Steve has over 30 years’ experience working across various public and private sectors. He predominantly the delivery of some of our largest accounts.
What is the current big trend in education?
The current trend in education is the same across all sectors: BIM (Building Information Modelling). Whilst BIM is the big thing in the construction industry, it is very swiftly being accepted as the norm because it helps us to do our job more efficiently, which is a benefit to all.
What is your favourite project you’ve worked on to date?
At an earlier practice, I was involved in converting the former Post Office sorting centre, adjacent to Newcastle’s Central Station, into Grade A offices. The team developed a special relationship with the client, who on numerous occasions increased the budget to deliver the UK National Winner in the 2001 BCO Awards for the Best Refurbishment Workplace. The client brought in new technologies and concepts he had come across on his travels and we were able to (given the clients flexibility) adapt the building to accommodate his vision.
Best networking event you’ve been to?
It was an event with Raynaers Ltd, they took us to the Top Gear race track at Dunsfold Aerodrome in Surrey. I got to drive a reasonably priced car in race conditions around the same track all the celebrities drive. This was followed by a Michelin star taster meal in a 5* hotel. I was one of ten consultants there and it was great to meet everybody in a special and relaxed social environment.
If you weren’t a technician, what would you be?
When I was younger, I always wanted to be a dentist. I used to really enjoy looking into people’s mouths.
If I had my time again, I’d also like to have got involved in landscape gardening; I love the idea of designing everything in the winter and putting it into place over the summer months.
Interesting fact that nobody knows about you?
My mother used to work with Sir Ken Morrison of Morrison superstores. They both ran Morrison’s first ever shop in Bradford while his father, William Morrison, used to run their market stall. She even used to go nightclubbing (well dancing) with him on the weekend.
- Construction Excellence Gloucestershire Club (CEGC)
- Construction Excellence Bristol Club (CEBC)
- First Thursday Club in Bristol (FTC)