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Expert in Building Services Design - Electrical Engineering

Expert ID: 728080 United Kingdom

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Expert has 25 years of experience in design of Electrical systems for the built environment. He is a Chartered Engineer in the UK and a Registered Professional Electrical Engineer in the State of California. His experience includes design of installations in over 20 countries and has worked in London, Paris, Dublin, San Francisco, Seattle and Hong Kong. He has been responsible for design delivery of some major projects such as the New Home Office Building in Westminster and has carried out peer review including concept design review of the Shard in London and Moscow City Tower. In addition he has been engaged on fault finding and failure studies for financial institutions and government departments.


Year Degree Subject Institution
Year: 1987 Degree: BSc(Hons) Subject: Electrical Engineering Institution: Brunel University

Work History

Years Employer Title Department Responsibilities
Years: 2005 to 2011 Employer: Foster + Partners Title: Director Department: Engineering Responsibilities: Expert Co-founded this Environmental and Engineering practice. In 2011 the practice was acquired by Architect Foster and Partners
Years: 1997 to 2005 Employer: Flack + Kurtz Title: Senior Associate Department: Responsibilities: Expert joined Flack + Kurtz in their San Francisco office. His work also took him to Flack + Kurtz offices in Seattle and Hong Kong. In 1999 he transferred to the London Office of Flack + Kurtz.
Years: 1988 to 1997 Employer: Arup Title: Electrical Engineer Department: Responsibilities: Expert started his career with Arup on their graduate training program as an Electrical Engineer in London. He transferred to their San Francisco location in 1994.

International Experience

Years Country / Region Summary
Years: 1994 to 1999 Country / Region: USA Summary: Expert worked in offices in San Francisco and Seattle. He qualified as a Professional Engineer in 1999.
Years: 2009 to 2010 Country / Region: Libya Summary: Expert was Country Manager for Libya during this time. He was responsible for winning and delivering projects in the region. This included resort projects across the region.
Years: 1999 to 2002 Country / Region: France Summary: Expert Provided Electrical Design for the Paris office during this period. This included design support for Nortel Networks HQ in Paris as well as Nortel projects in Nice, Madrid and Milan.

Career Accomplishments

Associations / Societies
Member, Chartered institute of Building Services Engineers (MCIBSE);
Member, Institute of Electrical Engineers (MIET).
Licenses / Certifications
CEng - Chartered Engineer;
P.E (State of CA).
Professional Appointments
Company Director, Piers Heath Associates;
Managing Director, Expert Design Ltd.

Additional Experience

Expert Witness Experience
Expert has contributed to expert witness reviews including a rent review for City of London offices in 1997 where he was required to grade the electrical services provided in major office buildings. He has also provided informal advice and opinion to others who were acting as expert witness.
Training / Seminars
As Head of the Electrical Department Expert has been required to train junior engineers
Vendor Selection
As an Electrical Consulting Engineer Expert' role is to prepare specifications and specify products from different vendors.
Marketing Experience
Expert has recently delivered design on a university campus dedicated to renewable energy technologies. The design included maximizing the passive environmental design and using control systems to minimize energy use.
Other Relevant Experience
Expert' skills include design and specification of Fire Detection and Alarm, Security Systems, Lightning Protection Systems, Audio Visual, building control systems and Communications infrastructure.

Fields of Expertise

electric distribution system design, electric power distribution, electric power system planning, electrical engineering, electrical schematic diagram, electrical system, electrical wiring standard, electric distribution system, electric generator, electric network analysis, electric power system, electric power system analysis, electric power system modeling, energy-efficient electrical system, electrical construction oversight, Electrical Distribution Systems Analysis software, electrical area classification, electrical bonding, electric generator control, electrical burnout, peak shaving, electric circuit safety, electric bus, electrical measurement, electrical ampacity, electrical safety National Electrical Code, electric resistivity, electrical busway, electric conductor failure, electrical overvoltage, electrical equipment failure analysis, computer system electrical reliability, electrical cable, high-voltage engineering, surge protection, electrical safety standard, electrical-mechanical failure, electrical-mechanical accident, electrical-mechanical system, electrical socket, fire detector, electrical accident, electrical building code, electrical-load management, direct-current to alternating-current converter, electrical-wiring code, electrical-power system control, electrical load flow analysis, electrical-fault location, electric power transmission, electric energy generation, alternating-current transformer, alternating-current power line harmonic, electrical grounding, electric current energy, electric power utility, electric conductor, electric device, communication electrical equipment, electric current, National Electrical Code, mechanical system, electrical conduit, electrical equipment, electrical standard, electric switch, electrical shock, power factor, electrical construction, electrical connector, electrical code, electric resistance, electric reactance, electric motor, electric filter, electric discharge, electric circuit

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