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Jack Geddes - Finalist at the Construction Manager of the Year Awards

Name: Jack Geddes MCIOB                                                                                                                                                        
Employer: Thomas Armstrong (Construction) Ltd
Project: Energus, Blackwood Road, Workington
Contract: JCT 2005

Value: £12 milion

A joiner by trade and a seasoned construction professional, Jack Geddes immediately impressed the client with his boundless enthusiasm for the challenge.

Listening carefully to the client, he brought all that extensive experience to bear in fine-tuning the scheme. And as the project progressed, Jack used the client’s site visits to forge a good relationship and gain a better understanding of the expectations.

He held regular design meetings to review the construction materials and quality of finish, maintaining the design concept while reducing the cost. He achieved better value over the project’s lifetime without compromising the build quality by laying resin floors rather than vinyl. He also made changes to the balustrade design and external paving to enhance appearance and practicality without incurring extra cost.

By means of significant design development and review, Jack cranked up the client’s requirement for a 55% BREEAM rating to a score of 66%. He managed to exceed the requirement so comprehensively with a raft of measures, including water attenuation, grey water in the WCs, trench heating in the atrium curtain walling to prevent condensation, Kalzip acoustic roofing and solar panels.

Jack’s can-do attitude and firm and uncompromising approach drove progress and quality. Not the sort of construction manager who rarely emerges from the site office, he is a hands-on professional who repeatedly and regularly walked this site. Communicating naturally at all levels; he was equally at home with the labour force and the subcontractors as with the client and the consultants.  

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