Character Spotlight “Skanska”

In today’s Character Spotlight, we discover a little more about one of GKiS’s sponsors “Skanska” in our latest interview with their Head of Engineering Surveying & GIS, Mr Mark Lawton

Company Name – Skanska

Location – UK

Why did you get involved in Get Kids into Survey? To share the exciting career I have had.

What do you do? I am a Engineering Surveyor, I build roads, bridges, railways, power stations etc. The things you use every day.

How long have you been in the Survey Industry? 24 years

How did you get into the Industry? I was arguing over measurements with an Engineer and thought this is an interesting problem to solve. 

Funny Fact about you? Our cat is called Tripod….it has three legs.

Favourite piece of kit and why? 3D Machine Control, safer faster and better quality 

Favourite Survey technique and why? RTK GPS/GNSS brings the power of coordinates on a national scale to all.

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How did you choose the character and what does he/she/it represent? Mean to you? What’s his/her name? The wizard; making data appear or taking measurements remotely then viewing it in augmented reality for construction is not magic “its engineering surveying”. We are all wizards. But some do not have a pointy hat.