I am Lee Corcoran. I studied in DIT Bolton Street and graduated with a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Architectural Technology in 2011 with First Class Honours. I was part of the second group of students to complete the one year honours add-on to the three year BSc in Architectural Technology. This add-on year was very important for me as it became apparent during this time that an Architectural Technology qualification was much more versatile than I had first imagined. As part of the final year thesis, we were encouraged to look into a particular subject area (of our choosing) in much greater detail. I always had an interest in Building Physics so I decided to look at Heat, Air and Moisture transfer in timber frame wall assemblies. Following completion of the fourth year I decided to continue my research in this particular area and began a Research Masters (MPhil-Master of Philosophy) part time while also commencing my working career. I also began to lecture part time in DIT in the Architectural Technology Studio, BIM and as I had specialism in Building Physics I gave guest lectures on Basic Building Physics.
Over the course of two years I decided that it would be beneficial to take my research project further and decided to transfer from MPhil to PhD. I am currently undertaking the research with a view to finishing in 2019.
Following graduation, I worked in Coady Architects for a number of years doing general Arch Tech work and also assisting with the implementation of BIM in the office. An opportunity came my way to join the Arup Façade Engineering Team in 2014 and I haven’t looked back since.
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