Industry Day Speaker – Andy Ford

Andy Ford, Technical Director for Buildings & Infrastructure at Mott McDonald Fulcrum will discuss ‘Future Cities – Existing Buildings: Addressing the Conundrum’ at Industry Day 2013.

Andy Ford

Andy Ford

Andy Ford, Technical Director for Mott MacDonald, has worked extensively on innovative buildings throughout his career and contributed to many award winning designs, his speciality lies within creative and sustainable low energy design solutions.

He is the Immediate Past President of CIBSE, Chair of the UK Green Building Council (UK-GBC) policy committee and is currently a member of the National Platform for Construction focusing on the direction of research and innovation in the industry. Andy’s work has taken a more specific focus in recent years into how the industry can respond to the challenge of climate change through thermal storage on a city scale.

Andy is responsible for the design of a number of ground breaking buildings with early work on low energy buildings at the University of East Anglia campus; including the Elizabeth Fry Building, notably still one of the lowest energy non-domestic buildings in the UK nearly 20 years since it opened.

His work in the field has been recognised when he was awarded the IMechE Construction Division Prize in 2009, for “significant contribution made in the execution, promotion and advancement of mechanical engineering applied in the building services and construction field”. In 2012 he received an honorary PhD from Heriot Watt University for his contribution to sustainable design.

Andy Ford will speak during Parallel Session 3 – ‘Energy Conservation & Usage in the Homes of the Future’.

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