Paul brings to the Opus Engineering Sciences team extensive experience in wind engineering, aerodynamics and wind tunnel testing in construction design.
Paul conducts wind tunnel studies to predict pedestrian experiences around buildings, and effects on glazing and cladding. He studies the effects of wind loads on tall buildings; researches wind speeds for structural design and wind energy applications; and develops wind tunnel test procedures, equipment, and analysis techniques.
Paul has also been involved in road safety research, including skid resistance, and has analysed environmental vibrations from traffic and construction works. He has skills in data acquisition and analysis, and computer programming using Matlab®.
Paul came to New Zealand from England in 1981, and has spent most of his career with Opus. He lives near Hamilton, and works with his colleagues at Opus Research through remote desktop technology.