Curriculum Vitae

Education

MSc (Quantity Surveying) with Distinction, University of Pretoria, 2005
BSc (Quantity Surveying), University of KwaZulu-Natal, 1978
Diploma Datametrics, University of South Africa, 1981

Professional Memberships

Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors Chartered Member (MRICS)

Project Experience

World Bank: IFC Climate Change Programme: 2018 – Current: Development of energy, transportation, waste, water and carbon MS EXCEL prototype modelling tools for city and precinct level modelling aimed specifically at developing world.

Committee on Climate Change: Building Regulation Impacts: 2018: Team member responsible for the development of MS Excel tool for analysing cost and carbon savings of new build and retrofit buildings in the UK. (Working as sub-contractor to Currie and Brown).

Investment Property Forum (IPF): Cost and carbon modelling of building improvements: 2017: Team member responsible for the development of MS Excel tool for analysing cost and carbon savings of technology and fabric changes within new build and retrofit projects in the UK. (Working as sub-contractor to Currie and Brown).

DCLG: Zero Carbon Buildings (Housing): 2017: Team member responsible for the development of MS Excel cost benefit analysis toolkit for assessing changes to Part L Energy Regulations pertaining to new build residential construction in the UK. (Working as sub-contractor to Currie and Brown).

Life Cycle Cost Analyses: Various projects – UK, Europe and Central Africa: 2012 – Current: Lifecycle Cost Analyses to support BREEAM and LEED certification of many new and refurbished building projects in UK and Europe. High level and detailed LCC analyses to support client and design team during early and detailed design development. Development of modelling tools to support implementation of ISO15686 approach to cost and service life modelling.

World Bank: IFC Climate Change Programme: 2015 – Current: Green buildings specialist responsible for development of international cost and carbon modelling MS EXCEL prototype tools for integration into the EDGE Buildings Programme framework. Expansion of current datasets to include EU and UK building performance data, for future integration into EDGE modelling tools.

FM Procurement guidance to promote resource efficiency within the FM sector in the UK: 2011 – 2012: Project management and research team member to identify current procurement routes within the FM sector and develop model guidance and procurement wording, resource efficiency targeting and management templates and cost benefit studies. Project funded by WRAP (DEFRA).

WRAP: Mobile Asset Management Toolkit: 2013: Development of resource efficiency impact modelling tools in Excel / VBA to support WRAP (Defra) in promoting resource efficiency within the FM Sector. Tools to model furniture; horticultural equipment; building maintenance cost and resource impacts.

WRAP: FM Procurement for Resource Efficiency: Toolkit 2011 – 2012: Development of tools in Excel / VBA to support WRAP (Defra) in promoting resource efficiency within the FM Sector, in the areas of Hard FM, Textiles, Furniture, Catering and Waste Management.

DECC: Renewable Heat Incentive: Data Analysis   2012 – 2013: Development of data analysis and reporting tools in Excel / VBA to support DECC in assessing the level of subsidies in the Renewable Heating Incentive.

ETI: UK Energy Infrastructure modelling to 2050  2012 – 2018: Development of cost database and modelling tools in Excel / VBA to support ETI in assessing UK energy infrastructure costs through to 2050, in the vectors of electricity, heat, hydrogen and natural gas. Ongoing technical support.

Institute for Sustainability: Data Analysis: 2012 – 2014: Development of energy performance and cost analysis tools in Excel / VBA to support EU funded research into energy efficiency in domestic homes.

TSB: Web based cost and carbon modelling tool 2010 – 2011: Project RAPIER: Consortium team member developing an integrated cost and carbon modelling toolkit development to support early stage building design for UK Technology Services Board. This tool has been developed by a specialist team of professional practitioners, using web-based BIM technologies.

Dubai Green Building Regulations: 2007: Team member developing new green building regulations for Dubai – working as a member of an international team, developing practical and implementable measures to improve green building performance, through regulations.

Project Managers’ Guide for Sustainable Development for PRUPIM, UK: 2007: Team leader developing a comprehensive guide for project managers – to assist with interpreting sustainability requirements and guiding design teams on large commercial developments, with an increasing number of corporate sustainability objectives.

Sustainability advice and monitoring for Harvard University: 2006 – 2007: Sustainability team member for the New Allston Campus providing lifecycle costing and sustainability advice and support to Harvard University and Design Team responsible for the design and development of new infrastructure to support the new Allston Campus Development

Waste arisings modelling for the Heathrow Airport precinct, UK: 2006 – 2007: Modelling of waste streams emanating from all airport related activities in and around Heathrow Airport as a part of a larger feasibility study, commissioned by BAA, to support investigations into waste-to-energy technologies.

Facilities Management, University of KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa: 2004 – 2005: Head of Technical Services. Managed the project team and project delivery process for minor capital works and refurbishment projects throughout the university property portfolio. Established a water use logging programme within the residences. Participated in the establishment of a University-wide energy management programme.

Total FM: Lifecycle Costing, South Africa: 2003 – 2004: Life Cost Specialist – developing Life Cost modelling, integrated into existing FM management systems; Lifecycle cost and Quality monitoring during Construction and FM Implementation Phases for the new DTI facilities in Pretoria (PFI).

Enabling the efficient use of water in the commercial sector, Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, South Africa: 2001 – 2003: Project manager. Working with the Department of Water Affairs and Forestry to promote water use efficiency within the South African commercial sector (including education and healthcare). Public and sector focussed seminars and presentations on the benefits to business. Training to regular meetings of the Rand Water Forum – including SME plumbers, plumbing suppliers and manufacturers. Development and implementation of web-based data collection and dissemination tools, quick assessment tools and reporting facilities.

