Belfast, Ireland

Helping to expand the public transport system in Belfast

As part of the public transport upgrade project conducted by the city of Belfast, Menard won the contract awarded by Translink, the city transport company, to improve the ground under the future bus depot. The completed structure will be used to service and maintain the city’s new fleet of articulated buses. To reinforce the surface layer of soft clay and the underlying layer of loose sand, the team installed bi-modulus columns.
This technique, which is more cost-effective and can be deployed more rapidly than the alternative pile solution, was used to improve the bearing capacity of the ground and limit the amount of spoil.