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Profile of John Kilpatrick

Name
John Kilpatrick
Position
Technical Director | Principal
Email
John.Kilpatrick@rwdi.com
Phone
+1.519.823.1311 x5210
Summary

John manages our global wind engineering team as well as the firm’s technical development in this area. During his over two decades in the field, John has earned a reputation as a creative and insightful wind engineer who delivers substantial value for clients by meeting complex challenges in building design. Working closely with design teams to develop a thorough understanding of wind effects on specific sites and structures--especially high-rise buildings, stadia and flexible structures--John has developed technically sound and cost-effective solutions for projects around the world. Among other professional distinctions, John has been a recipient of the State-of-the-Art in Civil Engineering Award, presented by the American Society of Civil Engineers.

An award-winning international leader in wind engineering and complex building design

  • EDUCATION

    • Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Engineering), University of Western Ontario, Canada
    • Master of Engineering Science (Structures and Fluid Mechanics), University of Western Ontario, Canada 
    • Bachelor of Engineering Science (Civil Engineering), University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • AFFILIATIONS

    • Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Ontario
    • Chartered Engineer (C.Eng.), United Kingdom
    • Fellow, Institute of Civil Engineers, United Kingdom
    • Past Chair, United Kingdom Wind Engineering Society
    • Numerous publications in technical journals
  • SPECIALTIES

    • Building design
    • Flexible structures
    • High-rise buildings
    • Intensive design collaboration
    • Problem-solving
    • Stadia
    • Wind effects
    • Wind engineering