We are McFarland Consulting, specialists in applied structural problem solving.

We analyse, monitor and extend the lifespan of existing structures using an innovative and intelligence led methodology.

Our Story

McFarland Consulting Ltd are an award-winning specialist civil/structural engineering consultancy who focus on assessing, maintaining and extending the serviceable life of a wide range of damaged and deteriorating structures. Prof. Brian McFarland established McFarland Associates Ltd in 2000. The company rebranded in 2019 to McFarland Consulting Ltd as it entered its twentieth year in business.

Our flexibility and collaborative approach to working with clients has secured continuous repeat business and has helped build a strong track record across all industry sectors.

Our success can be attributed to our clients’ satisfaction with our flexible and responsive service, which continuously delivers added value in the form of safe, reliable and cost-effective solutions, while we maintain our core value of independence.

What We Do

We are recognised experts in the fields of forensic engineering, structural health monitoring and preparation of bespoke remedial solutions to repair damaged or deteriorating structures. We provide our services to a wide range of clients including government bodies, asset owners/managers, contractors, legal experts and fellow engineering consultants.

Our projects include commercial, industrial and heritage buildings, bridges, tunnels, rail, marine structures, multi storey car parks, energy and power structures and water structures throughout Ireland, the UK and Channel Islands.

We recognise that providing our clients with a quality service whilst minimising our impact on the environment and ensuring the safety of our staff and others are critical to our business. We therefore operate and maintain an integrated management system which is annually externally accredited to ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018.


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We specialise in structural defect surveys and Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) for a wide range of structural assets within the built environment. We help our clients determine the nature, cause, extent and significance of any identified deterioration prior to the design and implementation of cost-effective innovative repair solutions.
We undertake structural assessments of existing assets to determine their existing capacity. Through our various Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) methods, we can determine the existing structural makeup and condition of structures and implement these findings to create Finite Element Analysis (FEA) models. We can supplement our assessments through load testing using a range of sensors to determine actual behaviour of structures.
We are an experienced Cathodic Protection consultancy specialising in the design, assessment, and site management of Cathodic Protection installations. We undertake detailed designs and specifications for impressed current, hybrid, and galvanic systems to provide long term protection to structures such as, reinforced concrete, pipelines, tanks, and sheet piles.
We undertake monitoring of structures using a range of sensors to determine actual strains, stresses and movement. Our systems include wireless remotely accessible crack sensors, various temperature, strain, displacement, tilt and vibration sensors and load cells.
We offer Expert Witness services to assist those involved in the process of construction and engineering litigation or arbitration. Our considerable experience in the investigation and cause of construction defects has led us to be called upon on numerous occasions to act as experts within our field.
We work closely with research bodies and institutions to understand and develop new ways of interpreting construction and material defects as well as the implementation of cost-effective innovative repair solutions. Because of our recognised expertise we are continually challenged with developing bespoke solutions for monitoring and repairing structures. We have numerous ongoing funded research projects and therefore employ full time research and development and Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) personnel to support these activities.