Wind, climate and energy usage, and design & capture, are all integral elements in the creation and sustainability of our built and natural environment.

By using a range of numerical and physical modelling capabilities, such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), our world-renowned expert team are able to accurately model air flow, turbulence, heat transfer, weather and climate analysis.

We use this analysis to better understand the surrounding environment and the impacts development may have, providing our clients with an innovative approach to ensure their design is correct the first time.

How can we help?

Our team also provide weather and climate analysis for extreme weather scenarios and future climate change projection at scales from community specific to regional-level.

Our guidance is frequently used to assist on policy development, building design and approvals, urban and landscape design, agriculture, land-use planning, water management and efficiency, coastal management, and insurance risk assessments.

In addition to our modelling capabilities, our team are able to offer related services in:

  • Solar studies and lighting simulation studies
  • Energy efficiency studies
  • Wind turbine assessments
  • Cogeneration and Trigeneration projects
  • Wind engineering
  • Aerodynamics
  • Geothermal projects
  • Renewable energy projects

Wind & Snow Services

Using state-of-the-art tools and equipment, SLR can assist our clients by modelling, predicting and verifying pedestrian wind comfort and snow conditions. Our experts have worked on projects all over the word, providing services for:

  • Master planning guidance
  • Pedestrian wind comfort analysis
  • Thermal comfort analysis
  • Snow drifting analysis
  • Roof snow loading guidance
  • Highway snow drifting analysis
  • Air intake snow infiltration
  • Stack effect
  • Expert Witness

Our team

  • Lucas Wilson Associate Consultant
    Lucas Wilson

    Lucas has branched out from his mechanical engineering background, into a multi-skilled role in building physics and design. He is currently responsible for small to large scale residential and commercial UK developments across London, Liverpool, Newcastle, Manchester and regional locations in the southeast. Lucas works closely with SLR’s world-class CFD, Wind & Energy global team to deliver high quality technical assessments including wind microclimate and structural wind engineering (via CFD and wind tunnel testing), energy efficiency and sustainability, thermal comfort, solar glare and natural ventilation.

  • Neihad Al-Khalidy Technical Discipline Manager
    Neihad Al-Khalidy

    Neihad Al-Khalidy offers expertise in fluid and thermal technologies ranging from mechanical, chemical, building technology and environmental analysis, to the aerodynamic modelling of aircraft and ships. Neihad’s background combines an extensive international academic and project track record in consulting activities ranging across a wide variety of industries.

  • Horatio Cai Senior Consultant
    Horatio Cai

    Horatio has over 10 years’ experience working as a Sustainability and Renewable Energy Engineer and ESD & Mechanical Engineer. He specialises in holistic building design to enhance the building operating performance, including energy efficiency, water savings, building fabric, indoor comfort level and local environmental impacts.

    Horatio is an accredited professional and assessor with multiple green building/infrastructure associations, include Green Building Council of Australia (Green Star), National Australian Built Environment Rating System (NABERS), Infrastructure Sustainability Council of Australia (ISCA) and Australian Building Sustainability Association (ABSA).

  • Peter Hayman Senior Consultant
    Peter Hayman

    Peter’s background in aerodynamics and computational fluid dynamics has allowed him to tackle a wide range of fluid flow problems across wind engineering and industrial processes. With SLR Peter has added lighting analysis to his skills, conducting light spill assessments, lighting design for safety compliance, reflectivity assessments and solar access assessments for residential developments to a number of clients.