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Eight Associates’ Technical Director is a RIBAJ Rising Star

27th October 2016

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).


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Client Quotes
"Our experience of working alongside Eight Associates on a variety of projects is of a professional and progressive company. Clients benefit from an efficient multidisciplinary approach, that provides a very effective service to developers, architects, institutions and property owners in relation to their environmental, ecological, planning and sustainability matters."
Jason Mills
Writtle Forest Consultancy Ltd.
"Eight Associates has provided invaluable sustainability advice for our RIBA award-winning boarding house at Brighton College, for both the BREEAM assessment and ecology. They were able to ensure we met Brighton and Hove Council's stringent Sustainability Policy in a very tight timeframe. I have found Eight to be a breath of fresh air and have already appointed them on our next development."
Steve Patten
Projects Director, Brighton College
"Eight Associates has rapidly become the 'go to' consultancy for all our ecology and arboricultural requirements. Each member of this friendly team has impressed us with their expertise, pragmatism and efficiency. The professional, 'fuss free' services mean we can turn projects around very quickly for our clients, which is critical for our business."
Andrew Brooks
Development Manager at Lumiere Property
"We have utilised the services of Eight Associates several times now and found them to be professional, approachable and friendly. They understand the requirements and demands of BREEAM assessments and have helped us early on at design stage to ensure that our construction projects achieve the required rating. A key part of compiling the evidence is a prompt and efficient review which they deliver consistently. I look forward to working with Eight Associates again in the future."
Mark Lockitt
M&E Services Manager at Buckingham Group Contracting
"The Green Register really values eight associates' commitment to the promotion of sustainable building in all areas of their work."
Lucy Pedler
Director, The Green Register of Construction Professionals
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