John Kilpatrick

RWDI, Practice Area Leader, Principal | Ontario, Canada

About

John manages the global wind engineering team and the firm’s technical development in this area. He 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, 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.

CTBUH Designated Expert

CTBUH Roles

Expert Peer Review Committee, Member (2014 – Present)

Annual Conference, Presenter (London 2013; Chicago 2019)

International Research Seed Funding, Peer Review Panel (2014)

CTBUH Initiatives

Videos

11 June 2013

Engineering Tall in Historic Cities

Historic cities present challenges for tall buildings. There are issues with urban landscape, viewing corridors, adjacent structures, confined access, buildability, and building identity. Below ground...

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Videos

11 June 2013

Session 9: Sustainability in the European Context Q&A

Session 9 panelists including Kamran Moazami, Head of Discipline, Building Structures, WSP UK; John Kilpatrick, Principal & Technical Director, RWDI; Helmut Jahn, Chief Executive Officer,...

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Research

03 March 2008

Friend or Foe - Wind at Height

Peter Irwin, John Kilpatrick & Andrea Frisque, RWDI

Wind is often regarded as the foe of tall buildings since it tends to be the governing lateral load but Wind has some potential beneficial...

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