J3*BF came into being because its founding members passionately believe in environmental
and social issues and were frustrated by many of the current practices within the construction
industry and wider world, and so decided to do something practical about it.
J3*Building Futures was registered as a Limited Liability Partnership in November 2004.
J3*BF is a Limited Liability Partnership for pragmatic reasons. An LLP is a cross between a
co-operative and a limited company and affords us the flexibility of being able to embrace
new members as equals. J3 is able to draw upon a vast pool of environmentally conscious associates with widespread knowledge and skills whenever necessary.
Jason Hawkes - MSc AEES
Having trodden many paths in life, including the forces, banking,
carework, carpentry and backpacking, I have found my spiritual home in
environmental science in construction. I have experience in building
with natural materials such as timber, rammed earth and straw and have
taught at primary, undergraduate and postgraduate level. Sustainability must not just be this years buzzword, it must
permeate all our thoughts and actions; anything less would be truly
James Smith - BA Hons Arch; MSc AEES
My professional experience includes 5 years in project management of both
public and commercial projects, and 10 years using AutoCAD in various practices.
I have also fitted school laboratories and dental surgeries, made clothes labels, picked fruit, built fairground rides and kept bees.
I believe my travels have awoken my environmental consciousness, whereas my broad range of part-time and temporary jobs
my social conscience. I am particularly interested in urban sustainability and a better
quality of life gained through advancing environmental, social, and personal awareness.