Director, Building Consultancy
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Director and geomatics lead Lee McDougall is known both across AHR and by clients, for providing smart, cost-effective solutions to complex tasks. His passion for technology is intrinsic to everything he believes, seeing the benefit that it brings to clients and how it enhances the way we survey buildings.
“Geomatics technology is constantly changing, and the level of interaction between client and surveyor now is stronger than it has ever been.”
Lee has been at AHR for over 30 years with experience across every sector and is an expert in surveying a broad range of building types, including the likes of prisons and schools. His adoption of technology has provided people with better understanding of buildings, by the way we capture, display and extract information in an interactive way. He continues to champion Building Information Modelling (BIM) implementation across his work, sharing his knowledge on the subject matter, having written several articles published across multiple publications, including for Historic England.
Lee is most happy when surveying churches and historical sites, being one of his biggest passions in life. Regularly frequenting historic cities like York or Lincoln plays an important part in informing his work, taking inspiration from the fascinating history of the buildings. Another passion of Lee’s is nurturing future talent within AHR. He is inspired by how the skills and knowledge apprentices and young people bring to the practice helps evolve the services we provide.
One of the largest parish churches in the UK our building consultancy team were appointed to laser scan the Minster.
National Portrait Gallery
Our Geomatics team were appointed to carry out a Scan to BIM survey of the Gallery, collecting information to be used in the Gallery’s plans to refurbish and extend the building in the future.
Harrogate Convention Centre
We improved the civic centre’s environmental sustainability, supporting the Council’s aim to achieve net zero by 2038.