DCT Group Partners with RDT Care

To ensure the highest level of safety for our employees, DCT Group has partnered with RDT Care to meet all of our Covid-19 testing needs as we return to the office and project travel resumes. This has been accomplished through the use of a secure digital smart application.

RDT Care is a nurse-led team that performs EU-approved rapid Antigen and rapid PCR tests on-site, with results available in 30 minutes.

RDT Care can provide construction sites with everything they need to ensure they can run their operation safely and successfully. Their unique workflow design will maximise the flow within your organisation and protect your employees.The service provided by RDT Care provides assurance and peace of mind in the workplace, as well as monitoring and compliance to prevent the spread of Covid-19. With RDT Care, results are issued using the secure digital V-Health passport app- https://v-healthpassport.co.uk/. The app automatically generates a personalised secure VCode, which is fully accessible on all electronic devices including phone and laptops. 

This VCode can be scanned at any entrance to securely display whether a person has received a Covid-19 test before entering the construction site, ensuring that only people with negative test results are allowed in. RDT Care’s service has been used successfully on large sites in the United Kingdom using “Scan and Enter” and has proved highly successful. 

For further information: Contact testing@rdtcare.com or visit our website at www.rdtcare.com.

Meet The Team – Owen McSweeney

Name:

Owen McSweeney

Job Title:

BIM Coordinator

Education:

I have obtained a MSc in Applied Building Information Modelling and Management from Dublin Institute of Technology, BSc Electrical Services Design and Energy Management from Dublin Institute of Technology and a B.Eng Energy and Environmental Engineering from the Institute of Technology Tallaght.

Previous Experience:

My previous roles include working as a BIM Manager and Design Engineer on projects in the data centre, educational, industrial, commercial and residential sectors.

What you like about the Construction Industry?

What i enjoy most about the Construction industry its the ever-evolving nature of Construction. There is always new technologies and methodologies being implemented on both on the administration side and the installation side. Whether it is BIM, pre-fabrication, or the introduction of the Internet of Things (IoT), there is always something to learn in this industry.

Most exciting thing about working in DCT?:

What excites me most about working with DCT Group is the depth and breadth of knowledge that surrounds me. My colleagues are experienced and come from varying industries, meaning we have a vast pool of experience to draw from on any project we are working on.

Meet The Team – Keith Walsh

Name:

Keith Walsh

Job Title:

BIM Lead

Education:

I am a certified plumber by trade, working in the construction industry for 20 years.

Previous Experience:

My previous roles include BIM project lead and BIM Manager. I have nearly a decade of experience working on BIM projects including Intel, Covanta/Poolbeg incinerator, Shire Pharmaceutical Plant, St. Ita’s  Forensics and Mental Health Hospital and Cherrywood Town Centre to name a few.

What you like about the Construction Industry?

Working in the Construction industry exposes you to so many different people and skillsets, no two weeks are the same which really excites me. I love being able to solve problems and see the projects we have been involved with coming to life.

Most exciting thing about working in DCT?:

What excites me most about working with DCT Group is the different types of projects I’ve been involved with since I joined the company. I really enjoy working and learning from my colleagues. The culture in DCT Group is really brilliant and is what makes coming to work that bit easier.

Meet The Team – Graham Sheppard

Name:

Graham Sheppard

Job Title:

BIM Coordinator

Education:

  • 2017-2018: PgCert BIM Technologies – DIT Bolton Street
  • 2010–2012: BEng Electrical Services Engineering, DIT Kevin Street
  • 2010: Certificate in Computer Aided Design
  • 2005–2009: Electrical qualification – FETAC Ireland

Previous Experience:

Thankfully I have a wide range of construction experience working on various projects including TU Dublin Grangegorman, Intel, Linkedin EMEA HQ and various other large scale projects, better positioning me to bring my knowledge to my new role with DCT Group.

What you like about the Construction Industry?

Working in the Construction industry gives me a lot of job satisfaction, I like the process of taking a design model from the process of coordination to being a fully as built model and handing it over to the client.

Most exciting thing about working in DCT?:

What excites me most about working with DCT is the variety of projects and the diverse roles that DCT plays on each one, ranging from assisting the design team to assisting the construction team. I’ve only worked on the construction side of projects, so working on the design side is new for me. It’s beneficial to gain experience working on the design side of a project before handing it over to the construction team.

Meet The Team – Fionnuala Kilcoyne

Name:

Fionnuala Kilcoyne

Job Title:

Office Manager.

In my role as Office Manager, I manage the running of the DCT Group office, any HR matters, and day-to-day activities within the Group.  I work closely with our Group CEO, Joseph Mady, as well as the MD’s of our offices in Croatia and Argentina.

