Wind, climate and energy usage, and design & capture, are all integral elements in the creation and sustainability of our built and natural environment.

By using a range of numerical and physical modelling capabilities, such as Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD), our world-renowned expert team are able to accurately model air flow, turbulence, heat transfer, weather and climate analysis.

We use this analysis to better understand the surrounding environment and the impacts development may have, providing our clients with an innovative approach to ensure their design is correct the first time.

How can we help?

Our team also provide weather and climate analysis for extreme weather scenarios and future climate change projection at scales from community specific to regional-level.

Our guidance is frequently used to assist on policy development, building design and approvals, urban and landscape design, agriculture, land-use planning, water management and efficiency, coastal management, and insurance risk assessments.

In addition to our modelling capabilities, our team are able to offer related services in:

  • Solar studies and lighting simulation studies
  • Energy efficiency studies
  • Wind turbine assessments
  • Cogeneration and Trigeneration projects
  • Wind engineering
  • Aerodynamics
  • Geothermal projects
  • Renewable energy projects

Wind & Snow Services

Using state-of-the-art tools and equipment, SLR can assist our clients by modelling, predicting and verifying pedestrian wind comfort and snow conditions. Our experts have worked on projects all over the word, providing services for:

  • Master planning guidance
  • Pedestrian wind comfort analysis
  • Thermal comfort analysis
  • Snow drifting analysis
  • Roof snow loading guidance
  • Highway snow drifting analysis
  • Air intake snow infiltration
  • Stack effect
  • Expert Witness

Our team includes

  • Brian Bakowski Principal
    Brian Bakowski

    Brian has over 30 years of experience in the Environmental Engineering and GIS fields. His focus over the last 20 years has been in the metals industry, particularly in the steel sector. Brian has performed many types of projects, from basic troubleshooting up to the installation of large-scale emission control systems. Brian has utilised Computational Fluid Dynamic modelling to “right size” new systems and equipment and to troubleshoot existing systems. Over his career, Mr. Bakowski has been responsible for environmental permitting, geotechnical field surveys, air dispersion modelling, site assessments, water sampling, writing and reviewing specifications, reviewing equipment submittals, and project management.

  • Tahrana Lovlin Microclimate Specialist
    Tahrana Lovlin

    Tahrana has over 15 years of experience in microclimate, including pedestrian wind comfort, snow drifting, snow infiltration, highway snow drifting and roof snow loading. She has provided expert guidance during concept design, master planning and detailed design phases of over 800 projects worldwide. She provides technical direction and leadership for her team, as well as creative solutions for her clients.

  • Neihad Al-Khalidy Technical Discipline Manager
    Neihad Al-Khalidy

    Neihad Al-Khalidy offers expertise in fluid and thermal technologies ranging from mechanical, chemical, building technology and environmental analysis, to the aerodynamic modelling of aircraft and ships. Neihad’s background combines an extensive international academic and project track record in consulting activities ranging across a wide variety of industries.

  • Bill Waechter Senior Microclimate Specialist
    Bill Waechter

    Bill has over 40 years of experience specialising in the fields of microclimate design, wind comfort, snow drifting, stack effects and natural ventilation. He has consulted on over 1,000 projects where wind and snow issues have impacted buildings, structures, amenity space, roadways and highways.