Kingsley achieved a grade A* in his level 2 Design, Engineer, Construct (DEC) course which he completed in 2017 at Newham College giving him a sound foundation in a variety of subjects from engineering principles to 3D software. The DEC! course enabled him to build up an engineering portfolio to present to potential employers and gave him a deeper understanding of the engineering industry.
On completion of his course, Kingsley has progressed into a Digital Engineering apprenticeship with Costain working on the Thames Tideway Project, a joint venture consisting of Costain, Bachy Soletanche and Vinci (CVB). It is currently among one of the biggest infrastructure projects in Europe with a tunnel that is under-construction spanning 25 km -70m deep running under the tidal sections of the River Thames through central London. The aim of the project is to construct a super sewer that will provide capture, storage and conveyance of the raw sewage that currently flows into the Thames.
Kingsley assists the Building Information Modelling (BIM) team with the task of integrating BIM into the project. BIM is an intelligent 3D model-based process that gives construction professionals the insight and tools to more efficiently plan, design, construct, and manage buildings and infrastructure. Kingsley’s responsibilities range from creating 2D to 3D drawings & models that that the wider construction team would use out on site to enable them to do their job more effectively and helps improve efficiency, allowing site operations to have dependable up to date information, effectively improving planning for schedules.
Since joining the project team, Kingsley has gained training in new software such as AECOsim Building Designer a modelling software and ProjectWise a system helping to manage, share and distribute engineering project content and various engineering disciplines. After a year and a half, Kingsley is on track to complete his level 3 Digital Engineering apprenticeship by 2020.
In his words: “I am thoroughly enjoying my apprenticeship at Costain, as I am faced with new challenges and experiences whilst building and developing my network each day.”