O’Rourke tech leader becomes champion for MMC

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Laing O’Rourke’s MEICA systems (mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, controls and automation) business unit technical leader Nick Mead has been made champion for modern methods of construction (MMC), for the Construction Industry Council (CIC).

As champion for MMC, Mead will create his own remit, pulling together advisory groups to help widen industry expertise further, where necessary.

Former president of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, Mead has been on the CIC board as a member-appointed director for the past five years.

Mead said: “This is a great opportunity and I am looking forward to the role. MMC is a key initiative in construction and am sure this role will add value to CIC and its members. I look forward to continuing my work with CIC in bringing collaboration in the industry.”

Graham Watts, CIC chief executive, added: “Nick has been our go-to expert on MMC throughout his term as a non-executive director on the CIC board and I am delighted that we are able to retain access to his knowledge in this new role. It is tremendous news that he can still advise us on this cutting-edge area of construction as a champion for CIC and I expect that there will be a strong synergy with our Digital Forum, chaired by Dale Sinclair.”

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