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Oliver Kinnane

Lecturer/Assistant Professor

School Of Architecture, Plan & Env Pol
Richview Sch of Architecture
Belfield
Dublin 4

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Email: oliver.kinnane@ucd.ie

Biography

I am an avid researcher and educator, an architect and engineer. I investigate the fundamentals of building science, how we experience buildings and how we can improve their performance. I am driven by a strong environmental sustainability ethos. My approach to research is essentially multidisciplinary drawing on a wide range of interests, and multidisciplinary background. My education is wide and varied, including a Ph.D. in physiological modelling, a Masters of Architecture and a Bachelor of Engineering. I collaborate with  engineers, architects, physiologists, behaviorists, materialists, machinists.

My research investigates at the interface between human and building. I analyse the environments we create and live in, and the greater environmental impact of these. Primarily my work concentrates on optimising building skins and systems, including the methods by which we envelop and condition our homes and buildings. I am currently PI and WP leader on a 16 partner H2020 project with focus on innovative building envelopes to optimise heat storage. I have undertaken projects with public and commercial clients including IES VE, Dublin City Council, Arup, Techrete, and Firebird. I have received research grants from  Horizon 2020, IRC, FP7, Enterprise Ireland and Innovate UK. 

Publications

 

Book Chapters

Kinnane, O; Sinnott, D (2014) 'Smarter Energy Regions' In: P. Jones, W. Lang, J. Patterson and P. Geyer (eds). Ireland. Cardiff: COST. [Details]
Kinnane, O; Sinnott, D (2016) 'Supply chain case study; prefabricated housing' In: P. Jones, V. Buhagiar, P. Lopez-Jimenez and A. Djukic (eds). Smarter Energy Regions - Cost and Value. Cardiff: The Welsh School of Architecture. [Details]
 

Peer Reviewed Journals

O'Hegarty, R; Kinnane, O; McCormack, S (2017) 'Concrete solar collectors for façade integration: An experimental andnumerical investigation'. Applied Energy, 206 :1040-1061. [DOI] [Details]
O¿Hegarty, R; Kinnane, O; McCormack, S (2017) 'Parametric investigation of concrete solar collectors for façade integration'. Solar Energy, 153 :396-413. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Turner, W; Kinnane, O; Basu, B; (2014) 'Demand-side Characterization of the Smart City for Energy Modelling'. Energy Procedia, 62 :160-169. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Kinnane, O; Grey, T; Dyer, M; (2015) 'Energy and environmental forensic analysis of public buildings. Engineering Sustainability'. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, 167 (4):143-156. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
O'Hegarty, R; Kinnane, O; McCormack, S; (2015) 'A Case for Façade Located Solar Thermal Collectors'. Energy Procedia, 70 :103-110. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Kinnane, O; Grey, T; Dyer, M; (2016) 'Adaptable housing design for climate change adaptation'. Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers: Engineering Sustainability, 169 (2). [DOI] [Details]
Dyer, M; Grey, T; Kinnane, O; (2016) 'A People Centred Design Process for Promoting Independent Inquiry Led Learning in Engineering'. European Journal of Engineering Education, :1-16. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Kinnane, O; Reilly, A; Grimes, J; Pavia, S; Walker, R; (2016) 'Acoustic absorption of hemp-lime construction'. Construction and Building Materials, 122 :674-682. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
O'Hegarty, R; Kinnane, O; McCormack, S; (2016) 'Review and analysis of solar thermal facades'. Solar Energy, 135 :408-422. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Kinnane, O; Turner, W.J.N; Sinnott, D; (2016) 'Evaluation of passive ventilation provision in domestic housing retrofit'. Building and Environment, 106 :205-218. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
O'Hegarty, R; Kinnane, O; McCormack, S; (2016) 'Parametric Analysis of Concrete Solar Collectors'. Energy Procedia, 91 :954-962. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
O'Hegarty, R; Kinnane, O' McCormack, S; (2017) 'Parametric analysis of concrete solar thermal collectors for facade integration'. Solar Energy, 153 :396-413. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Robinson, A; Lesage, F; Reilly, A; McGranaghan, G; Byrne, G; O'Hegarty, R; Kinnane, O; (2017) 'A new transient method for determining thermal properties of wall sections'. Energy and Buildings, 142 :139-146. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Reilly, A; Kinnane, O (2017) 'The impact of thermal mass on building energy consumption'. Applied Energy, 198 :108-121. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Niall D; Kinnane, O; West, R; McCormack, S; (2017) 'Mechanical and thermal evaluation of different types of PCM-concrete composite panels'. Journal of Structural Integrity and Maintenance, 2 (2):100-108. Available Online [DOI] [Details]

