Dr Bryan McCabe

BA, BAI, PhD, CEng, EurIng, MIEI

Contact Details

Head of Civil Engineering
Civil Engineering
ENG-1032
College of Engineering and Informatics

T: +353 (0)91 492021
F: +353 (0)91 494507
E: bryan.mccabe@nuigalway.ie
W: http://www.nuigalway.ie/our-research/people/engineering-and-informatics/bryanmccabe/
 
researcher

Biography

Dr. Bryan McCabe graduated in 1997 with a first class Honours Degree (and Gold Medal) in Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering from Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded his PhD entitled "The behaviour of pile groups in Belfast soft clay" by TCD in 2002. In Sept 2001, following a year as a contract lecturer at TCD, Bryan joined the Civil Engineering department at NUI Galway as a permanent lecturer in geotechnical engineering. He spent the 2004-05 academic year on secondment to Keller Ground Engineering, based in Coventry, UK, working as a senior geotechnical engineer specialising in the design of ground improvement and piling, while also playing an active role in research and development.

Bryan assumed the role as Head of Civil Engineering at NUI Galway in July 2014.

Research:

- Bryan's research interests include effective stress behaviour of piles, ground improvement (including Vibro stone columns and soil mixing), tunnelling, pyritiferous fill expansion, embodied energy and embodied carbon associated with geotechnical processes and geo-engineering education.
- As of March 2015, Bryan has published over 65 papers in international journals and conferences, has supervised 5 PhDs and 3 MEngSc students to completion and is currently supervising for 2 PhD students and 2 MEngSc students.
- He has received recognition twice (Crampton Prize 2010, Telford Premium Prize 2013) for papers published in ICE journals.
- He has acted as a reviewer for several leading international journals. 


Teaching interests:

- Bryan has sole responsibility for geotechnical engineering instruction at NUI Galway. He was awarded a NUI Galway President's Award for Teaching Excellence in 2012.
- He also hosted and chaired the international conference Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education (SFGE 2012), an initiative of ISSMGE Technical Committee 306 for which he has served as Secretary since 2010.
- Bryan is currently serving as External Examiner for BEng programmes in Civil Engineering (Levels 7 and 8) at Waterford Institute of Technology.  

Regular updates on all matters geotechnical at NUI Galway can be found by following @nuig_geotech on Twitter or at the link http://twitter.com/nuig_geotech 

 

 

Research Interests

Bryan's research interests include:

1. Piled Foundations: effective stress behaviour of single piles and pile groups, internal and external pile instrumentation
 
2. Ground Improvement: stone columns supporting foundations in soft soils, stone column creep settlement improvement factors, dry soil mixing verification testing

