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
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 (TCD). 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 Department of Civil Engineering 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 ground improvement and foundation design, while also playing an active role in the R&D activities of the company. Bryan assumed the role of Head of Civil Engineering at NUI Galway in July 2014 and is a Chartered Engineer (2006) and Fellow (2014) of Engineers Ireland.


Research Interests

Bryan has a broad range of research interests within geotechnical engineering, including:

1. Piled foundations: installation, effective stress behaviour, pile groups of single piles and pile groups, pile instrumentation
2. Ground improvement: Vibro-Replacement stone columns, dry soil mixing
3. Expansion of pyritiferous fill
4. Tunnelling in soil and rock
5. Unsaturated soil: geo-environmental engineering applications  
6. Geo-engineering education

As of April 2016, Bryan has published 30 papers in international peer-reviewed journals and 50 papers in national and international peer-reviewed conferences. Two of the journal papers, published in Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) journals, were recognised with prestigious awards in recent years (Crampton Prize, 2010; Telford Premium Prize, 2013). He has supervised 5 PhD and 4 MEngSc students to completion and is currently supervising 3 PhD students and 2 MEngSc students. He has also acted as a reviewer for several leading international journals. Four of Bryan's PhD students/graduates have represented Ireland at either European or International versions of the Young Geotechnical Engineers Conference (YGEC) series.


Peer Reviewed Journals

  Year Publication
(2016) 'Discussion: 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. and Quigley, P. (2016) 'Discussion: Empirical correlations for the compression index of Irish soft soils'. Proceedings of ICE Geotechnical Engineering, 169 :90-92 [Details]
(2016) 'Biaxial loading of offshore monopiles: numerical modelling'
Sheil, B.B.; McCabe, B.A. (2016) 'Biaxial loading of offshore monopiles: numerical modelling'. ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, [Details]
(2016) 'Experiences of utility microtunnelling in Irish limestone, mudstone and sandstone rocks'
Sheil, B.B., Curran, B.G., McCabe, B.A. (2016) 'Experiences of utility microtunnelling in Irish limestone, mudstone and sandstone rocks'. Tunnelling and Underground Space Technology, 51 :326-337 [Details]
(2016) 'Shaft resistance of driven cast-in-situ piles in sand'
Flynn, K.N., McCabe, B.A. (2016) 'Shaft resistance of driven cast-in-situ piles in sand'. Canadian Geotechnical Journal, 53 :49-59 [DOI] [Details]
(2016) 'Stone column effectiveness in soils with creep: a numerical study'
Sexton, B.G.; McCabe, B.A. (2016) 'Stone column effectiveness in soils with creep: a numerical study'. Geomechanics and Geoengineering, accepted Feb 2016 [Details]
(2016) 'Small stone column groups: mechanisms of deformation at serviceability limit state'
McCabe, B.A.; Killeen, M.M. (2016) 'Small stone column groups: mechanisms of deformation at serviceability limit state'. ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics, accepted Mar 2016 [Details]
(2016) 'An analytical approach for the prediction of single pile and pile group behaviour in clay'
Sheil, B.G.; McCabe, B.A. (2016) 'An analytical approach for the prediction of single pile and pile group behaviour in clay'. Computers And Geotechnics, 75 :145-158 [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, 13 (3) [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]
(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) '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, 9 (5):500-512 [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]
(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) '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) '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]
(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]
(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) '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) '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) '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]
(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]
(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) '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]
(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]
(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]
(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]

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
(2015) Proceedings of the 16th European Conference in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Duggan, A.R., McCabe, B.A., Clifford, E., Goggins, J. (2015) Carbonation in stabilised peat: an accelerated pilot study Proceedings of the 16th European Conference in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Edinburgh, , pp.2383-2388 [Details]
(2015) Proceedings of the 16th European Conference in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering
Sexton, B.G., McCabe, B.A. (2015) Settlement reduction potential of vibro stone columns in creep-prone soils Proceedings of the 16th European Conference in Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering Edinburgh, [Details]
(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 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 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]

Conference Contributions

  Year Publication
(2012) Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education,
Bryan McCabe (2012) Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], Shaking the Foundations of Geo-engineering Education, NUI Galway , 04-JUL-12 - 06-JUL-12. [Details]
(2010) BCRI 2010,
Bryan McCabe (2010) BCRI 2010. [Conference Organising Committee Chairperson], BCRI 2010, CIT/UCC , 09-SEP-10 - 10-SEP-10. [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]

Professional Associations

  Association Function From / To
Engineers Ireland Chartered Engineer (CEng MIEI) 01-JUN-06 /
International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering (ISSMGE) Member /
Engineers Ireland Fellow (CEng FIEI) 01-DEC-14 /

Honours and Awards

  Year Title Awarding Body
1999 Geotechnical Prize, Engineers Ireland Institution of Engineers of Ireland
1997 Alexander Prize, Collen Prize, Maurice F. Fitzgerald Prize Trinity College Dublin
1997 Ussher Fellowship Trinity College Dublin
1996 Stanford Smith Prize Trinity College Dublin
1995 Trinity Scholarship Trinity College Dublin
1994 Marmaduke Backhouse Prize Trinity College Dublin
2007 Geotechnical Prize, Engineers Ireland Engineers Ireland
2010 Crampton Prize (ICE, UK) for journal paper 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) for journal paper Timoney, M.J., McCabe, B.A. and Bell, A.L. (2012) Institution of Civil Engineers, UK.

