We are very pleased to say that Antony Clewes has been shortlisted for the Highways Magazine Awards 2020 Apprentice of the Year category. Antony was nominated by Nicola Heath, the Project Engineer at Telford and Wrekin Council, for the work he’s done bringing Telford towards BIM level 2 compliance.
When Antony started at Telford there was no standard for document naming, information sharing, filing structure etc. So he approached the Service Manager and proposed trialing using BIM compliant document numbering, filing and information control on some of the large Section 278 schemes. The concept of using is BIM is designed to increase efficiency, reduce errors and improve collaboration with external members of the design team. He was given the go ahead, so got to work with drawing up a suite of documents that acted as a “how to guide” on document numbering, filing structure, status and revision codes etc., as well as a” how to guide” on using CAD that could be used for training apprentices and people on work experience on how to use CAD without needing direct supervision, providing a measure of standardisation for drawing and document preparation.
He also drew up a BIM level 2 compliant QA system for file and document sharing, to enable Project Managers and Designers to control and track who had what information and when, and to what revision and status, enabling them to effectively issue drawings and documents that have been revised.
As a result Telford also now has a Technical Working Group that are focusing on implementing BIM across the department and increasing CAD literacy in their respective teams, and 3D modelling is going to be bought in very soon to hit another BIM target of having a full 3D model of a scheme to provide better clash detection.
As an added extra, Telford and Wrekin Highways Department have also been shortlisted for Team of the Year. The following Waterman Aspen staff work in Telford and Wrekin Highways and they deserve recognition for their contribution to the Department – Connor Parkes, Simon Wilkins, Salman Asad, Mohammed Sarfraz, Saima Khan, Musheir Al-Farra, Jonathan Pirrie, Mark Woodward and Steve Hannaby.
The awards ceremony is being held on 28th January at the Royal Lancaster Hotel in London, providing it is safe to take place.
You can find out more about the Highways Awards here https://www.highwaysawards.co.uk/