Simon Brown

BSc, PhD, P.Eng. | Principal
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Simon is able to turn architectural vision into reality. Two of his recent projects, Glacier Skywalk and Studio Bell (formerly called National Music Centre) have won World Architecture Awards. Simon was the Design Lead and Structural Engineer for Glacier Skywalk, which has also won the Governor General’s Award for Architecture and the Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence, the highest recognition for excellence in consulting engineering in Canada.

Simon is a voting member of the American Concrete Institute (ACI International) Committee 421: Design of Reinforced Concrete Slabs” and is also a voting member of the Canadian Standards Association Welding Requirements Committee S367: Air-, cable-, and frame-supported membrane structures. He is also routinely engaged to present his work at national and international conferences.
 
Simon graduated from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in 1993. In 2003, he completed his PhD in Structural Engineering at the University of Calgary. Simon joined RJC in 1998, having worked two previous years with another firm. He is a Principal in RJC’s Calgary office and is currently RJC’s technical specialist for reinforced concrete design.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Saskatchewan (APEGS)
  • American Concrete Institute (ACI) International 
  • Former President, American Concrete Institute (ACI): Alberta Chapter
  • Canadian Standards Association
  • Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
  • Voting Member, Committee 421: Design of Reinforced Concrete Slabs, American Concrete Institute (ACI); American Society for Civil Engineering
  • Voting Member, Committee S367: Air-, cable-, and frame-supported membrane structures, Canadian Standards Association

Publications

  • Gartner, Josef, Stefan Zimmermann and Simon Brown. “Glacier Skywalk – Aussichtsbrücke mit Glasboden.” In Glasbau 2015, 91-100. Berlin: Wilhelm Ernst & Sohn, 2015.
  • Brown, Simon. “Glacier Skywalk.” Paper presented at the 16th International European Bridge Conference & Exhibition, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 23-25, 2015.
  • Brown, Simon. “Glacier Skywalk.” Paper presented at the 9th International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges, Calgary, Alberta, July 15-18, 2014.
  • Brown, Simon. “The Glacier Skywalk Project.” Presentations for the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Western Lecture Tour, Victoria, Vancouver, Edmonton, and Calgary, February 25-27, 2014.
  • Brown, Simon and Walter Dilger. “Design of Slab-Column Connections to Resist Seismic Loading.” Paper presented at the 13th World Conference on Earthquake Engineering, Vancouver, British Columbia, August 1-6, 2004.

Awards

  • 2014 Best Paper Award, International Conference on Short and Medium Span Bridges
  • Gold Medal, Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)