Kate Kirwan

Director of Programs , Turner Construction Company

events@constructionwomen.org

Kate is the Virtual Design and Construction Manager for Turner Construction Company in Canada. She has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Technology from Dublin Institute of Technology and is an Autodesk Certified Professional, concentrating on innovative technology, 3D construction design and 4D animation. She is a recognised certified professional in BIM (building information modeling), holding a certificate of management from The Association of General Contractors of America.

Kate is involved in all stages of construction, from creating animated videos at project pursuit stage through to developing as built drawings at project close out.

In the past few years, Kate has mentored numerous BCIT design students along with high school students through her involvement with the Green Bricks organisation. Kate has presented on VDC topics at BuildEX, for BIMbc and at numerous LCI (Lean Construction Institute) - Canada conferences. She advocates for the use of building information modelling (BIM) in the construction industry and is involved with numerous BIM groups.  

Kate has been involved in Canadian Construction Women since 2011 and has been Programs Director since September 2014.