Andrew Wade

Andrew Wade

BSc (Hons), MSc (An. Chem.), MSc (Hist. Build. Cons.), MRSC

Background:
Andy studied Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Warwick, followed by an MSc in Instrumental and Analytical Methods in Biological and Environmental Chemistry at the same university. He then worked at the Law Society of England and Wales before returning to Warwick University to conduct 4 years of postgraduate research in chiral-at-metal catalysis. A second MSc was undertaken in Historic Building Conservation at Kingston University. An affiliate member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation, a member of the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings, a full member of the Royal Society of Chemistry and is currently studying towards becoming a full member of the Royal Institute of Chartered Surveyors. He has also worked for MRDA Architects, The Churches Conservation Trust and the National Trust.

Principal Areas of Practice and Experience:
Andy joined H+R in 2012. Recent areas of work include historic research of buildings and local areas for the inclusion in conservation management plans and national databases, energy management (both building and conservation) and the interpretation of associated data for key buildings in the National Trust's portfolio, as well as degree day analysis used to help focus future goals and milestones for energy efficiency.

His interest lies in continuing to integrate his scientific background with his interest and knowledge for the conservation of historic buildings and areas. Particular areas of interest are environmental monitoring and building pathology and diagnosis leading to the rectification of building failures.