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Principal Designer and Contractor Duties, webinar

  • Webinar
  • Online
  • 16 September 2021
  • 13:00 - 14:00
Principal Designer and Contractor Duties, webinar

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This webinar is part of a series from the ICE Northern Ireland’s Health & Safety Special Interest Group.
It will provide an overview of the Principal Designer and Principal Contractor duties as required by the CDM Regulations and ways to fulfill those duties.
Principal Designer:
  • Who and why?
  • Planning, managing, monitoring and co-ordinating the pre-construction phase
  • Identifying, eliminating or controlling foreseeable risks
  • Pre-construction Information
  • Liaison with the Principal Contractor
  • H&S File
Principal Contractor:
  • Who and why?
  • Planning, managing, monitoring and coordinating the construction phase
  • Construction Phase Plan
  • Liaison with the Principal Designer


Karen Dolan

Doran Consulting
Karen Dolan

Karen Dolan is an Associate at Doran Consulting with more than 20 years’ experience in civil engineering design and project management with particular expertise in Principal Designer Services and Health & Safety.

Karen’s Principal Designer experience ranges from new sports and leisure complexes, new education facilities, new office blocks, refurbishment projects, health estates projects, redevelopment of airports, new port and harbour refurbishment works, public health and infrastructure projects.

Recent key projects for which Karen has provided Principal Designer services include Project Curium London Luton Airport comprising new departures pier and terminal extension, City Quays development Belfast (5 & 7 storey office blocks and 188 bedroom hotel), Omagh Hospital (primary, secondary and community healthcare) and the construction of a new teaching block at University of Ulster Magee, comprising lecture theatres, teaching rooms and hub areas.

Karen’s civil engineering design and project management experience ranges from project design of water treatment schemes, to design, contract documentation and administration of water supply, sewerage, wastewater treatment schemes, harbour refurbishment and leisure projects.

Karen oversees Doran Consulting’s Health & Safety procedures and provides H&S training to staff.

Laura Gallagher

Lagan Aviation and Infrastructure

Laura graduated with a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University Belfast in 2009. She has been involved in the design and construction of several large diameter, cross-country pipelines in the UK including the Abberton Pipeline, HA to Ramsgreave and the Thirlmere Project.

Since 2014 Laura has been involved in procurement and planning. She has provided Early Contractor Involvement to a number of UK water companies, helping them develop projects from feasibility stage through to planning and procurement, in addition to her bid management activities. In 2019 Laura joined Lagan Aviation and Infrastructure as their Bid Manager with responsibility for overseeing all technical submissions for procurement exercises.

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Georgia Hamilton

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