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GagaMuller Group at WorldSkills Ireland 2022

The Digital Construction section of the WorldSkills Ireland Competition 2022 was recently held Waterford Institute of Technology from the 4th to the 6th of April.

GagaMuller Group was delighted to have two of our Project Managers competing in this year's competition. Luke O’Keeffe, who we previously interviewed regarding his experience in the GagaMuller Group’s Graduate Programme, and Adam Long, who joined recently on GagaMuller Group’s Student Placement Programme, competed in the three day-long event.

After displaying their skills across a wide variety of tasks involving Digital Construction, both Luke and Adam had finished on the podium.

This was Luke’s third time competing at the event and using all his previous experience won first place in what will be his last year for being eligible for the competition. Adam was partaking in his first ever event and finished third, a great achievement for a debut entrant and valuable experience which Adam will take into the next WorldSkills Competition.

Adam Long at WorldSkills Ireland 2022

Luke O'Keffee at WorldSkills Ireland 2022

About WorldSkills

WorldSkills is a global event that aims to raise the profile and recognition of skilled people and their importance in economic growth by displaying a large variety of skills in a competitive setting.

Every two years, WorldSkills hosts the world championships of skills which attracts more than 1,600 competitions from over 60 countries across the world. At this event, the skills vary across a wide range of industries – from floristry to electronics, autobody repair and many others.

WorldSkills’s mission is to inspire and support 100 million young people get ahead with skills by 2030.

About the Digital Construction category

The Digital Construction category is for young talent who are passionate about BIM (Building Information Modelling). In this category, participants must compete against each other and execute different tasks. To give an insight into the competition, below is the list of what the tasks at the 3 day-long event looked like for Luke and Adam:

Day 1:

Set up Autodesk Construction Cloud (ACC)

Set up models to correct coordinate system

Populate Cobie project information into the models

Share and Consume models between design disciplines

Day 2:

Create Structural Model as per drawings provided

Assign uniclass Classification to model elements

Model Coordination

Corrective modelling

Day 3:

Create an architectural model as per drawings provided

Assign uniclass Classification to model elements

Create set of drawings from the model

quantity Take off using ACC


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