Hubbardâ€™s rail embankment was suffering from continuous degradation with soil material ravelling away. BLP provided embankment stabilisation measures to ensure the continued safety and viability of this section of rail line.
Byrne Looby Partners (UK) MANAGEMENT TEAM
BEng, CEng, MICE, MIEI, Eur Ing
MA, CEng, FICE, MIStructE DIRECTOR
BSc, Cert Law, CEng, CEnv, MICE DIRECTOR
David has over 25 years’ experience in civil and geotechnical design, specialising in developing economic, buildable solutions for deep basement excavations, combining knowledge of geotechnical design, structural design and construction techniques. David is a Director of Byrne Looby Partners (UK) and is based in their Guildford office and has responsibility for the London and UK-South regions. Prior to this David held senior positions with Tony Gee and Partners, Arup and Bachy Soletanche. David has been responsible for the design of many underground space projects in the UK and overseas, including the Shard triple-level top-down basement and station boxes on Crossrail, the Jubilee Line Extension and the Copenhagen Metro.
Danny has over 25 years’ experience in the design, procurement and execution of infrastructure and other civil and geotechnical projects. Danny is a Director of Byrne Looby Partners (UK) and is based in their Belfast office and has responsibility for the Northern Ireland region. Prior to joining BLP, he was Principal Geotechnical Engineer for the Northern Ireland Central Procurement Directorate where his responsibilities included advising on the design and execution of major infrastructure projects under the Capital Works Programme. Danny has led specialist teams on a wide range of projects and was also Project Manager for the remediation of the 400-acre site at the Maze Long Kesh scheme. A Chartered Environmentalist, he is a part-time lecturer in Geotechnics at Queen’s University, Belfast.
John is a Chartered Civil Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in civil and geotechnical design. Having previously worked for Arup, he jointly established Byrne Looby Partners in 1998. John is the Managing Director of Byrne Looby Partners (UK) and is based in their Guildford office. He has been responsible for the design of numerous large scale projects in the UK and overseas, mainly in the transport, marine and commercial sectors. John’s technical background is in developing solutions that optimise temporary works, permanent works and construction sequence. John has a deep interest in developing customer focused solutions that deliver overall business value through the application of technical expertise.
Byrne Looby Partners Civil & Geotechnical Design We specialise in developing economic, buildable solutions from concept stage through to complex contractor design elements, combining knowledge of structural and geotechnical design with construction methodologies. We deliver added value through the application of technical excellence and an awareness of our client’s priorities. We provide a specialist civil and geotechnical design service, predominantly for a contractor client base. Our core expertise rests in our ability
to solve challenging problems where first principles engineering is combined with creative thinking along with a focus on safety and the regulatory framework. We operate mainly in the transport, commercial property and utility sectors. We are constantly exploring more efficient designs in order to achieve better solutions. Extensive investment in the latest computer design software allows us to provide clients with the most advanced and effective design technology available.
Typical projects we assist our clients with are: • • • • •
Deep Excavations and Support Systems Tunnels, Shafts and Cross-Passages Rail and Highway - Structures and Earthworks Historic Structures Building Substructures and Complex Foundations
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Ground and Structural Movement Assessment Near-shore Marine Structures Temporary Works Designs Heavy Lifting Solutions Asset Management and Value Engineering
Connaught Tunnel, London PROMOTER CROSSRAIL
SERVICES • • • •
STRUCTURAL DESIGN GEOTECHNICAL DESIGN DAMAGE ASSESSMENT INDEPENDENT CHECKING
Involved at a number of stages throughout this project, BLP provided progressive practical Temporary Works designs to ensure this historic disused tunnel in East London could be successfully incorporated into the new modern Crossrail line.
Stepney Green Shaft, London PROMOTER CROSSRAIL
CARILLION-SPIE JOINT VENTURE DRAGADOS-SISK JOINT VENTURE
SERVICES • • • • •
SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING BASEMENT DESIGN TEMPORARY WORKS CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCING
BLP provided the reinforcement design for the 48m deep, 1.2m thick diaphragm wall for the Crossrail Stepney Green shaft. Subsequently, BLP were engaged by DSJV to provide the detailed design for the internal temporary support system.
The Shard, London Bridge PROMOTER
BALFOUR BEATTY GROUND ENGINEERING
SERVICES • • • •
SOIL-STRUCTURE INTERACTION STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING SUB-STRUCTURE DESIGN CONSTRUCTION SEQUENCING
As the detailed designer for the sub-structure of the renowned Shard, BLP facilitated a reduced programme with a practical and buildable top-down design and construction sequence for this triple level basement. BLP successfully satisfied Network Rail and their technical advisers in relation to the adjacent sensitive London Bridge station, considered to be a significant constraint for the project.
