Consultant joins Darlington-based architects in “vanguard” of BIM development

A company at the “vanguard” of Building Information Modelling development have hired a new consultant to guide their future 3D modelling projects.

The Northern Echo are reporting that Peter Hodges (pictured), who has left Kier Group, is to join Niven Architects, a company showing real promise in regards to BIM adoption.


Hodges’ portfolio of work comprises of an abundance of varied projects from bridges, hospitals, colleges, hotels and even the brick sculpture of a train on the A66. Hodges has said he is “excited” to join a company at the forefront of BIM implementation. He said: “I am thrilled to join Simon and his team at such an exciting time for Darlington and the North-East.


“BIM is certainly something to be excited about. I saw how important the 3D modelling system was when we were replacing the railway bridges and Niven Architects really are in the vanguard of its development.”


Niven Architects Director Simon Crowe spoke of Hodges’ appointment and the firm’s BIM work. He stated: The practice is leading the way in hi-tech Building Information Modelling which is reinventing our profession and is certainly the future of design worldwide.


“Peter’s experience will be invaluable in ensuring we not only secure exciting new work in the town, region and country, but also deliver all of our projects successfully. He will be a real asset and his management experience will be fundamental to the future success of the practice.”


Hodges’ first projects as part of Niven will be based around the redevelopment of Darlington’s town centre, which will see the construction of a new cinema complex.


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