Ronan will be the keynote speaker at the 3rd Event of the CitA Smarter Cooperative Building Series 2016.
BIMIreland.ie recently spoke to Ronan about his career, BIM, and InteliBuild.
Please tell us how you got involved in BIM and how came to work in Hong Kong?
After graduating from UCD in 1996 as a Civil Engineer, I joined Arup and started my career designing concrete and steel structures. Twenty years ago I started creating 3D models for structural analysis using nodes and elements in a DOS based platform. Fast Forward to early 2000 and we were using a 3D steel detailing package for the Irish Pavilion at the Expo in Germany. It was around then that I knew that engineers should be designing buildings in 3D.
Having earned my stripes as a graduate in Ireland, I got an…