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CH2M Hill "privileged" to pass on lessons from Crossrail to HS2

CH2M Hill head of BIM development Vasileios Vernikos said the company accepted the responsibility of passing on lessons from Crossrail to fellow mega-project High Speed 2.

“We are in a privileged position to work on both projects,” he said, speaking at NCE’s Defining the Digital Railway webinar. “It’s important for our intelligent clients to work with a supply chain that works together to understand their needs and how to capacitate them.”

Vernikos said the contractor used a variety of methods to ensure BIM skills were developed throughout its business.

“We have a starter pack for graduates to understand BIM. They may have Googled and watched YouTube but we have a very firm definition of what BIM is within CH2M Hill that we want them to understand,” he said.

“We also have annual and biannual workshops with senior level staff where we are all kept up to date on government initiatives.”

Vernikos expressed sympathy with universities trying to produce civil engineers for the digital age.

“It is very difficult,” he said. “We want people that understand civil engineering and can code.”

But he said the future was bright, with clients becoming more aware of the need to understand digital technology.

“It’s a good time in civil engineering right now,” he said. “I feel privileged to be here.”

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