David Hegarty leads Arup’s Smart Buildings team in Europe. With a passion for the rapidly developing digital transformation currently taking place in the construction industry, David believes that optimising building energy efficiency through data driven decision making is key to achieving the global sustainability commitments required to combat climate change and natural resource depletion.
He is a Chartered building services engineer with expertise in the design, delivery and management of digital/smart buildings. David assists clients with defining their strategic vision for technology within their asset portfolio, delivers technical designs and brings these to reality through the construction phase. As a SmartScore AP (Accredited Professional), he is experienced in conducting extensive building connectivity assessments and assisting clients with meeting their sustainability, occupant experience and operational efficiency strategic goals by producing roadmaps to embrace data driven real estate.
In his role as Europe Smart Buildings Leader, David coordinates with Arup’s smart buildings experts and facilitates the sharing of best-in-class industry knowledge and experience, maximising value for clients looking to upgrade their real estate portfolio to improve energy and operational efficiency.