Ask an Expert: COVID-19 Advice from Ruairi Barnwell
How is COVID-19 affecting consulting engineers? Consulting-Specifying Engineer chatted virtually to ask engineers and building experts about how coronavirus is affecting them. Hear from DLR Group Principal Ruairi Barnwell, HBDP, LEED AP, as an expert in high-performance building design. He was a 2013 Consulting-Specifying Engineer 40 Under 40 winner.
DLR Group Principal Ruairi Barnwell, HBDP, LEED AP.
In a response to remote control of building systems and that effect on design in the future, Barnwell says, “The future of design will be greatly impacted by more mainstream deeper analytics and a higher level of transparency of building performance data than ever before. Design teams will be held more accountable to post-occupancy data and outcomes, and will take on a higher degree of risk than before, but in turn will also be compensated for the more holistic integrated design process necessary, to deliver the next generation of smart, high-performing buildings.”