Alastair Craig Paterson

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Alastair Craig Paterson
CBE, FREng
Born 1924
Glasgow
Education Royal Technical College
Occupation Civil Engineer
Known for President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, President of the Institution of Structural Engineers
Notable work Dungeness B power station, Aberdeen School of Art, Aber Swing Bridge, Carnaerfon

Alastair Craig Paterson CBE, FREng (born 1924) is a Civil Engineer. Born in Glasgow, Scotland,[1] he was the 124th President of the Institution of Civil Engineers from November 1988 to November 1989 and President of the Institution of Structural Engineers from 1984 to 1985.[2] [3]

Career[edit]

After graduating from the Royal Technical College, Glasgow in 1944, Paterson joined the Royal Electrical and Mechanical Engineers and reached the rank of Major.[3] He completed his service in 1948 having gained the position of Deputy Assistant Director Mechanical Engineering (North Burma and China).[3]

In 1948 Paterson joined Merz & McLelland in Esher, then Aberdeen.[3] In 1958 he left to join Taylor Woodrow working with Frank Gibb on nuclear power station projects.[3]

He became a partner of F R Bullen in 1960 and founded their Glasgow office.[3] He was involved in the structural engineering of the Aberdeen School of Art.[3] In 1966 he moved to London becoming Senior Partner and worked on projects such as Dungeness B power station and Aber Swing Bridge, Carnaerfon.[3]

He became Chairman of the British Consultants' Bureau in 1976. He was President of the Institution of Structural Engineers from 1984 to 1985, and President of the Institution of Civil Engineers from November 1988 to November 1989.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Masterton, Gordon (2005), ICE Presidential Address, retrieved 21 July 2013 
  2. ^ "Past Presidents". http://www.ice.org.uk/. Retrieved July 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ a b c d e f g h i Howie, Will (October 27, 1988). "Multi Discipline President". New Civil Engineer. 
Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
Sir William Francis (civil engineer)
President of the Institution of Civil Engineers
November 1988– November 1989
Succeeded by
Peter Frank Stott