Graeme Donaldson Senior CAD Technician HNC Tech
Business & Finance Manager
Beginning his career in 1998 with his first tasks including using a drawing board and checking emails once per day for the entire office. Over the next 20+ years in the industry Graeme has achieved an HNC in Civil Engineering at Telford College, and has gained experience in a variety of draughting packages including AutoCAD, modelling packages such as 3D+ and then 12 years experience with Revit, and is hoping to further his 3D modelling knowledge by looking into visualisation and presentation aspects.
Graeme has Worked on wide variety of projects from house alterations and new bespoke house builds; refurbishment of historical buildings; a range of retail units from multioccupancy portal sheds to large steelwork frames on stilts and eco-stores in glulam timber for a well known grocery supermarket; and most recently new build school campuses in Ayrshire, North Lanarkshire, & Highland Councils. The latter of which had increasing BIM requirements for co-ordination and document management, as well as introducing Passivehaus design philosophy. Having joined Christie Gillespie in March 2022, Graeme is looking to share this experience to bolster the draughting teams knowledge base and assist in providing the best possible service.
Outside of work and when not doing DIY tasks given by his wife and looking after his 2 young boys, Graeme enjoys making and painting scale models & wargames miniatures; playing bass guitar and slowly learning to play guitar; and for really good behaviour a ride out on his motorbike.