The culmination of Steve's career has been his appointment by Birmingham City University as visiting Professor in Architectural Technology. This allows him to further his passion for the discipline and to pass on his almost 50 years of experience to the next generation of graduates. He has achiveved this also through a series of academic papers and conferences.
From his time as Vice-President Innovation & Research; promoting and representing the Institute nationally and internationally; dedicated service to his Region in organising schools, colleges and CPD events; and still finding time to run his own practice; Steve has built up an impressive record of service to the Institute.
As Regional CPD Officer for over ten years, Steve contributes to a regular programme of careers events, CPD and other activity, organising numerous events with local and national attendance with the highlight being an international conference with speakers from Google and Cisco.
Alongside his Regional activities, Steve also maintains national presence for CIAT. He represents the Institute on the UK Hardwood Timber Association alongside all major UK distributors for the use of hardwood in construction. Furthering his interest in historical buildings, Steve was also asked by the Chief Executive to represent CIAT on a newly formed group – BIM4Heritage – an industry wide group that discusses and promotes the use of BIM for heritage buildings globally.
Steve is passionate about supporting and mentoring the next generation at CIAT, promoting the Institute through lectures and membership promotion at various educational bodies locally and potential members at regional companies. He is a Membership Assessor and Moderator for the Professional Assessment, encouraging the very best out of new members.