Dr. Roy Denoon is globally recognized as an industry-leading specialist in wind engineering, with over 30 years of experience in the field. Over this time, he has worked extensively in the Americas, the Middle East, Asia, and Europe. He has directed wind engineering studies for several of the world’s tallest and most complex buildings and numerous major sports stadiums and arenas. Roy is known for his pragmatic, holistic approach to wind engineering based on his long-standing interest in reconciling experimental techniques used during design with full-scale data from completed buildings and structures, a highlight of which was the instrumentation and analysis of the performance of Burj Khalifa.
Roy contributes to several professional organizations to develop the practice of wind engineering and its integration into design. He currently serves on the ASCE 7 Main Committee and the Wind Loading Sub-committee, responsible for developing loading standards in the US. As a member of the ASCE Tall Buildings Committee, he was also a primary author of the Manual of Practice 142 on the Design and Performance of Tall Buildings for Wind. As a contributing author to the ASCE/SEI Prestandard for Performance-Based Wind Design, Roy is a leading figure in developing these advances in the field and led the wind tunnel testing of the first building to be constructed using PBWD principles. He is Vice-Chair of the Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat (CTBUH) Engineering Assembly, for whom he previously co-authored the CTBUH Guide to Wind Tunnel Testing of High-rise Buildings.
Roy holds a BEng(Hons) in Civil and Structural Engineering from the University of Edinburgh, an ME(Res) from the University of Sydney, and a PhD from the University of Queensland. His contributions to the design and construction of tall buildings and the urban habitat were recognized by being awarded a Fellowship of CTBUH in 2019.