John E. Barrett, PE, SE

Vice Chairman

As the cofounder of BB&A, John E. Barrett, PE, SE serves as the Vice Chairman of the organization. With over 60 years of experience, he has earned accolades for his innovative and effective approach to railroad bridge design projects. Known as an authority on structural issues, Mr. Barrett is highly regarded in the industry for his knowledge and expertise.

 Mr. Barrett earned a BSCE degree from the University of Illinois and is an active member of the University of Illinois Alumni Association. He was instrumental in establishing the Bowman, Barrett & Associates Outstanding Scholar Award, presented each year to an exceptional engineering student at the University studying either transportation or structural engineering.

 Mr. Barrett is actively involved with many industry organizations and committees, including: SEAOI, AREMA (Past Chairman, Life Member and Member Emeritus Committee 15, Steel Structures; Member, Committee 9, Seismic Design for Railway Structures), AISC, ASCE, ASTM, AWS, NSPE, and is a past Member, Board of Directors for University of Illinois Civil Engineering Alumni Association.



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