3. Soft soil engineering

4. Tunnelling

5. Pyritiferous fill - laboratory testing

6. Embodied carbon and embodied energy associated with geotechnical engineering solutions

7. Geotechnical engineering education 

Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'The shaft resistance of driven cast-in-situ piles in sand'
Flynn, K.N., McCabe, B.A. (2016) 'The shaft resistance of driven cast-in-situ piles in sand'. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 53 (1):49-59 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'An embodied carbon and embodied energy appraisal of a section of Irish motorway constructed in peatlands'
Duggan, A.R., McCabe, B.A., Goggins, J., Clifford, E. (2015) 'An embodied carbon and embodied energy appraisal of a section of Irish motorway constructed in peatlands'. Construction And Building Materials, 79 :402-419 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Pyritiferous mudstone-siltstone: expansion rate measurement and prediction'
McCabe, B.A., McKeon, E.P., Virbukiene, R.J., Mannion, P.J., O'Connell, A.M. (2015) 'Pyritiferous mudstone-siltstone: expansion rate measurement and prediction'. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology, 48 :41-54 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Modelling stone column installation in an elasto-viscoplastic soil'
McCabe, B.A., Sexton, B.G. (2015) 'Modelling stone column installation in an elasto-viscoplastic soil'. International Journal of Geotechnical Engineering, [Details]
(2015) 'Pile group settlement estimation: suitability of nonlinear interaction factors'
McCabe, B.A., Sheil, B.B. (2015) 'Pile group settlement estimation: suitability of nonlinear interaction factors'. ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, 15 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'Numerical modelling of pile foundation angular distortion'
Sheil, B.B., McCabe, B.A. (2015) 'Numerical modelling of pile foundation angular distortion'. Soils and Foundations, 55 :614-625 [DOI] [Details]
(2015) 'A practical approach for the consideration of single pile and pile group installation effects in clay: numerical modelling'
Sheil, B.B., McCabe, B.A., Hunt, C.E., Pestana, J.M. (2015) 'A practical approach for the consideration of single pile and pile group installation effects in clay: numerical modelling'. Journal of Geoengineering Sciences, 2 (3,4):119-142 [Details]
(2014) 'Empirical correlations for the compression index of Irish soft soils'
McCabe, B.A., Sheil, B.B., Long, M.M., Buggy, F.J., Farrell, E.R. (2014) 'Empirical correlations for the compression index of Irish soft soils'. Proceedings of ICE Geotechnical Engineering, 167 :510-517 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'A finite element-based approach for predictions of rigid pile group stiffness efficiency in clays'
Sheil, B.B. and McCabe, B.A. (2014) 'A finite element-based approach for predictions of rigid pile group stiffness efficiency in clays'. Acta Geotechnica, 9 :469-484 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Settlement performance of pad footings on soft clay supported by stone columns: a numerical study'
Killeen, M.M., McCabe, B.A. (2014) 'Settlement performance of pad footings on soft clay supported by stone columns: a numerical study'. Soils and Foundations, 54 :760-776 [DOI] [Details]
(2014) 'Appraising stone column settlement prediction methods using finite element analyses'
Sexton, B.G., McCabe, B.A., Castro, J. (2014) 'Appraising stone column settlement prediction methods using finite element analyses'. Acta Geotechnica, 9 :993-1011 [DOI] [Details]
(2013) 'Ground heave induced by installing stone columns in clay soils'
McCabe, B.A., Kamrat-Pietraszewska, D. and Egan, D. (2013) 'Ground heave induced by installing stone columns in clay soils'. Proceedings of ICE Geotechnical Engineering, [Details]
(2013) 'A laboratory study of the expansion of an Irish pyritic mudstone/siltstone fill material'
Sutton, D., McCabe, B.A., O'Connell, A. and Cripps, J.C. (2013) 'A laboratory study of the expansion of an Irish pyritic mudstone/siltstone fill material'. Engineering Geology, 152 :194-201 [Details]
(2013) 'Operational coefficient of consolidation around a pile group driven in clay/silt'
McCabe, B.A., Sexton, B.G. and Lehane, B.M. (2013) 'Operational coefficient of consolidation around a pile group driven in clay/silt'. Geotechnical and Geological Engineering, (1):183-197 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2013) 'Numerical modelling of the improvements to primary and creep settlements offered by granular columns'
Sexton, B.G., McCabe, B.A. (2013) 'Numerical modelling of the improvements to primary and creep settlements offered by granular columns'. Acta Geotechnica, 8 :447-464 [DOI] [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 'Settlement trough parameters for tunnels in Irish glacial tills'
McCabe, B.A., Orr, T.L.L., Reilly, C.C., Curran, B.G. (2012) 'Settlement trough parameters for tunnels in Irish glacial tills'. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 27 :1-12 [DOI] [Details]
(2012) 'Experiences of dry soil mixing in organic soils'
Timoney, M.J., McCabe, B.A. and Bell, A.L. (2012) 'Experiences of dry soil mixing in organic soils'. Proceedings of ICE Ground Improvement, 165 (GI1):3-14 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) 'Field investigation of the effect of installation method on the shaft resistance of piles in clay'
Gavin, K.G., Gallagher, D., Doherty, P. and McCabe, B.A. (2010) 'Field investigation of the effect of installation method on the shaft resistance of piles in clay'. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 47 (7):730-741 [Details]
(2009) 'A review of field performance of stone columns on soft soils'
McCabe, B.A., Nimmons, G.J. and Egan, D. (2009) 'A review of field performance of stone columns on soft soils'. Proceedings of ICE Geotechnical Engineering, 162 (6):323-334 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2009) 'Prediction of pile settlement using artificial neural networks based on standard penetration test data'
Pooya Nejad, F., Jaksa, M.B., Kakhi, M. and McCabe, B.A. (2009) 'Prediction of pile settlement using artificial neural networks based on standard penetration test data'. Computers And Geotechnics, 36 (7):1125-1133 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'Behavior of axially loaded pile groups driven in clayey silt'
McCabe, B.A., Lehane, B.M. (2006) 'Behavior of axially loaded pile groups driven in clayey silt'. Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE, 132 :401-410 [DOI] [Details]
(2006) 'An improved experimental test set-up to study the performance of granular columns'
Black, J., Sivakumar, V., Madhav, M.R., McCabe, B. (2006) 'An improved experimental test set-up to study the performance of granular columns'. Geotechnical Testing Journal, 29 :193-199 [Details]
(2000) 'Instrumented Single and Group Piles in Belfast Soft Clay'
Lehane, B.M., McCabe B.A., Phillips, D.T. (2000) 'Instrumented Single and Group Piles in Belfast Soft Clay'. Australian Geomechanics, 35 (4):33-45 [Details]
(2000) 'Relationships between the shaft capacity of driven piles and the CPT end resistance'
Lehane, B.M., Chow, F.C., McCabe, B.A. and Jardine, R.J. (2000) 'Relationships between the shaft capacity of driven piles and the CPT end resistance'. Proceedings of ICE Geotechnical Engineering, 143 (2):93-101 [Details]

