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Patrick Parsons’ structural technician is the first Autodesk Certified Professional in the North East

  • Posted on 3rd September 2015
  • Category: General

A Patrick Parsons’ employee has become the first in the North East to be awarded with a globally approved structural certification.

Mark Scott, who is a structural technician at the Newcastle head-quartered consulting engineering firm, is one of only 11 people in the UK, and the first in the North East, to be certified by Autodesk as a Revit Structure professional for 2015.

Autodesk, an American-based company that makes design software for a wide variety of industries, launched the certification for building services and structural professionals earlier this year. It enables employees to gain certification directly applicable to their job and receive special recognition for their knowledge of Revit software, which allows users to design a building and its components in 3D.

In order to gain Certified Professional status Mark, who has worked for Patrick Parsons since December 2013, completed a Revit Structure course, over 400 hours of hands on application of the software and gained 95 per cent in a two hour exam.

He commented: “Actual hands-on experience is a critical component for passing the exam and I have been fortunate enough in my time at Patrick Parsons to have accrued well over the 400 hours of required experience using Revit software on various exciting projects.

“I enjoyed the challenge and I am pleased I was given the opportunity to further accelerate my professional development.”

Bruce Horsburgh, associate director of structures at Patrick Parsons, said: “Mark is an intelligent, hard working and enthusiastic young man who is determined to succeed and we are thrilled his skills and knowledge have been recognised.

“Patrick Parsons are always looking for new ways to invest in its employees and we are excited that Mark’s Autodesk certification will offer a benefit to clients who may require special skills in Revit or particular expertise in the integration of Revit Structural models.”