Bachelor of Science, Civil Engineering, University Leeds, England, 1955. Master of Science in Civil Engineering, University Leeds, England, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, University Canterbury, New Zealand, 1971.
Doctor of Science in Civil Engineering, University Leeds, 1973.
Assistant engineer, De Havilland Aircraft Company, Hatfield, England, 1955-1958; assistant engineer, New Zealand Ministry of Works, Auckland, 1958-1959; lecturer, senior lecturer, reader, U. Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand, 1959-1968; associate professor, U. Auckland, 1972-1979; director, New Zealand Heavy Engineering Research Association, 1979-1980; professor, University of California, Irvine, 1980-1994; professor emeritus, University of California, Irvine, since 1994; president, Earthquake Damage Analysis Corporation, Big Bear Lake, California, since 1996. Director California Universities for Research in Earthquake Engineering, 1988-1996. Member organizing/management commission on steel frame buildings seismic damage proglem Structural Engineers and Universities Institute Joint Venture, California, since 1994.
Member technical review board Metro Rail Project, Los Angeles, 1983. Fellow American Society of Civil Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers (United Kingdom), New Zealand National Society for Earthquake Engineering. Member Rotary International (senior active member, Paul Harris fellow), United Oxford and Cambridge University Club.
Married Janette Driver, December 27, 1958 (divorced July 1985). Married Maureen Margaret Shackel, January 3, 1986. Children: Mark Sinclair, Paul James, Marco Antonio.