Brian has major project experience, and has worked on several multi-million pound office and residential projects as well as smaller, more intricate schemes within listed and heritage buildings. An expert in procurement as well as pre and post-contract quantity surveying; his in-depth knowledge enables him to lead costs on projects to ensure delivery to budget.
I was always interested in construction, and so becoming a QS allowed me to be involved from inception to completion and it means I get to work with the whole project team.
The future of the office and workplace – given the more flexible working patterns that have emerged and how businesses will seek to balance business needs and employee engagement. It will also be interesting to see how the incorporation of new technologies within buildings supports the evolving ways of working. To maximise the potential to benefit from AI and other new technologies the extent to which companies capture and analyse data on working patterns will be key.
The new HQ for the Royal College of Pathologists – I know I worked on it so may be biased, but having worked in construction for 20+ years and seen a lot of buildings, this building brings together all the aspects I like under one envelope, both externally and internally. I particularly like the exposed concrete and brickwork that runs throughout the building.
If you decide to enter the construction industry go down the part time route – this allows you to gain a greater understanding of the industry mixed with education. I’m pleased to say at Equals we have been successfully implementing this through the government apprentice scheme.
Paris. Because of the architecture and I love croissants!