Paul Foulkes is an independent intelligent buildings consultant. He has been involved in engineering since he was 16, starting as an apprentice. His early years were spent in the aircraft industry– first on maintenance and later R&D. Moving to continental Europe, he entered the construction sector in the early 90s concentrating in all aspects of renewables, intelligent technologies and low energy building techniques. Returning to UK in to 2012, he completed a Masters in Architecture and the built environment, then spent time in project management.