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Rapid DCS welcomes Kevin O’Grady to the Team

We are delighted to welcome Kevin O’Grady to the Rapid Team.  Kevin’s initial role will be to chair our new Whole Life Cost & Carbon Advisory Group.

A gathering of industry experts brought together to steer the scope and design of our Sterling Lifecycle Cost and Carbon module which will be launched in 2023. His wide knowledge and experience gained from his long professional career will be invaluable to the team on many aspects of Sterling and on Rapid’s broader business offering.

Steve Brunning – Managing Director said “We are thrilled that Kevin is joining us bringing his experience and knowledge. It will further strengthen and broaden the team, the system and service we provide to our clients at Rapid DCS”

Kevin has over 33 years of experience in cost, commercial and project controls integration across both portfolios and individual projects, with a proven track record of providing solutions that deliver successful built environment projects of all types and stages.

Kevin O’Grady said “For more than twenty years I have advised client’s on their short and long-term cost-benefit models and I see Life Cycle Carbon rapidly becoming a key success metric.  I am excited to be joining Rapid-DCS where I know we have the tools, technology, data, passion and knowhow to help clients’ make the right long term sustainable investment decisions.  My first task is to chair our Life Cycle Advisory Board – Get in touch if you want to help me shape this”.

Kevin’s experience covers both pre and post contract stages in the infrastructure sector in the UK, Europe, Africa, Singapore, Australia, America, and Canada. His experience includes Contracts and procurement reviews: Due diligence: Benchmarking and life cycle cost advice. His current focus is on data integration, life cycle analysis and performance on major, nationally significant, Infrastructure projects. He is specialising in digital estimation, parametric assemblies and the calculation of building performance which allow high value impact, data driven, life cycle design decisions making.

Kevin has worked on a wide range of major projects including: 

He is also a member of the

  • British Standards Institute (BSI) Committee member CB101 Life cycle costing  
  • RICS Technical Partner
  • Associate of Cost Engineers (MAcostE)
  • CIH CLC RICS ‘Value Toolkit’ working group member.
  • FIBREE Board Member & Secretary (Foundation for International Blockchain and Real Estate Expertise)
  • BREEAM Associate
  • RICS BIM Project Manager
  • Member of the Construction SMART contract committee (CSCC)
  • International Cost Management Standard (ICMS) Trainer on behalf of the RICS