Tom has extensive practice experience in Scotland and London, specialising in the renovation of old buildings and working with community groups. Former Professor of Architecture at Queens University, Belfast. Editor of the award wining Green Building Digest, and has written many publications. Former Chairman of the Northern Ireland Building Regulations Advisory Committee and currently a member of the Ministerial Advisory Committee. Main input at Rachel Bevan Architects is undertaking research and consultancy work in ecological materials, and educational advisory work.
“In my talk I will answer the following questions; what evidence exists about the health impacts of hazardous materials? Why does mainstream construction continue to use hazardous materials ? Can we produce good buildings using non-hazardous materials? How to get information about the health impacts of buildings”