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Dave is the Partner responsible for Hoare Lea’s Intelligent Building Group.    Dave joined Hoare Lea in 2000 working on schemes in all sectors before concentrating on commercial and residential.  Dave became a partner in 2014 and combined likeminded skill sets to create the Intelligent Building Group.  The group consists of a collaboration of experienced, industry leading specialists. We bring much needed visibility between the many engineering disciplines on projects by promoting a collaborative methodology.  We design consolidated networks with a considered approach to facility and occupant user interfaces with a strategic approach to data reporting.

Key Points

  • The way we use buildings is becoming much more dynamic than ever before.
  • The energy consumption performance gap from design to ‘in-use’ is growing
  • Data Analytics and trend analysis can significantly improve the way buildings are used
  • Collection and coordination of this data is key
  • Digital security will become increasingly important.

Steve has over 25 years design experience on a variety of projects based in the UK, Europe, the Middle and Far East. He has developed management and design skills for all aspects of public health and fire protection engineering as well as substantial applied design knowledge of sustainable engineering solutions such as borehole water, water recycling, wate conservation, solar thermal, sustainable urban drainage as well as water sensitive urban design. Steve is AECOM public health services practice line leader across EMEA.

Richard is a Senior Mechanical Engineer at the multinational engineering firm AECOM within the Buildings & Places design sector in Edinburgh.

Richard brings to the position a combination of academic transferable skills along with industrial experience. Richard has been the Mechanical lead on several projects including a large logistics HUB London, multimodal manufacturing facilities in North America, James Gillespie’s High School Campus in Edinburgh and client advisor roles for new build and refurbishment student residence projects. He currently undertakes both Mechanical and Public Health Engineering for AECOM Edinburgh. He has a keen interest in sustainability particularly in relation to water consumption within buildings and the associated energy usage. Richard believes in taking a logical, step-by- step approach to engineering whilst promoting a culture of collaboration and knowledge sharing to benefit both the building services industry and clients.

Jonathan is a qualified Chartered Building Services Engineer with extensive experience in the performing arts sector, with extensive design experience in a variety of Theatres and Performing Arts facilities.

Since joining Waterman Building Services, Jonathan has successfully managed the design of several prestigious new build and refurbishment performing arts projects.  Jonathan is Director in charge of the Nottingham Office.

Jonathan has been delivering high quality Performing Arts buildings for over 25 years, including the Sterling Prize winning Everyman Theatre in Liverpool.

Together with Neil Lewis MD of Waterman Groups Building Services team, Jonathon will present the award winning Everyman Theatre, winner of the Sterling Prize in 2014 and the CIBSE Project of the Year –  Leisure and overall winner 2016. The session will explore the history of the project, the design ethos of the team and how collaboration made a desire to produce a highly sustainable and exceptional building become a reality.

Sean has over 25 years of experience within the Low Voltage industry, working for major manufacturers such as ABB, Schneider, Siemens & Eaton. Previous roles include technical support, quality & procedures, site work, managing technical & estimating departments, product training for internal staff and external customers, CPD presenting & product management. These roles involved work on interesting projects such as leading a team at Harrods to install a BMS system to manage all lighting & heating loads from a central source, assisting with the design of Santander & HSBC data centres and the Formula 1 wind tunnel for McLaren.  Sean has also been involved in many product launches such as ABB XT MCCB and Emax 2, as well as the launch of Schneider Electric Smart Panel and the initial stages of Masterpact MTZ.

Bill Wright is Head of Energy Solutions at the ECA, where he provides advice and guidance on energy efficiency, installations and renewables as part of the ECA’s technical team.

Prior to joining the ECA, Bill worked for the John Lewis Partnership as Corporate Energy and Environment Manager, and has lectured at South Bank University. Bill is a Chartered Electrical Engineer and Fellow of the IET.

Presentation summary:

Electrical distribution, energy efficiency, the proposed changes to the IET Regulations and their effect on high rise buildings

 

This presentation will centre on the use of energy within high rise buildings, how it can be efficiently distributed and used. It will highlight some thoughts on how distribution systems may change, particularly in the light of LED lighting and the use of DC distribution and will address the proposed changes to the 18th Edition of the IET Regulations which will incorporate energy efficiency measures.

  • Could Power over Ethernet help distribution?
  • What are some different uses for high rise buildings?
  • How can renewable energy be used in high rise buildings?

Robert is responsible for coordinating and delivering sustainable engineering services on a wide range of projects.

He joined AECOM’s London, UK operation in 2007 transferring to the company from Arup’s R&D department.

Robert has significant experience in the design and technical analysis of complex building environments; within a variety of markets, having worked on projects in China, the Middle East, South America and Europe. This includes work to inform building mass, façade and fenestration design, engineering systems and operations strategies.

In addition, Robert’s experience extends to the development of sustainable masterplans, with particular focus on the implementation of renewable energy infrastructure and district scale temperature and lighting considerations.

Andrew is an RIBA architect who trained with engineers. Andrew has a core interest in integrated and responsive design solutions and is currently coordinating a cross-industry initiative called Constructive Collaboration to improve and promote collaborative practice in construction.

 

Peter White is a Director of Public Health Design Consultants Limited, a company that he founded in 2015 to offer specialist public health advice to the construction industry. He is a Chartered Engineer, a Member of the Chartered Institution of Buildings Services Engineers and a Fellow of the Society of Public Health Engineers.

He has been working within the plumbing industry for over 30 years. Originally serving an apprenticeship within the family plumbing and heating business, Peter then qualified as a public health design engineer, something that he has now been specialising in for more than two decades.

Whilst leading the public health design group of a large UK consultancy firm, Peter began researching design methods for plumbing systems in tall buildings, which began a lasting relationship with Heriot-Watt University. Since then he has designed a number of 50-70 storey residential towers in the UK and has presented to the industry on this topic on many occasions.

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 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