Name: John Joe Mc Hugh, M.Phil, Dip. SHWW., CPHD.
Location: School of Engineering and Design.
I am an experienced and innovative academic with several years lecturing experience. My professional vision is to strive to maintain a balance between academic excellence, practical application and innovative thinking. I believe in the ethic of public service in the field of education, with a personal commitment to lifelong learning.
I am currently lecturing on the BSc. Advanced Wood and Sustainable Building Technology Program, and the supervision of projects for, BSc. (Hons) Construction Project Management. The Subjects that I lecture/ teach include:
i. Occupational Health and Safety.
ii. Environmental Building Science.
iii. Passive House Design.
iv. Sustainable Building Technology.
v. Building Regulations.
vi. The Design and Fabrication of the Fabric, for Low Energy Buildings.
Educated at the Army Apprentice School, Permanent Defence Forces, University College Dublin, and The Dublin Institute of Technology.
Successfully completed Apprenticeship Education, for the Trade of Carpentry & Joinery, at the Army Apprentice School, Department of Defence. On passing out from the Army Apprentice School, I took up duties at Corp of Engineers, Mc Dermot Barracks. Our overall function was Aid to the Civil Power. Having received an honourable discharge, I gained employment with Mc Inerney Contracting, Dublin, (later known as Pearse, Dublin). Duties included site setting out, 1st and 2nd fix carpentry for Commercial type Construction. Following that position, I was employed as an Assistant Site Manager, with John Paul, Dublin.
Projects include the construction, and deconstruction of industrial and commercial building projects. Also included in my duties, was the supervision of the refurbishment of listed commercial buildings.
My focus has a twin approach:
1. Promote the principle of Sustainable Construction Technology
2. To promote the Principles of Prevention for Risk Management on Construction Sites.
Buildings have the capacity, to make a major contribution to lowering emissions. Buildings Account for 40% for energy consumption, which includes the processing of materials, maintenance of buildings, and deconstruction. Sustainable construction includes issues such as design and management for the delivery of low energy fabrics, understanding of Resource Efficiency, Robust Products and Technologies. The EPBD Recast 2010 is a vehicle that will promote energy performance of new and existing buildings, and to achieve Nearly Zero Energy new Buildings, by 2020.
Finally, Occupational Health and Safety Management is also my primary focus. Effective and Proactive Safety Culture is essential to improve the safety record. Our focus should also be on macro opportunities that will lead to significant improvements. These opportunities may be presented under the following headings:
i. Enhancing the client's influence
ii. Improving risk awareness for management
iii. Enhancing the management of safety culture
iv. Management ownership and commitment
v. Improving safety skills
vi. Conscious of variation in the industry
vii. Safety by design.
My lectures in the field of Occupational Health and Safety, strive to impart my knowledge and skills so that the students I teach will:-
i. Strive for safe and healthful conditions for working women and men.
ii. Appreciate the key requirements for compliance.
iii. Always apply the principles of prevention on site and in the workplace, and finally,
iv. Enhance their attitudes, behaviours and perceptions associated with safety behaviour.
"The Function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character- that is the goal of true education".
Martin Luther King.