Dr. Tom Mara joined CPP in 2020 with over 10 years of wind tunnel testing experience including: wind effects on tall and low-rise buildings; transmission and communication towers; industrial chimneys and stacks; wind climate analysis; full-scale measurement of tall buildings, and aerodynamics of long-span bridges. Tom holds a BESc in Civil Engineering (Structural), a MESc in Civil Engineering, and a PhD in Civil Engineering, each from the University of Western Ontario.
Tom has been a Member of numerous ASCE Committees, including ASCE Standard 49 (Wind Tunnel Testing for Buildings and Other Structures), Electrical Transmission Line Structural Loading (ASCE Manual of Practice No. 74: Guidelines for Electrical Transmission Line Structural Loading), and the Structural Wind Engineering Committee. Most notably, the 4th Edition of Guidelines for Electrical Transmission Line Structural Loading, published in August 2020, represents a significant revision to the wind loading provisions of previous editions. His current committee involvement includes ASCE Standard 48 (Design of Steel Transmission Pole Structures) where he is leading the subcommittee on Vibration and Fatigue, and the new ASCE Loading Standard for Overhead Lines.
Tom has been an author on numerous peer-reviewed journal articles and presented at several conferences, as well as teaching and supervising undergraduate and graduate engineering students. He holds the position of Adjunct Research Professor at the University of Western Ontario. Tom’s complete CV is available upon request.
Tom is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario, Canada as well as several US states. He is also a Member of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering (CSCE), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), and the American Association for Wind Engineering (ACWE).