Other Journals

Kinnane, O; Reilly, A; Grimes, J; Walker, R; Pavia, S (2016) 'Acoustic Absorption of Hemp Walls with Ground Granulated Blast Slag' International Journal of Civil, Environmental, Structural, Construction and Architectural Engineering 10 (9) :1188-1191. Available Online [Details]
Kinnane, O; West, R; (2013) 'BIM education for engineers via a self-directed, creative design education' International Journal of 3D Modelling 2 (4) :65-76. Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Costigan, A; Pavia, S; Kinnane, O; (2015) 'An experimental evaluation of prediction models for the mechanical behaviour of unreinforced, lime-mortar masonry under compression' Journal of Building Engineering 4 :283-294. Available Online [DOI] [Details]

Conference Publications

Kinnane, O; Dyer, M; Grey, T (2012) A comprehensive monitoring system to assess the performance of a prototype house International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings SEB¿12 [Details]
O'Hegarty, R; Kinnane, O; McCormack, S (2014) Sizing Solar Thermal Systems for an Irish Environment ESAI Environ [Details]
Kinnane, O; West, R; Grimes, M; Grimes, J (2014) Shear Capacity of Insulated Precast Concrete Façade Panels Conference of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland [Details]
Kissane, P; Pavia, S; Kinnane, O (2014) Characterisation of Irish sandstones used for building Conference of Civil Engineering Research in Ireland [Details]
Hyde, R; Nanukuttan, S; Russel, M; West, R; Kinnane, O (2017) A study for suitability of local quarry dust materials for replacement of aggregate in an ultra-high-performance geopolymer concrete 37th Annual Cement and Concrete Science Conference London, , 11-SEP-17 - 12-SEP-17 Available Online [Details]
Reilly, A; Kinnane, O (2017) Climate change scenarios analysed with the transient energy ratio PLEA conference Available Online [Details]
Reilly, A; Kinnane, O (2017) An assessment of the thermal storage capacity of hemp-lime using the Transient Performance Ratio method 2nd International Conference on Bio-based Building Materials , 21-JUN-17 - 23-JUN-17 [Details]
O'Hegarty, R; Kinnane, O; McCormack, S. (2017) The potential of Concrete Solar Thermal Collectors for Energy Savings BIRES Conference, Building Integrated Solar Thermal Systems Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
Hyde, R; Kinnane, O; Nanakuttan, S; West, R (2017) Design of a test hut field experiment for prototype precast geopolymer sandwich panels for the retrofit cladding of existing buildings 3rd International Conference on Chemically Activated Materials Gold Coast, Australia, , 08-AUG-17 - 11-AUG-17 Available Online [Details]
Niall D; Kinnane, O; West, R; McCormack, S (2017) Thermal mass performance of concrete panels incorporated with phase change materials BIRES Conference, Building Integrated Solar Thermal Systems [Details]
O¿Hegarty, R; Kinnane, O; (2013) Sustainable storage optimization in architectural precast concrete sandwich panels. International Conference on Sustainable Energy Storage in Buildings, Dublin, Ireland International Conference on Sustainable Energy Storage in Buildings Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
Reynolds, J; Kinnane, O; Grey, T; Dyer, M. (2013) Passive energy storage potential of a novel prototype home International Conference on Sustainable Energy Storage in Buildings Dublin, Ireland, [Details]
Kinnane, O; Dyer, M (2013) Post Occupancy Evaluation: A cost and time effective methodology Energy for Sustainability Coimbra, Portugal, [Details]
Grimes, J; Kinnane, O; Walker, R; Pavia, S (2013) In situ measurement of the sound absorption characteristics of existing building fabrics Institute of Acoustics Conference Manchester, UK, [Details]
Kinnane, O; McGinn, J; Grimes, J; O¿Shea, P; Pavia, S (2014) Façade thermal bridging: the nemesis of contemporary passive low energy architecture PLEA conference Ahmedabad, India, [Details]
Kinnane, O; Prendergast, T (2014) Assessment of the multi-skin façade passive thermal buffer effect PLEA conference Ahmedabad, India, [Details]
O¿Hegarty, R; Kinnane, O; McCormack, S (2014) A case for facade integrated solar thermal systems International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling Beijing, China, [Details]
O¿Hegarty, R; Kinnane, O; McCormack, S (2014) A simplified procedure for sizing solar thermal systems based on national assessment methods in the UK and Ireland International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings Cardiff, UK, [Details]
Turner, W; Kinnane, O; Basu, B (2014) Demand-side characterisation of the smart city for energy modelling International Conference on Sustainability in Energy and Buildings Cardiff, UK, [Details]
O¿Hegarty, R; Kinnane, O; McCormack, S (2015) Efficiency analysis of flat plate collectors for building facade integration CISBAT Lausanne, Switzerland, [Details]
Kinnane, O; Murphy, D; Grimes, G (2015) Experimental analysis of air flow profiles in double skin facades in a maritime climate CISBAT [Details]
Kinnane, O; McGranaghan, G; Walker, R; Pavia, S; Byrne, G; Robinson, A (2015) Experimental investigation of thermal inertia properties in hemp-lime concrete walls 10th Conference on Advanced Building Skins Bern, Switzerland, [Details]
