Martin Searson

Head of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC), NSAI (National Standards of Ireland)

Martin Searson is the Head of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) with NSAI (National Standards of Ireland) within the Certification Division. The MMC Certification team, specialises in providing inspection and certification services, including technical assessments for Modular Constructionsolutions, to current  Building Regulations under the NSAI Agrément certification scheme. Services include dealing with new MMC enquiries, processing new MMC Applications, reviewing Technical Documentation submitted for assessment and engaging further with MMC Stakeholders for Agrément certification, coupled with both offsite and onsite MMC Inspections and Surveillance audits. Martin has +25 years Mechanical and Electrical (M&E) and Construction industry experience. Previously, he was the Group M&E Quality & Lean Manager for a large engineering & construction firm, with operations in Ireland, UK and Mainland Europe. He has extensive quality management and regulatory compliance experience following work on key projects across a range of sectors including Semiconductor, Data Centres, Biopharmaceuticals, Windfarms, Substations up to 400kV, Industrial Manufacturing, Commercial fit-outs and Residential projects, across Ireland, UK and Mainland Europe. Martin was a past winner of six National Quality Awards (with 7 consecutive nominations) and a Lean Business Ireland Award in 2019 with his previous Team, for their approach and implementation of quality management and lean construction principles, across Ireland, UK & Europe. Martin currently holds a Masters in Quantity Surveying, an Honours Degree in Applied Science from Trinity College Dublin, a Diploma in Quality Management and a Certificate in Process Instrumentation & Control.

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