As Co-Founder/Consultant of Duke McCaffrey, Kevin has been involved in the construction industry since 1990 and has extensive experience in all aspects of the cost control, administration and management of construction project.
Kevin has been involved in the tendering in excess of €300m of projects in 2021 and 2022 across both public and private sectors using a variety of procurement routes.
Kevin is currently working with a broad spectrum of developers including AIB, NAMA, State Street Capital, Grangegorman Development Agency, Attestor Capital, InfraRed Capital, Durkan Homes, Woodfort Developments, Red Rock Developments, Park Edge Developments, Greenbriar Developments, IRCP and Victoria Homes. He is also the Project Director on the Tara Towers Hotel redevelopment scheme, the Foster Stack Fosters Avenue development and Northern Cross and Long Mile Road developments.
Established Duke McCaffrey Consulting with Joseph McCaffrey
Started working in the Construction Industry
One of the most challenging projects that I have been involved with has been the Academic Hub & Library Building at Grangegorman Campus for TU Dublin. The scheme which involves the construction of a new circa 9,600m2 building adjacent to and incorporating two existing old house protected structures (circa 2,700m2) has been challenging from a technical viewpoint but also from a procurement viewpoint having been procured during a turbulent period in the construction market comprising both COVID 19 lockdowns and the impact of coming out of COVID and the Ukrainian conflict.
One of the key characteristics of a great place to work is that it is also a great place to learn – every day is a school day and as a professional you should never stop learning as you progress through your career and you should then also work to pass on the benefit of your learning and knowledge to your peers. It is essential that all members of the team are open to passing on knowledge, encouraging questions and feedback and reinforcing that there is no such thing as a stupid question.
When learning my own trade I was lucky enough to work with colleagues who understood the importance of learning and upskilling their team and this is a key aspect that makes DMC a great place to work – your physical and virtual door is always open and always make time to speak to and respond to queries.
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TakeFive – An interview with Kevin Duke, Chairman, Duke McCaffrey
Topic|13th October 2021
Kevin, it has been a tumultuous 18 months, what has the construction sector learnt should we be affected by another global crisis? It has probably taught us three things – how resilient people are, how small the world is and how small and interdependent the construction sector in Ireland is – for example our reliance […]Read More
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