Paul Burns is an Associate Director within D2E’s vertical transportation design team.
Paul’s key responsibilities include the designing of vertical transportation solutions for new build developments and modernisation projects; coordinating closely with the developments larger design team and stakeholders, writing of specifications, reviewing and commenting on suppliers designs, providing client monitoring advice and working with tenants as part of their due diligence professional team.
Paul engages closely with developers, architects and the developments design team to find novel and bespoke solutions for complicated non-standard building arrangements.
For building tenants, Paul utilises his technical and industry knowledge and experience to understand and develop bespoke traffic circulation patterns for those with buildings that have a non-typical working model. With the use of bespoke software packages, he conducts a traffic analysis of the building and its current population with a view to enhance traffic points or identify pinch points to be overcome.
As an Associate Director at D2E, Paul’s responsibilities include leadership and mentoring of the Design Team, in order to develop knowledge, experience and confidence of newer team members so they can lead their own projects and attain professional affiliations. Paul works closely with the team to understand their requirements and identify gaps in their knowledge in order to suggest training and CPD opportunities.
Paul has close ties with a number of industry professional bodies. Paul gained chartered engineering status in 2019 registered with the Engineering Council and is a Member of CIBSE. He has worked closely with the British Council of Offices (BCO) and the Council for Tall Buildings and Urban Habitats (CTBUH) including the publishing and presenting of a paper for the CTBUH 2016 Megacities conference in China and Hong Kong, titled ‘Improving Vertical Transportation Design for a Dense Urban Environment’.
Notable Project Experience
Paul’s most recent experience at D2Eincludes;
- 70 St Mary Axe, London - 1 Crown Place, London - D3, Dubai - The Bank of England, London - The Central Criminal Courts, London - Nova East, London - Albert Bridge House, Manchester - One Liverpool Street, London - Battersea Power Station Phase 3, London - Shoreditch Village Phase 2, London - One Sherwood Street, London - Cambridge House, Watford - New Bracken House, London
Paul brought to D2E a wealth of experience in heavy industry manufacturing, exporting to European, Asian and American markets as well as practical experience in account management. Paul joined a global lift & escalator manufacturer in 2005 and held a number roles in major project sales, maintenance operations management, maintenance account management, major project sales engineering and business change management.
Paul’s experience included working with commercial, retail and public transport clients, with some notable involvements including Canary Wharf Crossrail Station and Canary Wharf RT5 Development; Imperial War Museum, London; Heathrow Terminal 2A and the Pan-TfL Escalator project.
University of Wales, Swansea – BEng (Hons) Materials Engineering;
University of Wales, Swansea – EngD Clean Steel Technology;
Peter’s Research – Elevate Advanced Training Course.
Completed 50+ RoSPA accredited Human Focus Health and Safety modules