Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions Ltd. (GDG)

Gavin & Doherty Geosolutions. Unit A2, Nutgrove Office Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, D14 X627

GDG is a specialist geotechnical engineering consultancy, providing innovative design solutions across a broad range of engineering problems.  GDG provides engineering services to both the domestic and international markets including concept design, detailed design, insitu monitoring and general geotechnical advice.Having developed from a strong background in geomechanics and applied geotechnical research, and by bringing together state of the art research and direct industry experience, GDG is in a position to offer a unique engineering service, delivering the most progressive, reliable, and efficient geotechnical designs to address a wide variety of industry challenges.GDG is actively involved in a diverse range of international projects including major civil infrastructure, harbours/marinas, development of offshore oil/gas fields, onshore and offshore windfarms, commercial structures and basement design. GDG clients include large civil and building contractors, project developers and engineering consulting firms.GDG also offer forensic engineering and expert witness services to the insurance and legal sectors.

Key Facilities

GDG is a specialist geotechnical engineering consultancy, providing innovative geotechnical solutions to a broad range of engineering problems. GDG has offices in Dublin, Belfast, London and Edinburgh. We have access to a range of specialised in-house and commercial software packages.


Kenneth Gavin, Vice President R&D Division (WP3 deputy leader (Research) research, supervision, training)


Destination RailHorizon 2020 Project - Project Coordinators (2015-2018)

RAIN - FP7 CP Project - Work Package Leaders (2013-2016)

Infrarisk FP7 CP Project - Work Package Leaders (2013-2016)

Lean Wind - FP7 CP Project - (2014  2018)

RegenCEDR Project (2014-2016)

Relevant Research Publications

Jianfeng Xue, Gerry Murphy, Paul Doherty and Kenneth Gavin (In Press) “An optimisation technique to determine the p-y curves of rigid laterally loaded piles in sand” GeotechnicalTesting Journal. Prendergast, L.J., Gavin, K., Doherty, P., (2015), “An investigation into the effect of scouring on the natural frequency of an offshore wind turbine” Ocean Engineering. Reale C., Xue J., Pan Z., Gavin K., (2015), “Deterministic and probabilistic multi-modal analysis of slope stability” Computers and Geotechnics. Prendergast L. J., Gavin K., (2014), “A review of bridge scour monitoring techniques” Journal ofRock Mechanics and Geotechnical Engineering. Gavin K., Tolooiyan A., Doherty P., (2014), “Field investigation of the axial resistance of helical piles in dense sand” Canadian Geotechnical Journal.