Ed Forwood is a Director and the digital leader of Building Envelope Design at Arup.

As a façade and structural Engineer, he has led or supported project teams around the world. Ed is Arup’s representative on the Centre for Window and Cladding Technology sponsors board (CWCT). He has over 25 years’ experience in the building envelope discipline and has worked for Main Contractors, Specialist Facade Contractors, Architects and Developers. His project experience covers both the Property and Transport sectors.

Ed has sought to take advantage of digital tools throughout his career in order to drive efficiency, consistency, reliability and provide greater insight.

Ed Forwood has led the development of new digital tools such as “Arup Street”, “Arup Maintain” and “Arup Inspect 3d” taking advantage of technologies coming out of the gaming sector. He is engaged in developing further digital approaches to respond to the challenges set to the building envelope discipline by the “Golden Thread” as described in the Hackitt report and a desire to accelerate the transition to a circular economy model for the design, specification and maintenance of the building envelope.

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