Director-Façade Engineering, Arcadis
Hugh is Director of Facades at WSP and has an engineering background with 35 years of experience in the construction industry working on a wide range of façade projects in Australia, China, Middle East and United States. Prior to working as a consultant, much of Hugh’s experience has been gained working directly for façade sub-contractors as an integral participant in the design, engineering and final delivery of completed façade systems on projects in several countries.
With today’s sustainability design requirements becoming more demanding, Hugh is well versed in the challenges facing design teams when employing high performance building envelopes that must comply with multiple requirements that are often diametrically opposed to each other, such as BCA Section J, NABERS, Green Star, WELL and other ‘green’ design tools, special client performance and aesthetic requirements, constructability challenges and budget limitations.
As WSP Director of Facades nationwide Hugh is also familiar with, and a strong advocate for, the evermore increasing need for cooperation and understanding across all the discipline fields of design now required to deliver today’s more finely tuned building envelopes.