There’s a simple yet intrinsic ethos that Skope Associate Oliver McGuckin applies to every project – treat each one as if it’s your own.
“I’m entrusted to manage the client’s finances, so my ethos is to treat every project as if it’s my own,” he says.
It’s this respect for his clients along with attention to detail, a sound knowledge of construction technologies, and willingness to embrace new technologies that Oliver prides himself on most.
Oliver was the first at Skope to adopt and use BIM on his projects.
The benefits of BIM became evident to Oliver when he utilised the software as part of a pilot program on the Queen’s University SOBS project.
“It is really interesting seeing how new technology can help Skope expand our capabilities as a firm and enhance the service offering we provide to our clients,” says Oliver.
“It has certainly helped us in terms of developing reliable cost estimates and cost plans, providing design cost options, as well as ensuring that design and budgets meet the clients requirements and giving them the confidence in decision making at all stages of the project.”
Perhaps one of the most rewarding parts of Oliver’s work is being able to see a wide variety of projects through from inception to completion, and the advantages that this brings.
“You get to build up the relationships with clients, designers and contractors by owning the project the whole way through, being a proactive member of the client’s professional team to deliver successful projects,” he says.
“In my mind it’s more beneficial for the client to have that continuity and to be able to give the clients the reassurance that their interests are always at the forefront of our actions.”