DCT Employee Spotlight: Meet Owen McSweeney!

Please give a brief overview of your role at DCT.

My role at DCT is BIM Coordinator. I am responsible for coordinating and managing construction information for our clients. This includes, but is not limited to, producing coordinated drawings and models for the design, installation, and operation of assets and buildings. I work on a variety of construction projects, including data centres and educational facilities, collaborating with different mechanical and electrical contractors.

When did you join DCT and what led you to this role?

I have been a BIM Coordinator at DCT since April 2021, with previous experience in electrical contracting and facilities management. My desire to expand my knowledge and gain a more diverse understanding of the digital construction industry led me to DCT. I aimed to learn how digital information is managed at different project stages and to understand how each discipline in the industry interacts with digital information. This endeavour has been successful, as I have had the opportunity to work on projects in the design, construction, and as-built stages, collaborating with clients from various tiers and disciplines within DCT.

What excites you the most about working in the BIM/Digital Construction sector?

One of the most exciting aspects of the digital construction sector is the continuous evolution of technology, enabling us to learn from our experiences. Both software and hardware are in a state of constant development, helping us to identify problems as early as possible. This can be achieved through automated rule checking or by using more accessible software for visual inspections. Once we’ve learned from a past experience, we can leverage these technologies to detect potential issues much earlier using the latest advancements in technology.

What’s your favourite thing about working with DCT?

The atmosphere of helping one another. Everyone in the company wants to help one another to push on and do our best. It’s the same when we work on a project, although something might not be in our scope, we are happy to try and help where possible. Just because we are responsible for one part of the project, doesn’t mean we turn a blind eye to other problems we can help solve.