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Colin Pearson

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Professional overview
Colin brings practical experience of research, design and maintenance on major projects.

Colin has 35 years’ experience in building services and construction, having worked for a contractor, in consultancy and in research. He has practical experience working in design, maintenance and failure investigations.

  • A Chartered Building Services Engineer with extensive experience on major construction projects
  • A Fellow of the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing
  • A Level III qualified thermographer
  • An author of high quality publications about thermal imaging, electrical power, condition-based maintenance and the building services design process

Career summary
Colin has practical experience working on major construction projects with a large building services contractor with a Government Agency and 19 years at BSRIA which he brings to his current role at BSRIA as head of building performance, including:

  • Building Services Design Engineer for Benham Building Services working on projects such as the BT Centre and the British Library
  • Senior Building Services Consultant at ADAS, a Government Agency responsible for research and consultancy on agricultural and horticultural buildings, designing services for research facilities and ventilation and air cleaning facilities for farm buildings
  • Research Engineer and then Head of Condition Monitoring at BSRIA; Collaborative research, on thermal imaging, vibration and electrical power analysis for condition based maintenance in critical buildings such as data centres and pharmaceutical laboratories; Investigations into the benefits of condition based maintenance and ad hoc failure investigations

Colin was the lead author on the following BSRIA guides:

Safe Thermal Imaging of Electrical Installations
BSRIA Power Quality Guide
Feedback for Better Building Services Design
Feedback from Facilities Management
Thermal Imaging of Building Fabric

Colin lectures on the following BSRIA training courses:

Introduction to Thermography
Introduction to Electrical Power Quality


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