Patrick McNerney, COO, 3D Design & Engineering, Inc.
Patrick McNerney is the Chief Operating Officer of 3D Design & Engineering which provides civil, structural, geotechnical, mechanical engineering services as well as surveying services specialized to meet the unique needs of the telecommunications industry.
For over a decade Mr. McNerney has been at the forefront of innovation in design specifically regarding telecommunications including Virtual Reality Site Tours, 3D Laser Site Scanning, 3D PDF presentations, drone surveying and more. 3D Design & Engineering was the first firm in Texas to incorporate 3D design with semi-autonomous heavy machinery for lake projects and one of the few engineering firms in Houston offering 3D laser scanning, photogrammetry, drone surveying, and virtual site tours. 3D Design & Engineering is also specialized in the three-dimensional conception and elaborated engineering applied for the design and analysis of various structures. 3D Design & Engineering has performed the A&E for Houston’s first 5G network build out, as well as site acquisition coordination, utility coordination, acquiring building permits, and acting as liaison between the City and carrier to help bring our first 5G network to fruition. Due to Mr. McNerney’s experience working with drones, virtual reality, and 5G build outs he has been a keynote speaker at several industry events including: IWCE, ETA International, NBC News, TXWA, and the annual Louisiana-Mississippi Wireless Mardi Gras Event.
Mr. McNerney has a degree specializing in applied engineering technology and holds multiple design certifications including: Autodesk Certified Professional, AVEVA Plant Design Management Systems, and NTT Fiber Optics, as well as being a commercially licensed FAA UAS Pilot (Drone Pilot).
In his free time Mr. McNerney works as a volunteer for the Texas Wireless Association which 3D Design & Engineering is a member of and actively seeks partnerships with organizations that place an emphasis on quality, safety, and innovation. Mr. McNerney is the chairman of ETA International’s 5G Committee and has worked to develop a 5G certification course for the next generation of telecommunication’s workers which is presently taught at industry tradeshows and multiple US college systems. Mr. McNerney also enjoys volunteering at events that are committed to enriching the community in Houston, Texas where 3D Design & Engineering is based.