Ireland

Literature and presentations relating to sulfur-species problems in Ireland

Last updated 26.02.16

2015

Czerewko, M.A., and Cripps, J.C. (2015). Investigation of destructive ground heave affecting new-build properties constructed using pyrite bearing fill in the Dublin area of Ireland. Proceedings of the XVI ECSMGE Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development. pp. 2361-2366.

Matheson, G.D, and Jones, G.L.I. (2015). The habit and form of gypsum crystals in Irish mudstone aggregate affected by pyrite-induced swelling. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology. 48, 167-174. Link to abstract.

Matheson, G.D, and Quigley, P. (2015). Evaluating pyrite-induced swelling in Dublin mudrocks. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology. Published Online First – 23rd December 2015. Link to abstract.

McCabe, B.A., McKeon, E.P., Virbukiene, R.J., Mannion, P.J., and O’Connell, A.M. (2015). Pyritiferous mudstone–siltstone: expansion rate measurement and prediction. Quarterly Journal of Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology. Published Online First. Link to abstract.

St John, T.W. (2015). Use of derived terms for sulfur-species in geological materials. Proceedings of the XVI ECSMGE Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development. pp. 3377-3382.

Taylor, A.J., Cripps, J.C., and Clarke, S.D. (2015). The effect of temperature and moisture content on the behaviour of pyritic fill: development of an in situ monitoring system. Engineering Geology for Society and Territory. 5, 1321-1326. Link to abstract.

Taylor, A.J., Cripps, J.C., and Clarke, S.D. (2015). The identification of pyrite induced foundation heave by chemical and structural assessments. Proceedings of the XVI ECSMGE Geotechnical Engineering for Infrastructure and Development. pp. 2317-2322.

2014

Bennett, M. (2014). The Legacy of Pyrite on Building Developments. Presentation given to Engineers Ireland, May 26th 2014. Link to abstract.

Byrne, R., and Regan, B.O. (2014). Increasing the Potential for Reuse and Recycling of Construction and Demolition Waste – A Case Study From Ireland. Environment and Natural Resources Research. 4 (4), 245-259. Link to full paper PDF.

Finnegan, P., Forde, P.M., and Hawkins, A.B. (2014). Sulphate-generated heave – the effect on structures in Dublin. The Structural Engineering. 92 (5), 47-53. Link to website.

Fitzpatrick, H. (2014). Proposed Irish Standard — Code of Practice for Procurement and Use of Unbound Granular Fill (Hardcore) for Use under Concrete Floors. August 12th 2014. Link to full PowerPoint presentation.

Forde, P. (2014). Pyrite presentation (predominantly structural effects and remediation) given to the Construction Industry Federation (Ireland). August 12th 2014. Link to full PowerPoint presentation.

Hawkins, A.B. (2014). Briefing on pyrite given to the Construction Industry Federation (Ireland). August 12th 2014. Link to full PowerPoint presentation.

Maher, M.L.J., and Gray, C. (2014). Aggregates prone to causing pyrite-induced heave: How they can be avoided. In: Hunger, E., Brown, T. J., and Lucas, G. (eds.). Proceedings of the 17th Extractive Industry Geology Conference, Ormskirk, UK, September 5th-8th 2012. pp. 58-66. Link to full paper PDF.

Shrimer, F.H., and Briggs, A. (2014). Pyritic heave in Ireland: A case study in selection. Paper presented at the 67th Canadian Geotechnical Conference (GeoRegina 2014). Saskatchewan, Canada, September 28th-October 1st 2014. Link to full paper PDF (permission granted by Fred Shrimer to upload PDF).

2013

Azzie, B. (2013). Pyrite testing explained. Presentation to the Institute of Geologists of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland, December 4th 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

Carroll, N. (2013). The operating framework of the Pyrite Resolution Board and the Housing Agency. Presentation to Engineers Ireland, November 5th 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

Casey, P. (2013). Pyrite and pyrite-related heave. Presentation given at National Roads Authority Conference 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

Clarke, T. Standards and Standardisation An Overview from the NSAI. Presentation to the Institute of Geologists of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland, December 4th 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

Eden, M. (2013). Testing of potentially pyritiferous material. In: A.B. Hawkins (ed.). Implications of pyrite oxidation for engineering works. Springer, Switzerland. pp. 107-132. Link to abstract.

Finnegan, P. (2013). Contract documents for Pyrite Remediation Works. Presentation to Engineers Ireland, November 5th 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

Finnegan, P., and Hawkins, A.B. (2013). Remediation of Senior Citizens’ dwellings affected by pyrite-induced heave. In: A.B. Hawkins (ed.). Implications of pyrite oxidation for engineering works. Springer, Switzerland. pp. 167-186. Link to abstract.

Fitzgerald, U., and Sutton, D. (2013). Waste pyrite as a resource – research into pyritic expansion. Article on Engineers Ireland website. Link to abstract.

Forde, P.M. (2013). The effect of pyrite-related heave: A structural engineer’s perspective. In: A.B. Hawkins (ed.). Implications of pyrite oxidation for engineering works. Springer, Switzerland. pp. 187-205. Link to abstract.

Forde, P.M. (2013). Monitoring the Remediation Works on Site. Presentation to Engineers Ireland, November 5th 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

Harney, A. (2013). The Engineers Ireland Pyrite Design Professionals Register. Presentation to Engineers Ireland, November 5th 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

Hawkins, A.B. (2013). Implications of pyrite oxidation for engineering works. Springer, Switzerland. Link to book abstract.

Hawkins, A.B. (2013). Engineering Implications of the Oxidation of Pyrite: An Overview, with Particular Reference to Ireland. In: A.B. Hawkins (ed.). Implications of pyrite oxidation for engineering works. Springer, Switzerland. pp. 1-98. Link to abstract.

