The Construction Industry Council (CIC) welcomes the appointment of Andy Ford as the Vice Chair of its Diversity Panel.
The CIC Diversity Panel is a collaborative forum and platform for members of all construction disciplines and professional bodies, to identify and promote diversity policy and activities within the construction industry, to benefit society. It aims to improve the perception and image of the construction industry through the promotion of diversity best practice.
Andy Ford is one of the UK's leading environmental engineers. He advises the Government on renewable energy issues and sustainable building. In 2013 he was appointed Professor of Systems Engineering in Built Environment at London South Bank University. He is a former President of CIBSE (2011), a CABE enabler for sustainability and low-energy design, and a UK Green Building Council Ambassador.
Andy’s passion is for knowledge transfer, linking research to reality in a collaborative environment. He is a member of the UK National Platform for Construction and also sits on the Modern Built Environment Knowledge Transfer Network (MBEKTN) industry steering group.
Founding partner of the award winning practice Fulcrum Consulting in 1984 (now Mott MacDonald Fulcrum) Andy is responsible for the energy design of a number of ground breaking UK buildings including the University of East Anglia campus The Elizabeth Fry Building and the Jubilee Library in Brighton.
Andy speaks on low energy and sustainable building design to industry bodies, is a member of a number of steering committees, participates regularly in working seminars on sustainable design as a research manager for the UK Government in the area of construction process and he continues to be very involved with research, innovation and the future direction of building design and construction. He describes himself as an active entrepreneur with a particular interest in thermal energy storage.