"The project went very well from inception to completion. There were many aspects to the services that we provided including environmental reporting, structural design, tender preparation and management and contract administration. We are proud to have been the Consulting Engineers for one of the few marine projects in Ireland that involved underwater drilling and blasting of rock."
The Tubbercurry, Grange, Strandhill and Ballinafad Wastewater Treatment Plant Bundle was the first project I worked on in ByrneLooby. The main objective of the scheme was to provide long-term improvements and expansion of the existing treatment plants. The project design required an upgrade the existing wastewater treatment plants to provide for the modern, efficient and economically sustainable treatment of wastewater to ensure compliance with EU Regulations. I was tasked with designing the drainage scheme for the treatment plant sites. My involvement in the project provided a valuable insight into detailed drainage design and gave me the opportunity to gain experience using MicroDrainage software. Since then, I have built several different models for other projects. I look forward to being involved in other challenging projects in the future.
"I worked as a Project Engineer for the redevelopment and remediation of Haulbowline East Tip. This was the first coastal protection project I have been involved in since joining ByrneLooby so it provided plenty of opportunities to challenge myself. I prepared the design of a coastal protection revetment and also the 1km silt curtain around the perimeter of the site which remains in place for the duration of construction works in challenging sea conditions, 3km from the mouth of Cork Harbour. It was brilliant being involved in the redevelopment of such an historic and sensitive site in Cork Harbour which when complete, will completely reform the character and landscape of Cork Harbour."
Senior Project Engineer
“Working on the Burlington Road project gave me excellent experience in large scale basement construction in Dublin and provided me with both challenging and enjoyable experiences throughout the design process. This basement had one of the largest footprints in recent times in Dublin and I was delighted to be able to get the chance to contribute to the final robust and effective solution.”
“Being from Cork myself and also a member of the GAA I was delighted to get the opportunity to work on the Páirc Uí Chaoimh development and to be part of the team which delivered a technically advanced and efficient solution to the client.”
“Working on the Mardumah Seawall project was quite a beneficial experience to me. I was given the opportunity to be part of the design team to deliver a 6km concrete seawall protection for a waterfront bay project which is proposed for the city centre of Mardumah in Saudi Arabia. The project was challenging and it required adapting to the ongoing changes happening on site and coordinating with electrical and civil teams involved in the project. As a project engineer working to design a 7m high wall, including stormwater outfalls, various soil profiles and providing for water taxis, this project proved an enjoyable experience.”
"45 Folgate Street and Langley Park House Hotel were the first projects I worked when I joined Sinclair Johnston & Partners. This was a major shift from my previous new build experience, jumping into refurbishment and basement schemes that were of significant scale. This was a steep learning curve for me, taking a lot more responsibility in delivering high-quality structural information to our clients. Ludgate Building demolition project with ByrneLooby was a non-typical project where I had to monitor scaffold erection/dismantling procedures adjacent to a Network Rail viaduct This contributed significantly to my site experience as well as broadened my knowledge of NR requirements. The variety of projects we get involved in at ByrneLooby, from small to large scale, from basement, refurb and new built schemes provides valuable experience furthering my structural engineering knowledge and helping me to provide quality cost-effective structural solutions to our clients".
“Typical solutions for achieving groundwater cut-off involve the installation of deep cut-off retaining walls. The particular ground conditions here precluded such a solution and I was tasked with coming up with an alternative solution for SIAC Construction. Through the sharing of in-house knowledge and experience I was able to develop an innovative grouting solution which satisfied the contractor and the overall client, Irish Rail.”
"Opportunities to work on projects such as Aercap House have developed my knowledge and understanding of the cutting edge technologies and systems available for deep basement construction. In conjunction with the main contractor, McNamara Construction, I developed a propping regime using high capacity Groundforce propping solutions, which I hadn’t used extensively previously.”
“I’ve enjoyed working on the Purfleet Thames Terminal project. The structural frame itself is very regular and so the challenges on this project have been found in the details, particularly at movement joint positions. The joints need to accommodate movement in both orthogonal directions and withstand being trafficked by cars to allow access to all areas of the car park from either ramp.”
“Project Wave has given me the opportunity to challenge myself on a large scale high value project. I enjoyed the challenge of interpreting historic pile load testing data, new testing data and comparing the results to designs based on the site investigation data. As an engineer tasked with undertaking numerous pile designs, understanding the benefits and efficiencies in design that can be achieved when using this hybrid approach has been very beneficial to my development as a geotechnical engineer. Learning from this project will enhance my ability to deliver cost effective solutions to our clients.”
“Working on Aqaba Port was challenging but also very beneficial to my own experience. As the project was such a large development, I had to work closely with the client on site and also in their design offices. This ensured the best and most cost effective solution was reached for the client in a timely manner. I was delighted to have gained experience working on a project of this size and have since worked on several other large ports throughout the Middle East and other parts of the world.”
“This was one of the first projects that ByrneLooby completed in London and it really got our name known as expert geotechnical designers. It was a fantastic project to work on, technically very challenging but highly rewarding to be part of the team delivering this iconic structure. I documented the results of the pile test in a paper published by Ground Engineering, co-authored with Mark Pennington of BBGE and Matthew Sharratt of WSP Group.”
"The 21 Moorfields project was a thoroughly exciting major development to be involved in due to the complexities and the elevated risk associated with the foundation solution that was proposed. Acting as the CATIII checker and independent reviewer for the pile construction process on this project I had the opportunity to work with industry-leading engineers and teams from different organisations. The interpretation of the heavily instrumented top loaded test pile was particularly interesting. I contributed to the design checking and the pile inspection and testing procedures to enable ByrneLooby to provide increased assurance to the client for the piling works".
"As Project Manager for the Masterplan 2 project, I am excited to lead a strong professional multi-disciplinary team on this major port development project in Ireland. Working in conjunction with the PMO, our JV partner and the project stakeholders has been both challenging and thoroughly enjoyable. We are proud to be assisting Dublin Port in realising this significant marine infrastructure project that will future-proof Dublin Port for years to come."
"We really enjoyed the challenge of bringing all the stakeholders with us and keeping them engaged through the onerous statutory consent process. The result of our efforts has been the redevelopment of Baltimore Harbour to modern standards to the satisfaction of a wide range of harbour users, each with their varying requirements, such as leisure boaters, fisherman, ferry operators and commercial craft."