Dr Avril Behan is Project Director for the Build Digital Project and Principal Investigator for Construction Cluster Ireland, both hosted at Technological University Dublin, Bolton Street. Avril has won over €3 million in funding from Irish and EU agencies in support of ongoing and recent projects. Her research and teaching specialisations include Geomatics, Digital Construction, Building Information Modelling/Management, Lean Construction, and Digital Construction Analytics.
Dr. Behan is a Chartered Geomatics Surveyor and a Fellow of the Society of Chartered Surveyors Ireland and the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. She holds a PhD in the application of geomatics to medieval architectural studies from Trinity College Dublin, a Master of Science in Remote Sensing, Digital Image Processing & Application from the University of Dundee, and a Diploma in Geo Surveying from DIT.
Dr. Behan is a Director of Lean Construction Ireland, a not-for-profit community of practice, and is a member of the Construction Sector Group's Innovation and Digital Adoption Subgroup, supporting delivery of Project Ireland 2040.
She is a former Director and Dean of the College of Engineering & Built Environment and former Head of School of Multidisciplinary Technologies.
Avril previously work in TU Delft, Netherlands, in Swissphoto Vermessungen AG, Switzerland, and with the Irish Office of Public Works in research assistant, digital photogrammetrist, and photogrammetrist roles, respectively.