Tom Alexander

Estimator

Tom Alexander

Who, living or dead, would you like to eat dinner with the most? And why?

I would like to have dinner with Eliud Kipchoge. He is a Kenyan marathon runner has dominated marathon running for the last decade and has continued to prove his ability late into his career. His performance on the road is always an inspiration but his humble and respectful attitude off the racetrack makes him a class above the rest.

What is your favorite project you worked on and why?

On the hills in the southwest of Scotland, my favorite project I was involved with was Kype Muir Windfarm. The project totaled $40M and involved the construction of 26 wind turbine foundations, including construction of the substation buildings, access tracks and crane hard standings. I was still new to construction and my role as the site engineer included a wide array of tasks on ground to keep to project going. The reason this project was my favorite, was due to the great project team involved. With a team working well together, communicating well and supporting each other made every aspect of the job a pleasure.

What is one thing on your bucket list, and will you accomplish it?

Moving to and working in a new country has always been on my bucket list. So, my most recent move to Boston from the UK and starting with Commodore Builder’s is right up there for me. I would consider that accomplished.

What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done?

This would have to be my solo cycle trip from Vancouver to San Diego. Before I started working with my second company, I used the time off to explore a new continent. With little planning or thought the American west coast became the destination. The trip involved so many different locations and I met a host of characters along the way. Every day was different and brought up a new challenge. A great way to travel and see a new country!

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