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Darren Young joins UMC as director of construction technology for virtual construction. He is leading the strategy, implementation, management, and support of construction and manufacturing technology across UMC. In his role, he will ensure that as the nature of business and the industry changes, UMC will maintain its position as an industry leader by building efficiency, quality, safety, and resilience into the company’s processes.
“We’re excited to have Darren on board,” said Ryan Hoggatt, director of manufacturing. “He is an expert at selecting the software and tools we use with intentional purpose and vision so they can be utilized effectively to maximize value across UMC’s business units and departments. This includes everything from technology lifecycle optimizing, and standards and process development to researching business trends from a variety of industries.”
Young’s experience spans a wide variety of industries in manufacturing, construction, and software. His ability to navigate between high-level vision down to the very nuanced details of problems helps him developing solid processes and troubleshooting. Among his many accomplishments, he was a subject matter expert for the development of an open-source Autodesk Fabrication COD Scripting language extension for Microsoft Visual Studio code editor.
For over a decade, Young has provided the MEP contractor industry a free suite of Autodesk Fabrication Scripts to help them manage their Autodesk Fabrication configurations. He is an avid speaker at Autodesk University, MEP Force, and the Congress of the Future of Engineering Software. He is a member of the Autodesk Developer Network (ADN); Autodesk MEP Fabrication Customer Council; SMACNA Construction Technology Committee; and US National BIM Standards Committee/National Institute of Building Sciences (former).