Built Environment appoints BAM visiting fellow

Phil Eves,

The Department of Built Environment has made Phil Eves, Education Coordinator for Construction firm BAM, a Visiting Fellow at BCU in recognition of his enormous and ongoing contribution to students' education in construction.

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Phil has worked with BCU Quantity Surveying and Construction Management students for many years. From Welcome Week projects where new students have to research a site and present back to BAM, right through to selecting for international competitions, Phil has acted as client and assessor.

He has brokered numerous student placements and part-time working opportunities within BAM and several of these students have gone on to graduate employment at the construction firm. Phil also partnered with course leads Angela Kilby and Solomon Adjei to set up a final year project centred on the construction of 103 Colmore Row, Birmingham's tallest building.

He recently led an online lecture as part of a series, discussing the challenges of the building Birmingham’s tallest tower and what our students gained from the collaboration. To support students to gain experience during lockdown, Phil has been working with module leads Nicki Schiessel Harvey and Emma Love to establish virtual work experience for first year students. We look forward to many more future collaborations with Phil and with BAM. Phil Eves said:

Solomon Adjei, Course lead for Construction Management, said "Phil has been a real asset to our courses and his contribution in the area of presentations, arranging access to industry projects and industry teams for assessments has been amazing. He genuinely cares about the development of our students and we are happy to be working more with him going forward."

Pictured: Phil Eves, new Visiting Fellow. Pictured taken by Nicki Schiessel Harvey in 2019 during a student visit to 103 Colmore Row site. Reproduced with permission from BAM.

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