As Director of ByrneLooby’s Belfast office, Danny (BSc(Hons), CEng, CEnv, FICE) draws on over 35 years’ experience as a chartered civil engineer and chartered environmentalist to ensure the business unit continues to grow and deliver outstanding projects for the Group.
Danny’s area of expertise is geotechnical design, and his primary technical interest is in developing integrated design solutions and value engineering on large civils infrastructure projects such as M8 in Glasgow and in renewable energy projects comprising wind farms in Scotland, Wales and Ireland.
He has worked as Earthworks Designer & Manager on major roads projects and, as a Geotechnical Specialist, has been involved in all types of on-shore and offshore marine site investigations for gravity and pile structures using state-of-the-art investigative techniques. Danny has knowledge and experience in ground stability and landslide problems along the Antrim Coast and, in particular, ground stabilisation/improvement of poor ground and brownfield sites. He has also advised Government on erosion problems at heritage sites like Dunluce Castle, Kinbane and Gobbins Coastal Pathway.
Danny was also Project Director on a number of marine projects including Kennacraig Ferry Terminal, Scotland (New Berthing Dolphin Structure), Port Ryan, Loch Ryan (Foundation Rotary Bored Piles for 2-Berth RO/RO finger jetty) and D1 Harbour Facility, Belfast Harbour (Design of tie-back anchors for Combi Wall).
Danny holds a legal qualification (Certificate in Law) and has acted as Expert Witness in numerous legal cases. He is a chartered environmentalist and is the Group Director for the environment & sustainability issues. He has also written a number of technical papers on wide range of subjects relating to geotechnical design issues, including slope stability in areas of ancient landslip. He has also led a team of civil & structural engineers on delivering the infrastructure design for numerous wind farms and road schemes in the UK.
Other past professional activities include part-time lecturer at Queen’s University Belfast, School of Built & Natural Environment (Civil & Structural Engineering), Past Chair, Northern Ireland Geotechnical Group, Senior CEEQUAL Assessor/Verifier (BRE), Working Party on Sustainable Drainage Systems, Gateway Reviewer and Project Manager for Remediation, Maze Long Kesh site.