Books

  Year Publication
(2006) Pile Group Tension Cyclic Loading: Field Test Programme at Kinnegar. Northern Ireland Health and Safety Executive Books.
Lehane, B.M., Jardine, R.J., McCabe, B.A. (2006) Pile Group Tension Cyclic Loading: Field Test Programme at Kinnegar. Northern Ireland Health and Safety Executive Books. Sudbury, UK [Details]

Book Chapters

  Year Publication
(2012) 'The use of digital resources in civil engineering education: student learning and achieving accreditation criteria'
Nash, S; McCabe, B; Goggins, J; Healy, MG (2012) 'The use of digital resources in civil engineering education: student learning and achieving accreditation criteria' In: The Digital Learning Revolution in Ireland: Case Studies from the National Learning Resources Service. Ireland: NDLR. [Details]

Conference Publications

  Year Publication
(2014) Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT '14)
Flynn, K.N., McCabe, B.A. and Egan, D. (2014) Driven cast-in-situ piles in granular soil: applicability of CPT methods for pile capacity Proceedings of the 3rd International Symposium on Cone Penetration Testing (CPT '14) [Details]
(2014) Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI2014) conference
Baily, E; McCabe, B; Goggins, J; Kieran, P (2014) Real-time monitoring and performance of retaining structures . In: Nanukuttan, S; Goggins, J eds. Civil Engineering Research in Ireland (CERI2014) conference Belfast, Northern Ireland, , 28-AUG-14 - 29-AUG-14 [Details]
(2013) Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering
Flynn, K.N., McCabe, B.A. and Egan, D. (2013) Axial load behaviour of a driven cast in situ pile in sand Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Case Histories in Geotechnical Engineering [Details]
(2013) Proceedings of the International Conference on Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering
Sexton, B.G. and McCabe, B.A. (2013) (2013) A method of modelling stone column installation in conjunction with unit cell analyses Proceedings of the International Conference on Installation Effects in Geotechnical Engineering [Details]
(2012) World Tunnelling Conference
Reilly, C.C., McCabe, B.A. and Orr, T.L.L. (2012) Analysis of microtunnel jacking forces in alluvium and glacial till in Mullingar, Ireland World Tunnelling Conference Bangkok, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 3rd International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Sheil, B.B. and McCabe, B.A. (2012) Predictions of friction pile group response using embedded piles in PLAXIS 3rd International Conference on New Developments in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Nicosia, Cyprus, [Details]
(2012) IS Kanazawa / 9th International Conference on Testing and Design Methods for Deep Foundations
Sheil, B.B. and McCabe, B.A. (2012) A 3D finite element study of pile groups in soft clay IS Kanazawa / 9th International Conference on Testing and Design Methods for Deep Foundations Kanazawa, Japan, [Details]
(2012) International Symposium on Ground Improvement (IS-GI)
Timoney, M.J., Quigley, P. and McCabe, B.A. (2012) Some laboratory mixing trials of Irish peats International Symposium on Ground Improvement (IS-GI) Brussels, [Details]
(2012) International Peat Congress (IPC)
Finnegan, J., Regan, J.T., McCabe, B.A. and Healy, M.G. (2012) Use of brashmats for clearfelling of forestry on peat: an Irish perspective International Peat Congress (IPC) Stockholm, [Details]
(2012) NDLR Research Symposium: Evaluating the impact of digital resources in Irish education
Nash, S., McCabe, B.A., Goggins, J. and Healy, M.G. (2012) The use of digital resources in civil engineering education: enhancing student learning and achieving accreditation criteria NDLR Research Symposium: Evaluating the impact of digital resources in Irish education [Details]
(2012) IS Kanazawa / 9th International Conference on Testing and Design Methods for Deep Foundations
Flynn, K.N., McCabe, B.A. and Egan, D. (2012) Residual load development in cast in place piles - a review and a new case history IS Kanazawa / 9th International Conference on Testing and Design Methods for Deep Foundations Kanazawa, Japan, [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) International Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control (ICGI 2012)
Sexton, B.G. and McCabe, B.A. (2012) A preliminary numerical study of the improvement to secondary settlement offered by stone columns International Conference on Ground Improvement and Ground Control (ICGI 2012) Wollongong, [Details]
(2012) International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Conference
Gavigan, D., Goggins, J. and McCabe, B.A. (2012) Strength and durability performance of stabilised soil block masonry units International Association of Bridge and Structural Engineering (IABSE) Conference Egypt, [Details]
