Daniel T Pillai
Daniel was Director of The Sustainable Building Envelope Centre (SBEC) for Tata Steel between 2010 and 2015. This centre of excellence was a joint venture between Tata Steel, Low Carbon Research Institute (LCRI) and Welsh Assembly Government aimed at accelerating the development of low and zero carbon solutions using the building envelope / fabric as platform for generating, storing / buffering, conserving, dissipating and optimally managing the use of renewable energy. The technologies developed at the Centre have been piloted in full-scale buildings, adopted by the collaborating industrial partners and new companies have been spun out to exploit them. Prior to this function he was General Manager of the Tata Steel’s Insulated Panel Business in the UK.
Daniel is co-founding director of AWI group, a global steel framed building solutions provider currently majoring on delivering sustainable and near zero carbon buildings.
Daniel holds an honours degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Strathclyde. He has worked for leading organisations (Butler Buildings and Atlas Ward Group) in the pre engineered steel framed building industry and held senior international roles in Structural Steel Design, NPD in steel framing / Building Systems & Envelope Systems, Sales & Marketing, Business Development, Strategy, Licensing, setting up Joint Ventures, Start Ups, Acquisitions and General Management.