Technical Director, Thornton Tomasetti
Leigh Easden, Associate Director at Thornton Tomasetti, is a Façade Engineer with over 17 years’ experience in the construction industry. During this time he has been involved with a diverse assortment of building types in various locations, from residential, hotels, commercial, retail, education and healthcare situated in Europe, Australia, Middle East, Asia and the United States. In addition to expertise in the design and analysis of curtain walling, glazing and cladding systems he has a detailed knowledge of façade cladding materials including aluminium, glass, steel, precast concrete, GRC, composites and timber. The interaction between façade systems and the building structure, including how the connections are realised, along with glazing performance are particular areas of expertise. He has also provided expert advice and evidence on issues relating to design and construction defects and forensic investigation in the cladding and façade industry.