(2012) Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education (SFGE 2012)
McCabe, B.A. and Jaksa, M.B. (2012) Sport and soil mechanics - analogies to aid student learning . In: McCabe, B.A., Pantazidou, M. and Phillips, D.T eds. Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education (SFGE 2012) , pp.281-286 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2012) 7th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES)
Manton, R., Duggan, A.R., Goggins, J., McCabe, B.A., Clifford, E. (2012) Use of carbon calculation tools for sustainable cycle network design 7th Conference on Sustainable Development of Energy, Water and Environment Systems (SDEWES) Ohrid, Macedonia, [Details]
(2012) Joint Symposium on Concrete Research and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland
A.R. Duggan, B.A. McCabe, J.M. Goggins, E. Clifford (2012) Factors affecting Embodied Carbon/Embodied Energy associated with ground improvements techniques for construction on peat Joint Symposium on Concrete Research and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland Dublin, [Details]
(2012) Joint Symposium on Concrete Research and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland
Timoney, M.J., McCabe, B.A., Faherty, M. and Mac an tSearraigh, C. (2012) Dry Soil Mixing Trials and Scale Column Testing with an Irish Organic Silt Joint Symposium on Concrete Research and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland Dublin, [Details]
(2012) Joint Symposium on Concrete Research and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland
Sexton, B.G., Killeen, M.M. and McCabe, B.A. (2012) Appraisal of Current Settlement Prediction Methods Applicable to Vibro Replacement Design Joint Symposium on Concrete Research and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland Dublin, [Details]
(2011) International Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering (ICAGE 2011)
Timoney, M.J., Quigley, P. and McCabe, B.A. (2011) The stabilisation of Irish peats International Conference on Advances in Geotechnical Engineering (ICAGE 2011) Perth, [Details]
(2011) 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Curran, B.G. and McCabe, B.A. (2011) Measured jacking forces during slurry-shield microtunnelling in a boulder clay in Kilcock, Ireland 15th European Conference on Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering , pp.1627-1632 [Details]
(2010) 7th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering
Killeen, M.M. and McCabe, B.A. (2010) A numerical study of factors affecting the performance of stone columns supporting rigid footings on soft clay 7th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering , pp.833-838 [ARAN Link] [Details]
(2010) Ground Improvement and Geosynthethics: Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2010 International Conference
McCabe, B.A. and Egan, D. (2010) A review of the settlement of stone columns on soft soils Ground Improvement and Geosynthethics: Proceedings of GeoShanghai 2010 International Conference , pp.197-204 [Details]
(2010) Joint Symposium on Concrete Research and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland
Curran, B.G. and McCabe, B.A. (2010) Prediction of surface settlements beneath shallow tunnels in Mullingar Joint Symposium on Concrete Research and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland Cork, , pp.273-280 [Details]
(2009) 4th International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (iYGEC)
Killeen, M.M. and McCabe, B.A. (2009) Numerical modelling of pad footings supported by stone columns 4th International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (iYGEC) Alexandria, Egypt, , pp.2B 91-94 [Details]
(2008) International Conference on Education and Training in the Geo-engineering Sciences
McCabe, B.A. and Phillips, D.T. (2008) Is geotechnical education meeting industry demands? The Irish position International Conference on Education and Training in the Geo-engineering Sciences , pp.493-497 [Details]
(2008) 2nd International Workshop on the Geotechnics of Soft Soils - Focus on Ground Improvement
Egan, D. Scott, W. and McCabe, B.A. (2008) Observed installation effects of vibro-replacement stone columns in soft clay 2nd International Workshop on the Geotechnics of Soft Soils - Focus on Ground Improvement , pp.23-29 [Details]
(2008) 3rd International Conference on Site Characterisation
McCabe B.A. and Phillips, D.T., (2008) Design lessons from full scale foundation load tests 3rd International Conference on Site Characterisation Taipei, , pp.615-620 [Details]
(2008) 2nd BGA International Conference on Foundations
McCabe, B.A., Gavin, K.G. and Kennelly, M.E. (2008) Installation of a reduced-scale pile group in silt 2nd BGA International Conference on Foundations Dundee, , pp.607-616 [Details]
