Our Principal

Our Principal
Martin McConaghyMartin McConaghy
NRAC Consultant

Martin’s career began as a Building Surveyor though he quickly started to specialise in accessibility and inclusive design. His career started in a Local Government setting, where he developed the access audit programme before moving in to private practice with global consultancy Atkins. At Atkins Martin developed their in house access consultancy team before leaving to set up idacs. He founded idacs to offer the high calibre advice of global consultancies, with the attentive and personal touch of smaller practices. Martin is hands on with all our commissions. He is passionate about working with clients to help them understand the benefits of inclusive design and the risks associated with the Equality Act (formerly the DDA).

Summary of qualifications

BSc (hons) Building Surveying  (2001)
MCIOB – Member of the Chartered Institute of Building (2005)
NRAC – Consultant member (2007)
RICS IEC – Inclusive Environment Consultant (2008)
MSc (distinction) accessibility and inclusive design, 2012

Voluntary Roles 
NRAC management board – Current board member since 2010
RICS – Inclusive Environment working party, 2009 – 2014 
Access Association Northern Region – member since 2008, Chair since 2011

Martin is committed to the profession of access consultancy and often writes articles to help raise awareness and understanding. His publications can be found here. For any further information on our experience and expertise please contact us.