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Des Fortune

Des Fortune

BSc(Eng) DipEng MSc(Fire Eng) CEng MIEI   

After graduating from Trinity College Dublin, with a degree in Building Service Engineering, Des went on to specialise in the Fire Safety sector, obtaining a Master`s of Science in Fire Safety Engineering from the University of Ulster.

He is a Chartered Engineer and has over 25 years’ experience in Fire Safety Engineering, design and consultancy, in Ireland and the UK, having worked on many projects including prominent Airports, Shopping Centres, Sports Arena, Industrial Complexes, Office and Residential Developments.

Des, has also been Fire Safety Manager for the Dublin Airport Authority, where he was responsible for all matters relating to Fire Safety and Fire Safety Management. In particular, for the technical review of the Fire Safety Design for Terminal 2, on behalf of the DAA prior to submission to the Local Authority and the design, construction and sign off, of the new Pier D facility.

With over 10 years’ experience in Accessibility Design in Ireland, he worked on prestigious projects including, EMEA Office Fit Outs (PayPal, Facebook, eBay and Google), Hospitals, Shopping Developments, Residential Developments (Student Accommodation and Apartment schemes), and Recreation & Assembly complexes. 

In addition, Des is an Approved Inspector for An Bord Pleanála, and a Lecturer on Trinity College’s Postgraduate Diploma in Fire Safety Engineering.