(2008) International Conference on Education and Training in the Geo-engineering Sciences
McCabe, B.A., Phillips, D.T., Orr, T.L.L. and Murray, S.P. (2008) Geotechnical engineering in Ireland: 2008 national report International Conference on Education and Training in the Geo-engineering Sciences Constanza, Romania, , pp.439-442 [Details]
(2008) International Conference on Education and Training in the Geo-engineering Sciences
Phillips, D.T. and McCabe, B.A. (2008) Taking geotechnical education into the 21st century International Conference on Education and Training in the Geo-engineering Sciences Constanza, Romania, , pp.439-442 [Details]
(2008) Joint Symposium on Concrete Research and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland
McCabe, B.A., Killeen, M.M. and Egan, D. (2008) Challenges faced in 3D finite element modelling of stone column construction Joint Symposium on Concrete Research and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland Galway, , pp.393-400 [Details]
(2008) Joint Symposium on Concrete Research and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland
Nimmons, G.J. and McCabe, B.A. (2008) A review of stone column field settlement data Joint Symposium on Concrete Research and Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland Galway, , pp.401-408 [Details]
(2008) 3rd International Conference on Site Characterisation
McCabe, B.A. and Lehane, B.M. (2008) Measured and predicted t-z curves for a driven pile in lightly overconsolidated silt 3rd International Conference on Site Characterisation Taipei, , pp.487-491 [Details]
(2007) 14th European Conference of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ECSMGE)
Black, J.A., Sivakumar, V., Brown, J. and McCabe B.A. (2007) An investigation into the performance of vibrated stone columns under triaxial loading conditions 14th European Conference of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ECSMGE) Madrid, , pp.1433-1438 [Details]
(2006) 3rd National Symposium on Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland
McCabe, B.A. and Lehane, B.M. (2006) Prediction of pile group response using a simplified non-linear finite element model 3rd National Symposium on Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland Dublin, , pp.91-98 [Details]
(2006) 2nd International Conference on Problematic Soils
Brown, W., Black, J.A., McCabe, B.A. and Sivakumar, V. (2006) Use of waste materials in ground improvement applications 2nd International Conference on Problematic Soils Kuala Lumpur, [Details]
(2006) 6th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE06)
McCabe, B.A. and Lehane, B.M. (2006) Prediction of pile group response using a simplified non-linear finite element model 6th European Conference on Numerical Methods in Geotechnical Engineering (NUMGE06) Graz, Austria, , pp.589-594 [Details]
(2005) 5th International Symposium on Pressuremeters
Gallagher, D., Gavin, K. and McCabe, B.A. (2005) Use of insitu test methods to model the installation process of closed-ended piles in soft clays 5th International Symposium on Pressuremeters Paris, , pp.519-526 [Details]
(2004) Skempton Memorial Conference, Advances in Geotechnical Engineering
Lehane, B.M., Jardine, R.J. and McCabe, B.A. (2004) Response of a pile group in clay to one-time cyclic tension loading Skempton Memorial Conference, Advances in Geotechnical Engineering London, , pp.700-709 [Details]
(2004) 18th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials
Gallagher, D., Gavin, K., McCabe, B.A. and Lehane, B.M. (2004) Experimental investigation of the response of a driven pile in soft silt 18th Australasian Conference on the Mechanics of Structures and Materials Perth, , pp.991-996 [Details]
(2003) 2nd International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (iYGEC)
McCabe, B.A. (2003) The behaviour of pile groups driven in Belfast soft silt 2nd International Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (iYGEC) Constanza, Romania, [Details]
(2003) 1st BGA International Conference on Foundations: Innovations, Observations, Design and Practice
Lehane, B.M., Jardine, R.J. and McCabe, B.A. (2003) One-way axial cyclic tension loading of driven piles in clay 1st BGA International Conference on Foundations: Innovations, Observations, Design and Practice Dundee, , pp.493-505 [Details]
(2003) 13th International Conference in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE)
McCabe, B.A. and Lehane, B.M. (2003) Stress changes associated with driving pile groups in clayey silt 13th International Conference in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ICSMGE) Prague, , pp.271-276 [Details]
(1999) Advances in Civil and Structural Engineering Practice
Lehane, B.M. and McCabe, B.A. (1999) Interaction effects in laterally loaded pile groups Advances in Civil and Structural Engineering Practice Edinburgh, , pp.393-399 [Details]

