Kate is the Virtual Design and Construction (VDC) Manager for Turner Construction Company in Canada. She has an Honours Bachelor of Science degree in Architectural Technology from Dublin Institute of Technology along with over ten years industry experience. She is involved in all stages of construction, from pursuit through to close-out.
Kate is passionate about encouraging and assisting women in the construction industry, particularly in the technological side which, as with the industry as a whole, is traditionally male-dominated. In the past few years, Kate has mentored numerous BCIT design students along with high school students through her involvement with the Green Bricks organization. She has presented on VDC topics at Autodesk University, WISE (Women in Science and Engineering), BuildEX, for BIMbc and at numerous LCI (Lean Construction Institute) conferences. She is proud to lead a majority-female VDC team at Turner.
Kate has been a member of Canadian Construction Women since 2011 and held the position of Programs Director from 2014 to 2019 before moving into the Vice President position. She became President of the organization in 2021.