Crunch Time: Kris Atkinson

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The #GlobalBIMCrew are known for being an incredibly lively, sociable and helpful group of people who love to discuss their experiences within the Building Information Modelling sector whilst attending a plethora of nationwide BIM events. How would you like to get to know even more about your fellow BIM enthusiasts and experts? Crunch Time will let you learn more about your fellow industry members as they answer fun questions against the clock.

In the hotseat today is bimstore’s Head of Content, Kris Atkinson. Kris discusses The King of Pop, inviting Mila Kunis to a dinner party and ‘comparisons’ between himself and The Wolf of Wall Street!

Which three celebrities, alive or dead would you invite to a dinner party and why?

1. Michael Jackson: mainly because I’m a massively huge fan and the guy in my view is the greatest entertainer that ever lived!
2. Will Ferrell: just for the comedy factor. Think of the banter of ‘Frank the Tank’!
3. Mila Kunis: I don’t think I need to explain my reasoning behind that one – eye candy…

What is an interesting fact about yourself?

I have a tattoo relating to one of the above mentioned celebs but I’ll leave the rest to the imagination!

What is your biggest phobia?

I’m not entirely comfortable with heights unless I know I’m strapped in and safe! I had an experience surveying Sunderland Empire’s lighting rigs and roof space a few years back where a wrong foot could have ruined the performance of Starlight Express!

What is your favourite fruit?

Fruit – what’s that? Do chips count?

If you were to cook someone a meal that you make best, what would it be?

Salmon with pesto and breadcrumb crust and garlic herb potatoes.

Name the two objects you would take with you on a desert island?

1. An iPod with a battery that didn’t run out!
2. Rum, rum and more rum; I mean what’s the point in being a shipwrecked pirate without that!

Do you have a go to karaoke track?

Typically a Robbie Williams number but like to belt out a bit of ‘Summer of 69’ by Bryan Adams as well! I’m pretty much game to give most things ago as long as I know that I won’t shatter any nearby crystal.

Favourite album?

Tough one that but think I’d go with Michael Jackson ‘Off the Wall’. Love the track ‘Working Day & Night’; one of my favourites probably because I can associate with it!

Favourite TV Show?

I watch so many as I’m a bit of a TV/movie buff but if I had to pick one it would be 24! Mr Bauer cost me many hours thinking just one more episode!

Which actor would you choose to play yourself in a film of your life and why?

Leonardo DiCaprio mainly because he’s immense! Having watched the ‘Wolf of Wall Street’ recently I think he could easily manage the life and times of bimstore’s Head of Content! There’s a few similarities there! 😉

What is your proudest moment?

Probably achieving my degree as an Architectural Technician, a 7 year stint deserves something to be proud about!

What is the best thing about being Kris Atkinson?

Where do I start? Searching for a bit self-appreciation here haha! Probably being the ‘world’s greatest content creator’! Ooooohhhh controversial!

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