Chris O'Byrne



Department of the Built Environment, Carlow Campus

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Chartered engineer with 30 years experience in the construction industry and business Mr O'Byrne completed a BE in Civil Engineering in UCG in 1986 followed by a Masters in Engineering Science degree based on research into the strain behaviour of a prestressed concrete box girder bridge. He worked with consultants and contractors in the UK and Ireland on the design and construction of buildings, bridges, reservoirs and related civil engineering structures.  Following the completion of an MBA at the UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School (UCD) he spent 5 years as the Group Development Manager for Brooks Group Timber and Builders Merchants.  He joined SETU Carlow as a lecturer in civil engineering at the end of 2004.

  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Academic and Research Experience

Teaches students across our courses in Civil Engineering, Architectural Technology and Construction ranging in topic areas from Structural Analysis to Management.

Publications and Outputs

Cannon, E. and O’Byrne, C.: ‘In-situ instrumentation of concrete structures: a case study’.

Proc., Colloq. Concrete Research in Ireland, Queen’s University, Belfast, 2003


Research Supervision

Engagement and Collaboration

Regular member of Interview boards for Engineers Ireland Chartered Engineer process.

22/03/17: Presented “Assertiveness Skills for the Safety Professional” at IOSH Construction Section Annual Conference in Dublin.  45 min presentation.

2013 -  2017: Engineers Ireland: Have presented Assertiveness Training for Young Engineers annual course to Young Engineers section of EI (2.5hrs) each year.

2014 -2017: Engineers Ireland:  Presented annual course (3 evenings by 2.5hrs) on Public Speaking to Young Engineers section of EI.

08/03/18: Engineers Ireland: - Presented 2hr course on Managing Meeting to Young Engineers section of EI.