Author Archives: LMC

St. John the Baptist Church

Further to Lee McCulloughs long term association with works at St John the Baptist Church in Clontarf, the Parish of Clontarf have continued to retain LMC Consulting to advise / assist in relation to the maintenance of the property. Projects in recent years  include  roof and arch repair works and the removal, repair and reinstatement of the church spire.

Client: Parish of Clontarf
Architects: Michael Mohan Architects
LMC Engineer: Norman Irvine

Ski Club Clubhouse

Following on Lee McCulloughs long term association  with works on behalf of the Ski Club of Ireland, LMC acted as structural consultants on the design and construction of the new clubhouse at the SCI  Kiltiernan site. Works on this project commenced in 2014 and the project was completed in spring 2016.

Client: Ski Club of Ireland
Architects: BKD Architecture
LMC Engineer: Norman Irvine

Pigeon House Power Station – Poolbeg

Following on a previous assignment completed by Lee McCullough Consulting Engineers,  LMC (in conjunction with a team established by Shaffrey Architects) were commissioned by DCC to inspect and report on the condition of the former Pigeon House Power Station in late 2012. During the inspection process unstable structural elements were noted and the design and completion of essential temporary works were required to facilitate the completion of the project brief.

Client: DCC / Shaffrey Architects
Architects: Shaffrey Associates
LMC Engineers:  Norman Irvine and Frank Lee

Hainault House – Stephen’s Green

LMC have been retained to act as structural engineers on this project which  involves the demolition of the existing building  and construction of a new 6 storey over double basement in its place. The project passed planning stage early in 2016 and is currently preparing to proceed to tender (August 2016).

Client: Irish Life Assurance
Architects: Wejchert Architects
LMC Engineer: Gerry McCabe

Crampton Court

The schedule of renovation works at this DCC listed protected structure in the heart of Dublin’s Temple Bar commenced in 2013. These works included the upgrading of the existing residential units / their amalgamation into larger units, the upgrading of external balconies, stairs and courtyard finishes, and the installation of a new lift.

Client : DCC / Downey McConville Architects
Architects: Downey McConville Architects
LMC Engineer :Gerry McCabe

115-117 The Coombe

This late 19th Century former convent / school building comprising 3 sections  was acquired by our client for use as a music college at the start of 2013. The engineering renovation works included the provision of a lift pit and modifications to accommodate the removal of internal load bearing walls  / door openings and other necessary works., it also included the addition of external ramping and laneway access improvements.

Client: BIMM Ireland
Architects: Kings Sturge
LMC Engineer: Gerry McCabe

ILAC Centre

Ilac Shopping Centre (originally constructed in 1979) was extensively modernised and extended in 2006 – Lee McCullough ( now LMC Consulting Engineers) were structural engineers on both of these projects / developments. Current works at ILAC are centered on renovations to the Moore Mall

Clients : Chartered Land
Architects: Studio 3
LMC Engineer: Gerry McCabe

St Columbas

St. Columba’s College relocated to its current site in South County Dublin in 1847. Many of its buildings date from this period. Over the years Lee McCullough (now LMC Consulting Engineers) provided structural engineering services to this client – projects completed include the renovation of the Argyle Building (2005), the Cadogan Building and the Warden’s House (2007). Recent works include the provision of a new firefighting ring main and the construction of 4 new staff houses.

Client: St Columbas College
Architects: Michael Mohan Architects
LMC Engineers: Norman Irvine and Frank Lee

Owendoher River

The flood defense works at Woodview Cottages, Rathfarnham involved the provision of a barrier along a section of the Owendoher river for a distance of approximately 40m. These works involved the extension of the existing wall and the introduction of a new section of retaining wall and included the re-routing of the pre-existing services.

Client: South Dublin County Council
Architects: South Dublin County Council
LMC Lead Engineer: Norman Irvine

Deansgrange Library

This project , completed in 2013, involved the renovation and extension of Deansgrange Library which included the removal of sections of the existing façade and their replacement with a glazed elevation together with the provision of new accessible public toilets and improved kitchen and staff facilities. The external area to the front of the library was also upgraded to provide a plaza with hard and soft areas of landscaping.

Client: Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Architects: Dunlaoghaire Rathdown County Council
LMC Engineer: Norman Irvine.

Ballyogan Depot

Ballyogan Environmental Services Depot is a newly constructed facility for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.

The Depot Administration Building is a modern energy efficient office block constructed using a high percentage of sustainable materials (soft wood timber). It demonstrates the feasibility of using structural timber elements to construct a multi storey framed building while achieving architecturally aesthetic results. This form of construction, using timber beam and column framing for a multi storey building is in our experience unusual if not unique in Ireland.

Client: Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
Architects: Bucholz McEvoy
LMC Engineer: Gerry McCabe


Knowledge & Experience

In any project, it is the calibre and professionalism of the contributors that determines the quality and effectiveness of the outcome. In that context, LMC has the major asset of our knowledgeable and committed personnel backed up by their collective years of experience gained over many years of successful practice


Gerard McCabe B.E., MIEI, Dip.HGE

Gerry obtained his primary degree from UCD in 1979. He joined Lee McCullough in 1989 and was appointed a Director of that practice in 2001. He has more than 30 years of experience in Civil and Structural Engineering and has managed many major projects – examples being the new build of Irish Life’s Georges Quay blocks, the demolition and reconstruction of Hainault House, the ILAC Centre redevelopment and the new build of Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council’s Ballyogan Depot. Gerry is a founding member of LMC Consulting Engineers and Managing Director of the practice since its inception in early 2012.