Education:

  • CIPD Advanced Certificate in HRM, National College of Ireland (2002)
  • CIPD Diploma in Industrial & Employment Relations, National College of Ireland (2011)
  • Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (CIPD), 2002 – Present
  • Member of the Association of Professional Administrators in Ireland (APAI), 2009 – Present

Previous Experience:

I began my career in Administration roles primarily in the financial industry in Dublin.  In 2002, my role transferred to Edinburgh, Scotland to cover a short-term leave of absence but loved it so much I wound up staying there for 6 years!

On my return to Dublin, I worked mainly in HR based roles and always enjoyed the administrative, organisational and analytical aspects to these roles, as they allowed for the development of very practical and cross-functional skills.

What you like about the industry?

It’s great that the construction industry is not a stationary one; it is always looking forward – continually utilising new technologies, encouraging the development of new skillsets, coming up with new and exciting ways to design and manage projects and builds.  It is constantly moving, evolving, and embracing of change.

Most exciting thing about working in DCT?:

Every day is something different!  DCT provides a very niche offering within the construction industry and it is a great place to learn new skills, develop as a professional and work with a committed and valued team.

DCT Group d.o.o Join BIM Hrvastska (Croatia)

DCT Group d.o.o join BIM Hrvastska (Croatia).

DCT Group d.o.o. a global virtual design and construction consulting firm, today announced their membership of BIM Hrvastska (Croatia).

With strategic locations in Ireland, Croatia, and Argentina, DCT Group’s digital technology solutions improve design, collaboration, and communication across a project’s full lifecycle, while also facilitating strategic decision-making and maximizing their clients’ digital capabilities.

DCT Group d.o.o was founded in 2020 by native Marko Gasic, and the company has grown steadily since then. Marko Gasic, who is responsible for the leadership and management of DCT Group d.o.o, is passionate about promoting and leading the Croatian construction industry’s digital transformation.

DCT Group d.o.o have partnered with BIM Hrvastska (Croatia) as they aim to change the way buildings are planned and constructed, as well as how they are used and managed using the BIM approach. BIM Croatia provide information about the construction industry, particularly in the area of BIM access; they promote and accelerate the implementation of BIM in construction; increase the competitiveness of construction industry companies in domestic and international markets; connect professional individuals and legal entities with domestic and international organizations, investors, and companies; standardize the application of BIM.

DCTs Managing Director, Marko Gasic comments on the new membership. “DCT Group is proud to be an official member of BIM Hrvastska (Croatia); as a group, we will work to promote the use of BIM in the Croatian construction industry, leveraging and sharing our existing BIM knowledge from Ireland and Argentina to raise awareness and promote the benefits of BIM in the Croatian construction sector. We look forward to collaborating with BIM Hrvastska (Croatia) in the coming months and years, as well as meeting other like-minded organizations that are also members.”

DIGICON 2021

Digital Construction Technologies Group is looking forward to taking part in the upcoming Construction Industry Federation (CIF)’s DIGICON Summit in 2021 on 17th June, “Accelerating the digital transformation of the Irish Construction Industry”.

DCT Group’s Marko Gašić, Managing Director, Digital Construction Technologies d.o.o will be speaking on the expert panel discussion, “How are construction firms using data analytics?”

Benchmark your own progress and get a feel for what others are doing. Our panelists share lessons learned from their experience in implementing business intelligence initiatives, the challenges they faced, and how they overcame them.

View the agenda and Register for the event here: https://www.digitalconstruction.ie/agenda/

Q&A WITH GERARDO OLSSON OF DCT GROUP ARGENTINA

Irish owned, DCT Group’s Argentinian office has been in the midst of developing one of South America’s largest commercial buildings in Buenos Aires, Argentina. The project which sits at 150.000 m² across four basements, over two towers are connected by large bridges is one of DCT Group’s largest commercial projects completed to date.

DCT Group Argentina’s Operations Manager, Gerardo Olsson, has been leading the project in Buenos Aires and we caught up with him to talk us through the entire BIM process of developing this phenomenal mega-structure, and the challenges the project has entailed for the leading BIM consultants in South America.

Read the full article here: http://buildingirelandmagazine.ie/qa-with-gerardo-olsson-of-dct-group-argentina/

 

DCT Group Move Towards a Sustainable Vehicle Fleet

DCT Group Move Towards a Sustainable Vehicle Fleet!

The new car fleet is part of a substantial investment made by DCT Group in its commitment towards sustainability across its company vehicles.

The investment is part of a larger business strategy to reduce carbon emissions across its global business by taking a more sustainable approach to employee travel.

DCT Group CEO, Joseph Mady, comments on the new investment, “The new fleet of vehicles of which three are electric is a significant investment that signifies our commitment to moving towards sustainability by reducing our carbon footprint on employee travel”.

If you spot our DCT fleet out on the streets make sure to tag us on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

DCT Group Announce Three New Global Locations.

DCT Group Announce Three New Global Locations.

DCT Group are proud to be able to share the launch of our three new global locations as part of our continued expansion and strategic growth.

Read the full article here: https://constructionnews.ie/dct-group-announces-three-new-global-locations/