Dan O'Sullivan

DipArch (Hons) RIAI RIBA Postgrad Cert T&L

Lecturer

Department of Built Environment, Carlow Campus

e: dan.osullivan@itcarlow.ie      t: 059 9175436

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1060-5746    

Researcher, Lecturer & Architect with particular skills/interests in Biomass implementation in Ireland, 3rd Level Teaching & Learning, Building Energy Performance

  • Research Interests
  • Publications
  • Research Supervision
  • Engagement and Collaboration

Research Interests

Extensive experience of all aspects of Construction and Project Management since 1985, across Ireland and the UK.

Particular areas of expertise:

  • Construction technology
  • Current construction legislation & professional practice
  • Industry links & liaison
  • CAD/IT & BIM application/integration with practice
  • Sustainable construction
  • Biomass for heat
  • Erasmus exchange and overseas placements within the built environment
  • Interdisciplinary cooperation & coordination within the built environment

Teaching & learning within the Built Environment

Lecturer at IT Carlow since 2005, teaching 2nd, 3rd & 4th years on architectural technology degree course, have also taught 1st 2nd & 3rd year Building Services & Management, Construction, Quantity Surveying and Facilities Management, including Dissertation Supervision.

Year leader 3rd (BSc Ord. Award) year Architectural Technology.

Programme Director, Architectural Technology BSc (Ord.) 2008 – 2011 & BSc (Hons) 2015 – 2018.

Extensive involvement in learner advancement and programme development in the Faculty of Engineering and (particularly) the Department of the Built Environment.

Wrote BIM Management module for taught MSc Management in the Built Environment.

Erasmus Coordinator for Built Environment (exchanges & placements)

Researcher and postgraduate supervisor with particular interest in Biomass (especially miscanthus) and energy in the Built Environment.

Publications

Publications & Reports

SIF 2 Repositioning Assessment for Learning Action Research Project:  PBL group assessment and evaluation for Irish and International students – investigation of new models for criterion-based assessment for groups (October 2009 – June 2010)

FRAMEWORK STUDY For the establishment of Miscanthus-Fuelled Heat Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) in Ireland (June 2010 to December 2010)

Feasibility Report on biomass-fuelled district heating for local authority housing prepared for Carlow County Council (October to June 2011; co-author)

Supervisor for IRCSET-funded Masters by Research “Transitional Shelter Solutions for Disaster Relief”

Supervisor for IT Carlow Postgraduate Scholarship Masters by Research “Integration of Miscanthus for Heat Energy Provision in Ireland”

Supervisor for IT Carlow Postgraduate Scholarship Masters by Research “Comparative study of the relative economics of energy production from lignocellulosic and grass biomass fuel in Ireland ”

Supervisor for IT Carlow Postgraduate Scholarship Masters by Research: “Development of a wireless energy-performance monitoring system for small buildings” (cross-disciplinary)

Supervisor for IT Carlow Postgraduate Scholarship Masters by Research: “An investigation of the viability and effectiveness of utilising B.I.M (Building Information Modelling) in an emergency application which aids first responders in emergency events, with particular emphasis on the first responders in the Fire Service” (current project).

Research Supervision

Current Research Students

Supervisor for IRCSET-funded Masters by Research: “An investigation of the viability and effectiveness of utilising B.I.M (Building Information Modelling) in an emergency application which aids first responders in emergency events, with particular emphasis on the first responders in the Fire Service” (current project). Student: Conor Jordan

Past Research Students

Supervisor for IRCSET-funded Masters by Research “Transitional Shelter Solutions for Disaster Relief” Student: Jamie Lacey; MSc awarded 2014.

Supervisor for IT Carlow Postgraduate Scholarship Masters by Research “Integration of Miscanthus for Heat Energy Provision in Ireland” Student: Eric Stilwell; MSc awarded 2014.

Supervisor for IT Carlow Postgraduate Scholarship Masters by Research “Comparative study of the relative economics of energy production from lignocellulosic and grass biomass fuel in Ireland ” Student: Martin Leahy;  MSc awarded 2016.

Supervisor for IT Carlow Postgraduate Scholarship Masters by Research: “Development of a wireless energy-performance monitoring system for small buildings” (cross-disciplinary). Student: Jingyi Qin.

Areas of interest where you are prepared to consider a supervision role
  • Biomass
  • Construction
  • Energy in buildings
  • Fire safety

Engagement and Collaboration

Maintain ongoing construction industry and consultancy links.