Katie Clemence

MEng CEng MCIBSE

Engineer

I like to think of services engineering as bringing a building to life. I start with an empty shell and turn it into a living, breathing place where people feel comfortable.

It’s important to consider not just how building services can be designed, but also how they will be installed, maintained, tested and understood by the end users. I take a logical approach to the designs I develop so that they can be built and set up with no fuss, and used just as easily. This is all integral to a design being truly sustainable in practice.

I enjoy building relationships with design team and clients - from initial briefing to final completion - so that I can help turn their abstract ideas into an elegant design. A strong technical understanding is important, but it becomes truly valuable when combined with clear communication and enthusiasm for a project. I always keep the overall project goals, deadlines and constraints in mind to help ensure my projects are delivered successfully in the client's eyes.

My experience in running projects on site has given me an in-depth understanding of how building systems come together. I have worked on projects of many types including offices, schools, theatres, housing, and a Passivhaus development. The latter project in particular has taught me to appreciate the value of good detailing and design rigour.

Katie Clemence