BSc. (Hons) Engineering with Management, Trinity College Dublin
MAI Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Trinity College Dublin
David joined Carrig in 2022 as an Engineering Consultant and Researcher, to bring engineering training and skills to major projects and research. David is a past recipient of the Naughton Scholarship, graduating with first class honours from a 5-year integrated BSc (Engineering with Management) and MAI (Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering) from Trinity College in 2021.
In his BSc, David undertook modules in various technical aspects of engineering and applied mathematics, engineering design as applied to business, and management science. Training in engineering, with a bent toward its application to industry and business, allowed David a view into the operations of organisational management and supply chain, and product and engineering design, as well as rigorous technical training. In his MAI David completed modules which trained him in wind power and turbine design, utilisation of energy markets for sustainability, circular economy practices and lifecycle assessment, control engineering and other engineering disciplines. David’s Masters thesis was an investigation of Ireland’s National Home Retrofit Strategy toward the National Climate Action Plan’s target of 500,000 home energy retrofits by 2030. David performed whole-building energy simulations using the DEAP Tool and other 3D Modelling software, to assess the energy performance of a representative set of the Irish housing stock pre and post a set of standard home energy retrofit actions.
David brings skills and knowledge in the energy performance of buildings, 3D building energy simulations, computer aided design software and technical engineering problems, as well as an interest in sustainability and the maintenance and improvement of Ireland’s built environment.
David's Projects include:
Project - Irish Government Energy Efficiency Guidance of Traditional Buildings
Client - The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht
Duration – 2020 -2022
Project Value - €126,086
Description - The Irish Government announced plans to refurbish 500,000 homes to a Building Energy Rating of B2 as part of the European Renovation Wave. Carrig is part of the team working on the government guidance on achieving this goal. Research work includes compiling best practice guidance on how to energy upgrade older building while minimising the embodied carbon emissions of the upgrade, illustrated with worked case studies. Final report to be published in 2022.