I have spent a large majority of my career, starting in 2002, at an established and well-respected local consultancy, where the focus of my training and experience was centred around quality of service and thoroughness in design. These are principles that I have carried forward into my standard working practice, and something that we at Sharman Grimwade Ltd are passionate to maintain on all projects in which we are involved.
I have also spent a few years working for one of the larger multi-national consultancies, but it is the qualities of the smaller company with the personal touch, which I feel are important.
Since my introduction into the industry, the emphasis on renewable technologies and their effective integration into Building services systems has grown year on year. I have always had a keen interest in this field, and this is prevalent in my approach to most projects in attempting to innovate; whilst maintaining a functional, yet ‘minimalistic’ solution.
Within my role as a services consultant, I place great importance on the ability to listen and to understand the specific needs of our clients. Similarly, we need to be able to communicate effectively our proposals, to ensure our deliverables meet their specific expectations.
I started my career as a graduate design engineer in 2005, working for a well regarded Cambridge practice. During my experience I have been fortunate to have worked on a large variety of projects ranging from historic university college buildings to highly serviced laboratories.
For me lighting is the most rewarding, and often the most challenging, part of electrical design. As well as being cost effective, a successful lighting design needs to find a balance between energy efficiency, visual comfort, and aesthetics.
I have always maintained a methodical and exhaustive approach to engineering design, and this is prevalent in my working practice at Sharman Grimwade Ltd.