Clancy acquires structural timber frame specialist DBM Consultants

Article posted on: 22nd April 2021

Clancy Consulting has expanded its Structural Engineering service by acquiring Scottish based DBM Consultants this week.

Formed back in 1984, DBM initially provided Structural Engineering design and inspection services to Lanarkshire and Central Scotland before expanding into timber frame design upon the appointment of Gordon Megahy into family business five years later. By providing a full engineering service to timber frame manufacturers, the business has been focussed on developments across Scotland and England of a construction value of up to £20million, predominantly working on new build and extensions in the residential, student living and healthcare sectors.

A respected specialist in this area of work and member of the Structural Timber Association, Gordon Megahy has grown the business over the years with the driving ambition to produce the most environmentally responsible buildings. In addition to traditional timber frames, he and the team are also skilled in Structural Insulated Panel construction methods and glulam structures.

Neil Orrock, Director at Clancy Consulting stated, “Bringing onboard specialist expertise from Gordon and his team is the perfect fit to enhance the skills and resource within Clancy. Offering our clients offsite fabrication allows for speed of construction and accuracy during delivery stages however, most importantly, this highly sustainable and thermally efficient solution is a significant step in expanding our drive towards Modern Methods of Construction and energy efficiency within our schemes. It sits seamlessly with our aspirations for the built environment and the contribution we can make as part of the climate emergency our world faces.”

Gordon Megahy, Managing Director at DBM Consultants commented, ‘This is an exciting next chapter for us. DBM was founded by my father and the values, culture and key focus on client partnerships is very much aligned to the Clancy ethos. It’s a great opportunity to further expand timber frame solutions in the marketplace and I’m excited to develop the team’s potential within the framework of a national multi-disciplinary engineering practice, whilst still maintaining our local roots in Scotland.”

The DBM team will leave their Motherwell office and relocate to the Clancy Glasgow office, with Gordon joining as Divisional Director.

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