Norman Irvine B Eng.(Hons), Dip. IS, CEng., P.G. Dip SHWW, MIEI, Chartered Engineer.

A 1994 graduate of University of Ulster, Norman joined Lee McCullough in 1997 and was appointed Associate in 2002 . He achieved Chartered Engineer status in 2010 and obtained the Post Graduate Diploma in Safety, Health and Welfare (Trinity College, Dublin) in 2012.   During his many years of practice Norman has managed a wide range of projects in the Office, Retail, Educational and Residential sectors, Norman has been a practice principal with LMC Consulting Engineers since its inception in 2012 and became a director in 2014.



Frank Lee B.E., C.Eng, FIEI, R.Cons. EI, Chartered Engineer

Frank is a graduate of UCD. He joined Joseph McCullough and Associates (aka Lee McCullough) in 1970 and was appointed Director in 1979; Managing Director in 1987 and Principal Director in 1993. Over his years with Lee McCullough Frank developed a particular interest in city centre redevelopment and in restoration and renovation.

In recent years Frank has worked with LMC Consulting Engineers as a practice principal but now acts in a consultative / advisory role as he has retired from full time involvement with the practice.

About Us

As of the 9th of September 2020 LMC Consulting Engineers have now merged with McCrae Consulting Engineers. The objective of the merger is to form a practice which will offer an increased range of services and benefits to our clients through our combined experience / skills and increased resources. McCrae Consulting Engineers specialise in Fire, Civil and Structural Engineering and like LMC carry out new build projects, refurbishments and conservation work in the residential, commercial, industrial, leisure, health care and education sectors. McCrae Engineering bring the same dedication to Engineering and Service provision that we (formerly at Lee McCullough and latterly LMC) have always sought to ‘deliver’ on all our projects.

The merged company is based at the offices of McCrae Consulting Engineers (in Dundrum Business Park, D14) and  continues to deliver the same standard of Engineering Consultancy to clients old and new.

McCrae Consulting Engineering can be contacted at the following

Phone Number: 01 2962596
Email :
Website :

LMC Consulting Engineers was founded in early 2012 by structural engineers Gerry McCabe, Norman Irvine and Frank Lee.

The 3 founders were former employees of Lee McCullough Consulting Engineers (a company which originated in 1964) and had, during their time with that practice, completed many hundreds of projects in the Commercial, Public, Educational, Residential, Leisure and Retail sectors – examples of which include the new build and subsequent renovation of the ILAC retail centre, the new build of DIT Aungier Street College, the new build of Blocks C and D of the Georges Quay Office complex, and the renovation of Collins Barracks and Castletown House  –  more details / examples of the many Lee McCullough projects are available at ) .

In addition to their extensive structural experience LMC’s engineers have also worked on many civil projects in the areas of planning, services provision, road design and car parking.

The experience gained in over 40 years of practice has provided LMC with a firm foundation for the successful completion of all its projects. As with Lee McCullough, LMC clients are assured of a truly professional service, delivered on time and cost efficiently – this commitment to quality is evidenced by many repeat commissions from our considerable client base.

At LMC we recognise the power of collaborative teamwork. We continually seek to support, challenge and contribute to the project team in a manner which is positive, enthusiastic and professional – a key element of our role is to facilitate team efficiency and productivity and thereby secure the best outcome for our clients.

Should you require advice regarding structural or civil engineering matters please contact one of our principals who would be happy to discuss your project and assist in its successful completion.


Our Client base includes Local Authorities, Departments of State and Public Bodies, Educational and Religious institutions, Commercial enterprises, Institutional investors and Private individuals – many of whom have worked with LMC engineers on a range of projects spanning several decades. We list below some of these clients

  • Aramark
  • Aviva
  • Belvedere College
  • Bimm Ireland
  • Carrickmines Tennis & Croquet Club
  • CBRE
  • Chartered Land
  • Crownway Investments
  • Dublin City Council
  • Dublin Port Company
  • Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council
  • Dun Laoghaire Shopping Centre
  • DZG Sherry Fitzgerald
  • Ernst & Young
  • Fingal County Council
  • Hartleys Restaurant
  • Irish Life Assurance
  • Jones Lang LaSalle
  • KPMG
  • Linkedin
  • New Ireland Assurance
  • Parish of Clontarf
  • Royal St. George Yacht Club
  • Sisters of Charity
  • Ski Club of Ireland
  • South Dublin County Council
  • Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland
  • St Columba’s College
  • St. Patrick’s College Carlow
  • TUATH Housing
  • Ulster Bank
  • West Register



  • Structural and Civil Engineering – Renovation
  • Structural and Civil Engineering – New Build
  • Building Inspections and Surveys
  • Feasibility Studies and Value Engineering
  • Siteworks Design
  • Structural Advice re Change of use / Fitout
  • Conservation Engineering
  • Structural Remedial Schemes
  • Due Diligence / Pre purchase reports
  • Health and Safety – PSDP
  • Other Structural Advisory / Reporting