Staff PromotionsPosted on 01 October 2014
Posted on: November 19, 2013
Windtech prides itself in the loyalty, capability and commitment of its entire staff and is delighted to announce the promotion of four of its senior engineers to the level of Associate Director.
- Aaron Lefcovitch
- Adam Brownett
- Kevin Peddie
- Dr. Nicholas Truong
Aaron is the Regional Manager for Asia and is based at our Singapore office. He has the prime responsibility of providing support in the field of Wind Engineering to clients throughout the Asian Region. Aaron studied Aeronautical Engineering at the University of Sydney (Hons. I), Aaron has extensive experience in the various facets of Wind Engineering and has worked on a significant number of low and high rise developments in South-East Asia, as well as in various cities throughout Australia and the Middle East. His extensive experience covers various desktop studies including for Masterplans. Aaron also has expertise in the study of solar glare impacts.
Adam has been responsible for the management of our internal quality control system and has extensive experience in the study of façade cladding pressures, wind-induced structural loads and building accelerations as well as various types of environmental studies. Adam has also undertaken numerous desktop wind and solar light assessments, including daylighting. Since joiningWindtech in 2004, Adam has worked on over 1000 high-rise tower and large span roof projects throughout Australia, Asia and the Middle East including Master Plan studies. Adam graduated in Aeronautical Engineering from the University of Sydney (Hons I).
Kevin has demonstrated innovation in the formulation of treatment strategies for pedestrian wind environment impacts, remediation of wind entry, stack effects and wind-noise. Kevin has a particular interest in natural ventilation modelling, and leads Windtech’s research and development in this field and has presented at a number of international conferences in this area. Kevin has undertaken various masterplan studies and has also been an adjudicator for design juries to assess performance of alternative designs with regards to wind effects, natural ventilation and solar light effects. Kevin has a Masters and Bachelor of Engineering – Aeronautical (Hons I).
Dr. Nicholas Truong
Nick manages Windtech’s research and development team and has substantial experience in the various aspects of wind engineering both in terms of desktop and tunnel studies, having undertaken numerous such studies since joining Windtech in May, 2008. Nick graduated from the University of Queensland with Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical and Space) (Hons I) and from MagdalenCollege, University of Oxford with a DPhil (PhD) in Mechanical and Medical Engineering. Subsequently, he was a research fellow and part-time lecturer at the University of New South Wales studying fluid-structure interactions.