BAM Construct UK has appointed its first head of sustainable design as it continues to push the boundaries of green development.
Nitesh Magdani will lead BAM Construct’s approach to sustainable design, working across all divisions including BAM Properties, BAM Design and BAM Construction.
An architect by profession, Mr Magdani spent nearly 11 years at Aukett Fitzroy Robinson. His design for the Adnams Distribution Centre in Suffolk in 2006 was the first project to use hemp in a commercial UK building, as well as laying claim to having the longest glulam beams and one of the largest green roofs.
More recently he developed a concept sustainable store for Marks & Spencer. The store at Cheshire Oaks, due to open during summer 2012, will be Marks & Spencer’s sustainable flagship store.
At BAM, Mr Magdani will inform design and project teams on sustainability issues, solutions and developments and develop new concept building formats.
He will contribute to the bidding process as well as representing the UK business at an international level.
Mr Magdani said: “I am delighted to join BAM Construct UK, which genuinely wants to lead the field in sustainable development."
“I am looking forward to the opportunity to influence BAM’s output, from design stages right through to project completion. One of the initial challenges will be implementing sustainable design tools through the use of BIM (building information modelling), which BAM now uses across all design disciplines.”
A graduate of Leeds Metropolitan University, Mr Magdani has also tutored on sustainable design at the University Of Nottingham and London Metropolitan University, and spoken at conferences. He is married and has a five-year-old son.