Worldskills Ireland 2022: Digital Infrastructure Design Award

16 Sep 2022

Colm Healy, a graduate from our Transport Infrastructure team based in Galway, won the award after three days of competition at the RDS in Dublin.

Colm Healy is presented with his award.

Mark Costello (Galway Office Director, RPS), Tommy Coyne (Lecturer, ATU), Colm Healy (Graduate Engineer, RPS) and Gerard Nicholson (Lecturer, ATU) pictured with the WorldSkills Ireland Digital Infrastructure Design Award.

Congratulations to Colm Healy, a graduate from our Transport Infrastructure team based in Galway, who recently won the Digital Infrastructure Design Award at Worldskills Ireland 2022, which took place in the RDS from the 13th - 15th September.

Worldskills Ireland 2022 is a partnership between enterprise, industry, education, training, and government that raises the profile and recognition of skills and apprenticeships and prepares the talent of today for the careers of the future.

As part of this three-day event, we developed the Digital Infrastructure Design Competition with our partners from Atlantic Technological University (ATU), Autodesk and Diatec.

This innovative future skills-focused competition, which is Civil Engineering based, was developed to address the global skills gaps in infrastructure design. It also raises the profile of skills to young people, develops global skills standards, undertakes shared research, exchanges best practice, and promotes the value of skills for economic growth and personal success.

Delivered in a national capacity for the first time this year, it is hoped that it will advance to an international level by 2024. The competition consisted of six modules, which are the core areas for any infrastructure design. They are:

  1. Importing Data
  2. Surfaces
  3. Geometry and Corridor
  4. Volumes
  5. Utilities
  6. Drawing Production

To support the digital transformation of infrastructure design in education, ATU and RPS developed over 52 videos and datasets which are freely available on YouTube. They can be used both by educators who wish to integrate them into their curriculum, and students looking to expand upon their knowledge.

This is another example of the academic-industry collaborative partnership between Atlantic Technological University (ATU) and RPS. A massive well done once again to both Colm Healy and all involved at RPS who made this exciting initiative a reality.



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