Falaq has graduated with a BSc degree in Quantity Surveying from Birmingham City University and has previously worked on new-build housing projects within the Midlands region. As part of his final year studies, Falaq has also published an article based on UK modular housing as a comparative analysis to traditional housing construction.
Falaq has worked as a Contract Administrator and Employer’s Agent previously, assisting in the preparation of monthly interim payments/payment notices, as well as monthly reports and regular site visits to undertake inspections for handovers on behalf of Clients. Falaq’s current role at Core Five includes supporting the team with pre and post contract duties on various residential, commercial and higher education projects. Falaq is currently working towards his APC training with a view to soon becoming a chartered member of the RICS.
How did you get started in the construction industry?
I’ve always had a strong interest in buildings and ‘shaping the world’. After researching thoroughly before I started university and speaking with individuals within the construction industry, I decided that my skill-set and preferred career pathway was best suited for Quantity Surveying.
What is your biggest achievement?
The publication of my research paper is an achievement I take great pride in, which was based on a comparative analysis of modular and traditional housing within the UK. This was achieved during my final year at university. By sharing beneficial knowledge, I’ve received positive responses from various readers and citations on a regular basis.
What is your favourite building?
The Eddington (Cambridge) residential project has been my favourite since I started my career at Core Five, and most likely the biggest! I have been involved in the various stages all the way to PTE with one of our main clients. This intergenerational scheme focused on sustainability as the key vision with prominence on providing a definition of character of the streetscapes. I’ve been gaining great experience on this project and I have a better understanding on the standards required for the residential sector.