Serena Williams

Constructing Excellence

Serena is a highly valued member of the Bouygues preconstruction team due to the tremendous positive impact 3/4D visualisations work has had in delivering fully coordinated and coherent construction proposals that are easily understood by our clients.

The impact she continues to have on our outputs is even more impressive considering her journey began in a temporary capacity, joining us to provide maternity cover in the role of graphic designer within our bid submissions team. That was nine years ago. Despite a lack of construction industry experience, Serena has never looked back. She is a shining example of how a non-traditional set of skills is no barrier to a career in construction; how different ways of thinking can elicit positive change and persuade others to embrace the onset of new innovations and technologies.

Serena’s relentless work ethic, motivation to progress and passion for design quickly became apparent, making her an indispensable member of the Bid Submissions team. Fascinated by the 4D construction animations she was seeing during the course of her daily work, Serena seized the opportunity to turn her temporary ‘stop-gap’ year into a lifelong career in construction. Here is where her journey into 3/4D visualisation really took off. Inspired by the BIM movement and the possibilities to fully integrate construction animation within our bids and operations, Serena was supported by the business to be trained in the associated software – Sketchup, Revit, 3ds Max and Synchro – and became our full-time 3/4D Visualiser in 2020. Serena’s potential as a future leader was also acknowledged by the business when she was enrolled on Women in Leadership course with the Institute of Leadership and Management. Serena continues to be an integral member of the team, helping our clients, internal teams and supply chain partners to understand our construction solutions and proposals in visually stunning and highly engaging ways.

Three Reasons Why This Individual Should Win:
  1. Construction industry career progression through a non-traditional route: development from Graphic Designer to a skilled 4D Visualiser over six years.
  2. Instigated change in how the business communicates construction methodology at preconstruction stage.
  3. Breaking down silos and communication barriers through visual communication aligned to BIM protocol.