Dungannon building firm lifts UK tech award

A working model of West Hill school from the McAvoy Group
A working model of West Hill school from the McAvoy Group

Dungannon based construction firm the McAvoy Group has won a major industry award for its commitment to adopting and implementing digital construction technology in its offsite construction projects.

The firm was presented with the award for ‘Best Virtual Reality BIM’ [building information modelling] at the third annual RICS BIM4SME Awards.

The winning project involved the design and delivery of a two-storey primary school building for children with special educational needs at West Hill School for Surrey County Council.

Ten firms that utilise BIM technology to create smarter and more creative buildings were recognised at this major industry event, held at HMS Belfast in London.

The BIM4SME awards showcase excellence, promote best practice, and the tremendous opportunities that BIM presents for the whole of construction.

“We are absolutely thrilled that our industry-leading commitment and investment in BIM has been recognised in this way,” said group MD Eugene Lynch.

Alan Muse, global director of built environment standards at the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) said: “More firms are adopting BIM for these reasons and our winners are testament to those leading the way in utilising it to deliver better, more innovative and cost-effective built initiatives.”