Education and Professional Accreditation

2014

Chartered Architectural Technologist 

Obtained Chartered status with the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists (CIAT) following formal interview and professional performance review by a board of my peers.

2003 - 2004

Master of Arts in Architectural Technology

University of Nottingham,

School of the Built Environment, Nottingham, UK

1999 - 2003

Bachelor of Science in

Architectural Design Technology Production

DeMontfort University,

Leicester School of Architecture, UK

Graduated 2:1 with honours

1997 - 1999

GNVQ in Advanced Art and Design

South Notts. College, Nottingham, UK

Graduated with distinction

cf.BIM,

BIM Consultant

Nottingham, UK

January 2017 - current

cf.BIM is a sub-division of CoxFreeman Architects and was set up internally to provide a set of services to clients, contractors and manufacturers that sat outside the traditional architectural services typically provided by the practice. Services and experience include;

- BIM Document Authoring in line with UK BIM Level 2 requirements on behalf of clients or principal contractors.

- Project Delivery Management on behalf of a contractor, assisting with federation of designer, sub-contractor and supplier model files. Running and issue of clash / co-ordination reports back to design team.

- Information Manager on behalf of a contractor including setting up Common Data Environments, enforcement of Project BIM Execution Plans and Protocols, validation and verification of model files.

Experience

CoxFreeman Ltd,

BIM Manager

Nottingham, UK

March 2014 - current

www.coxfreeman.co.uk

CoxFreeman Ltd,

Chartered Architectural Technologist

Nottingham, UK

February 2014 - current

www.coxfreeman.co.uk

Appointed as Practice BIM Manager and tasked with improving the day to day efficiencies of the business across a number of key performance indicators. Responsible for management of internal office templates, project documentation authoring and staff training.

 

Design and maintenance of the practice office template and associated documentation reflecting all BIM Level 2 standards as defined by the UK BIM Task Group including;

BS1192:2007 + A2:2016 *

PAS1192-2:2013 *

PAS1192-3:2014

BS1192-4:2014

PAS1192-5:2015

PAS1192-6:2018

 

* documentation to be superseded by ISO 19650-1 & ISO 19650-2 standard towards end of 2018.

Project lead, with experience of running new build and refurbishment projects of a complicated nature in the food industry. The practice has over thirty years of expertise in the design of food manufacturing facilities, which often results in the extension or refurbishment of a live production site that needs to remain in production.

- Presentation and Feasibility Studies

- Administration of Planning Application to Local Authors submission

- Technical Design and Construction Documentation

- Day to day project oversight and administration

CoxFreeman Ltd,

Architectural Technologist

Nottingham, UK

November 2004 - January 2014

www.coxfreeman.co.uk

Birse Build,

Design and Build Assistant / 

Co-ordinator

Leicester, UK

May 2003 - May 2004

www.libertyliving.co.uk

Birse Stadia,

Design and Build Assistant 

Leicester, UK

May 2002 - May 2003

www.lcfc.com/king-power-stadium

Central News, ITV

Sports Researcher

Nottingham, UK

May 1999 - April 2002

https://www.itv.com/news/central

General assistance to the Practice Directors and Project Leads with the following tasks as required;

- Presentation and Feasibility Studies

- Administration of Planning Application to Local Authority submission

- Technical Design and Construction Documentation

Part-time employment with principle contractor during the final year of my degree course on a seven storey student accommodation building. General assistance for the site team with regards the following;

- Drawing and information co-ordination with the site based teams.

- Assisting the Commercial department with site take-offs and estimation.

- Assisting the Planning department with progress reporting against the construction programme.

Full time 'sandwich' year placement during degree course at a Principal Contractor for the build of a 30,000 seater stadium on a brownfield site. General assistance for the site team with regards the following;

- Drawing and information co-ordination with the site based teams.

- Assisting the Commercial department with site take-offs and estimation.

- Assisting the Planning department with progress reporting against the construction programme.

Part time work during University term time, full time work during breaks in the academic year. Tasked with updating and maintaining the sport department archive and providing material for deadlines ahead of multiple news broadcasts per day. Roles and responsibilities included;

- Researching for any potential breaking stories regarding sporting teams in the East Midlands region.

- Working with Journalists and Editors sourcing and maintaining video material for stories as they arise.

- Liaison with various regional departments of ITV throughout the UK, in order to source additional video material for broadcast as stories arise.

- Collation, editing and filing of new video material for sporting teams at regular intervals for future stories.

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