Edited Books

  Year Publication
(2012) Shaking the Foundations of Geo-Engineering Education.
McCabe, B.A., Pantazidou, M. and Phillips, D.T (Ed.). (2012) Shaking the Foundations of Geo-Engineering Education. London: CRC Press. [Details]
(2010) 4th National Symposium on Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland.
Ni Nuallain, N., Walsh, D., West, R., Cannon, E., Caprani, C. and McCabe, B (Ed.). (2010) 4th National Symposium on Bridge and Infrastructure Research in Ireland. Galway: Starlight Solutions. [Details]

Other Journals

  Year Publication
(2010) 'Microtunnelling - the future for pipeline construction?'
Curran, B.G., McCabe, B.A. and Ward, M.J. (2010) 'Microtunnelling - the future for pipeline construction?' The Engineer's Journal, 64 (1) :16-20. [Details]
(2006) 'Vibro-techniques for Ground Improvement in Ireland'
McCabe, B.A., McNeill, J. (2006) 'Vibro-techniques for Ground Improvement in Ireland' The Engineer's Journal, 60 (3) :181-182. [Details]

Invited papers

  Year Publication
(1999) Piling research in Belfast’s soft clay.
Lehane B.M., McCabe B.A., Phillips D.T., Jardine R.J., Paul T.S., Horkan E. (1999) Piling research in Belfast’s soft clay. Invited papers [Details]

Invited Review Articles

  Year Publication
(2000) The use of instrumentation in field piles.
McCabe, B.A. (2000) The use of instrumentation in field piles. Invited Review Articles [Details]

