Dr. Jon A. Peterka has more than 40 years’ experience in the definition of wind loads on structures and other applications of wind engineering. He holds BS and MS degrees in Civil Engineering and a PhD in Fluid Mechanics and Fluid Dynamics. Dr. Peterka is emeritus Professor of Civil Engineering at Colorado State University and President of CPP, Inc. (Cermak Peterka Petersen, Inc.), a wind engineering consulting firm. His practice has included evaluation of wind loads on buildings and structures using boundary layer wind tunnels, and research and applications for wind effects on structures such as pedestrian wind analysis, snow loads, and forensic analysis. Peterka has served on the ASCE 7 wind load subcommittee for more than 25 years and his research is responsible for the non-hurricane portion of the design wind map. He is the chairman of the SEI standards committee ASCE 49 on Wind Tunnel Testing of Buildings and Other Structures. Peterka was co-author of the wind speed requirements of standard ASCE 37, Design Loads on Structures During Construction. He developed a wind uplift model for asphalt shingles and developed an acceptance test ASTM D 7158 for certification of wind resistance of shingles.
Ph.D., P.E., F.SEI, M.ASCE
SEI Fellow Since 2013