Infrastructure Geotechnics

Breaking New Ground

ByrneLooby has a proven track record providing cost-effective and innovative geotechnical solutions for earthworks, earth retaining systems, structure foundations and asset management for multiple infrastructure sectors, including roads, rail, metro and marine environments.

With growing populations in urban areas and an increased need for connectivity and sustainability - there is a growing need to understand the geotechnical risks presented by major transportation infrastructure projects. Our expertise in this area means that we can successfully manage projects from design to construction. As a multidisciplinary consultancy, we aim to provide our clients with the information they need to understand and minimise ground risks, mitigate uncertainties and remediate by delivering value-added solutions based on engineering experience and technical knowledge.

Working across various sectors, locations, and project scales, our versatile team at ByrneLooby evaluate ground risks and advise mitigation solutions across all phases: scheme feasibility, planning, concept design, detailed design and project implementation. Our skills are uniquely honed to meet the demands of the Design and Build sector. Our understanding of construction processes, methods and focus on buildability have proven invaluable assets for our clients. Working on both local and international projects, we have provided geotechnical services across various challenging terrain: road scheme engineering on soft ground in Ireland, mountainous terrain in Kosovo and Albania and seismic conditions at the US$5bn New Aqaba Port. We have consulted on rail earthworks, and slope remediation works on the London Crossrail (UK) and worked on significant metro projects in Doha and Jeddah.

Our advice spans many vital areas essential for project success; site inspections, planning and managing geotechnical investigations, geological mapping, geotechnical monitoring and instrumentation, groundwater and hydrogeological assessments, geotechnical design and reporting, emergency geotechnical assessment and repair strategy, scheme asset management and heavy maintenance planning, temporary works design, independent checking services, expert witness and construction services.


Expertise In-Depth:

• Construction support and supervision
• Earth works design
• Emergency geotechnical assessment and repair strategy
• Expert witness
• Geotechnical investigations
• Geotechnical design 7 reporting
• Geological mapping
• Geotechnical monitoring and Instrumentation
• Groundwater and hydrogeological assessments
• Geotechnical design
• Hydrogeological assessments
• Heavy maintenance planning
• Independent checking services
• Planning and managing geoscheme asset management
• Site inspections
• Scheme asset management
• Slope remediation works
• Temporary works design