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What lies beneath: geology and geotechnics of Greater Belfast

Event organised by ICE

13 November 2023
18:15 - 19:15 GMT
OG.012 David Keir Building
Queen's University Belfast
Stranmillis Road
Belfast, BT9 5AG
United Kingdom

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The ground conditions beneath Greater Belfast are varied and provide plenty of challenges to engineers. This talk will outline the principal solid and drift geological units that are present, and some of the geotechnical issues they pose. We will also present case studies of innovative engineering solutions that have been employed to meet challenges. This event is aimed at early careers individuals.


James McNeill

James McNeill

Quinn Piling

bid manager

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James McNeill

James McNeill is a chartered geologist with over 30 years’ experience working in the UK, Ireland and overseas. He graduated with a degree in geology from the University of Bristol in 1990, and then achieved his Masters in Foundation Engineering from the University of Birmingham in 1991. James has had a varied career, including working in geotechnical contracting on many projects across Ireland. He is currently a bid manager at Quinn Piling. James is also a part-time lecturer in Engineering Geology at Queen’s University Belfast.

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Maeve Currie