David Bjorkstrand

Principal Mechanical Engineer, Certified Passive House Designer

David studied Civil Engineering at Cardiff University, graduating in 2011 with a Masters degree (MEng), and he is a certified Passivhaus designer.

He joined Max Fordham as a graduate engineer in 2013 and progressed to lead project engineer over his five years at the practice. His building services experience includes a number of prestigious projects in the arts and higher education sectors and he has worked on a number of large multi-residential schemes.

David’s interests lie in low energy, sustainable building design. He specialises in applying low energy and sustainability targets to more generic design briefs and regulatory frameworks. He has had key roles in the design of educational buildings that achieve BREEAM, display energy certificate (DEC) and net zero carbon targets. David’s knowledge of the PHPP tool combined with skills and experience using dynamic simulation modelling software to assess daylighting, overheating and thermal performance allows him to provide pragmatic, holistic advice regarding passive design solutions.

His early career includes time working for a sustainability consultancy and he has lectured on environmental design at Kingston University’s School of Architecture. He is a proficient user of AutoCad and has in depth experience in energy modelling, natural ventilation and daylight analysis using IES Virtual Environment software.

David is a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and is a registered member of the Chartered Institute of Building Services Engineers (MCIBSE).