Canadian Consulting Engineer

Alan G. Davenport Dies

One of Canada's most important

December 1, 2009   Canadian Consulting Engineer

One of Canada’s most important

engineers died this summer. Alan G. Davenport founded the University of Western Ontario’s Boundary Wind Layer Tunnel in London, Ontario and pioneered the use of such laboratories and the design of wind-sensitive structures.

Dr. Davenport worked on structures around the world, including the World

Trade Center in New York City, the Sears Tower in Chicago, the Messina Straits Crossing in Italy, and the Tsing Ma Bridge in Hong Kong. In Canada he worked on Toronto’s CN Tower and Confederation Bridge in P.E.I.

Dr. Davenport died on 19 July, 2009 in London, Ontario from Parkinson’s Disease. He was a member of the Order of Canada.

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