What we do

Roughan & O’Donovan provides essential services to maintain the safety of our infrastructure network and optimise the service life of structures. 

Our experience ranges from the replacement of local bridge structures over sensitive rivers to the reconstruction of complex bridge structures in urban traffic environments.

We incorporate the latest technologies and smart data collection tools into our inspection processes.


Our clients include international, national and local authorities, private developers and contractors.


Our research and development company, ROD-IS, is expert in:

  • Detailed forensic investigation techniques
  • Advanced risk based methods of assessment
  • Innovative application of codes and standards
  • We reviewed past structural assessments of Navigation Street Bridge in Brimingham to determine the correct load rating for the structure.

    Joe Kelly

    Joe Kelly

    Technical Director
  • Our probabilistic assessment of the Malahide Railway Viaduct predicted the remaining life of the viaduct, with and without future interventions.

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    Tony Dempsey



  • Inspection
  • Forensic engineering and testing
  • Materials sampling
  • Structural assessment
  • Probabilistic based modelling
  • Asset management
  • Strengthening and refurbishment design

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