Peter Irwin

RWDI, Senior Executive Consultant | Toronto, Canada


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…

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Fazlur R. Khan Lifetime Achievement Award (2014)

Annual Conference, Presenter (New York 2005; Dubai 2008; Mumbai 2010)

Annual Conference, Session Chair (New York 2005; Shanghai 2012)


06 November 2014

Dr. Peter Irwin, Founding Partner, RWDI Consulting Engineers, Michael Adlerstein, Assistant Secretary-General & Executive Director, United Nations Capital Master Plan, John Gering, Managing Partner, HLW...


19 September 2012

Jon Galsworthy, Duncan Phillips, Peter Irwin & Jiming Xie, RWDI

This paper describes case studies of supertall Asian buildings, focusing on the impacts of wind and other climatic factors on their design. The aerodynamic shape...


01 March 2012

Michael J. Wesolowsky, Peter A. Irwin, Jon K. Galsworthy, & Andrew K. Bell, RWDI

Occupant footfalls are often the most critical source of floor vibration on upper floors of buildings. Floor motions can degrade the performance of imaging equipment,...