Owner, ROCK DCM
& STONE 3
Thursday 20 November 2014
5.45pm for 6pm
Glasgow Caledonian University
Cowcaddens Road, Glasgow G4 0BA
Norrie Innes, a graduate of Glasgow College of Technology, where he gained a HND in Civil Engineering, a wife and two brothers-in-law! He was brought up in East End of Glasgow but with a “bold international attitude”.
Prior to entering the world of engineering, Norrie was a professional footballer. He left school at 16 and signed for Hibernian FC and, after almost two years there, he had brief spells at a few other Scottish clubs, then very quickly he decided to “open up his options”. He acknowledges the considerable life lessons learned through his football experience…. (which is still ongoing!).
After obtaining a Bachelor of Engineering in Civil Engineering, Norrie cleverly combined periods of intensive design and construction experience to accelerate becoming a Chartered Civil Engineer. Soon after achieving Chartered status, Norrie set up ROCK DCM, the one stop shop which went on to become an award winning multi-disciplinary design and construction management company delivering many prestigious projects throughout the UK, most notably, Homes for the Future for Glasgow 1999 UK City of Architecture & Design.
STONE 3 (Construction) was later set up and grew exponentially after Norrie established a niche position in the area of large scale public realm/regeneration projects…. Heart of the City Sheffield was the company’s biggest and most prestigious award winning project.
Development came as a natural progression for Norrie and this is where he will largely focus on and open up with some amazing stories and highlight some inspirational lessons that should serve you well for the rest of your career and life.
Norrie spent almost six amazing years in Barcelona, Catalonia, with his family and will link this “life changing” experience with some general life and business lessons.
Norrie is certainly not what you would describe as a “Standard Detail” Engineer. Over recent years, he has had little need to reference the detailed substance of his academic and professional “qualifications” but says that each and every day he calls upon his engineering grounding and fundamentals he has learnt to navigate himself, his family, his teams and his projects!