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Geotechnical Society of Ireland Seminar

Geotechnical Society of Ireland Seminar
26 April 2021
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The Geotechnical Society of Ireland (GSI) is holding a half-day seminar on Wednesday, 28 April 2021 from 14:30 - 18:00.

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The Seminar will begin with four presentations from previous winners of the Young Geotechnical Engineers Award which acknowledges the contribution of young members to the profession and to the society.  These presentations will cover a wide range of interesting case studies and research projects.

The main presentation will be given by Mark P. Quinn, BEng ME MIEI - Senior Engineer – Murphy Ireland on the Stillorgan Reservoir in South Dublin, which is currently being modernised by Irish Water. The presentation focalises on maintaining stability of the facility during decommissioning and for the new construction. The presentation will discuss the analysis and methodology used to safely complete the drawdown of Gray reservoir whilst both Upper and Lower reservoirs remained operational. Stability modelling of the shared embankment between Gray and Upper reservoirs was undertaken to establish initial safe drawdown rates and to manage embankment stability until drawdown was completed.

Additionally, the GSI is having the AGM after the presentations, all are welcome to attend.

Geotechnical Society of Ireland Seminar Programme

2:25pm Welcome –Carl Brangan, (ESBI), current Chairperson, Geotechnical Society of Ireland (GSI)

2:30pm Axial capacity of piles in sand: a field perspective - Kevin Duffy, MEng MIEI – PhD candidate in TU Delft

2:45pm Soil-structure interaction of large diameter caissons - Ronan Royston, PhD - Civil Engineer at Ward and Burke Construction

3:00pm Foundation damping modelling for optimum design of offshore wind turbines - Soroosh Jalilvand, PhD, Principal Engineer at Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions (GDG)

3:15pm Predicting Pile Driving Induced Movements in Gothenburg Soft Clay - Yeganeh Attari, PhD Candidate at Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU)

3:30pm Questions and Answers

4:00pm Stillorgan Reservoir – Maintaining stability during decommissioning and for new construction - Mark P. Quinn, BEng ME MIEI - Senior Engineer – Murphy Ireland
Mike Hughes BEng CEng MICE - Chief Engineer Infrastructure – Atkins

4:45pm Questions and Answers

6:00pm Geotechnical Society of Ireland – Annual General Meeting (AGM)

6:30pm Seminar Close

Related Documents

GSI-Spring Seminar_R01.pdf


The Geotechnical Society of Ireland is for members of Engineers Ireland with an interest in geotechnical engineering, engineering geology, soil and rock mechanics, ground investigations, the geosynthetics industry and general civil engineering.


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