Waste management handbook for commercial properties, CSIR. South Africa: 2000: Project manager. Research and development of a handbook for commercial sector facilities managers to assist in implementation of effective waste management practices within their facilities

Green Buildings Initiative for Head Office of Rand Water, Johannesburg, South Africa: 2000 – 2002: Awareness training to Senior, middle and junior management, staff and service contractors. Energy efficiency assessments, water use studies and detailed waste audits and management system design. Interaction with facilities management to promote continuous improvement programmes within the organisation.

Green Buildings for Africa, South Africa: 1999 – 2003: Research project manager. Responsible for product and business development of the green buildings concept amongst the South African property development industry, government and commercial sectors. Presentations to and education of industry professionals, owners, managers, contractors and supply authorities on elements of sustainable development.

Green Buildings Initiative for Head Office of Old Mutual, Cape Town, South Africa: 1998 – 2000: Project management of integrated green buildings initiative within large multi-storey international head office buildings of Old Mutual in Cape Town. Energy efficiency assessments, feasibility studies and implementation. Water efficiency studies, waste management assessments. Indoor environments, etc. Showcased at International Green Buildings Challenge Conference in Maastricht, Netherlands, 1999 as South African best practice building.

Employment Record

November 2019 onwards
Lifecycle GREEN Lifecycle cost modelling; bespoke modelling tools and support.

July 2012 – October 2019
Inani Limited: Specialist support to mainstream construction consultancies to provide lifecycle cost analyses, resource and cost modelling and complex data analysis tools. Current projects with major service providers within the FM Sector, UK National energy infrastructure planning to 2050, Cost modelling to support DECC in assessing renewable heating tariffs, Analysis and reporting on impacts of building performance improvements on a sample of residential dwellings, plus various lifecycle cost models to support low impact building design teams.

August 2015 onwards
World Bank: IFC Climate Change Programme: Short-term Consultancy to support development of EDGE Buildings online modelling tools. Design and construct prototype international building cost calculator and embodied carbon calculator for alternative building components. Design of EDGE Version 3 database structures.

July 2010 – July 2012
Sweett Group UK (previously Cyril Sweett Limited), London: Associate Director: Sustainability training to 1,400 technical and professional staff in UK and Ireland, Spain, UAE, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, Sri-Lanka, Vietnam and Australia.  Client presentations and strategic planning within the business. Cost and carbon modelling for the development of web-based RAPIER building design toolkit. Sustainability consultancy.

July 2007 – June 2010
WYG Trench Farrow, London: Associate Director: Project management of major mixed use brownfield development – Ashford, Kent.

June 2005-June 2007
WSP, London: Technical Director: Cost and resource modelling; Sustainable Development and Green Buildings consultancy; Business development, UK coordinator of energy resources between the WSP Buildings, Knowledge Solutions, Environmental and Development & Transportation businesses. Bid preparation for various aspects of the Supply, Demand and Sustainable Development Master planning sectors of WSP Energy. Research and proposal development for large projects relating to integrated energy, water and waste management solutions; Life-cycle costing analysis of various technical solutions.

June 2004 – June 2005
WSP Facilities Management (Pty) Limited: South Africa: Facilities Management Consultant Facilities Management consultant – school facilities performance improvement, tertiary education facilities; Project manager – refurbishment of University of KwaZulu-Natal facilities (various minor works fast track projects). Technical team leader for new FM bid to University of KwaZulu-Natal. Left to relocate to UK.

2003 – 2004
Total Facilities Management Company (Pty) Limited: South Africa: Life Cost Specialist – developing Life Cost modelling, integrated with existing FM management systems; Construction monitoring and FM Implementation team participant for the new DTI facilities in Pretoria (PPP). Left to marry and relocate to Durban.

1999 – 2003
CSIR: Building and Construction Technology: South Africa: Research Project Manager: Facilities Planning and Management; Sector focused research in the Sustainable Buildings initiative and Green Buildings for Africa programme; Presentations at international, national, local and corporate conferences and seminars; Lectured undergraduate and post graduate programmes in the construction industry. Left to return to private sector.

1989 – 1999
ZAI Incorporated: South Africa: Director: Quantity Surveying
FaZ Facilities Management (Pty) Limited (ZAI / FMG Joint Venture) : South Africa: Director: Operations
PQS on various construction projects; Project Manager on various new and refurbishment projects including schools, hospitals, clinics, administrative, industrial and commercial facilities; Responsible for corporate HR and marketing functions; Responsible for Ulundi Office, personnel and marketing. PQS seconded to KwaZulu Government Dept of Works for budget planning and maintenance forecasting. Various public and private sector projects; Project Manager on various new and refurbishment projects including schools, hospitals, clinics, administrative, industrial and commercial facilities; Operational responsibility for Ulundi Provincial buildings FM contract, including client liaison and project initiation, implementation and management.

1988 – 1989
Oliver Associates Quantity Surveyors: South Africa: QS Practitioner: Professional QS practitioner on various construction projects; Software design and implementation for commercial clients.

1984 – 1987
Ross Kat Heinzelmann Quantity Surveyors: South Africa: Senior Quantity Surveyor: Project QS on construction and refurbishment projects; Computerisation of the practice.

1981 – 1983
ZAI Incorporated: South Africa: Quantity Surveyor in training: QS on construction and refurbishment projects. Managed the process of streamlining of QS office through computerisation; Procured and managed group office automation project equipment, including training and commissioning; Manager of ZAIFIN Data Processing.