David Clark is Manufacturing Director at The McAvoy Group, one of the leading offsite construction specialists in the UK and Ireland.
David has overall responsibility for offsite manufacturing across The McAvoy Group. His role includes management of the expansion of production capacity to meet the business’s strategic growth plans. He is passionate about driving productivity improvements across the manufacturing process, embedding both automation and digital solutions where possible.
David also ensures McAvoy retains flexibility in its production systems to deliver a wide range of offsite solutions, including permanent, bespoke modular buildings for hospitals, schools and commercial applications; offsite housing for rent and market sale, and interim facilities to meet short-term customer needs.
In his previous role as Head of Manufacturing and Innovation, David led the Group’s pioneering and industry-leading work in applying the digital transformation to offsite construction. The use of BIM, digital scanning, tablets to collect data on site and other technologies such as virtual reality which enhances customer engagement have recently been recognised with the award of BIM Contractor of the Year to McAvoy at the BIM Awards.
David is a high-profile conference speaker on digital construction and has over 20 years’ experience in manufacturing for the construction sector. He holds an MSc in BIM and Project Management from Queen’s University Belfast and is actively involved in a number of industry bodies such as Buildoffsite, the Offsite Management School and the Seismic project which aims to improve the design and offsite construction of schools.
The McAvoy Group offers the full range of design, manufacturing, fitting out and construction services for the delivery of high quality, affordable and sustainable buildings in the education, healthcare, commercial, infrastructure and residential sectors.
This award-winning business has been successfully delivering bespoke, fast-track offsite schemes and interim modular buildings for almost 50 years. Its projects are completed in up to half the time of in-situ construction, with significantly less impact on the environment, greater certainty of completion on time and budget and a highly flexible, agile approach to building. McAvoy is also leading the construction industry in its application of the latest digital technologies to offsite to optimise efficiency and enhance collaboration with customers.