Introducing a series of masterclasses delivered by some of the world’s leading facade, structural and fire designers and engineers.

As leaders in engineering design, we are sought to advise on the world’s most challenging projects in the built environment. Our engineers are trusted advisors to clients, architects, contractors and developers, as well as technical experts. Masterclasses are highly focused deep dives that detail aspects of engineering design. A Q&A follows each Masterclass allowing for detailed discussion and surety of understanding. 

Upcoming events

Completing the Digital Cycle

Linking conceptual computational analysis through to site verification

Wednesday 24th June | 1pm

Register for the 24th June

Facade Masterclass

Ben Sochaki

Senior Facade Engineer | MEng (Hons), CEng, MICE

Ben joined Buro Happold at the beginning of 2016 as a Facade Engineering specialist in the London team. Prior to joining Buro Happold, Ben read Civil and Architectural Engineering at the University of Bath and has gained experience in structural engineering consultancy and MEP and Building Physics engineering specialising in Zero Carbon Design and low energy building solutions.

Engineering Conservation

Built heritage: Understanding preservation and reuse

Wednesday 1st July | 4pm

Register for the 1st July

Structural Masterclass

Julian McFarland

Director, Structures | BEng, CEng, MIStructE, MSc, DIC

Julian joined Buro Happold’s London office in 2005. He has over 20 years’ experience as a structural engineer, delivering numerous projects in various sectors mostly in and around London. These include new build developments and the refurbishment of existing buildings with a range of challenging alterations.

Facade Masterclass

Matteo Francini

Associate Facade Consultant | MEng, CEng, MICE, APAEWE, Conservation Accredited Engineer

Matteo is a Conservation Accredited Engineer with 20 years’ experience in working in the assessment, protection, repair and development of the built heritage. The first 15 years of his career were spent in Italy, more recently he has worked in the UK. In the UK he has been working on conservation projects for listed buildings, churches and bridges. Including works in the diagnostic, inspection and remediation services for historic and listed as well as modern and new-built facades.

Fire and Facades – New Build

Understanding fire aspects of facade design and considering fire in the design

Wednesday 8th July | 4pm

Register for the 8th July

Fire Masterclass

Jamie Lee McQuillan

Associate Fire Engineer | MSc, BSc (Hons), AIFireE, MSFPE

Jamie Lee McQuillan is an Associate Fire Engineer based in London. He joined Buro Happold in 2014 after completing his masters in fire safety engineering. Jamie Lee has worked on a number of high-profile projects ranging from historically significant buildings such as the Imperial War Museums, to modern architecturally complex buildings such as St Giles Circus. His key roles include developing and implementing fire strategies, consultancy and advisory roles to high profile clients, and project leadership.

Facade Masterclass

Peter Goff

Associate Facade Engineer | MEng, CEng, MICE, MSFE

Peter Goff is an Associate in Buro Happold’s London Façade Engineering team. Since joining Buro Happold in 2009, Peter has worked on a variety of complex façade projects in the UK and globally, ranging from residential and commercial developments to prestigious cultural buildings. Peter is currently leading the BuroHappold facades team on the Stratford Waterfront East Bank development in London, which includes new buildings for the V&A, Sadler’s Wells, BBC and London College of Fashion.

Golden Thread

Sharing our experience on addressing the digital needs expressed in the Building a Safer Future report

Wednesday 15th July | 4pm

Register for the 15th July

BIM Masterclass

Tiago Del Grossi

BIM Lead | MSc, BSc

Tiago is a Group BIM Lead for the Specialist Consultant at Buro Happold, where he leads BIM implementation across the disciplines. His professional career has always been oriented to technology in service of design, making BIM and obvious knowledge area to specialize into. One of his area of research is the development of automation processes and their optimization, with a particular focus on new business opportunities. Amongst notable project involvement are THFC Stadium, Bristol Arena and Stratford Waterfront mixed use buildings.

BIM Masterclass

Shaun Farrell

UK Information Manager Lead | OND & HNC in building studies

Shaun has 30 years industry experience spanning Architecture, Interiors, Information and Data Management, Tier 1 Contractors, Project Management, Cost Management, Consulting, Client Agent and the methodology now known as BIM. Working in all sizes of organisations on all sizes of projects both local and international. Shaun has previously been at Zaha Hadid Architects, Mace and Turner and Townsend before joining Buro Happold in 2008 to lead the information Manager service.

About our Masterclass series

Buro Happold is an independent, international engineering practice that delivers creative, value-led built environment design and planning solutions. Truly multidisciplinary, our interconnected community of experts transform project outcomes for every one of our clients. Our facade engineers have extensive experience of delivering state of the art building exteriors within the UK and across the globe. The team also has considerable experience in investigative and diagnostic work, in carrying out due diligence work and as expert advisers.

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