Patrick Arnold


  • BSc (physics)
  • BBSc (hons)

"A high quality built environment is a fundamental right for all.  We get quality by focussing on outcomes rather than features."

I’ve come to building services engineering and ESD through a rather roundabout route, after initially completing degrees in physics, then building science.

When I was young I abhorred waste and got annoyed when simple improvements weren’t made because ‘it’s not the way things are done’.  I think for that reason I enjoy projects which are a little outside the square and aren’t afraid to try something new.

I also enjoy the projects where the focus is on how the building (or whatever) performs, as that is the real test in what we do.  This focus on performance is also inherent in things like post occupancy evaluation, energy auditing and modelling.


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