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BB7 expands fire advisory services in Northern and Southern Ireland

In the last few months, there have been a number of exciting developments here at BB7. This summer we are delighted to announce that BB7 is opening an office in Belfast, led by Ray Quinn. Ray joins the BB7 team with a wealth of experience in fire engineering. Ray is a Chartered Fire Engineer with over twenty years’ experience. Ray is already looking to expand his team and working closely with our teams in Dublin and across the United Kingdom.

About Ray Quinn

Ray is an accomplished Chartered Engineer with over 20 years’ experience working in fire engineering. Having worked on a variety of projects in the built environment ranging from early stage reviews to development of full detailed fire strategies, he brings a wealth of experience to BB7. Ray has been providing fire safety engineering advice throughout the UK and Ireland with his early career spent in London advising on a wide range of complex projects including mixed-use developments, airport terminals, shopping centres, large healthcare and educational premises, high rise offices, apartments, hotel developments, historic buildings and large distribution warehousing. Ray has also provided specialist advice on the incorporation of atria in buildings. Most recently, Ray has led the development of the fire engineering strategies on the new world-class Cavendish III Physics Laboratories at Cambridge University (~£300M) and the new National Maternity Hospital in Dublin (~€300M). Ray also led the development of fire engineering strategies for a number of large schemes in Belfast’s Titanic Quarter including the iconic Titanic Belfast building (~£100M).

Previously, Ray led the renowned RPS group as Technical Director of Fire Engineering. He also holds a BEng (Hons) degree in Civil Engineering and an MSc in Fire Safety Engineering from the University of Ulster. Ray has lectured on Human Behaviour in Fire, Fire Dynamics, Smoke Control in Complex Buildings, Fire Safety Engineering and Principles of Fire Safety in Healthcare Premises. He has been a part-time lecturer in Fire Engineering Design at University of Ulster’s MSc Fire Safety Engineering course since 2004. Ray is a member of Engineers Ireland and the Institution of Fire Engineers.

What this role brings to BB7

Ray’s appointment adds scale and brings a wealth of technical expertise to our management team. This appointment complements our vision for growth and technical expertise.

Ben Bradford, Chief Executive said:

“Ray is a great fit for BB7’s unique culture. He’s joining at an interesting time in the firm’s history and is able to make a significant contribution to the company. I look forward to working with him as we expand our presence across both Northern and Southern Ireland”.