Lynne Jack

Professor and Director of the Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design
Heriot Watt University

Lynne Jack is Director of Heriot-Watt University’s Royal Academy of Engineering Centre of Excellence in Sustainable Building Design and is also Deputy Head of the School of Energy, Geosciences, Infrastructure and Society. She is a Chartered Engineer, a Fellow of the UK Chartered Institution of Buildings Services Engineers and a Fellow of the UK Society of Public Health Engineers.

She has been an active researcher since 1993, securing her PhD in 1997, and taking up her first full-time academic teaching post in 1999. Lynne’s main areas of research lie in the modelling of air pressure transient propagation in building drainage ventilation systems, in the simulation of rainwater drainage systems for the purposes of performance assessment, and in the assessment of design implications following the integration of low-water- use fixtures.

In 2015, Lynne was nominated to, and took up the role of, Chair of the Scientific Committee of the CIB (Conseil International du Batiment) W62 Working Group; an international research organization addressing Water Supply and Drainage for Buildings. In addition, she has recently been appointed to the World Plumbing Council Education and Training Committee; a committee charged with dissemination of relevant research findings

Session Summary

This is a two-part presentation discussing the control of air pressure within drainage systems from both an academic and a public health design point of view. Focusing on the latest computer modelling techniques and their real world applications, the presentation explores the contradictions between US and UK tall building drainage design codes.

  • How is computer modelling enhancing our knowledge of airflow?
  • Trap seal loss detection and attenuating positive pressure
  • Steady state flow and current design codes
  • Are UK design standards adequate for tall building drainage?
  • UK case study of a 50 storey residential tower
  • ‘Point of need’ active devices in practice

Lynne Jack will be speaking at:

High rise buildings on the up: What do the building services look like?

18/11/2016 13:15 - 14:20

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