Ireland

National Broadband Scheme, Ireland

overcoming challenging ground conditions was key for this project's success

ByrneLooby provided geotechnical and foundation certification services for over 200 sites throughout the country as part of the National Broadband Scheme.

The scheme is a government sponsored rollout to provide broadband to areas of the country where it was previously unfeasible. Telecoms operator 3 were awarded the contract to build out the scheme.

Throughout the scheme, we provided ongoing support for our client providing geotechnical and foundation certification services nationwide.

We successfully managed the wide range and isolated nature of the site visits providing site supervision of the foundation and compound construction and also providing consultancy on access road construction and alternative foundation construction in the challenging ground conditions.

Scope of Project

  • Geotechnical and foundation certification services for over 200 sites throughout Ireland.
  • The National Broadband Scheme brings broadband to areas of the country where it was previously unfeasible.
  • Each site which generally contains support structures of 20 to 30m in height and equipment compounds.
  • Provided site supervision and consultancy regarding access roads and foundation construction in challenging ground conditions.