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Dr. Barry McAuley

Dr. Barry McAuley

Assistant Head of School of Multidisciplinary Technologies at Technological University Dublin

Dr. Barry McAuley

Dr. Barry McAuley is a Chartered Construction Project Manager and Assistant Head of School of Multidisciplinary Technologies at Technological University (TU) Dublin. This role involves the management and strategic development of existing and future programmes in digital construction and related areas within the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies.


Prior to his current position, Barry spent a number of years working in the construction and facilities management sector, which enabled him to develop his managerial skills through employment in a number of diverse roles.


He completed a Ph.D. in 2016, which focused on using BIM to demonstrate how early integration of Facilities Management professionals into the design team can result in reducing life cycle costs. On completion of his Ph.D., Barry spent two years working as the primary postdoctoral researcher on the CitA Lead Enterprise Ireland funded BIM Innovation Capability Programme of Ireland.  In January of 2018, he accepted a position as a full-time Assistant Lecturer in Digital Construction and Engineering and was subsequently promoted to the position of Assistant Head of School of Multidisciplinary Technologies in October of 2020.


As a result of his research to date, he has had a significant body of work published through a combination of industry reports, conference proceedings, and journal papers within the domain of digital construction. He also currently serves on a number of journal editorial boards, scientific committees, and industry panels while remaining actively involved in several research initiatives.