The directors of Vulcan Solutions are very pleased to inform you of a change in the ownership and the company structure following a recent management buy out from Buro Happold and the University of Sheffield. The new strengthened and enthusiastic shareholders / directors of the company are now: –
Ian Burgess, Mick Green, Zhaohui Huang, Roger Plank, Paul Shepherd
We have all been involved with the company historically so there is full continuity. As individuals we bring a broad mix of academic and practical skills and are committed to developing new tools to enhance the capability of the construction industry in the field of structural fire safety. The company will continue to facilitate and enhance value by finding the right synergy between researchers and those organizations designing and constructing buildings.
Roger and Ian as Professors and head of departments at the University of Sheffield bring many years of academic expertise in the area of structural fire safety. Similarly Zhaohui has many years of research and software development to contribute to the company. Paul is our software guru who makes sure the research is more accessible and easier to use with up-to-date web based access. Mick founded FEDRA, the Buro Happold fire consultancy and until recently ran the group internationally so he has broad practical knowledge of the application, the approval and the delivery of leading edge research.
We have improved the software and a new release is planned for early 2013. However this will be the first step in a continuous process of product development – something we see as a very high priority. We also plan to extend the range of software and will be introducing alternative methods of web based delivery. As part of this forward development we wish to engage more closely with users of the software to understand more clearly your needs and aspirations so that we can prioritise improvements accordingly. Your input will be possible via our new forum included in our new website to be released early next year.
We look forward to working with you in the future to assist you in delivering the highest quality fire research or engineering services for your clients with maximum efficiency. In the meantime if you have any queries please do not hesitate to contact us.