John Anthony Derrington

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John Anthony Derrington
Born 24 December 1921[1]
London, England
Died 9 February 2008(2008-02-09) (aged 86)
Nationality British
Occupation Engineer
Engineering career
Discipline Civil
Institutions Institution of Civil Engineers (president), Institution of Structural Engineers (president),[Offshore Engineering Society (president)

John Anthony Derrington CBE FREng FIStructE FICE (24 December 1921 – 9 February 2008) was a British civil engineer.


Derrington was born in London.[2][3] He held a Bachelor of Science degree in engineering and a Diploma of Imperial College.[3]

He was head of the design group at Sir Robert McAlpine and also wrote in the Proceedings of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) regarding multi-story concrete construction.[4][5]

Affiliations and honours[edit]

He was a fellow of the ICE, of the Institution of Structural Engineers (IStructE; 1984-85), and of the Royal Academy of Engineering. He was elected president of the IStructE for the 1979–80 session, of the ICE for the 1984–85 session and of the Offshore Engineering Society for 1987–88.[3][4] In the 1986 Birthday Honours, he was invested as a Commander of the Order of the British Empire.[6]


Derrington lived in Rottingdean, East Sussex. He died on 9 February 2008 at the age of 86. The ICE held a memorial service for him at Westminster Cathedral on 10 November 2008.[7][4]


  1. ^ Who's Who of British Engineers. Ohio University Press. 1968. p. 159. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 
  2. ^ Masterton, Gordon (2005), ICE Presidential Address, archived from the original on 3 January 2011, retrieved 24 October 2010 
  3. ^ a b c Watson 1988, p. 254.
  4. ^ a b c "John Derrington Memorial Service". Institution of Civil Engineers. Retrieved 31 December 2010. [permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Discussion on Multi-storey Construction in Concrete". Institution of Civil Engineers. doi:10.1680/iicep.1958.2452;jsessionid=3p26lc4bsmfr.z-telford-01 (inactive 2017-08-21). Retrieved 31 December 2010. 
  6. ^ "No. 50551". The London Gazette (Supplement). 13 June 1986. p. 7. 
  7. ^ "Obituary: John Derrington CBE F.R.Eng". The Argus. 15 February 2008. Retrieved 8 June 2017. 


Professional and academic associations
Preceded by
James Anthony Gaffney
President of the Institution of Civil Engineers
November 1984 – November 1985
Succeeded by
Donald Reeve