Meiring Beyers, PhD

What they do: Director, Co-founder
Where they do it: Klimaat Consulting & Innovation Inc.
How they contribute: Guest Speaker

Meiring consults on the integration of climatic and environmental characteristics into sustainable design solutions. Meiring has over 12 years of experience in the analysis and application of environmental physics and sustainable design principles to commercial design and research projects. His work has included a variety of field investigations, modelling and consulting ranging from the effects of windblown snow in both Antarctica and the Arctic, integrating climate design and renewable energy technology in large scale master planning projects, and working on building performance design projects in North America, the Middle East and Asia. He studies environmental physics and the coupling of design with natural processes, understanding climate-appropriate renewable energy technology and developing innovative computational processes to deliver clear solutions related to A&E design. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa, focussing on snowdrift modelling in Antarctica. He is a reviewer for several publications, including Journal of Wind Engineering & Industrial Aerodynamics, and Building and Environment. He has published numerous articles for peer-reviewed international journals and continues to contribute to on-going research in Aeolian processes with the University of Ulster, Northern Ireland. He strives to balance work and innovation with spending time with his wife Marlize and son David, attending to their vegetable garden and going mountain biking.

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