Customer Service Lead
Throughout his career, Peter has been exploring how structural engineers can make their work easier and more efficient, often via the application of computer technology. While he started his career as a pioneer of CAD and BIM, over the last twenty years he has focused on structural analysis, optimisation and computational design. He has worked as a structural engineer in general consulting as well as the water and petrochemical industry, as a CAD product manager, and now as the customer service leader at Oasys Software (the software house of Arup). He has been a Royal Academy of Engineering Visiting Professor at Bradford University and regularly guest lectures on high-tech structural engineering at many others.
Among his many talks and other writings, he is perhaps best known for his book Computational Engineering: An Introduction to Computing for Structural Engineers, covering everything from parametric design to quantum computing via finite element analysis and artificial intelligence. Peter is a Chartered engineer, a member of the British Computer Society, and a Fellow of the Institute of Structural Engineers.