“PEOPLE FRIENDLY ENGINEERING” Andrew Swain-Smith, chair, building services engineering
Our environmental design group house building services, mechanical, electrical, public health and infrastructure engineers, specialist lighting designers, acoustic and sustainability consultants, BREEAM assessors and building physicists.
Our engineering teams collaborate with other design professionals, drawing on our pool of specialists to deliver cutting edge, award winning projects.
Please see our building services engineering brochure for more details.
BDP’s engineers are great communicators; working in a multidisciplinary practice means they must be able to explain complex technical issues in a way that is understandable to non-engineers.
True sustainability lies in meeting the 'triple bottom line' of environmental, social and economic considerations; we help clients meet these aims without incurring higher capital costs. Please click on sustainability for further information.
Controlled innovation is key to delivering successful project without exposing clients to excessive risk.
We develop designs based on a best practice approach combined with our cross-sector experience to deliver design strategies that are tailored to meet the specific needs of the project.
We are at the forefront of Digital Engineering. BDP was the first company to be awarded the BRE Global’s BIM level 2 Certificate.
We are part of the BSRIA Soft Landings Executive and are advocates of the Soft Landings approach, engaging with stakeholders and end users throughout the design process to ensure that design solutions and delivered buildings are understood and welcomed by end-users and perform, as designed.
As traditional architectural training is increasingly challenged education director Sue Emms describes emerging pathways into the profession and explains that practices have an increasing role to play in ensuring a socially inclusive and dynamic architectural profession for the future.
How do you protect priceless works of art in an upgraded iconic building, achieving close environmental control but keeping all interventions invisible - Dublin studio’s Chris Croly has the solution.
BDP’s team will be heading to Cannes for MIPIM 2018 and our delegates this year will be splitting their time between the London, Manchester and Liverpool stands.
BDP has won the top prize, Building Performance Consultancy of the Year and Commercial/Industrial Project of the Year, at the CIBSE Awards 2018.
Architect director Steve Marshall looks at buildings designed as envelopes for infrastructure and finds unique solutions result from creative design with uncompromising functionality to produce beauty in utility.
University College London’s campus transformation completes latest phases with the help of BDP's BSE and lighting teams.
Chris Croly writes for Engineers Journal about challenges while working on the National Gallery of Ireland.
An article by Chris Croly in the Engineers Journal on achieving nearly zero energy building standards by 2020