SEPTEMBER 2020: NEW REVIT TECHNICIAN
QuadConsult Limited is delighted to welcome Sazia Afrin as Revit Technician, who adds to the company’s capacity in 3D design by bringing experience and enthusiasm to our team.
Sazia has gained over six years’ experience in the technical design industry, attaining a solid background in preparing Revit and CAD drawings, specifications and quotations, and structural calculation. She graduated from the University of Glamorgan with a BSc in Interior Design having taken up their offer of a scholarship. This built on studies undertaken in Bangladesh, where she gained her Diploma in Interior Design in 2001 and completed her first office interior project. Sazia completed training in Advanced Revit Design & MEP, SketchUp and Blender in November 2018, and has undertaken leadership training with ILM. She’s gained experience working as a self-employed software trainer and 3D designer, and in her spare time enjoys travelling and gardening.
AUGUST 2020: AWARD WINNING PROJECT
It’s been announced by LABC that QuadConsult Limited‘s client ENGIE, the international energy and services company, has won best project in its category ‘Best Social or Affordable Housing’ for 2020. Tȳ Rosser Gwyn at Garndiffaith near Pontypool, South Wales supplies much-needed housing for 18-24 year olds, and QuadConsult Limited were delighted to be involved in the project throughout the design and construction period.
Unfortunately an award ceremony is not able to take place this year because of the Covid 19 pandemic, but we can still say huge congratulations to all involved. Full details are available on the project page.
JUNE 2020: NEW STAFF MEMBER
QuadConsult Limited’s newest team member is Eleana Karayianni, joining as Principal Structural Engineer & Associate Designate. Chartered with ICE, Eleana graduated from the University of Bristol (MEng Civil Engineering (Hons)) and gained over eight years’ employment at consultancies in Bristol, extending her experience in the structural design of all types of buildings in concrete, steel, masonry, timber and tensile fabric. Her outstanding contribution to the structural design of the Ben Ainslie Racing HQ façade in Portsmouth led to her being shortlisted for the UK IABSE awards in 2015.
Since graduating, Eleana has been nominated for several other prestigious UK awards:
- the Women Engineering Society’s (WES) Karen Burt Award (best newly chartered woman engineer in the UK)
- the Rennie Redfern Hunt Memorial Prize (best written exercise produced at Chartered Professional Review)
- shortlisted for the James Rennie Medal for the best Chartered Professional Review candidate of the year in the UK.
Her achievements were acknowledged in January’s ‘New Civil Engineer’ magazine, prompted by the Reviewers and Panel of ICE following her Chartership Review.
Eleana has also been heavily involved with volunteering activities, such as Chair of the IStructE’s young group in the South West UK, and a board member of the Generation for Change (G4C) group. She was the organiser of the ICE’s Written Group in Bristol for the 2016/2017 year, and is a member of Women in Property (WiP) which works towards raising the profile of women in the construction industry as well as the profile of engineers in society in general.
We are delighted to have Eleana on board currently working remotely in Cyprus, and are looking forward to welcoming her to the office when we return there once pandemic restrictions are lifted.
APRIL 2020: NEW STAFF MEMBER
During this very challenging period with all staff working from home new staff member Corina Dobrea joins as Project Structural Engineer. Her interest in construction started young, sparked by her family rebuilding their house when she was 11 years old – she found it a very exciting and fascinating process.
Corina studied in her home country of Romania, and spent her last year in university based in France on the prestigious Erasmus programme. Her love of travel also meant she spent her first year of university in the USA on an InterExchange Work and Travel programme. After finishing her studies Corina worked for a German company for six and a half years as a CAD technician and a structural engineer. She then moved to the UK because of family commitments, where she continued her career as a structural engineer in Swindon.
As well as her love of seeing the world Corina likes to spend time with family, read, and, when she gets the chance, to help others by volunteering, for instance, preparing food for homeless people. QuadConsult Limited warmly welcomes her and is delighted to have her on board.