I joined Hatch in 1988 and at that time we were all drawing on the board but there were a couple of guys stuck away in a corner office using computers.At that time the company were toying with the decision as to which software should be chosen - Autocad or Intergraph. To-day we are a Bentley house with thousands of workstations on five continents.
I am a Supervisor with our Structural Group and my interest is in advancing our staff's knowledge of Bentley products and staying on the leading edge. I believe that education and training is critical to the continued success of our industry and Hatch in particular. To that end I have pursued the building of bridges between the local technical colleges, Bentley and Hatch. Our efforts came to fruition recently when two of the largest (Seneca and Humber College) announced that Bentley Products would be part of their core curriculum.
We are deploying XM as a stepping stone to V8i, looking forward to the release of ProSteel and ProConcrete and maintaining our position on the edge.
On a personal note I am a big soccer fan, have an interest in British Model Trains, play a bit of guitar (Beatles,Stones,Cold Play, Dire Straits etc) watercolour painting and travel.
Since I last posted here we have successfully deployed Proconcrete Rebar on a CND$6.5 Billion Hydroelectric facility for Manitoba Hydro here in Canada. There are over 20,000 tonnes of rebar and over 300,000m3 of concrete.
At the Conference in London we were lucky enough to be awarded a special recognition for advancing Bentley BIM Play books on this massive project.