• Ian Kelly BSc (Hons) AM IMech E— Managing Director
Corporate Details of Technology Capabilities
Ian Kelly‟s background in the Aerospace sector spans almost three decades as a stress engineer. He brings an expertise in traditional analysis of lightweight structures, finite element analysis and advanced composites structures and is a founder member and joint owner of the company.
• Peter Hinds BEng (Hons) C Eng (MIEI)—Business Development Director Peter Hinds has a career beginning in the stress office in Shorts over two decades ago and leading him into consultancy roles in many Aero-
space design organisation around UK and Europe. His expertise is in the field of advanced finite element analysis particularly in relation to composite structures and includes an in depth knowledge of composite repair technology. Peter is a founder member and joint owner of the company
• David Raymond MSc C Eng—Chairman David Raymond has an engineering career of over 40 years beginning in the world famous Harland and Wolff shipyard and leading into the
Functional Capabilities P.1 Analysis Experience P.2
Structural and Dynamic Analysis
Design Experience P.3 Management Team P.4
role of Technical Director in BP and ultimately running his own business development organisation in 1996. David‟s expertise is in addition to engineering is business development , focussing specifically on business performance improvement in small and medium sized organisations.
Finite Element Analysis MSC.Nastran
• Paula Kelly BSc(Hons) MIoD—Commercial Director Paula Kelly brings a career spanning more than two decades in industries as diverse as Real Estate, Finance, Aerospace and Conservation.
MSC.Patran. Analytical problem solving
Paula held a previous role in the Business Jet Sales Department of British Aerospace in Hatfield and has an expertise in communications having
Traditional engineering methods.
graduated from the Ulster University in Linguistics and Human Communications.
Durability & Damage Tolerance
• Keith Dunlop BEng—Business Development Manager Keith Dunlop began his career more than two decades ago in the research and development departments of Shorts as a stress engineer. Prior to joining BASE in 2008, Keith held the position of Business Development manager in MSC.
• Andrew Wallace BSc (Hons)—Chief Stress Engineer
Functional Capabilities we have to offer. Base is a technical engineering services pro-
BASE has the technical excellence and management
vider established in Belfast and serving the
processes to work effectively with your engineers to
Vibration and Flutter analysis
European and American Aerospace market.
With a background in successfully solving
problems for some of the world‟s leading en-
gineering firms, BASE are recognised as aer-
ospace sector specialists.
Andrew Wallace has a career as a stress engineer for over two decades. He came to BASE in 2007 and was quickly promoted to the role of Chief Stress Engineer in recognition of his leadership ability
Product Design Structural and Systems design
• David Burrell—Chief Design Engineer David Burrell has worked in the Aerospace industriy more than three decades and took the position of Chief Design Engineer in BASE in 2007.
The Legacy Building, Northern Ireland Science Park, Queen‟s Road, Queen‟s Island, Belfast, BT3 9DT E-mail :firstname.lastname@example.org Phone : +44 2890 9046 3920 Web: www.basegroup.co.uk
David‟s expertise lies in light weight structures design, tolerancing and composites.
using CATIA V4/V5 Concept, Preliminary structural layouts and detailing Metallic design
• Trevor Cochrane—Chief Project Manager Trevor Cochrane‟s career in Aerospace Engineering spans 30 years. He came to BASE from his role as Concessions Manager in an Aerospace Engineering company in England. Mr Cochrane‟s expertise is in Project Management.
• Jonathan McCluggage BA ACA—Financial Controller Jonathan McCluggage came to BASE in 2006 from one of the worlds leading finance and accounting organisations.
• Janine Andrews—Office Manager Janine Andrew‟s came to BASE in 2004 and manages office logistics, HR and Quality
Composites Design Tool Design
understand your requirements. Working together we can find the best solution. BASE can manage projects from our offices in Belfast or co-ordinate with your team to define the work packages and support you onsite.
BASE is committed to providing engineering services BASE has specialist knowledge in composite materi-
to the highest professional standards with our practi-
als, aircraft engine nacelle design and analysis, vibra-
cal design and analytical expertise. The quality of our
tion, crash analysis, fatigue and damage tolerance and
work is assured through the AS9100 Quality Standard
aircraft structures. We pride ourselves in our flexible
and we proactively manage our Projects and Customer
approach which allows us to work within your time
Interfaces with PRINCE2 based project management
frames to provide effective solutions. Our clients value
process. At the core of our business, our engineers
BASE‟s unique ability to provide a personal, profes-
and management team are the essence of BASE. By
sional service which is entirely specific to their needs.
continuing focus on their professional development, we
demonstrate our commitment to the people in the Since 2000, BASE has provided 3D CAD based De-
organisation. We value their skills and dedication, and
sign and complementary Stress Analysis consultancy
recognise the importance of providing an environment
on metallic and composite structures to a Global cus-
that encourages continual development both technical-
tomer base. Benefiting from the strong aerospace
ly and personally.
tradition which has grown up around Belfast, the company has attracted highly trained engineers focusing on stress engineering, structural design and systems.
Principles for Project Management Success
EYE ON IT Current and recent projects in BASE
What design build team leads really need to know.
