Ireland - Services



RPS has significant expertise and experience in the planning, design and construction management of transport infrastructure across Ireland and the UK. RPS specialises in the delivery of high quality multidisciplinary services, including planning, engineering design, environment and project management across aviation, highways, rail and ports.

Our engineers, scientists, transport planners and project managers have the skills and experience required to deliver transportation infrastructure services to meet the challenges of the future.

We listen to our clients’ needs, understand the stakeholder issues and assess the alternatives before recommending innovative solutions to bring transport projects to completion on time and within budget.

By combining the best transportation and engineering skills with sensitive design and an innovative approach using BIM technology, RPS enhances mobility in ways which conserve energy and protect the environment, whilst striking the appropriate balance between public and private transport modes.

Our services:

Transport Planning

Road Safety Engineering

Asset Management

Traffic Impact Assessment

Public Transport

Airport Development

Traffic Modelling

Safety Barriers

Road & Highways


Signage & Wayfinding

Bridges & Tunnels

Case Studies

Dublin Airport Terminal 1 Extension



RPS provided structural engineering design and project management services for the €55m extension of Terminal 1 at Dublin Airport. Our multidisciplinary team managed the project from inception through outline design, planning and procurement, to detailed design and construction.

The 7,500m2 airside Terminal 1 Extension was designed to improve passenger circulation space and comfort in the terminal areas. It consists of arrivals & departures facilities over two levels plus a mezzanine level. It comprises ancillary support accommodation including additional check-in areas with baggage facilities, retail space and restaurant and bars on the mezzanine level.

The structure above ground level is suspended so that the apron area below the building is retained for use by ground handlers and other services. RPS was responsible for structural engineering works for the outline design of the 1,100 tonne structural steel frame supported on 30 concrete column foundations, the engineering for the fritted glazed fa├žade and the utility services diversions and reinstatement for the airside compound. We also carried out the fire strategy for the terminal extension building and provided health and safety services as Project Supervisor for the Design Process (PSDP).

Our structural engineers acted as technical reviewer, contract administrator and site supervisor for the construction phase of the project.

Luas Light Rail System



RPS prepared, in association with the Railway Procurement Agency (now Transport Infrastructure Ireland), a series of planning research reports and corridor analysis exercises as part of the evolving rationale for the LUAS network. We also prepared Environmental Impact Statements for the development of the LUAS Lines A, B and B1. These three lines are all now operational.

RPS was later appointed to provide environmental, civil and structural engineering services for the construction of the 7.5km extension to the Green Line (B1). This project involved construction, installation and operation of a twin tracked light rail transit system with designed provision for future upgrade to Metro. RPS was responsible for the design and preparation of construction drawings, schedules and specifications for four new major bridge and viaduct structures, a tunnel and over 1km of track on podium and retaining structures through the Central Park Development.

Brewery Road Bridge was a challenging aspect of the project as it involved construction of a composite steel bridge over the busy Leopardstown roundabout in a live traffic environment. This impressive curvilinear rail bridge with a 50m radius with in situ reinforced concrete deck is supported by 6 steel beams that are in turn supported on in situ reinforced concrete abutments and piers.

National Road Network Re-Signing Project



RPS is an industry leader in the development, design and delivery of wayfinding strategies and directional signage solutions for infrastructural projects. We have unrivalled experience on both large and small scale wayfinding projects, including pedestrian and cycling schemes, major and minor road projects, junction upgrades, urban centre schemes, tourist driving routes, public transport schemes, airports and ports, university and health campuses, industrial and commercial projects and parking facilities.

RPS provided a comprehensive traffic sign design consultancy service for the €60m re-signing programme for over 2,500km of the national road network in Ireland.

We were responsible for project, cost and programme management, national signage policy input, market research, co-ordination of signage development and detailed design. We also prepared contracts, managed procurement, contract administration and construction supervision, and provided health and safety services as Project Supervisor for the Design Process (PSDP).

The project also involved liaison and consultation with the NRA, 26 local authorities, state agencies, stakeholders, interest groups, political representatives, members of the public, other design organisations, and civil works and specialist contractors.

As part of this project, RPS has developed and implemented re-signing schemes across many of the country's most prominent national routes. We have also developed and designed the Wild Atlantic Way Signage Project along Ireland’s west coast, which is one of the longest defined and signed tourist driving routes in the world at approximately 2,500 km in length.