ADAM BROWNETT –DIRECTOR
Qualifications and Professional Memberships
- E. Aeronautical Engineering (Hons) (University of Sydney)
- Member, Australasian Wind Engineering Society (AWES)
Adam is responsible for running the Projects team for Windtech globally and is an Associate Director of Windtech Consultants. He graduated in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Sydney (Hons) and has over 12 years of consulting and wind tunnel testing experience.
Adam has extensive experience in wind tunnel testing for high-rise towers to determine the wind-induced structural loads and building motion effects. The analysis includes accounting for the effect of wind-load transfer associated with complex and linked-building structures, including multi-core developments. Furthermore, Adam has undertaken numerous wind tunnel studies to determine the design loads for the façade cladding of large building projects, as well as determining the level of pedestrian amenity due to wind affects in critical outdoor areas.
In addition to high-rise towers, Adam has also worked on determining the wind-induced loads on long-span roof structures such as stadiums, aircraft hangars, warehouses, and concert halls. This includes the complex load transfer interaction of the roof structure to further optimise the design of the project, and fatigue life analysis of critical elements under cyclical wind loading stress.
In addition, Adam is actively involved with the design of Tuned Liquid Damper systems to mitigate excessive wind-induced building motion in high-rise towers. This includes the development of complex damper systems where space constraints are limited within the structure. He is also involved with the detailed design and testing of large scale models of damper systems used to verify and optimise the damper performance prior to detailed design and installation within the project.
Adam has also carried out numerous solar studies of proposed and existing developments to assess the amount of potential visible glare from the façade. This also includes determining the amount of solar access and natural daylighting available within a building for commercial areas and dwellings overshadowed by surrounding built forms.