Associate Director, London
What is your academic/industrial background?
MSc Lift Engineering
I have 40 years working within the elevator industry having started as an apprentice and going on to manage business units globally, with skills and experience covering the full scope of the elevator business. I have specialist experience conducting complex traffic analysis for high rise multi use buildings, providing engineering design advice for high rise product, ride quality analysis; system design and commissioning; code writing and compliance.
What specific tasks and responsibilities does your job entail?
As a consultant engineer there are two different areas of my work. The first being new construction design and specification where I provide the vertical transportation input to building design teams working from RIBA Stage 1 right through to project completion. This includes lift traffic analysis, product type selection, specification, tender assessment, monitoring of site progress, witness testing and de-snagging of final installations. The building types I typically work on are high rise covering commercial office, and residential uses. The second area is conducting site surveys of existing equipment, producing condition reports and recommendations for upgrades to meet safety standards and enhance performance. Similar to new build projects I write technical specifications carry out tender assessments, monitor site progress conduct witness testing and de-snag completed installations. As an Associate Director in addition to managing my own projects I am also responsible for a team of Consultant Engineers who I manage and mentor providing technical advice. I am the lead for the company's internal Technical Committee responsible for writing and maintaining our database of specification clauses, ensuring our library of Standards and Codes is up to date, updating and managing the suite of internal documentation making sure it is reflective of current standards and requirements. I am also the designated trainer on lift traffic analysis within the company
What future trends do you see developing in your area of work?
The ongoing development of multiple lifts in each shaft and new suspension means.