Hawkins, A.B., and Stevens, M. (2013). Problems associated with the use of pyritiferous fill at Ballymun Youth Facility, Dublin. In: A.B. Hawkins (ed.). Implications of pyrite oxidation for engineering works. Springer, Switzerland. pp. 133-166. Link to abstract.

Hawkins, A.B., and St. John, T.W. (2013). Iron sulphides and surface heating: further engineering considerations for the Dublin area. In: A.B. Hawkins (ed.). Implications of pyrite oxidation for engineering works. Springer, Switzerland. pp. 275-307. Link to abstract.

Kelly, J. (2013). I.S. 398 – Geological testing procedures, results and background. Presentation to Engineers Ireland, November 5th 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

Kelly, J. (2013). Geology of pyrite and construction materials. Presentation given at the Institute of Geologists of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland, December 4th 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

Lombard, J. (2013). Sampling potentially pyritiferous materials. In: A.B. Hawkins (ed.). Implications of pyrite oxidation for engineering works. Springer, Switzerland. pp. 99-106. Link to full paper PDF.

Mac Mathuna, C. (2013). EN 13242 & SR 21. What’s in them and the role of the geologist. Presentation to the Institute of Geologists of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland, December 4th 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

Maher, M.J. (2013). The Canadian pyrite experience and comparisons with the Irish problems. In: A.B. Hawkins (ed.). Implications of pyrite oxidation for engineering works. Springer, Switzerland. pp. 207-241. Link to abstract.

Maher, M.J. (2013). I.S. 398-1: What’s in it and the role of the Geologist. Presentation given at the Institute of Geologists of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland, December 4th 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

Mansfield, J. (2013). Pyrite Testing and Methodology for Remediation Works Key Aspects of I.S. 398 (Parts 1 and 2). Verification and Preparation for Remedial Works. Presentation given to Engineers Ireland, November 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

Neary, S. (2013). Main changes to draft SR 21:2013 Hardcore material for use under concrete floors. Presentation to Engineers Ireland, November 5th 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

NSAI. (2013a). I.S. 398-1:2013 Reactive pyrite in sub-floor hardcore material. Part 1: Testing and categorisation protocol. NSAI, Dublin.

NSAI. (2013b). I.S. 398-2: 2013 Reactive pyrite in sub-floor hardcore material. Part 2: Methodology for remediation works. NSAI, Dublin.

Quigley, P. (2013). Assessment of Hardcore for Pyrite Induced Heave. Presentation to the Institute of Geologists of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland, December 4th 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

Stanley, G. (2013). Pyrite in aggregates to be used as fill material under concrete floors and footpaths. Presentation to the Institute of Geologists of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland, December 4th 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

Sutton, D., McCabe, B., O’Connell, A., and Cripps, J.C. (2013). A laboratory study of the expansion of pyritic mudstone/siltstone fill material. Engineering Geology. 152, 194-201. Link to full paper PDF.

Taaffe, C. Untitled presentation (considers insurance and legal aspects of pyrite problems). Presentation to the Institute of Geologists of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland, December 4th 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

Taylor, A.J., Cripps, J.C., and Clarke, S.D. (2013). An in-situ monitoring system for natural temperature and relative humidity. Eurock 2013 – Rock Mechanics for Resources, Energy and Environment. (pp 351-356). London, September 21st-26th 2013. Link to full paper PDF.

Wyse, E. Aggregates in building construction. What are we using, Why and What specifications are we using? Presentation to the Institute of Geologists of Ireland. Dublin, Ireland, December 4th 2013. Link to full presentation PDF.

2012

Azzie, B.A., Maher, M.J., and Gray, C.N. (2012). The swelling floor slab problem in Ireland. 9th International Symposium on Environmental Geochemistry. Aveiro, Portugal, July 15th-21st, 2012.  Link to abstract PDF.

Hawkins, A.B. (2012). Sulphate heave: a model to explain the rapid rise of ground-bearing floor slabs. Bulletin of Engineering Geology and the Environment. 71 (1), 113-117. Link to abstract.

Mannion, P. (2012). An experimental study of pyritic heave. Unpublished Master’s Thesis. University of Galway.

Matheson, G.D. (2012). Pyrite-induced swelling. Presentation given to Engineers Ireland, December 6th 2012. Link to presentation abstract.

Pyrite Panel (2012). Report of the Pyrite Panel. Link to full report PDF.

Shrimer, F.H., and Bromley, A.V. (2012). Pyritic heave in Ireland: The role of petrography. Paper presented at the 34th International Conference on Cement Microscopy. Halle, Germany, April 1st-4th 2012. Link to full paper PDF (permission granted by Fred Shrimer to upload).

2011

Maher, M.J., Azzie, B., Gray, C., and Hunt, J. (2011). A large-scale laboratory swell test to establish the susceptibility to expansion of crushed rock containing pyrite. Pan-Am CGS Geotechnical Conference. Toronto, Canada, October 2nd-6th 2011. Link to full paper.

Pyrite Action Group. (2011). Presentation to: The Joint Oireachtas Committee on Environment, Transport, Culture and Gaeltacht, October 11th 2011. Link to full presentation PDF.

2010

Currivan, K. (2010). Risk Management and the Problems Associated with the Presence of Pyrite Contained in Sub Floor Infill. Presentation given at the AIRM Seminar, Camden Court Hotel, April 21st, 2010. Link to full presentation PDF.

2008

Boyle, J. (2008). Pyrites: the Building Control Experience. Presentation given at the IBCI Conference 2008. Link to full presentation PDF.