Committees

  Committee Function From / To
NUI Galway Internationalisation Subcommittee Member 01-SEP-15 /
International Society of Soil Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering: Technical Committee 306 on Geo-engineering Education (TC306). Honorary Secretary 01-SEP-10 /
College of Engineering and Informatics Academic Affairs Committee Member 01-JUL-14 /
College of Engineering and Informatics Executive Committee Member 01-JUL-14 /
NUI Galway Exam Security Committee Committee Member 01-SEP-12 / 31-AUG-13
Engineers Ireland West Region Honorary Secretary 01-MAY-07 / 30-APR-08
College of Engineering and Informatics Marketing (formerly Communications) Committee Member, Chair 2003-04, 2005-06 01-SEP-02 / 31-AUG-14
Engineers Ireland Liaison Committee Member 01-MAY-07 / 30-APR-09
Engineers Ireland West Region Committee Member 01-MAY-06 / 30-APR-09
Geotechnical Society of Ireland (Committee Member 2002-2004, 2006, 2012-13) Member, Organiser of iYGEC and eYGEC national qualifiers 01-MAY-02 / 30-APR-13

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 Head of Civil Engineering 01-JUL-14 /
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 University of Dublin, Trinity College DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Geotechnical Engineering - pile groups driven in soft clay (supervisor Prof. Barry M. Lehane)
1997 University of Dublin, Trinity College. BACHELOR OF ENGINEERING Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering

Community Engagement

  Title Type From / To
Outreach Engineers Ireland STEPS programme volunteer 01-SEP-02 /

Reviews

  Journal Role
Proceedings of ICE Geotechnical Engineering Reviewer
Geotechnique Reviewer
Journal of Geotechnical and Geoenvironmental Engineering, ASCE Reviewer
ASCE International Journal of Geomechanics Reviewer
Geotechnical and Geological Engineering Reviewer
Soils and Foundations Reviewer
Geotechnical Testing Journal Reviewer
Canadian Geotechnical Journal Reviewer

Other Activities

  Description

External examiner at Waterford IT: BE in Civil Engineering (Level 7) and BE in Sustainable Civil Engineering (Level 8); 2012-16

External examiner at DIT (Bolton St.): Masters in Sustainable Infrastructure (Level 9); 2016-19

External examiner at Cork IT: BEng in Structural Engineering (Level 8); 2015-18

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 is a very strong advocate of active learning and is an exponent of flipped learning in some of his classes.

Bryan 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 Bachelors programmes in Civil Engineering at Waterford Institute of Technology and Cork Institute of Technology, a Masters of Engineering in Sustainable Development at Dublin 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 

Recent Postgraduate Students

  Graduation Name Degree Primary Supervisor
2015 Martin Timoney  DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Y
2014 Brian Sheil DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Y
2008 Seosamh O Fatharta Masters of Engineering Science Y
2015 Eanna McKeon Masters of Engineering Science Y
2014 Brian Sexton DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Y
2014 Kevin Flynn DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Y
2005 Maeve Kennelly Masters of Engineering Science Y
2010 Brien Curran Masters of Engineering Science Y
2012 Micheal Killeen DOCTOR OF PHILOSOPHY Y

Current Postgraduate Students (Research)

  Student Degree Type Type
Alan Duggan Doctorate - Structured Ph.D (Engineering) Supervisor
Eugene Baily Masters - Research - Master of Engineering Science Degree Supervisor
Paul Quigley Doctorate - Ph.D.(Eng) Supervisor

Modules Taught

  Term/Year Module Title Module Code Subject / Desc
2015-16 Fundamentals of Engineering EI140
2015-16 Geomechanics and Geology CE3101
2015-16 Civil Engineering Project CE461
2015-16 Geotechnical Engineering CE4100
2015-16 Integrated Civil Engineering Design Project (ME) CE6117

Internal Collaborators

  Name Description of Collaboration
Dr. Eoghan Clifford
Environmental testing
Dr. Jamie Goggins
Structural engineering, LIfe Cycle Assessments of engineering problems
Dr. Stephen Nash
Offshore geotechnics / hydraulics
Dr Mark Healy
Geo-environmental engineering, unsaturated soils.

External Collaborators

  Name Organisation / Institute Country Description of Collaboration
Prof. Barry Lehane School of Civil and Resource Engineering, University of Western Australia, Perth AUSTRALIA
Displacement piling
Dr. Owen Fenton Teagasc, Johnstown Castle, Co. Wexford IRELAND
Geo-environmental engineering, unsaturated soils.
Mr. Michael Ward Ward and Burke Construction Limited, Kilcolgan Co. Galway and Bourne End, Bucks, UK ENGLAND
Microtunnelling, caisson construction
Dr. Derek Egan Remedy Geotechnics, Rugby, Warks ENGLAND
Piling, soil mixing
Prof. Mark Jaksa School,of Civil and Mining Engineering, University of Adelaide AUSTRALIA
Geo-engineering education
Dr. Vinayagamoothy Sivakumar School of Planning, Architecture and Civil Engineering, Queens University Belfast NORTHERN IRELAND
Stone columns
Dr. Jorge Castro University of Cantabria, Santander SPAIN
Stone columns
Aidan O'Connell Aidan O'Connell and Associates Ltd, Portlaoise IRELAND
Expansion of pyritiferous materials
Dr. John Cripps Department of Civil and Structural Engineering, University of Sheffield ENGLAND
Expansion in pyritiferous fills
Prof. Kenneth Gavin Section of Geo-engineering, Delft University of Technology NETHERLANDS
Displacement piling
Mr. Paul Kieran Shell Exploration and Production Ireland Limited (SEPIL) IRELAND
Retaining structures, excavations
Prof. Minna Karstunen Division of GeoEngineering, Chalmers University of Technology, Gothenburg SWEDEN
Numerical modelling, ground improvement
Prof. Trevor Orr Department of Civil, Structural and Environmental Engineering, Univerisoty of Dublin, Trinity College IRELAND
Tunnelling
Prof. Jean Pestana Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering U.S.A.
Constitutive modelling, pile groups