSE awards in 2015.
Since graduating, Eleana has been nominated for several other prestigious UK awards:
- the Women Engineering Society’s (WES) Karen Burt Award (best newly chartered woman engineer in the UK)
- the Rennie Redfern Hunt Memorial Prize (best written exercise produced at Chartered Professional Review)
- shortlisted for the James Rennie Medal for the best Chartered Professional Review candidate of the year in the UK.
Her achievements were acknowledged in January’s ‘New Civil Engineer’ magazine, prompted by the Reviewers and Panel of ICE following her Chartership Review.
Eleana has also been heavily involved with volunteering activities, such as Chair of the IStructE’s young group in the South West UK, and a board member of the Generation for Change (G4C) group. She was the organiser of the ICE’s Written Group in Bristol for the 2016/2017 year, and is a member of Women in Property (WiP) which works towards raising the profile of women in the construction industry as well as the profile of engineers in society in general.
We are delighted to have Eleana on board currently working remotely in Cyprus, and are looking forward to welcoming her to the office when we return there once pandemic restrictions are lifted.
MAY 2020: RAIL WORK
Following a rigorous two-day audit, QuadConsult Limited successfully renewed its RISQE accreditation which allows the company to continue working in the rail sector until May 2021.
APRIL 2020: NEW STAFF MEMBER
During this very challenging period with all staff working from home new staff member Corina Dobrea joins as Project Structural Engineer. Her interest in construction started young, sparked by her family rebuilding their house when she was 11 years old – she found it a very exciting and fascinating process.
Corina studied in her home country of Romania, and spent her last year in university based in France on the prestigious Erasmus programme. Her love of travel also meant she spent her first year of university in the USA on an InterExchange Work and Travel programme. After finishing her studies Corina worked for a German company for six and a half years as a CAD technician and a structural engineer. She then moved to the UK because of family commitments, where she continued her career as a structural engineer in Swindon.
As well as her love of seeing the world Corina likes to spend time with family, read, and, when she gets the chance, to help others by volunteering, for instance, preparing food for homeless people. QuadConsult Limited warmly welcomes her and is delighted to have her on board.
JANUARY 2020: NEW CLIENTS
QuadConsult Limited is pleased to have been appointed to work on two new bar/restaurants in London – Barworks’ new bar in Hebdon Street, and Flat Iron Steak’s new restaurant in Great Portland Street. Barworks are an independent pub and bar group, and Flat Iron Steak run several steakhouses across the UK capital, and both projects have come through designers Macaulay Sinclair. The appointments are an exciting extention of our client base in this sector.
OCTOBER 2019: SPONSORSHIP
Tondu United Football Club are one of the up and coming clubs in Wales, with particular interest in developing youth potential. QuadConsult Limited are pleased to be able to support them by sponsoring new training tops for the Under 9 Girls team, who are coached by a representative of the Women’s FA in Wales. All the best to them for the football season!