Dr. Jon Peterka is a CPP co-founder and retired President Emeritus. He currently acts as a Special Consultant to CPP, providing wind engineering advice and analysis in support of projects.
Dr. Peterka’s career has included management and direction of all types of wind engineering studies, including wind loads, pedestrian comfort, snow loading and drifting, power line rating, siting and technology tests for wind turbines, and forensic engineering for wind effects. His work in wind engineering has also included membership on the ASCE-7 committee that writes the national wind load standard, consulting for the FAA on aircraft wind shear, and contribution to a National Research Council report to Congress on wind damage. He is chairman of an ASCE Standards Committee on wind tunnel testing of structures. Dr. Peterka is also active in AAWE, ASME, AIAA and NSPE.
Dr. Peterka has received many awards throughout his career and is frequently sought out for his expertise in wind loading. He is a licensed Professional Engineer (PE) in the states of Colorado, Florida, Texas, and Mississippi.