CPP welcomes Dr. John Holmes

CPP is pleased to welcome Dr. John Holmes as a Senior Consultant. Dr. Holmes brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team in Australia, and we are excited and honored that he has chosen to join CPP.

Dr. Holmes has a long and distinguished career in wind engineering, having been involved in research, testing, and consulting since 1969. He was instrumental in the development of Australian Standards AS1170.2 and AS/NZS1170.2 (Wind loads) and AS3995 (Design of steel lattice towers and masts), and he is the author of Wind Loading of Structures, an authoritative book, currently in its third edition.

John was the founding Chair of the Australasian Wind Engineering Society (AWES) from 1984 to 1987 and remains a life member of the same professional organization. He is also a Fellow and Chartered Professional Engineer of the Institution of Engineers, Australia. Dr. Holmes currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland, was Editor-in-Chief of the international journal Wind and Structures for ten years.

Dr. Holmes is the author of more than 400 papers and reports and has received a number of prestigious awards, including:

  • Fulbright Senior Fellowship, Texas Tech University, 1989.
  • W H Warren Medal, Institution of Engineers Australia, 1990.
  • Research Fellowship, Japan Society for Promotion of Science, 1996.
  • John P. Laborde Visiting Chair, Louisiana State University, 2003.
  • IAWE Senior Award (A.G. Davenport Medal), International Association for Wind Engineering, 2011.

John’s consulting expertise has been critical to the completion of a number of iconic structures, including:

  • West Gate Bridge (Melbourne)
  • CitiCorp Building (New York)
  • Olympic Stadium Sydney (ANZ Stadium)
  • Docklands Stadium Melbourne (Etihad Stadium)
  • Melbourne Rectangular Stadium (AAMI Stadium)
  • My Thuan Bridge (Vietnam)
  • Baram Bridge (Malaysia)
  • Macau Tower (China)
  • Jade Stadium Christchurch (New Zealand)
  • Chevron site redevelopment, Gold Coast (Australia)
  • Wembley Stadium redevelopment, London (UK)
  • Pluto and Gorgon LNG plants (Western Australia)
  • Macau Eiffel Tower (China)

Please join us in welcoming Dr. Holmes to CPP’s Australia team.   John may be reached at or at one of the following telephone numbers:

+61 (0)407 958 538 (Mobile)
+61 (0)3 9585 3815 (Direct line – Melbourne)
+61 (0)2 9551 2000 (Main Sydney office)