24th March 2023

Simone Starnini selected as a judge for Society of Facade Engineering

Simone Starnini, Head of Facade Engineering for Sir Robert McAlpine, will bring his experience and expertise to the Society of Facade Engineering (SFE) Awards.

The Society of Facade Engineering Awards recognise and reward excellence and achievements in facade engineering and the judging panel consists of industry leaders with recognised track records in delivering high profile projects in London, the UK and internationally.

Simone Starnini, a Fellow Member of the Society of Facade Engineering, brings to the panel his experience of delivering numerous iconic facade projects in London and the UK, including The Leadenhall Building, One Hyde Park and the Francis Crick Institute.

Simone holds a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Bologna and a Research Scholarship in Architectural Engineering from PennState University. He has worked for specialist sub-contractor Focchi and was the Head of Facade Engineering for Laing O’Rourke for 14 years before joining Sir Robert McAlpine in 2019.

The Façade 2023 Design and Engineering Awards are split across 6 categories: New Build – Project of the year, Refurbishment – Project of the Year, Young Façade Engineer of the Year, Innovation, Sustainability, Product of the Year and Lifetime achievement.

Each category welcomes both UK and international entries, recognising and celebrating excellence in facade engineering domestically and abroad. Previous winners include Bloomberg HQ in London (Sir Robert McAlpine project) and the Morpheus hotel in Macau, China.

Simone's appointment as a judge for the SFE Award is a recognition of his expertise and experience in facade engineering. His contribution to the panel will help to ensure that the awards recognise and reward excellence and achievements in facade engineering, raising the profile of, and drawing attention to, the importance of this discipline.

The SFE Façade Awards and Dinner is a highlight of the facade engineering industry's calendar and take place on 8th November at the London Hilton on Park Lane.

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