Aurecon has announced its acquisition of boutique digital construction consultancy and training provider, Digital Node, in a move that further strengthens the digital transformation capability of the engineering, design and advisory company.
Digital Node provides strategic and technical solutions to support the built environment in its digital transformation with extensive project delivery experience in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, the UK and North America.
“Aurecon’s latest acquisition is reflective of our commitment to innovation and advancing the digitisation of our engineering and advisory practices,” said William Cox, chief executive officer of Aurecon, which was recently named Australasia’s Most Innovative Company in the AFR BOSS Most Innovative Companies list for 2020.
Dr Andrew Maher, chief digital officer of Aurecon added, “Modelling, information management and software solutions are a crucial part of the digitally enabling services our clients are demanding, and Digital Node is at the forefront of best practice digital standards. Together, we will be able to help organisations and governments across the world develop and deliver their digital enablement strategies by transforming infrastructure, impacting the design and performance of asset portfolios.”
Digital Node founder, Rebecca de Cicco, is an internationally recognised Building Information Modelling (BIM) subject matter expert with experience across the world in delivering, educating and supporting clients in developing strategies around their digital future.
Ms de Cicco said she chose to join Aurecon, a market leader in digital engineering and advisory, at a time that it is investing in building the workforce of the future and felt that Aurecon’s ambition, future blueprint and digital future aligned perfectly with her current and future ambitions.
“BIM and digital information management are fundamental to the performance of infrastructure and projects. Traditional methods without innovation are not enough to ensure sustainable, transformative change. Embedding digital ways of working and driving digital literacy across the workforce of the future is essential, and that’s what Aurecon’s enhanced BIM and digital strategy capability will deliver.”
As founder and chair of global not-for-profit ‘Women In BIM’, Ms de Cicco has established a global community of female professionals supporting diversity in the construction industry. “Aurecon’s commitment to diversity and inclusion means that I’ll be supported in continuing my work in Women in BIM to engage the next generation of women on a global scale in what is an exciting and challenging field.”
As Aurecon collaborates with clients on building their workforce for a digital future, Dr Maher stated, “Digital Node and Rebecca de Cicco will play an important part in our future success.”