Research Profile

Brian Cahill

BIOGRAPHY

  • Brian joined the Informatics Research Unit for Sustainable Engineering (IRUSE) in 2008 as ITOBO Systems Integrator. He has also contributed and continues to contribute to the MEngSc IT in AEC master programme.

  • Brian’s research interests include wireless systems design, Building information Modelling (BIM), Databases, Building Performance and Software Engineering. He has published approx. 17 publications. 

  • Brian started lecturing computing disciplines at CIT in 2007.
  • Before Brian started his academic career he worked in commercial software development with national and multi-national companies, such as Acer and Motorola with emphasis on Telecommunications research and development. 

Research Interests

Brian's interests include the following: 

  • Information and Communication Technology - PC, Server and Network maintenance and management. 
  • Maintenance of all software and hardware requirements for the Informatics Research Unit for Sustainable Engineering (IRUSE). 
  • Building Information Model. 
  • BiMserver.
  • Oracle 11g and SQL. 
  • Flash, Flex, Java, C++, C, HTML5, EXPRESS, EXPRESS-G, ifcDoc. 
  • Touch screen and audio visual technologies. 
  • Dashboards with emphasis on Building Performance and CAMPUS Monitoring. 
  • Wireless Communication including wireless sensor networks. 
  • Building Performance metering and sub-metering. 
  • Building Management Systems - CYLON, TREND, SIEMENS, Honeywell.
  • STEP, Industry Foundation Classes (IFC). 
  • Information Delivery Manual (IDM)
  • Model View Definitions (MVD)
  • International Framework for Dictionaries (IFD).
  • eLearning technologies - Adobe Connect, Blackboard.
  • mLearning technologies - mLearning Apps for Android and iPhone. 




 

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2010)'Multi-dimensional building performance data management for continuous commissioning'
Ahmed, A,Ploennigs, J,Menzel, K,Cahill, B; (2010) 'Multi-dimensional building performance data management for continuous commissioning'   [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

 YearPublication
(2009)18th International Conference on the Application of Computer , Science and Mathematics in Architecture and Civil Engineering
Stack P, Cahill B, Manzoor F, Menzel K (2009) A Service Oriented Architecture for Building Performance Monitoring . In: K. Gürlebeck, C. Könke eds. 18th International Conference on the Application of Computer , Science and Mathematics in Architecture and Civil Engineering Weimar, Germany, , 07-JUL-09 - 07-SEP-09   [Details]
(2009)Forum Baunformatik 2009
Zixiang Cong, Brian Cahill, Karsten Menzel (2009) Analysis of Energy Simulation Models Forum Baunformatik 2009   [Details]
(2010)8th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling
Menzel, K; Cahill, B; (2010) A Framework Architecture for Optimised Building Operation . In: Menzel, Karsten; Scherer, Raimar eds. 8th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling Cork, , 14-SEP-10 - 16-SEP-10 , pp.295-302   [DOI] [Details]
(2010)8th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling
Ahmed, A; Cahill, B; Menzel, K; (2010) A new Perspective in Supervising Building Performance: . In: Menzel, Karsten; Scherer, Raimar eds. 8th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling Cork, , 14-SEP-10 - 16-SEP-10 , pp.289-296   [DOI] [Details]
(2010)8th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling
Ahmed, A; Allan, L; Cahill, B; Menzel, K; (2010) Towards a process warehouse based energy building information model . In: Menzel, Karsten; Scherer, Raimar eds. 8th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling Cork, , 14-SEP-10 - 16-SEP-10 , pp.259-266   [DOI] [Details]
(2010)International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, ICCCBE
Cong, Z; Yin, H; Manzoor, F; Cahill, B; Menzel, K; (2010) Integration of RFID with BIM for Decentralised Information Management: . In: Tizani, W eds. International Conference on Computing in Civil and Building Engineering, ICCCBE Nottingham, , pp.423-430 [Details]
(2010)IEEE Software Engineering and Data Mining 2010
Gao, Y; Tumwesigye, E; Cahill, B; Menzel, K; (2010) Using Data Mining in Optimisation of Building Energy Consumption and Thermal Comfort Management: IEEE Software Engineering and Data Mining 2010 Chengdu, China, , pp.434-439 [Details]
(2011)Forum Bauinformatik 2011
Cahill B, Menzel K (2011) BIM Feasibility for Optimisation of Building Operation . In: Ena Tobin, Karsten Menzel eds. Forum Bauinformatik 2011 UCC, Cork, Ireland, , 12-SEP-11 - 14-SEP-11 , pp.49-53   [DOI] [Details]
(2011)International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations 2011 (ICEBO2011)
Stack P, Cahill B, Manzoor F, Menzel K (2011) Data Warehouse Model to support Optimized Operation and Energy Savings in Buildings . In: Texas A&M University (http://www.tamu.edu) eds. International Conference for Enhanced Building Operations 2011 (ICEBO2011) New York,   [Details]
(2012)Forum Bauinformatik 2012
Hoerster S, Cahill B, Menzel K (2012) Building Performance Analysis – Re-engineering of an Existing Data Warehouse Forum Bauinformatik 2012 Germany, , 26-SEP-12 - 28-SEP-12   [Details]
(2012)9th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling 2012
Cahill B, Menzel K, Flynn D (2012) BIM as a centre piece for Optimised Building Operation . In: Gudni Gudnason, Raimar Scherer eds. 9th European Conference on Product and Process Modelling 2012 Reykjavik, Iceland, , 25-JAN-12 - 27-JUL-12 , pp.549-556   [DOI] [Details]
(2012)The Boolean Volume 3 October 2012
Brian Cahill (2012) Precise evaluation of Building Performance through the availability of dynamic building data and a Building Information Model (BIM) . In: Kelly A, Dalton G, O'Sullivan D, Walton J eds. The Boolean Volume 3 October 2012 UCC, Cork, Ireland, , pp.1-5   [Details]
(2013)2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics (CESBP 2013)
Schülke A, Cahill B, Byrne J, Schmidt M, Flöck M, Etinski M, Papageorgiou A, Santos N, Menzel K, O’Keeffe T, Katzemich F, Valmaseda C, García Pajares R, Gutiérrez S, Hernandez Garcia J L (2013) A middleware platform for Integrated Building Performance Management 2nd Central European Symposium on Building Physics (CESBP 2013) Vienna, Austria, , 09-SEP-13 - 11-SEP-13   [Details]

