Leading smoke and natural ventilation systems specialist, SE Controls has reinforced its design, R&D and product growth team with the appointment of Dr. Chris Iddon, who joins as Design Manager to spearhead the company’s active and growing product innovation programme.
While Chris’s initial academic studies focussed on biochemistry, gaining a PhD in the subject in 2001, his career has since been concentrated on the construction industry and the built environment, having worked in a design management capacity within the contracting sector, notably with Kier Construction.
He subsequently went on to gain an MSc with Distinction in 2012 from Loughborough University’s highly regarded Low Carbon Building Design course, led by Professor Malcolm Cook, prior to joining SE Controls at a key time in the company’s growth and development.
Dr Iddon explained:
“The design, operation and efficiency of natural ventilation systems are being driven by an increasingly diverse range of key criteria encompassing building design, climate change and legislation as well as advances in technology, SE Controls already has a strong track record for innovation, including the recently launched NV LogiQ data logger and room controller, but we are already working on further advances in natural ventilation control solutions.”
Since joining SE Controls, Chris Iddon has been selected as a finalist in the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers’ CIBSE Graduate of the Year Award and has also had a joint research paper published in the academic journal Energy and Buildings, which looks at the embodied and operational energy for new build housing and the construction methods used.
SE Controls specialises in the design, project management and installation of advanced smoke ventilation and natural ventilation solutions to meet the needs of architects, contractors, building services engineers and facilities managers worldwide.
Further information on SE Controls’ products, solutions and projects can be obtained by visiting www.secontrols.com or calling +44 (0) 1543 443060.