One of the latest young recruits to the DEC learning programme is Olawaseun Olaiwon.
Sean, a Year 11 student from St Michaels All Angels Academy in Camberwell, London, produced an excellent new school design using Autodesk Revit Architecture. His teacher, Nicolas Riedel, Head of Technology at the school, is leading the programme which will be introduced to 12 students this term.
When he leaves school, Sean wants to be an engineer so we’re lining up some great work experience opportunities with key industry supporters. He will discover a wide range of disciplines, from engineering surveying to building services and structural engineering. He’ll also learn how some of the country’s most respected companies are embracing BIM.
Francis Maude, Minister for the Cabinet Office recently told an audience of more than 500 leading construction industry figures:
“This Government’s four year strategy for BIM implementation will change the dynamics and behaviours of the construction supply chain, unlocking new, more efficient and collaborative ways of working. This whole sector adoption of BIM will put us at the vanguard of a new digital construction era and position the UK to become the world leaders in BIM”
Sean is just one of a few hundred inspiring young people studying the brand new curriculum, and all of them represent the future of Great British Engineering. We’ll be supporting their progress all the way, and encouraging other 11-18 year olds to join them.
The Built Environment is finally getting the recognition it deserves.