Acquisition to ‘further strengthen the digital transformation capability’ of the design and engineering firm
Global engineering and design firm Aurecon has acquired BIM and digital engineering consultancy, Digital Node, which is headed up by ‘Women In BIM’ founder and AEC Magazine contributor Rebecca de Cicco.
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.
De Cicco is an internationally recognised BIM subject matter expert with experience across the world in delivering, educating and supporting clients in developing strategies around their digital future. At Aurecon, she will take up the position of principal for digital operations.
“It is now universally recognised that BIM and the process of digital information management are fundamental to the performance of construction and infrastructure projects,” said De Cicco. “Embedding digital ways of working and driving digital literacy across the workforce of the future is essential. Aurecon shares Digital Node’s passion for universal adoption and implementation of BIM and this makes them the perfect fit for us to align with.”
“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,” she 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,” said Aurecon chief digital officer, Dr Andrew Maher. “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.”