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Mark Dyer

Director Trinity Haus, School of Engineering, Trinity College Dublin, Ireland

Mark Dyer holds the Michael McNamara Chair in Construction Innovation at Trinity College Dublin since 2008 and is the founding director of the TrinityHaus research centre for sustainability and innovation in the built environment.  Previously he was Professor of Civil Engineering and head of department at University of Strathclyde; before merging the department with the Graduate School of Environmental Studies, which lead to the creation of the David Livingstone Centre for Sustainability.

Prof Dyer’s research interests include universal design, smart and liveable cities, flood risk management, urban design and energy efficient buildings. In each field he has been awarded significant research funds from industry and research councils in UK and Ireland. Before holding academic appointments in universities he spent almost twenty years in the construction industry working in UK, Italy and Africa on major infrastructure projects. He is a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineering and the Academy of Urbanism. 

Presentation Title: “People Centred Design”

Summary: The presentation addresses the need for a people centred design approach based on the principles of Universal Design to ensure that new products and services for the built environment respond to user needs rather than technological trends.