Head of technical and design,
Beijing Construction Engineering Group Intl
Having started his working life as a draughtsman in South Africa, Ajay Parag has nearly 30 years of construction experience. Since relocating to the United Kingdom in 1997 he has worked for well-known architectural practices such as Hamilton Associates, Arup Associates and Sheppard Robson, before switching from design to management in 2005. Driven by the desire to be successful, he is a dedicated, self-motivated individual whose experience covers Traditional, Design and Build, NEC and PFI contracts, in a range of sectors including sports and leisure, education, residential, and commercial developments. He is also committed to encouraging young people into the industry by being involved in career days at secondary schools, internship programmes with sixth form pupils and being a panel member that meets with architecture students at Manchester Metropolitan University yearly to discuss their career prospects.