Simon Glenn DMA Engineers

Simon Glenn

Mechanical Engineer
Year joined DMA: 2020

The most beautiful part of building engineering is creating a unique functional solution for an architectural design, making a building work!

My professional background

I have more than six years experience in the building services industry within Australia and the UK, working on projects from concept design through to construction issue.

Throughout my career to date I have worked on projects across a vast array of sectors including commercial offices, schools, laboratories, healthcare facilities and defence.

I am passionate about incorporating sustainable design principles in my work wherever possible, and am currently working towards chartership.

My specialisations

  • HVAC and Hydraulic services design
  • Building Information Modelling (BIM) and 3D design
  • Thermal and energy modelling
  • WELL Building Standard

My key project experience

  • Glassfields Plot 2 for Royal London (AECOM): I was the lead mechanical engineer for this nine-storey, 8,500m2 office development in the Glassfields area of Bristol. It incorporated three office cores with a sub-basement carpark and interlinking atrium area. The HVAC design utilised exposed services within the office areas, incorporating a mix of naturally ventilated and mixed mode systems to create a highly energy efficient building. Modularity and aesthetics were a major factor within the design, without compromising the environmental design criteria. The project incorporates PV and sustainable design which achieves beyond a 20% betterment on Part L2A, and the building also targets a BREEAM Excellent rating (2014).
  • Project Ajax for MOD (AECOM) – I was the lead mechanical engineer for this new MOD facility in Bovington, which included  training rooms and office spaces throughout the two-storey building.
  • Durleigh Water Treatment Works for Wessex Water (AECOM) – I was the lead mechanical design engineer for Wessex Water’s new water treatment plant. The site is composed of several buildings including a Low Lift Pumping Area and a Main Treatment Building. My role included the ventilation design for the industrial  components of the facility and the full HVAC design of welfare block for the site.
  • New Exeter Police Station for Devon & Cornwall Police (AECOM) – I undertook the mechanical engineering for the new custody suite and police station HQ in Exeter. The building comprised of 40 custody cells and associated interview rooms as well as locker and office facilities for the D&C constabulary.I  assisted the lead design engineer with HVAC and hydraulic services design including 3D modelling.
  • North Devon Free School for EFA (AECOM) – I undertook mechanical engineering for this new educational building in North Devon. Located within an area of outstanding natural beauty (AONB), this required careful design planning and consideration. The services installation required considerable design input to address issues with service routing and ensuring the finished product provided a fully serviced school. My role included the HVAC and hydraulic design of the building which incorporates a range of practical areas such as lab facilities, food tech areas, learning villages, smaller classrooms, sports hall, and drama staff areas.

My qualifications

  • B. Eng (Mech)(Hons)

Professional Memberships, including any committee positions

  • Associate Member CIBSE (ACIBSE) – Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers

What creating inner beauty means to me

The most beautiful part of building engineering is creating a unique functional solution for an architectural design, making a building work!