As Principal & CEO of Holmes (US), Bevan is driving an approvals path forward for modern wood construction. His involvement with the ICC Ad Hoc Committee on Tall Wood Buildings provides him with valuable insight into the regulatory process for adoption of mass timber (specifically cross-laminated timber) under various model codes adopted throughout the US. Bevan is a firm believer that establishing a sound compliance strategy at the onset of a project is fundamental to progression —particularly when adopting new construction technologies. Working with owners and project teams, Bevan crafts fire engineering designs which keep the architectural intent, while finding solutions to difficult code requirements including egress fire separation. He enjoys the challenge of applying first-principle-design, holistically, to achieve a practical and efficient solution.