McAvoy appoints new head of manufacturing and innovation

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The McAvoy Group, one of the UK’s leading offsite construction specialists, has announced the appointment of David Clark as Head of Manufacturing and Innovation

In his new role, David will lead manufacturing excellence across the Group’s two offsite production centres in Northern Ireland, employing continuous improvement and innovation and increasing capacity to meet demand. He will take responsibility for applying new digital solutions and lean processes to further improve the efficiency and productivity of the offsite manufacturing process, which will support The McAvoy Group’s ambitious plans for growth.

David joined McAvoy as Group Design and Engineering Manager in 2012. He progressed to Innovation Manager and was also responsible for the Group’s award-winning BIM strategy and implementation. His successes have included leading McAvoy to become the first offsite specialist in the UK to be accredited to BIM Level 2 and leading the Group’s pioneering use of virtual reality to improve customer engagement in the offsite design process.

Commenting on this new position, Eugene Lynch, Managing Director of The McAvoy Group, said:

“We want to embed innovation across the business to ensure we remain at the forefront of offsite manufacturing in the UK. We are already embracing the new digital technologies such as BIM, virtual and augmented reality, which are set to transform the construction industry. We now want to apply that transformation to the manufacturing process – from the use of robotics to innovative new materials – which will take the efficiency and quality of our offsite construction solutions to the next level and offer even greater benefits to our customers. This new role is fundamental to achieving those ambitions.”

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David has 20 years’ experience in manufacturing for the construction sector which has included specialist cladding and structural steel solutions. He was recently successful in achieving an MSc in BIM and Project Management from Queen’s University Belfast and also holds an MSc in Manufacturing Management.

He is actively involved in a number of industry bodies, including Buildoffsite and the Offsite Management School, and is an acclaimed expert in digital construction having spoken at many high profile construction events across the UK and Ireland.

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