Prince 2 principles have been at the heart of deliver-
We asked 2 engineering managers the things they found most useful about engaging our services...
ing the 70+ projects on time, on budget and to the quality expected by our customers over the past 10 years. It is a de facto standard used extensively by the UK govern-
Recently BASE has won a number of engineering contracts in both the Aerospace and other sectors. The Certification Check
Technology Solutions for Optimised Designs
Stress for the A400M rear fuse-
BASE. We were recognised as
ment and is widely recog-
We all hate being asked for
challenging, but with your regular
tion of transport vehicles using ad-
Optimisation is a well under-
has not been the case in the projects
Imize the technological advantage of
nised and used in the private
feedback and to begin with we
project review process working with
vanced composite material systems
stood requirement in aero-
the CAD tools at their disposal allows
sector, both in the UK and
also hated the idea of asking
BASE presented no such problems.
and state of the art digital manufac-
space design but one which is
teams for. Having an average experi-
cost, quality and delivery efficiencies
for feedback. Fear of the un-
“He went on to say “BASE staff com-
turing methods. Mark recognised our
seldom achieved. The main
ence level exceeding fifteen years
to provide competitive advantage in
known has a powerful effect.
pleted the work packages in a timely
experience in the field of design of
hurdle to overcome in success-
the face of the low cost competition
But if you have been involved in
But when we grasped the net-
and efficient manner and made posi-
composite aircraft structures and
fully optimising designs in to-
enough to enjoy an un-paralleled
we increasingly encounter.
the development of engineering
tle and started to ask our cus-
tive technical contributions to the
contracted us to engage with their
day‟s complex product devel-
level of successful project delivery.
Put into perspective, BASE has suc-
project management and quality
improvement of the methodologies
team of research assistants in a
opment environment is in the
processes you will already know
thought of us we began to
process of knowledge transfer. The
size and experience of the
Obviously having world class and
to 23 internationally based aerospace
that such systems have to be
warm to the task and had a
main focus was our experience of the
engineering teams involved.
experienced engineers is not enough
companies in the 10 years of its
adapted and tailored to efficiently
few surprises along the way.
to ensure project success in todays
trading totalling in excess of 350,000
meet the requirements of the
industries‟ approach to this type of
We had often won-
dered how effective
cessfully delivered over 70 projects
Too often large teams of inexperi-
technology driven engineering envi-
hours of work. In that time we have
developing organisation. The
Marshalls of Cambridge have been a
a remote engineer-
“Managing a supplier
After project com-
enced engineers managed by one or
ronment; the engineering toolkit we
not failed to deliver a single project to
project management process
longstanding customer of ours over
ing team can be and
of technical analysis
pletion we asked
two senior engineers are hopelessly
use is also critical in its delivery.
agreed time and cost targets! That is
devloped in BASE as a result of
many years and previous discussions
our feeling was that
Mark how he felt
overwhelmed by the objectives they
Further than having the tools to do
a record we are proud of and have
recognising this is lean in its pro-
around how our performance on the
remotely can be very
with the standard of
things had gone.
are expected to meet. Happily this
the job, our team‟s ability to max-
every intention of continuing.
cesses, easy in its application and
projects completed were positive. We
perceptive in its metrics. The re-
felt that our customer relationship
sults of managing over 350,000
with this client was good and took
web conferencing and so on, the age
us and I would consider BASE as a
hours of engineering activity suc-
of geographically separated engi-
supplier of engineering resource for
Q: Why do we value our links with the
development and promotion of the engineering indus-
cessfully are a testament to the
business we were enjoying. Our
neering teams was now here. It was
further projects. We would have no
local universities so highly?
try in Northern Ireland. This has manifested itself in a
effectiveness of the underlying
latest project involved the analysis of
good to have our feelings confirmed.
hesitation in recommending BASE to
A: BASE has established strong links with
number of collaborative initiatives including R&D
principles when pragmatically
repair solutions for a fleet of RAF Tri-
Star Tankers. Colin Binks, Marshalls
Professor Mark Price, Director of
competent and professional.” Natu-
Principal Stress Engineer and veter-
rally receiving such feedback was
When the project management
an of many highly demanding project
launched their „All Ireland Demon-
very encouraging and confirmed
process is embedded into the
environments, when asked what he
strator‟ research and development
what we felt our contribution had
BASE quality management system
felt had been most useful about en-
programme in June 2010. The prima-
been in the course of this project.
meeting the stringent aerospace
ry aim of this work was to improve
What it also pointed out was the
AS9100 standard you know your
“Managing a supplier of technical
the sustainability of the next genera-
value of the asset we have at our
quality will be assured.
analysis remotely can be technically
anyone and we found the staff both
having the ability to complete a project of this complexity and were awarded the contract in partnership with Peters Engineering in Munich. Work in the power generation sector began this year with an investigative R&D project to develop a composite demonstrator structure.
SOFTWARE Tools of the trade To provide an engineering service to the worlds leading aeropsace
“The project was very successful for
lage has been significant to
Working closely with the Universities
the Aeronautical Engineering Dep-
design and manufacturing companies we have the capabilities to use the
programmes in composites, automated design, crash
artment at Queen‟s University Belfast
simulation and 3D animated assembly. Currently
and Ulster University through placement
we are actively involved in a new Advanced Manu-
of graduate and undergraduate engineers
facturing Centre of Excellence being developed in
in research based initiatives. Staying at the
the Harbour Estate due for completion this year and
forefront of technology and supporting new
have begun a composites R&D project with UU and a
talent coming into the industry is very important
major global player and world leader in the provision of
to the company and we are committed to the continual
power generation solutions
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