INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY 2023
WE'RE USING THIS DAY TO INSPIRE THE NEXT GENERATION OF WOMEN TO ENTER CONSTRUCTION
There is currently a lack of woman in the construction industry! We want to use today to celebrate the work they do and inspire the next generation.
Reflection is a powerful tool and we don’t often take the opportunity to pause and celebrate successes. Today we celebrate one of our biggest successes – Claire Fenwick, Managing Director of Spatial Dimensions.
Claire brings a warm and familiar dynamic to the work environment and is proof that dedication, strength and personability prove to be resilient skills within the construction industry. Claire’s an inspiring asset that Spatial Dimensions continue to confidently boast about.
Claire studied graphic design at college and specialised in 3D design and modelling and started climbing the construction ladder where her first place of employment was a trainee topographical surveyor and was sent on formal training at The Survey School which is associated with the ‘Survey Association’ – of which, she now proudly sits on the board.
During these early years as a trainee topographical surveyor. Claire spent many days clambering through woodlands and on the side of riverbanks collecting survey data on green and brownfield land. She quickly progressed into measured building surveys and learnt how to control large buildings with a total station and gather internal layout information and detail.
Early highlights of her career included a large topographical survey of an olive plantation in Italy, a measured building survey of Elland Road stadium, home of Leeds United Football Club and several super high-end residential London properties.
After working for other local surveyors, Claire was working 6 days a week. Not wanting to give up her career or sacrifice flexibility around starting a family, Claire decided to start up something small for herself.
Whilst on maternity leave in 2011, it was clear that technology was changing the way measured surveyors work and she started training to use Revit and other modelling software and taught herself how to laser scan. Spatial Dimensions was born in October 2012 and started by employing one CAD technician.
Claire is particularly keen on encouraging young people to consider a career in surveying and regularly speaks at schools and colleges on the topic.
Claire remains at the helm of Spatial Dimensions growth as the company continues to grow from strength to strength. Employing over 20 people in 3 offices around the country, the business provides measured building surveys, topographical surveys and underground utility surveys to some of the biggest and best architects, developers, project managers and construction companies in the UK.