McAvoy wins 4th award for digital construction technology – BIM contractor of the year
The McAvoy Group, one of the UK’s leading offsite specialists, has won a fourth award in recognition of its pioneering work in applying digital technology to offsite construction. The Group has been awarded BIM Contractor of the Year at the BIM Awards.
These awards promote the digitisation of the UK building industry, recognising digital construction excellence and rewarding organisations that implement innovative technological solutions in the built environment. Innovators and pioneers of digital construction are celebrated in a number of categories, showcasing outstanding achievements from across the construction industry.
According to the judges, “The BIM Awards judging panel selected The McAvoy Group’s award submission based on its thorough interpretation of its achievements in BIM delivery. There is clearly an excellent strategic-level interest in the use of BIM in its offsite operations and we saw that McAvoy is doing things differently from other contractors, which gave it the edge to winning this award. We also felt there was a future direction and forward-thinking nature to the submission. A well-deserved winner.”
Eugene Lynch, Managing Director of The McAvoy Group, said, “We have invested significantly in our IT infrastructure. Our digital strategy and commitment to innovation are fundamental to achieving our ambitious plans for growth. The benefits to our customers and supply chain partners of the new technologies are proven – from enhanced collaboration in the design process to improving communications and co-ordination at project level.”
“To receive such an important industry award is just fantastic and further well-deserved recognition of the talents and commitment of our brilliant innovation, design, production and project teams who have embraced a host of new technologies.”
McAvoy is now applying the digital transformation to its manufacturing operations and is looking at how virtual reality and robotics can be used to further enhance training and production efficiency.
The BIM Contractor of the Year award looked for evidence of adoption and implementation of digital construction technologies, supply chain management and data co-ordination across projects. McAvoy initiatives recognised by this award include:
- Use of a common data environment to share, control and collaborate with all project stakeholders
- Site and manufacturing teams now equipped with tablets to collect live data to manage health and safety, quality and project or manufacturing progress in real time
- 3D intelligent modelling to better communicate, validate and co-ordinate the design of each building
- Virtual reality to enhance stakeholder collaboration in the design process and facilitate safety training of production staff in the factory
- Digital scanning of projects at handover.
This latest award to McAvoy follows its success in winning the Best Virtual Reality BIM Award at the RICS BIM4SME Awards; the award for the Best Use of Technology at the British Chamber of Commerce Awards, and the Technology Award at the Northern Ireland Chamber of Commerce Awards in recognition of the Group’s ground-breaking work in the digital transformation of construction.