Bachelor of Science, Aberdeen University, Scotland, 1953. Doctor of Philosophy, Aberdeen University, Scotland, 1961. Doctor of Science, Aberdeen University, Scotland, 1982.
Master of Science, Cranfield Institute of Technology, 1955.
Structural engineer English Electric Company, Warton, England, 1955-1957. Lecturer in engineering Aberdeen University, 1957-1962. Lecturer in civil engineering Southampton University, Southampton, 1962-1966.
Professor structural engineering Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland, 1967-1976. Regius professor civil engineering Glasgow University, 1977-1993. Dean of engineering Glasgow University, 1981-1984.
Dean of school Strathclyde University, 1969-1972.
Chairman Clyde Estuary Amenity Council, Glasgow, 1981-1986. Member governor body Glasgow Polytechnic, Glasgow, 1984-1993. Committee chairman Council on Tall buildings, Bethlehem, United States of America, 1984-1993.
Expert witness in several legal cases, Glasgow. Fellow Royal Society Edinburgh, Institute Civil Engineers, Institute Structural Engineers, Royal Society Arts.
Married Frances Bruce Moir, December 27, 1962. Children: Alison, Gavin, Moyra.