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Technology will help fuel further growth by McAvoy Group in Britain

The McAvoy Group is hoping BIM technology will help further growth in GB

THE Tyrone-based McAvoy Group has reinforced its position as a pioneering fast track construction specialist by becoming the first company in its sector in Northern Ireland to achieve the latest Building Information Modelling (BIM) certification.

It now aims to use the marque as a platform to build further success especially in the UK's public sector, where this is now a mandatory requirement for centrally procured construction projects.

McAvoy has been an early adopter of BIM and has a long record of using 3D modelling for its private and public sector projects.

BIM enables it to develop virtual models of its building spaces and construction processes meaning it can pre-empt potential issues and provide greater certainty around budgets and project time lines.

Smart build techniques and clever technology have been at the heart of McAvoy's significant growth over recent years and will be crucial in the future.

McAvoy's design manager David Clark said: “By harnessing BIM we can ensure all aspects of design and planning is shared and all team members are working to the same standards.

“By using BIM software our specialist design teams can develop virtual models and provide our clients with a full understanding of their building concept as the design progresses.

“Becoming the first offsite modular company in the UK to achieve this certification and the first construction company in Northern Ireland to do so reinforces our position as a leading provider of construction services within the education, health, leisure/accommodation and commercial/infrastructure sectors."

During its 44-year history McAvoy has completed modular projects in less than eight weeks, built a school from scratch in just 22 weeks, installed classrooms on the top of a three storey Victorian building and a high-tech theatre on top of a roof.

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