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B&W Baku White City - 2015

Back to work 2015 – 5 mins with Paul & Jon

For the New Year the B&W website is going office to office to spend some time with the managers to find out a little more about how they are getting on and what 2015 holds:

5 mins with Jon Mitchell & Paul Allen, we gave the Technical directors of our Baku office 5 min’s to answer 5 questions:

 1. B&W have been servicing projects in Baku for more than a year now and the office is now starting to witness the hand over for areas of our first Baku hotel project..…how has the past year turned out?

It’s always good to see a project come to fruition and given the difficulties of a demanding working environment , supply chain constraints and Contractor interpretations of Contract requirements makes it all the more satisfying.

2. What is the best aspect of working in Baku?

The profile of the country is being raised by hosting a number of significant international events and to sustain this there are extensive expansion plans to provide world class facilities which makes it an interesting time to be here. Our design and management approach will help Contractors to evolve and raise the standard of local build projects which is good to be a part of.

3. What is the biggest difference between working in Baku and Dubai?

We are operating in a new region with a  different culture and perceptions.  Apart from the designs being more complex with summer-cooling/ winter-heating other main differences are understanding local authority regulations, taking  cognisance of Contractor abilities and the material supply chain. We are tending towards functional designs tailored to suit the local environment and skill sets of the contractors.

 4. If you had to do set up Baku all over again what would you do differently the second time around?

Nothing really, B&W’s business model is proven and works well but having completed our first project we will need to take account of a few lessons learned for local nuances.

5. What are B&W Baku’s goals for 2015?

We have other projects in Baku and will be to build upon what we have achieved and possibly expand to neighbouring countries.

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Baku White City B&W Baku

Baku White City B&W Baku

 

Back to work 2015 – 5 mins with Bobby & Arman.

For the New Year the B&W website is going office to office to spend some time with the managers to find out a little more about how they are getting on and what 2015 holds:

5 mins with Bobby & Arman. We gave the directors of our Manila office 5 min’s to answer 5 questions:

 1. Manila is now up and running and at full strength…has the office turned out as you envisaged?

More or less yes, from the perspective of an office that was created to provide assistance to our Dubai, Baku & Newcastle offices.

We have managed to hire the best staff available and we’ve been operational and able to assist the Dubai office as early as the first month.

2. What was the hardest part of setting the office up?

Getting the right people for the job and unexpectedly, securing the necessary permit to operate particularly from PEZA.

 3. What was the biggest surprise?

That we were able to grow to more than 20 (fully-qualified) staff within 4 months of operation.

 4. If you had to do it all over again what would you do differently the second time around?

Nothing much, we’re quite pleased with how things were done from the office fit-out, purchase of hardware and software, and recruitment.

However, we could have started application with the tax bureau at the early stages of setting up the office.  

4. What are your goals for 2015?

Get more staff! To grow the company further and if possible to be at full capacity (about 40 people) by end of first quarter.

B&W Newcastle Office Jan 2014

Back to work 2015 – 5 mins with Steve Horn

For the New Year the B&W website is going office to office to spend some time with the managers to find out a little more about how they are getting on and what 2015 holds:

1. Newcastle is now up and running at nearly full strength…has the office turned out as you envisaged?

 You always have a plan as to how you want the office to turn out and I do firmly believe we have achieved something which is very much in keeping with that vision.

 As an Engineer we perhaps do not always have the same flair as some of our Architectural peers but we are all very proud with how the new office looks, the infrastructure and the IT set-up which surpasses any other engineering office I have worked in.

 Most importantly, we now have an impressive team of experienced and high quality engineers, coupled with a huge amount of Revit and BIM experience, which is proving invaluable to B&W as we move forward and grow the business.

 2. What was the hardest part of setting the office up?

Definitely the timeframes involved.  We signed the lease early September 2014 and opened the office on 29th September 2014 so a huge amount of time and effort was required. 

Looking at the environment we are now working in certainly made it all worthwhile.

 3. What was the biggest surprise?

 The fact we achieved what we did in less than 4 weeks and were fully operational on programme.  Looking back now we laugh about it and wonder what all the fuss was about!

 4. If you had to do it all over again what would you do differently the second time around?

 Employ a Project Manager!

 In all seriousness, and in an ideal world, we would have liked to have had more time to undertake the office fit-out but then we achieved something we are delighted with so it proves it was always possible.

 From a business perspective, the sooner we were operational the more beneficial this was so we did push the programme as far as we could.

 5. What are your goals for 2015?

 Primarily, and considering our expanding order book for 2015 and beyond, we want to continue developing the office and growing our team to increase our capacity.

 We have also started to receive project enquiries direct from countries such as India where we are already working.  We would therefore like this to continue and grow a Newcastle office Client base which feeds into the global B&W business.

B&W Newcastle Office Jan 2014

B&W Newcastle Office Jan 2015

B&W Newcastle Office Jan 2014

B&W Newcastle Office Jan 2015

B&W Newcastle Office Jan 2014

B&W Newcastle Office Jan 2015