“The extension to the existing Water Treatment Plant at Osberstown was one of the first projects I worked on when I joined ByrneLooby. ByrneLooby acted as the Civil Designer working directly for the Civil's Contractor on this Design & Build project. This challenging project involved the design of numerous reinforced concrete, steel and masonry structures as well as pipeline, roads and drainage design. One of the most enjoyable aspects of this project was liaising with the Contractor to ensure our designs were robust, readily constructible and represented a cost effective solution.”
"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."
"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.”
"Wood Wharf was a significant project with more responsibilities and risks associated than I had experienced on previous projects. During the construction process I had the opportunity to attend several site visits and have close communication with the site team which I found was the biggest benefit to me. One of the main achievements on this project was being able to leave the clays in place, which produced significant environmental benefits and financial savings for the client.”
“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.”
“I’m delighted to be involved in this strategic project for Irish Water and supporting Arup as project manager. It is an interesting and challenging project with huge community and environmental benefits to be achieved. I’m looking forward to helping deliver these benefits to the local community at the earliest possible date.”
“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.”
“I enjoyed working on the UCLH project as it was my first time to work on a project requiring a diaphragm wall. The design of the wall was particularly complex due to the site layout and surrounding conditions and it had to be coordinated with other temporary works designers. I gained huge experience in detailing multifaceted diaphragm wall cages and I look forward to utilising the knowledge I have gained on future projects.”
"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."