Gradon Architecture make “great strides” with help from “invaluable” new BIM signee

Credit: Gradon Architecture
Credit: Gradon Architecture

With the UK Government’s BIM mandate coming into effect in exactly 150 days time, all architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) companies are ensuring that they can be in the race to win public sector projects that will require a Level 2 standard of process.

An example of one of those companies is Gateshead-based Gradon Architecture. The practice have appointed Craig Dickinson as their new Architectural Technologist, and he will specialise in Building Information Modelling. With seven years of prior BIM experience, the 28-year-old brings a rich skillset to the table.

“BIM is transforming the way in which the wider construction industry collaborates and there is increasing demand for architect practices to offer the service,” explained Craig. “I’ve worked with the technology for around seven years, since it first emerged in architecture, and it’s great to now be able to bring my specialism to Gradon Architecture.

“For me, the enjoyment of architecture comes from seeing a satisfied client with a new building that fully meets their needs. As a growing medium sized and ambitious practice, Gradon offers the opportunity to be involved in a project from start to finish and see projects through from inception through design to end product – it’s a really rewarding prospect.”

Graham McDarby, Gradon’s Design Director also commented on the appointment of Dickinson. He said: “We’re delighted to welcome Craig to our team. His talent, experience and specialist BIM knowledge is sure to prove invaluable to the business going forward and he has already made his mark on a number of projects.

“Craig joins the team at a time when we’re making great strides both at home and overseas. BIM is the future of design technology and having Craig on board will help us to continue to deliver the highest quality standards for all of our clients.”

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