O¿Hegarty, R; Kinnane, O; McCormack, S (2015) Analysis and Performance Evaluation of liquid based Solar Thermal Facades International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling Istanbul, Turkey, [Details]
Kinnane, O; Reilly, A; Grimes, J; Walker, R; Pavia, S. (2016) Corrected acoustic absorption of hemp walls when rendered Advanced Building Skins Conference Bern, Switzerland, , 10-OCT-16 - 11-OCT-16 [Details]
Pursehouse, N; Hyde, R; Kinnane, O (2016) New easy to install prefabricated building modules Zero Carbon Buildings Conference Birmingham, UK, [Details]
O¿Hegarty, R; Kinnane, O; McCormack, S (2016) Parametric Analysis of Solar Concrete Collectors International Conference on Solar Heating and Cooling Istanbul, Turkey, [Details]
Reilly, A; Kinnane, O (2016) A parameter for quantifying the transient response of walls to dynamic thermal loading Advanced Building Skins Conference Bern, Switzerland, , 10-OCT-16 - 11-OCT-16 [Details]
Reilly, A; Kinnane, O (2016) Interactions between thermal mass and heating strategy: A study of high and low thermal mass dwellings in the Republic of Ireland Behave 2016 Coimbra, Portugal, , 09-SEP-16 - 10-SEP-16 [Details]
Kinnane, O; Turner, W; Sinnott, D (2016) The future of natural ventilation in new and retrofit dwellings Conference on Smarter Energy Regions, COST Cardiff, UK, , 11-FEB-16 - 12-FEB-16 , pp.222-229 Available Online [DOI] [Details]
Kinnane, O; Turner, W; Sinnott, D (2016) Occupant discomfort due to background passive ventilation Sustainable Built Environment Conference Hamburg, Germany, , 08-MAR-16 - 11-MAR-16 [Details]
Cullen, S; Keeffe, G; Kinnane, O (2016) Material culture evolution and climatically responsive building facades AIARG Conference 2016 Cork, Ireland, , 29-JAN-16 - 30-JAN-17 Available Online [Details]
Kinnane, O; Reilly, A; Grimes, J; Walker, R; Pavia, S (2016) Acoustic absorption of hemp walls with GGBS ICABBM International Conference on Architecture and Bio-based Building Materials Tokyo, Japan, [Details]
Niall, D; Kinnane, O; West, R; McCormack, S (2016) Mechanical and thermal evaluation of different types of PCM-concrete composite panels Civil Engineering Research in Ireland Conference 2016 Galway, Ireland, , 29-AUG-16 - 31-AUG-16 , pp.353-358 Available Online [Details]
Kinnane, O; Grey, T; Dyer, M (2016) Perception of thermal environments in dementia friendly dwellings 9th Windsor Conference, Making Comfort Relevant Windsor, UK, , 07-APR-16 - 10-APR-16 Available Online [Details]
Niall, D; Kinnane, O; West, R; McCormack, S (2016) Influence of ground granulated blast furnace slag on the thermal properties of PCM-concrete composite panels Advanced Building Skins Conference Bern, Switzerland, , 10-OCT-16 - 11-OCT-16 , pp.963-973 Available Online [Details]
Cullen, S; Keeffe, G; Kinnane, O (2016) Mapping responsive facades: Material culture evolution and climatically responsive facades Facade Tectonics Conference , 11-OCT-16 - 12-OCT-16 Available Online [Details]
Niall D; West, R; McCormack, S; Kinnane, O. (2016) Thermal mass behaviour of concrete panels incorporating phase change materials, Sustainable Built Environment Conference, Hamburg, Germany, 2016 Sustainable Built Environment Conference Hamburg, Germany, , 08-MAR-16 - 11-MAR-16 Available Online [Details]
Kinnane, O. (2016) Regulation, retrofit and the changing face of Irish housing PLEA. 32nd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture Los Angeles, USA, Available Online [Details]
Hyde, R.; Kinnane, O. (2016) Early stage development of an ultra high performance geopolymer 36th Cement and Concrete Science Conference, Cardiff, 2016 Cardiff, Available Online [Details]
                                                                                                                                       

Collaborators

Internal Collaborators

I am currently developing collaborations within the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy. I have submitted a research proposal with Oral Murphy and Mary Laheen. I have worked on regulatory review with Oral Hegarty.

I work with the Electricity Research Centre and have a number of publications with Will Turner in the area of building ventilation.  

Since joining at the beginning of 2017 I have started developing links with Civil and Structural Engineering in the areas of concrete research and BIM, both of which are essential parts of my research and teaching. 

External Collaborators

Research Collaborations - I am currently PI and WP leader on a 16 partner H2020 project - IMPRESS - with focus on innovative building envelopes to optimise heat storage. 

Industry Collaborators - I have undertaken projects with public and commercial clients including IES VE, Dublin City Council, Arup, Techrete, and Firebird. Particularly I have a long running collaboration with Techrete Architectural Cladding Ltd. who sponsored the first lectureship I had at TCD and continue to support innovative research, design and development work, currently including, large scale panels with thin concrete wythes, PCM enhanced concretes and geopolymer concretes.