Finsbury Circus, London PROMOTER CROSSRAIL
BALFOUR BEATTY MAJOR PROJECTS
• FOUNDATION DESIGN • NUMERICAL MODELLING • STRUCTURAL DETAILING
BLP provided the design for the challenging foundations of the concrete batcher plant, located in close proximity to an LUL exclusion zone. The challenge was to design shallow but stable foundations that could accommodate Crossrail tunnelling works beneath, to which the batcher plant supplied concrete.
Umm Qasr Port, Iraq PROMOTER
UNITED STATES NAVY
CCI, ALASKA PND ENGINEERS, SEATTLE
SERVICES • • • • •
MARINE DREDGING HYDRAULIC FILLING SOFT GROUND ENGINEERING STAGED CONSTRUCTION SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS
This challenging site was underlain by deep deposits of marine mud. BLP designed the marine dredging, hydraulic filling and construction sequencing for this 14m high sea-wall project . BLP’s solution of a seaward to landward filling operation was devised to prevent large scale mud slides which had previously been experienced on the site.
Deephams Shaft, London PROMOTER
THAMES WATER UTILITIES LTD
J. MURPHY AND SONS
• GEOTECHNICAL AND STRUCTURAL DESIGN
BLP’s geotechnical and structural design for Deephams Shaft challenged traditional techniques incorporating what are reputedly the UK’s longest ever secant piles. The implementation of BLP’s design reduced costs by more than 20% and saved approximately one month on the programme.
Broadgate, City of London PROMOTER
BRITISH LAND, BLACKSTONE
O’KEEFE CONSTRUCTION LTD
• STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING • TEMPORARY WORKS DESIGN • VALUE ENGINEERING
BLP provided an innovative value added propping scheme, pushing the limits of a berm and raking prop solution for this three storey basement for the new and distinctive home of UBS Investment Bank.
M25, London PROMOTER
SKANSKA-BALFOUR BEATTY JOINT VENTURE
• GEOTECHNICAL ENGINEERING • VALUE ENGINEERING • ASSET MANAGEMENT
In a value engineering exercise, BLP identified considerable material and programme savings based on a design and construction review of the retention solutions along the M25 upgrade sections.
Shadwell Station, London PROMOTER
TRANSPORT FOR LONDON
TONY GEE & PARTNERS
• TUNNEL DESIGN • HISTORICAL ENGINEERING • INDEPENDENT CHECKING
BLP’s analysis of this historic brick lined tunnel assisted in achieving the objective of incorporating Shadwell Station into the London Overground system without adversely impacting the existing tunnel asset.
Crossrail – DLR Viaduct Bearing Surveys PROMOTER CROSSRAIL
DRAGADOS-SISK JOINT VENTURE
• BRIDGE ENGINEERING • NON INTRUSIVE STRUCTURAL SURVEYS
In areas where the existing DLR overground line and Crossrail tunnels came in close proximity, BLP’s bridge bearings survey inspections formed an important component towards ensuring the tunnelling works did not adversely impact on the existing assets of the DLR.
Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, Scotland PROMOTER
CALEDONIAN MARITIME ASSETS LTD
CLIENT GRAHAM CONSTRUCTION LTD
SERVICES • • • •
MARINE ENGINEERING FOUNDATION/PILE DESIGN TEMPORARY WORKS DESIGN CONSTRUCTION SUPPORT
When challenging conditions were found during the expansion of the ferry terminal, BLP provided a buildable re-engineered solution which allowed for the extension of the existing pier while still keeping the link between the Isle of Islay and the Scottish Mainland operational during construction.
Derry-Londonderry Peace Bridge PROMOTER
ILEX URBAN REGENERATION COMPANY
GRAHAM CONSTRUCTION LTD
SERVICES • • • •
BRIDGE ENGINEERING TEMPORARY WORKS DESIGN SLOPE STABILITY ANALYSIS FOUNDATION DESIGN
BLP provided our client with construction stage support and designed a robust temporary works scheme to allow the safe and expedient construction of the renowned Peace Bridge in DerryLondonderry, physically and symbolically uniting both sides of the River Foyle.
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Published on Apr 29, 2013
We specialise in developing economic, buildable solutions from concept stage through to complex contractor design elements, combining know...