Kane joined Bryden Wood in July 2016 as a digital delivery apprentice within the MEP team.

Whilst an apprentice at Bryden Wood, Kane worked closely with the core BIM team assisting them with the digital delivery of Mechanical and Electrical services within projects such as Sugar House Island, GSK and other projects in the government sector. The BIM team helped Kane understand the process of digital workflows within a project and the requirements needed to achieve BIM Level 2 within projects through the use of parameters and data.

As Kane was the first apprentice to be employed by Bryden Wood, he was deemed as a proof of concept and that the company could employ young people and develop their skillset within the job to ensure they can delivery projects to clients. Kane’s emphatic progression showed this was a success and Bryden Wood have since hired more apprentices within the MEP team and are always actively recruiting. As well as being the first ever apprentice employed by Bryden Wood, Kane was the also the first apprentice to complete the apprenticeship framework within the company and has never looked back upon this achievement, taking a new role within the digital delivery team.

In Kane’s new role at Bryden Wood, he is now responsible for the delivery of MEP services in a project as well as find solutions and overcoming any technical queries that there may be within the project and to present these solutions. Kane now plays a vital part in the project team, ensuring that full collaboration and integration within the architectural and structural teams is achieved by present design solutions with full coordination and to work with those to implement the overall design. Kane also works close with external contractors to present these design solutions which can then be extracted and taken to being manufacturing and construction. Kane is still learning about new technology and developing his knowledge on digital workflows to show that all elements within a model can show not only a physical design of MEP services but also the digital capabilities that shows us how systems can interact with each other as well as other aspects of the design and to assess the design compliance. The data Kane inputs into the models allows consultants and contractors to evaluate cost and manufacturing techniques as well as construction time.

Kane has spent some time working within the platforms team gaining an understanding of the DfMA strategy and how this can be implemented within the MEP design. The work that Kane has carried out within the platforms team has shown the collaboration of data in a model with the DfMA strategy. By achieving this, it shows how pre-fabrication techniques used in construction and off site manufacturing can show a positive impact of cost and construction within that phase of a project. Whilst working within the platforms team, Kane has learnt that the principles of design can be constructed anywhere, per building sector with only minor adjustments to suit local site conditions.