Simon Collins

Associate

Leeds

MCIAT

M: 07725 421514
E: simon.collins@watsonbatty.com

“Right now, the thing that’s revolutionising the industry is BIM technology, and I’m a keen devotee.”

“I started here as a trainee technician, on a sponsored day-release scheme while I was at college. 14 years later, I’m still here and still loving it. I’ve been able to work side by side with some of the Practice’s most experienced colleagues and gain insight into every sector. Now, as an Associate, my broad knowledge allows me to share learnings between different project types.”

“I have a naturally curious nature which means I enjoy overcoming problems and learning about new construction methods and products. It explains why I’ve immersed myself in Building Information Modelling (BIM). Our public-sector work demands the collaborative capability of BIM Level 2, and that’s what I’m focusing on at the moment, overseeing the Practice’s use of Revit software.”

“Of course, the whole design process is fascinating, but I get the biggest thrill seeing a design delivered onsite; when a concept born on paper and developed digitally becomes someone’s place of work, school or home. And it doesn’t stop there, because after each build you reflect and learn, bringing inspired thinking to the next project.”