PUNCH Murnane

PUNCH Consulting Engineers announced an amalgamation with John Murnane Consulting Engineers to trade as PUNCH Murnane in July 2011, strengthening its existing Environmental Engineering offerings to public and private Clients. Both companies have a proven track record of providing high quality, client focused engineering solutions in the Environmental Engineering sector. This alliance has consolidated the strengths of both organisations in the water & waste water services sector.

The rapid growth in population and development, our changing environment and the  increased awareness of the finite nature of our water resources has led to the need for projects and services that ensure an ongoing clean and reliable potable water supply. PUNCH Murnane is established as a leading provider of Consulting Engineering in the field of Water and Waste Water Services.

Our specialist team at PUNCH Murnane can provide you with cost effective advice and design solutions for your project including the following areas and services:

Water Supply and Wastewater Services

The rapid growth in population and commercial and industrial development over the past number of years has led to increasing pressure on our finite water resources and the need for projects that provide an ongoing clean and reliable potable water supply. PUNCH Consulting Engineers has significant experience in the planning, design and construction of water supply projects for private and public clients in both rural and urban locations.

PUNCH Consulting Engineers has designed and supervised the construction of numerous wastewater infrastructure schemes for both onsite treatment and discharge to public infrastructure. PUNCH has also been involved in the design of on-site wastewater treatment plants, pumping stations, outfall structures, and the obtaining of wastewater discharge licenses from Local Authorities. PUNCH was involved in the Design and Contract Supervision of the Limerick Main Drainage scheme for Limerick County Council which included 19km of large diameter Interceptor Sewer, two major crossings of the Shannon River, pumping stations, outfall structures, and the structural and hydraulic rehabilitation of the existing network using on line replacement and lining techniques. The scheme also included the construction of a new waste water treatment works and the design of a 5km length of 600mm diameter watermain from the Dock Road to Ennis Road. The success of this project was highlighted when it was awarded the Association of Consulting Engineers of Ireland (ACEI) Annual Award 2006.

Our specialist team at PUNCH can provide you with cost effective advice and design solutions for your project including the following areas and services:

  • Modelling of pipe networks using WinDES, EPAnet and GIS mapping tools
  • Network condition evaluation, active leakage control systems and implementation, rehabilitation planning and design
  • Group Water Schemes, aquifer potable water supply potential assessments
  • Water conservation management plans using rain water harvesting and grey water
  • Reservoir design
  • Site Suitability Assessments
  • On site wastewater treatment
  • Discharge Licences
  • Pumping station design

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Water Conservation and Rehabilitation Services

PUNCH Murnane now offers comprehensive water conservation consultancy services on all aspects of conservation and rehabilitation projects. We provide expertise on services including information systems management, network conditions evaluation, district metered area designs, active leak detection and repair programmes, pressure management solutions, demand management initiatives, advice and contract document preparation for civils works and telemetry contracts for the installation of water conservation infrastructure, design, supervision and co-ordination of rehabilitation and replacement works.

PUNCH Murnane also provides bespoke water conservation solutions for private clients in a variety of sectors including healthcare, commercial premises, agricultural & industrial sectors, education centres and private clients.

Water Conservation Services

  • District Metered Area Design and Installation
  • Demand Analysis and Water Audits
  • Hydraulic Modelling of Water Networks: Design, Review, Calibration, Updates
  • Pressure Management Design and Installation.
  • Demand Management Initiatives and Public Relations Projects
  • Active Leak Detection and Repair Strategies
  • Private Side Leakage and Backyard Services Strategies
  • Information Systems Review and Recommendations (CiS, leak database, telemetry, asset databases)
  • Network condition evaluation, active leakage control systems and implementation, rehabilitation planning and design

Mains Rehabilitation Services

  • Mains Rehabilitation Design Strategies
  • Preparation of Rehabilitation Strategy and Works Proposal Reports (Appendices 5 & 7 in accordance with L6/07, various DoE Circulars)
  • Preparation of Contract Documents for procurement of district meter installations, telemetry, and leak repair works
  • Tender queries, evaluation, reporting  and recommendations
  • Contract Administration and Site Supervision of Civil Works and Rehabilitation Works Contracts, certification of payments, chairing site meetings, management of compensation and delay events
  • Project Supervisor Design Process: H&S Plans for relevant elements of work
  • Modelling of pipe networks using WinDES, EPAnet and GIS mapping tools

Bespoke Water Conservation Services for Private and Commercial Clients

  • Group Water Schemes, aquifer potable water supply potential assessments
  • Water conservation management plans using rain water harvesting and grey water
  • Bespoke water conservation plans for private clients: assessment of existing infrastructure, treatment and supply options, cost benefit analysis of water saving devices, delivery of tailored cost efficient solutions for individual premises, centres and services.

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Asset Management Services

The challenge of managing and upgrading sewerage and water supply systems is a key component in the efficient and cost effective operation of your business. PUNCH Consulting Engineers can offer services that ensure the reliability and performance of your systems are optimised and fully compliant with regulatory requirements. By using hydraulic models we can assess the performance of your existing water supply and sewerage systems and the impact of any upgrade that may be considered. This will allow you to determine what the most cost effective solution is to managing your facilities operations.

PUNCH can assist with the following services:

  • Drainage and water/waste water network asset databases – GIS mapping
  • Strategic drainage and water asset management plans
  • Asset surveys including pipeline and manhole assessments
  • Design standards guidance documents
  • CCTV and SUS 25 Surveys
  • Modelling of sewer and water supply networks

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