Alain Peyrot was born in France in 1942. After receiving his Engineering Degree at the Ecole Centrale in Paris, he studied at the University of Wisconsin in Madison where he received his PhD degree in 1968. After serving two years in the French Army, he joined the Faculty of the Civil Engineering Department at the University of Wisconsin where he was a Professor until 1997. While at the University, he taught courses in Structural Engineering, advised many graduate students and published extensively. Using his expertise in structural analysis and reliability-based design, he became a pioneer in the development of 3-dimensional computer modeling of electric power lines in support of their analysis, design and management. Such modeling concepts, similar to those now used by BIM in the building construction industry, were implemented in the software of Power Line Systems (PLS), a company that he founded and directed until his retirement in 2008. The PLS software is now used by the majority of electric utilities, tower and pole manufacturers, and line design consultants throughout the world.
Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, F.ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2012