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Eight Associates’ Technical Director is a RIBAJ Rising Star


Congratulations to Chris Hocknell, Eight Associates’ Technical Director, for being shortlisted in the prestigious RIBAJ Rising Star Awards.

The awards set out to recognise the talented new generation of construction professionals. The judges were impressed by Chris’ strategic contribution, persistent attention to detail and innovative problem-solving that have seen thousands of tonnes of CO2 driven out of schemes.

Chris is clear that sustainability shouldn’t be a late consideration, as this leads to sensible proposals being ruled out due to risk-aversion and unrealised potential, instead working towards sustainability choices becoming the ‘least effort’ for people, that solve their problems, so we can demonstrate – and educate – that it is not as difficult as it may seem.

And who would Chris most like to work with? Tim Smit (it’s worth reading the article to find out why).