Paolo Rigone, graduated (MSc) in Civil Engineering at the University of Pavia in 1989.

Chartered Engineer, he has been member of the Order of Engineers of Pavia since 1990 at the position 1385.

PhD in Building Engineering at Faculty of Engineering of the Polytechnic of Milan with a thesis titled as “Technology and Design of metal curtain walling” in 1995.

Since 2007 Associated Professor of Design of the Building Envelope at Faculty of Building engineering of the Polytechnic of Milan.

IQA registered Lead Auditor of Quality Systems, Lead Auditor Training Course, held in 1996 at the Bureau Veritas Quality International Italy.

Member of the Register of Inspectors of Lombardy Region since 2003 at the position 3298.

Partner of the Studio di Ingegneria Rigone, consultant in the technology of the building envelope, with regards to windows, doors and curtain walling design and development; project manager and expert of building physics, design of glass, reinforced concrete, steel and aluminium structures.

He has participated, as expert in the technology of the building envelope, in the majior projects and development of the last decade in Milano: the refurbishment of the Pirelli Tower, the large development of Porta Nuova (città della Moda) and the residential buildings at Citylife development.

He participates and has participated, as consultant for the building envelope, in several projects in India, Nigeria and Dubai.

Since 2000, Technical Manager of UNCSAAL, the Itailan Association of Architectural Aluminium and Steel Manufacturers, with more than 400 members representing the Italian industry of windows and curtain walling manufacturers.

Since 2000, UNI (Italian National Standard Body): Italian Expert and Chief Delegation at CEN TC 33 for the European standardisation on windows and curtain walling;

Since 2007 Convenor of the CEN TC33 WG6 European Standardisation Working Group on Curtain Walling.

Italian Expert at CEN TC 127/WG1 for fire resistence and fire behaviour of curtain walling and glass facade.

Author and co-author of more than 40 technical and scientifical publications on curtain walls and other, building envelope technologies. Among those publications it may be recorded the following: “Curtain walling and maintenance of the glazed building envelope” Maggioli Editor, “Guidance for installation of metal windows and doors”, Aedilmedia Srl., e “Guidance for better performances of building sealants and their installation in curtain walling and windows”, Aedilmedia Srl.