Dr Hardip Singh Mann is a Senior Sustainability Advisor for BAM Construct UK Ltd. He is an expert on Indoor Air quality and in BREEAM (the Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method) and is often involved in advising project teams how to best implement sustainability in order to optimise a high performance sustainable building.
Having completed his PhD in the early 1990's, Hardip started working at the Building Research Establishment (BRE) in the field of indoor air quality (IAQ) for several years, progressing to HEAD of IAQ Technical Consultancy. Whilst there he was given the opportunity to work on sustainable buildings for the BRE BREEAM tea, and within only a few years progressed to senior environmental consultant and quality assurance manager. After 15 years at BRE, Hardip left to work for VINCI construction as a Senior Environmental Consultant where he led sustainable building projects from inception to completion.
Hardip moved to BAM Construct UK Ltd two years ago, and enjoys the role and challenges presented from ensuring buildings meet stringent and high sustainability standards. Hardip enjoys the varied nature of the projects he works on, and the challenge and 'buzz' presented from learning details and getting up to speed on projects from small retail developments to multi-million pound hospital and offices.
"Getting to know a wide range of professionals involved in the design and build of these [projects], from Architects to Drainage specialists and Ecologists has privileged me to network and above all, learn. "
In the future, Hardip plans to continue helping to build low environmental impact sustainable buildings, ultimately hoping to use his expertise to work make BAM Construct UK the most sustainable contractor possible. He is a fellow of the IES, reflecting his extensive contribution to the sustainability sector.
"The IES is an organisation that shares my ethos and belief, namely that we need to promote sustainable living and build a sustainable world... The IES have some of the best networking opportunities and offer some great events, where one can learn, in order to advance knowledge within the field of environmental sciences."