Board of Trustees, Trustee (2009-2012)
Working Group; Wind Engineering, Co-Chair (2010-present)
CTBUH Journal, Editorial Board (2008-present)
Conference, Session Chair (New York, 2005)
Conference, Speaker (New York, 2005; Dubai, 2008; Mumbai, 2010)
Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc.
Peter Irwin joined the company back in 1980 and became the President of RWDI in 1999. He now serves as a Senior Executive Consultant & Past President. His experience in wind engineering dates back to 1974 and includes extensive research and consulting in wind loading, aeroelastic response, wind tunnel methods, instrumentation as well as supervising many hundreds of wind engineering studies of major structures since joining RWDI.
Examples of tall building projects he has worked on are the Petronas Towers in Kuala Lumpur, the Taipei 101 building in Taipei, Two International Finance Centre in Hong Kong and the Burj Dubai tower in Dubai. Peter earned his Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from McGill University. He is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Provinces of Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia and is a Fellow of the ASCE and CSCE. He has published over 120 papers and won several awards for his work, including the Jack E. Cermak Medal, American Society of Civil Engineers, 2007 and the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering's Gzowski Medal in 1995. He serves on several committees for codes and standards, such as the Standing Committee on Structural Design for the Canadian Building Code, and the wind committees of the ASCE 7 and ISO standards.
His published books and research papers in the field of Tall Buildings include:
IRWIN, P. KILPATRICK, J. & FRISQUE, A. (2008). Friend or Foe, Wind at Height. Proceedings of the CTBUH 8th World Congress, 3rd-5th March 2008. Dubai, UAE. Published by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Chicago. pp.336-342.
IRWIN, P. (2005). The Wind Engineering of the Burj Dubai Tower. Proceedings of CTBUH 7th World Congress, 16th-19th October 2005. New York, USA. Published by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Chicago.
BREUKELMAN, B., HASKETT. T., GAMBLE S. & IRWIN, P. (2001). Analysis and Model Techniques for Determining Dynamic Behaviour of Civil Structures with Various Damping Systems. Proceedings of the CTBUH 6th World Congress, 26th February-2nd March 2001. Melbourne, Australia. Published by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Chicago. pp.635-644.
BREUKELMAN, B. & IRWIN, P. (2001). Recent Applications of Damping Systems for Wind Response. Proceedings of the CTBUH 6th World Congress, 26th February-2nd March 2001. Melbourne, Australia. Published by the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat, Chicago.