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ACEI congratulates Patrick Kavanagh, BDP as the first runner-up of this years EFCA Future Leader Awards.


At EFCA’s International Conference 2023 gala dinner in Rome, the winners of the fourteenth EFCA Future Leaders' Awards were announced. This year's winner is Anders Høie (Trimble Inc.) from Norway. He has played a crucial role in bridging the gap between the digital and physical realms. His project focused on integrating Augmented Reality (AR) into construction projects, enabling precise 3D model visualisation, customised displays, and access to object attributes for inspections.

Patrick Kavanagh (Building Design Partnership, Ireland), the first runner-up, was the lead mechanical and electrical project designer of the Wren Urban Nest Hotel, which holds the distinction of being Ireland's first net zero carbon hotel without relying on carbon offsets. 

Mads Holten Rasmussen (NIRAS, Denmark), the second runner-up, raised the bar for the standard of construction by implementing automated rule checking for designs in his project "BART."

ACEI congratulates all the winners and runners-up for their outstanding contributions and dedication to advancing the field of engineering. We are proud to celebrate their achievements and look forward to their continued impact on the industry.  More information is available here.