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Association News: Blog

Member Focus: Jamie Davis MCABE C.Build E

21 September 2020   (1 Comments)
Posted by: Leanne Sparkes
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  “I find it confusing that we have a depleting resource of skills, yet universities are closing fire engineering courses”

 

CABE Member, Jamie Davies, MCABE C.Build E, is a Fire Engineer and Managing Director at Nottingham-based Part B Consulting

Have you always had an interest in construction?

In my early 20s I joined the fire service, where part of the fundamental training touches on building construction. After some time in operations, I was able to transfer into technical fire safety to learn more about fire protection in buildings. I loved it.

What question are you asked most often about your work?


What is it you actually do? My own mother doesn’t really understand it, and to be fair I do think that fire engineers have never really had the limelight in building engineering (rightly or wrongly). However, that has changed since Grenfell; as soon as people know you are a fire engineer they want to understand the technicalities of the incident.

What advice would you give your 20-year-old self?

Study harder. Having an in-depth and experienced head is crucial to success in this industry.

Read Jamie Davis full interview with Building Engineer Journal

Comments...

Mark Pim-Wusu BSc C.Build E MCABE says...
Posted 21 September 2020
It is rather unfortunate, but speaking about fire engineering, it is quite unpopular. I studied Fire Safety as a single module when I was doing a BSc Building Engineering in early 2000, but then, it was an optional module. The whole programme has been discontinued. The school used to offer BSc Building Control Surveying, but that programme is also stoped from that same university these days which fire engineering should be a core module.