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Our experience ranges from marine works to railway, light rail and commercial building construction projects.

  • M50 – Ireland

    M50 - Ireland

    This project had a construction budget of €1.3 billion between the years of 2003 – 2011 for Phase I and II. McDonald Surveys provided 12 experienced survey crews with renowned industry expertise and quality.

    Phase 1 of the M50 improvements scheme saw the 5km section from the N7 to the N4 go from four to six lanes with new free-flowing interchanges at the Red Cow, LiffeyValley and Ballymount roundabouts.The client was SIAC-Ferrovial M50 Joint Venture and the scheme opened in December 2008.

    Phase 2 comprised the design and construction upgrade of approximately 26km of the existing two lane carriage-way to three standard lanes, the provision of auxiliary lanes between the M1 and N3 junctions and between the N7 and Scholarstown junctions, the major upgrade of the junctions at the M1, N2 and N3 from grade separated junction types to partially free flow interchanges; and upgrade works to the junctions at Ballymun, Ballymount, the N81, Scholarstown and Sandyford.The client was a Saycr-PJ Hegarty JointVenture.This project opened in 2011.

    McDonald Surveys were our contract surveyors of choice for our M3 and M50 projects. Our relationship continued due to the professionalism, dedication and problem solving attitude they brought to all aspects of the construction. We would be happy to work with them again.

    Hugo Canales, Chief Project Surveyor, Ferrovial

  • M3 – Ireland

    The 50km, 2 x 2 lane motorway M3 project was undertaken by a joint venture between Siac and Ferrovial Agroman S.A. with an estimated valued at €1 billion. Following on from our successful relationship with Ferrovial on the M50 project, McDonald Surveys was engaged as the contract surveyor for this motorway providing six survey crews on a full time basis for three years between 2007 – 2010.

    McDonald Surveys were our contract surveyors of choice for our M3 and M50 projects. Our relationship continued due to the professionalism, dedication and problem solving attitude they brought to all aspects of the construction. We would be happy to work with them again.

    Hugo Canales, Chief Project Surveyor, Ferrovial

  • Burbank Airport – USA and Cork Airport – Ireland

    Burbank Airport

    While working in California, Andrew McDonald was part of a team contracted to build new air-side runway at Burbank Airport, California under strict safety protocols.

    McDonald Surveys was also contracted to carry out a full topographic and drainage survey at Cork Airport, Ireland.

  • Bristol Myers Squibb and Takeda Ireland Ltd – Ireland

    Bristol Myers Squibb and Takeda Ireland Ltd

    Cruiserath, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15, Ireland. Grange Castle, Dublin.

    The Bristol Myers Squibb (40 acre, €250 million) and The Takeda Ireland (20 acre, €90 million) projects involved the construction of new pharmaceutical facilities. BAM (Ascon / Rohcon) employed McDonald Surveys as Project Surveyors to establish and maintain the site control, set out roads, underground services, drainage, concrete foundations, holding down bolts, slabs, plinths, upstands, paving, sumps and chambers. Control was also established on each building floor to locate openings, services and equipment. Detailed as-built surveys were carried out to ensure compliance and volumetric surveys performed and managed for the calculation of quantities.

  • Boyne Bridge – Ireland

    Boyne Bridge

    Celtic Roads Group, M1, Drogheda, Co. Meath, Ireland.

    McDonald Surveys set up a precise monitoring system to measure any movement in the bridge A-frame and motorway deck.

  • Dunlaoghaire Ferry Terminal – Ireland

    Dunlaoghaire Ferry Terminal

    We were contracted by BAM to set up a horizontal and vertical control network around the harbour under severe time, access, weather and logistical constraints for the setting out of new dolphins at the Dunlaoghaire Ferry Terminal.

  • Luas Light Rail Project – Ireland

    Luas Light Rail Project

    Dublin Ireland: $500 million

    A Joint Venture MVMBNI comprising Ansaldo of Italy and MVM Rail of Australia were contracted to build the 15km Red Line from The Red Cow Depot to Connolly Station.The principal sub-contractor was Ballast Nedam of The Netherlands for civil works.

    We were appointed as project survey sub contractors, setting and maintaining horizontal and vertical control on a full time basis for the project. We also set out various elements of the proposed line and carried out extensive as-builts for the client to ensure compliance with design.

  • Sandyford Luas Tram Station – Ireland

    Sandyford Luas Tram Station

    We were employed by Padhraic Moneley Construction as Project Surveyors for the construction of the rail and the maintenance and administration buildings.

  • A8 Dualling Belfast to Larne – Northern Ireland

    The Department for Regional Development’s Roads Service awarded the consortium of Lagan Construction, Ferrovial Agroman and Costain Ltd the contract to design and construct the upgrade to the A8 carriageway between Belfast and Larne. This brought together Costain’s expertise in ECI delivery on major highways schemes along with Lagan and Ferrovial’s joint experience in delivering highways schemes in Northern Ireland.

    The A8 is a strategically important road linking the Port of Larne with Belfast and carrying in excess of 17,000 vehicles daily. The scheme involves upgrading over 14km of the A8 between the B94 near Ballyclare and the A36, south of the Port of Larne and includes online widening of the existing A8 carriageway and bypasses at the villages of Bruslee and Ballynure. Work also includes side road improvements, accommodation works, compact grade-separated junctions including the A57 Templepatrick Road and other works including overbridges and underpasses for local roads and watercourses and other associated highways works.

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