Technical Publication

  Year Publication
(2007) Design of piles in soft clay.
Gavin, K., Gallagher, D., McCabe, B. (2007) Design of piles in soft clay. Technical Publication [Details]
(2007) Ground improvement using the vibro- stone column technique.
McCabe, B.A., McNeill, J.A. and Black, J.A. (2007) Ground improvement using the vibro- stone column technique. Technical Publication [Details]

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1999 Geotechnical Prize, Engineers Ireland Institution of Engineers of Ireland
2007 Geotechnical Prize, Engineers Ireland Engineers Ireland
2010 Crampton Prize (ICE, UK): McCabe, B.A., Nimmons, G.J. and Egan, D. (2009) Institution of Civil Engineers, UK.
2012 NUI Galway President's Award for Teaching Excellence NUI Galway
2013 Telford Premium Prize (ICE, UK): Timoney, M.J., McCabe, B.A. and Bell, A.L. (2012) Institution of Civil Engineers, UK.

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Engineers Ireland Chartered Engineer (CEng MIEI) /

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
Exam Security Committee (Committee Member 2012-13) 2012-2013 /
College of Engineering and Informatics Marketing (formerly Communications) Committee (Committee Member 2002-2014) /
Engineers Ireland Liaison Committee (Committee Member 2007-09) Member 2007-09 /
Engineers Ireland West Region (Committee Member 2006-09, Secretary 2007-08) Secretary 2007-08 /
Geotechnical Society of Ireland (Committee Member 2002-2004, 2006, 2012-13) Member 2002-2004, 2006, 2012-2013, Organiser of iYGEC and eYGEC national qualifiers /

Employment

  Employer Position From / To
Trinity College Dublin (Contract Lecturer) Contract Lecturer (2000-01) 01-SEP-00 / 31-AUG-01
National University of Ireland Galway Lecturer below bar (2001-05) 01-SEP-01 / 31-DEC-05
Arup Consulting Engineers Geotechnical Engineer (2001) 01-JUN-02 / 31-AUG-02
Keller Ground Engineering Senior Geotechnical Design Engineer and Acting Chief Engineer (2004-05) 20-SEP-04 / 31-AUG-05
National University of Ireland Galway Lecturer above bar (2006-date) 01-JAN-06 /

Education

  Year Institution Qualification Subject
2002 Trinity College Dublin PhD Geotechnical Engineering - pile groups driven in soft clay

Languages

  Language
French

Other Activities

  Description

External examiner for BE in Civil Engineering (Level 7) and BE in Sustainable Civil Engineering (Level 8) at Waterford Institute of Technology.

Teaching Interests

Fundamentals of Civil Engineering 

Soil Mechanics

Geomechanics
 
Geotechnical Engineering 

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2014-15 Fundamentals of Engineering EI140
2014-15 Geomechanics and Geology CE3101
2014-15 Civil Engineering Project CE461
2014-15 Theoretical and Applied Geomechanics CE477
2014-15 Integrated Civil Engineering Design Project (ME) CE512

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Internal Collaborators
Dr. Jamie Goggins (Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Informatics)Dr. Mark Healy (Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Informatics)Dr. Eoghan Clifford (Civil Engineering, College of Engineering and Informatics)

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
External Collaborators
Academic collaboratorsDr. Declan Phillips (University of Limerick)Dr. Vinayagamoothy Sivakumar (Queens University Belfast) Dr. Kenneth Gavin (University College Dublin) Dr. Trevor Orr (Trinity College Dublin)Dr. Jonathan Black (Sheffield University, UK)Dr. John Cripps (Sheffield University, UK)Dr. Jorge Castro (University of Cantabria, Santander, Spain)Prof. Mark Jaksa (University of Adelaide, South Australia)Prof. Barry Lehane (University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia)Prof. Juan Pestana (University of California, Berkeley, USA)Industrial collaborators Dr. Derek Egan and Dr. Alan Bell (Keller Foundations, UK)Mr. Aidan O'Connell (Aidan O'Connell and Associates Ltd, Portlaoise)Mr. Paul Kieran (Shell E&P Ireland)Mr. Michael Ward (Ward and Burke Construction, Kilcolgan, Co. Galway)