Alumnus behind landmark construction to share his story

18 November 2015

Alasdair Fernie

Alasdair Fernie

The GCU alumnus who led the construction of the £600m Queen Elizabeth University Hospital is to share his story with students and staff.

Alasdair Fernie, currently project director at Brookfield Multiplex, was recently awarded a Silver Medal at the Chartered Institute of Building Awards 2015 for his work as project manager during the hospital’s construction, which was the biggest value project in Europe over the past four years.

He studied Construction Management during his time at GCU.

Alasdair will visit the University on Thursday, November 26, to deliver a lecture on his journey from apprentice joiner to managing one of the largest construction projects in Scotland this decade.

He will focus on the importance of students making the most of their time at GCU and aiming for an honours degree, and will discuss the attributes required to become a successful project manager.

Joanna Marshall Bhullar, College Articulation Coordinator, said: “The School of Engineering and Built Environment is delighted to welcome Alasdair to meet with our current undergraduates. They will be inspired by his career and achievements to date. This event is a wonderful opportunity for them to gain an insight into the realities of the construction industry and what it takes to succeed.”

Light refreshments will be served after the event where students and staff will have the chance to engage with Alasdair and network with representatives from Brookfield Multiplex.

All students in attendance on the night shall be automatically entered into a prize draw for £100, £75, £50 and £25 of Amazon vouchers.

The lecture will take place in room M137 of the George Moore Building at 5pm. To register, sign up via eventbrite.