Dr. Ian Quirke, a native of Ireland, has been working in the construction industry since 1998. He received his PhD in 2003 and joined the Ed. Züblin AG in Stuttgart, Germany the same year. He initially worked on construction projects for Züblin as a site and project manager, from 2005 as the assistant to the board of directors. He was involved in research and development projects from 2007 onwards and was Deputy Department Manager for the BIM.5D Department in the Züblin headquarters. From 2012 on he was project manager for the transition to iTWO 5D within Züblin and Strabag in Germany. In 2013 he returned to operational construction projects for Züblin in Frankfurt and in January 2017 he became Business Unit Manager responsible for all back office operations in Frankfurt.