Mel has worked in the construction industry since 1972. Over the past 46 years, the last 28 of which have been with MDY Construction, he has amassed a wide range of experience in all aspects of the industry having worked as subcontractor, setting out engineer, draughtsman, site manager, contracts manager, and director of various companies. He is proficient in the use of all relevant software and IT systems, has gained considerable knowledge of all forms of building contract, has experience in dispute resolution, and has been instrumental in the development of management systems, including Safety Management and Quality Management, within the company. He has successfully managed and delivered projects in both public and private sectors, including: education facilities at all levels; commercial and industrial buildings; civil infrastructure; food production facilities; heritage works and restoration; sports and leisure facilities; healthcare; public buildings; including Design and Build projects.
Mel is an active member of the MBCA Council, the CIF Executive Body, and associated committees dealing with procurement, tendering, contracts, planning, and industry practices. He also represents CI on the Construction Industry Council consultative forum with the Department of Housing, Planning, Community, and Local Government (DHPCLG) dealing with Building Regulations and BCAR.
Tom started his professional life with a twelve month period working with a Main Contractor in the UK who specialised in Design and Build of Social Housing Schemes.
On his return from the UK he completed a short term contract placement with BAM on a large mixed development in South Dublin before joining MDY in October 1999 as a Junior Surveyor. Tom has progressed through the ranks in MDY and was made a Senior Quantity Surveyor in 2007, Director in 2010 & Managing Director in 2017. Tom has been with MDY Construction eighteen years and in that period has completed a large volume of diverse projects.
He has successfully completed projects in both public and private sectors, including: education facilities at all levels; commercial and industrial buildings; civil infrastructure; food production facilities; heritage works and restoration; sports and leisure facilities; healthcare; public buildings; including Design and Build projects and large scale housing developments both Public & Private.