Dr. Barry McAuley
Programme Chair for the MSc aBIMM, TU Dublin
Dr. Barry McAuley is a Chartered Construction Project Manager and full-time lecturer in Digital Construction and Engineering within the School of Multidisciplinary Technologies at Technological University (TU) Dublin. This role involves the teaching and development of new academic programmes within architecture, engineering, and construction (AEC) analytics, Building Information Modelling, and Digital Construction related courses.
He is also the current programme chair for the MSc in applied BIM and Management course. 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.
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. This has resulted in Barry been named one of “Autodesk 40 under 40 Construction Champions of 2019” which acknowledges and recognize extraordinary professionals under 40 years of age within the global AEC industry. He also currently serves on a number of journal editorial boards, scientific committees and industry panels.