Young Surveyor Recognised by RICS Scooping 'Most Notable' Accolade at Regional Awards

Jaime-Louise O'Donnell
After graduating top of his class with first-class honours Faithful+Gould Building Surveyor Patrick Harley-Blake, has received recognition from the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors.

At the Leeds Beckett Undergraduate Awards Ceremony held on Wednesday 26th July, Patrick was awarded the Yorkshire & Humber RICS Prize for the Most Notable Performance by a part-time student.

Mark Wilson Head of Surveying, Leeds Becket University, nominated the candidate for the RICS Young Surveyor of the Year stating: “Patrick is a shining example of the future leads in the built environment, reliable, methodical and passionate about the standards and technological developments in our industry.”

Keen to progress the technology and innovation in the industry, the candidate focussed his dissertation on the progression of Modern Methods of Construction (MMC) in the industry - comparing existing and new data to see how MMC has progressed in ten years. This passion and knowledge led him to be identified to participate in the team that developed a new service offering named TEEAM - Total Estate and Energy Asset Management.

TEEAM is an alliance of industry professionals, working together to provide the compliance and estate management service requirements for Multi Academy Trusts.

Patrick has developed expertise in building pathology through delivering condition surveys and fire risk assessments to over 500 properties. It was this technical experience and knowledge that led him to be selected to develop Ormiston Academies Trust and Brooke Weston Trusts TEEAM initiative, utilising a new survey format to become the UKs first inter–MAT capital energy saving procurement programme. The technical surveys partnered energy reducing technologies which secured a £2.5m investment for the Trusts to install low carbon technologies.

Patrick embraced the data capture software, undertaking all the surveys and featured in the video case study.




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