Posted on: 05-May-2017
Julie Clarke joins the GDG team as Head of Research, Development and Innovation. Prior to joining GDG, Julie was involved in a number of European-funded research projects and, therefore, she has experience of project management and grant proposal writing for R&D projects. In addition, Julie has a broad range of experience in the development and application of risk assessment methodologies for civil engineering structures due to natural and manmade hazards.
Posted on: 04-May-2017
Dr. David Igoe, Head of Offshore at GDG, will be presenting on Geotechnical Challenges for Offshore Renewable Energy.
Posted on: 28-Apr-2017
Ken is the latest addition to the Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions (GDG) team, where he joins as a Design Engineer. He has 12 years’ experience site experience in construction, infrastructural and marine projects in Ireland, across Europe, The Middle East and Africa.
Posted on: 25-Apr-2017
GDG would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Senior Geotechnical Engineer, Gerry Murphy, on achieving chartered status with Engineers Ireland (CEng MIEI). Following a successful written application and a final panel interview, Gerry has now been officially recognised for delivering the highest standards of quality and expertise in the engineering discipline. As a senior engineer at GDG, this accreditation is reflective of the technical expertise that Gerry provides each one of our clients.
Posted on: 24-Apr-2017
GDG are currently looking to expand our team across our Dublin and UK offices. Following a successful start to 2017 - we hope to grow our capabilities by between 10 and 15 members of staff before the end of the year.
Posted on: 21-Apr-2017
It is proposed to underpin a flood wall on the River Thames and due to the placement of fill the piles will experience negative skin friction. GDG used historical boreholes and relevant experience in the London area to determine parameters for the underlying soil. The analyses demonstrated that the soft clay underlying the fill would be susceptible to negative skin friction. GDG utilised an optimised approach for calculating negative skin friction that accounted for the development of a neutral point in the soft clay below which the negative skin friction does not occur and the soft clay resists the load acting on the pile.
Posted on: 12-Apr-2017
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The world’s surface transport network has developed over thousands of years; emerging from the need of allowing more comfortable trips to roman soldiers to the modern infrastructure enabling modern vehicles to travel at high speed. However, in the last two decades, the world is changing very fast in terms of population growth, mobility and business trades creating greater traffic volumes and demand for minimal disruption to users, but also challenges such as climate change and more extreme weather events.
Posted on: 11-Apr-2017
The annual dinner and award ceremony for the Association of Consulting Engineers (ACEI) was held last week in the Shelbourne Hotel.
Posted on: 10-Apr-2017
Gavin and Doherty Geosolutions celebrated their first anniversary since the opening of its Edinburgh office by organising the “Ports, Harbours & Marine Engineering Seminar” at the Royal Society of Edinburgh on George Street, followed by an evening of networking and socialising at The Refinery bar on St Andrew Square.
Posted on: 06-Apr-2017
Works onsite at Tullabrack Windfarm in Co. Clare are progressing, with 4 of the 6 turbines now erected. GDG has provided design support to both L&M Keating and Enercon throughout the process. Services provided include ground investigation interpretation, haul road design, drainage design, turbine foundation design checks, temporary works design and quality assurance during construction stage.
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