Roughan and O’Donovan (ROD) is recognised as one of the leading Civil Engineering Consultancies in Ireland and has the largest bridge design team in the UK or Ireland. Based in Dublin ROD is 100% Director owned with each client and individual project allocated a company Director.
Founded in 1974, by Joe O’Donovan and Derry Roughan, Roughan and O’Donovan began life primarily as a structural engineering consultancy undertaking the design of a vast range of building structures throughout Ireland, the UK and the Middle East.
From acorns do oak trees grow and from the first bridge designed by ROD in 1978(Knockdangan Bridge in County Mayo), ROD have gone on to design some of the most iconic bridges ever constructed in Ireland, including the M1 Boyne Bridge, William Dargan (Light Rail) Bridge, James Joyce Bridge and the Samuel Beckett Bridge where ROD were the local consultant for renowned Spanish engineer Santiago Calatrava.
Following on from the National Roads Needs Study in 1998 and the National Development Plan (2000) ROD in alliance with Maunsell (now AECOM) was appointed to the N9/N10 Kilcullen to Waterford Scheme, which at 110km is the largest road project ever awarded in Ireland. Over the last 20 years ROD has been involved in the design of over 170km and construction of over 285km of the Major Inter Urban (MIU) motorway network in Ireland with a construction value in excess of €2.3 billion. – less