Gérard Sénior, Architect and Director, AETIC ARCHITECTES
Aetic Architectes is a Paris-based architecture agency with a team of six; it has specialised in HQE projects for several years. As a member of the UNSFA, the French Syndicate of Architects, Gérard Sénior leads the development and implementation of technical policy. His long experience within standardisation bodies has earned him recognition as an expert with Afnor on environmental quality standards, both in France and internationally, and on BIM (Building Information Modelling).
“When working on a project, I need to rapidly determine the finished wall thickness for existing structures and for new constructions. The thickness defines the available living area of each part of the building, room, hallways, etc. and enables me to ascertain the dimensions of a building’s interior. I have performance objectives for the entire building which, depending to the project's requirements, enable me, through multi-criteria analysis, to select the insulation materials from among several families. This is part of the extremely precise design process. It all starts with the development of the project based on the intended uses. More targeted and precise information is provided as we progress. The possibility of conducting a search according to precise criteria is very practical, because in just 4 clicks one can determine what currently exists on the market, then the results can be exported and saved in a project file.”