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Bridgewater Place Leeds: wind amelioration scheme

Event organised by Wind Engineering Society

Date
15 February 2023
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Overview

A Wind Engineering Society evening talk in One Great George Street featuring the multi-disciplinary work that went in ameliorating the excessive pedestrian level wind conditions in the vicinity of Bridgewater Place, a landmark building in the City of Leeds.

The complex interaction between site constraints, architectural aspects, engineering challenges and wind microclimate will be presented by four speakers from Buro Happold Engineering.

Speakers

Simon Fryer

Simon Fryer

Buro Happold Engineering

technical director

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Simon Fryer

Simon (Chartered Engineer, MEng CEng FICE FIStructE), is a Technical Director of Buro Happold Engineering with over 30 years’ experience in the design of international bridge projects. Having started work with G Maunsell and Partners in 1989, he joined Buro Happold in 2001. He has been involved in an extensive portfolio in both scale and type within the bridge and civil engineering sector. He has detailed knowledge of the analysis and design of reinforced concrete, pre-stressed concrete and steel structures.

Notable recent project work includes the Lille Langebro (Copenhagen) and Elizabeth Line OLE gantry rigorous assessments (London), both winners of Structural Awards in 2021.

Darren Conboy

Darren Conboy

Buro Happold Engineering

senior structural engineer

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Darren Conboy

Darren started as a graduate at Buro Happold in 2012 and over 10 years of experience has worked on an extensive portfolio of structural schemes across a range of sectors and materials. His particular interest lies in the refurbishment and repurposing of existing buildings, and in the conservation of historic structures. He is focussed on developing creative and pragmatic solutions to technical challenges. Recent career highlights include the Majestic in Leeds, the Factory in Manchester, and the National Railway Museum Vision 2025 scheme.

Kenneth Leung

Kenneth Leung

Buro Happold Engineering

associate

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Kenneth Leung

After graduating from the University of Sheffield in 2013, Kenneth joined Buro Happold in the bridge engineering and civil structure’s team. He has been involved in a range of demanding projects both locally in the UK and overseas. Kenneth has experience in a wide range of projects, including structural design, examination and structural assessment, refurbishment, and strengthening schemes. His notable projects include: Hammersmith Flyover Strengthening Works, Northern Spire bridge in Sunderland, Eastwick and Sweetwater Development bridges and more recently the New Danube Bridge in Budapest.

Bernardo Vazquez

Bernardo Vazquez

Buro Happold Engineering

associate director s&p

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Bernardo Vazquez

Bernardo is an Associate Director who has worked for Buro Happold Engineering since 1998 with 25 years of specialisation in Building Technology, Wind Engineering, Environmental EIA and Planning. Bernardo also has experience in solar energy, master planning - external pedestrian comfort, wind engineering. Bernardo works within the Sustainability and Physics team which has an existing capability in the field of advanced environmental simulation. Bernardo is a member of the executive committee of the UK Wind Engineering Society as Treasurer, the foremost national body dealing with wind effects in the urban environment. He has acted as industrial advisor to Liverpool and Leeds City Councils. He has presented his work in several UK and international conferences. His work has been published in journals and course notes.

For more information please contact:

Fiona Oteng