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2010)8th European Conference on Product & Process Modelling (ECPPM2010),
Karsten Menzel, Raimar Scherer (2010) The ECPPM conference series has provided a discussion platform for Research and Development topics of key importance to the Architecture, Engineering, Construction and Facilities Management sectors since 1994. This is a bi-yearly conference. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 8th European Conference on Product & Process Modelling (ECPPM2010), UCC, Cork, Ireland , 14-SEP-10 - 16-SEP-10
(2011)23rd Forum Bauinformatik 2011,
Ena Tobin (2011) The Forum Bauinformatik is a series of annually organised conferences dedicated to promote the work and achievements of talented researches in the area of IT in AEC. [Conference Organising Committee Member], 23rd Forum Bauinformatik 2011, UCC, Cork, ireland , 12-SEP-11 - 14-SEP-11

Technical Publication

 YearPublication
(2009)ITOBO D1-5: Part 1: Specification Integrated Building Information Model for Sustainable & Optimised Building Operation.
ITOBO Scientific Research Cluster (2009) ITOBO D1-5: Part 1: Specification Integrated Building Information Model for Sustainable & Optimised Building Operation. Technical Publication [Details]
(2010)ITOBO D6-5: STATUS REPORT ITOBO DEMONSTRATORS.
ITOBO Scientific research Cluster (2010) ITOBO D6-5: STATUS REPORT ITOBO DEMONSTRATORS. Technical Publication [Details]
(2012)EU FP7 BaaS: D2.2 Data Warehouse - Intermediate Report.
K. Menzel, B. Cahill (2012) EU FP7 BaaS: D2.2 Data Warehouse - Intermediate Report. Technical Publication [Details]
(2012)EU FP7 BaaS: D2.1: Data Warehouse Requirements and extended BIM specification.
D. Flynn, K. Menzel, B. Cahill, Mischa Schmid, Anett Schülke, Dimitrios Rovas, Cesar Valmaseda, Susana Martin (2012) EU FP7 BaaS: D2.1: Data Warehouse Requirements and extended BIM specification. Technical Publication [Details]

Professional Activities

Associations

 AssocationFunctionFrom / To
IEEE member01-JAN-05 / 31-DEC-10
Engineers Ireland Ordinary Member15-DEC-98 / 31-DEC-05

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Nikkei Electronics Asia Magazine Taiwan Software and Electronic Industry Correspondant30-SEP-97 / 30-SEP-98
Acer Perpherals Inc., Taiwan Telecommunications Engineer30-SEP-97 / 30-SEP-98
INIS-MotorSport Project and Support Manager02-JUL-06 / 31-MAR-07
Motorola Ireland Ltd. Telecommunications Software Engineer01-DEC-98 / 07-JAN-06
South Cork Enterprise Board Tech-Check Adviser01-JUN-07 / 30-JUN-08
Advanced Training IT Trainer01-JUN-07 / 30-JUN-08
Lecturer Department of Computing, Cork Institute of Technology10-JAN-07 / 30-JUN-08

Education

 YearInstituionQualificationSubject
1997University of Limerick Bachelor of EngineeringElectronic Engineering
2007Cork Institute Of Technology MScSoftware Development

Languages

 LanguageReadingWritingSpeaking
Chinese NoneNoneBasic

Teaching Activities

Teaching Interests

MEngSc ITinAEC modules: 
CE6011 - Software Engineering 1
CE6021 - Software Engineering 2 
CE6028 - Information Modelling and Retrieval
CE6031 -  Minor Research Thesis - IT in Architecture, Engineering and Construction

Civil Engineering Undergraduate Assistant Lecturer for:
CE2009 - Modelling and Visualisation
CE3011 - Engineering Computation

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