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John H. Pao, P.Eng., Struct.Eng., SE | Director of Structural Engineering

John graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1980. In 1984 he completed his masters degree in structural engineering. Three years later, John became a partner with Bogdonov Pao Associates Ltd., a firm that offers a wide variety of structural engineering services in the residential, commercial, and light industrial sectors. He is licensed to practice as a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia and 16 states, including the earthquake-prone state of California and the extreme weather state of Alaska. As the founding president of the Vancouver Structural Engineers Group Society, John is a driving force behind several initiatives to enhance the structural engineering profession in British Columbia. He has presented papers at local and international conferences, lectured in seismic seminars, co-authored a textbook on reinforced concrete design, and has taught reinforced concrete design at the BC Institute of Technology.



Participation and Experience

  • Executive Director: Vancouver Structural Engineers Group Society (1993 - present and President from 1998 - 2001)
  • Executive Director: APEGBC Structural Qualifications Board (1997 - present)
  • Executive Director: APEGBC Interim Structural Review Board (1995 - present)
  • Program Co-ordinator: VSEGS Certificate In Structural Engineering Program sponsored by the University of British Columbia (2000 - present)
  • Organising Committee: 13th World Conference in Earthquake Engineering held in Vancouver, BC (2004)
  • Structural Technical Reviewer: APEGBC Practice Review Program & City of Vancouver Independent Review Program (1994 - present)
  • BCIT Instructor: Structural Design of Reinforced Concrete course (1984 -1985)
  • Co-author: "Dynamic Characteristics of a 32 Storey High-Rise Building During Construction" presented at the Fifth U.S. National Conference on Earthquake Engineering in 1994
  • Co-author: "Reinforced Concrete Design: A Practical Approach. 2005. Pearson Education Canada."