Gavin Dunn has been announced as the new Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered Association of Building Engineers. The Association works as a leading bod of professionals for the design, construction, maintenance and evaluation of buildings. The organisation was first created in 1925 as the Incorporated Association of Architects and Surveyors and has the principle objectives to promote the knowledge, study and practice of each and all of the arts and sciences connected to building technology, planning, design, construction, maintenance and repair of the built environment while maintaining high standards of professional qualification, conduct and practice. The Association was also founded to encourage co-operation between the different construction professions.
Dr. Gavin Dunn originally trained as an Architect and practiced in North America before returning to work in the UK and specialise in energy and environmental performance for buildings. Gavin has been a member of The Chartered Association of Building Engineers, or CABE in 1999, and was appointed to the board in 2014. Gavin is currently the Executive Director at BRE, a role in which he is responsible for the global operation and strategic development of the organisation’s Building Performance business. Gavin will formally take over as CEO of CABE in April, when the current CEO, Dr. John Hooper retires. When Gavin takes over this new role, he will step down from his current Executive Director position, however he will keep his position on the Building Regulations Advisory Committee, or BRAC for the UK Government, as well as his place on the European Board of GRESB.
In April, Gavin Dunn will be in charge of developing the position at CABE as well as increasing awareness of the Association. The long term role of this position is to increase CABE’s influence with industry and Government in order to have an effect on policy and standards. It is also hoped that the new CEO will promote the unique role of their members in the creation of safer and healthier buildings.