Principal

Principal Engineer Dr. Tom Morrison focuses his work on old buildings.  He is an Expert Member of the International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage, a Co-Chair of the Preservation Engineering Committee of the Association for Preservation Technology International, and a Board Member of the Canadian Association of Heritage Professionals.  He has worked on UNESCO World Heritage Sites, National Historic Sites, and local barns.  Tom enjoys an interesting challenge.

Dr. Morrison completed his Ph.D. in seismic evaluation and rehabilitation of existing buildings at McGill University, Montreal. He then assumed his present role as principal engineer at Heritage Standing Inc. in 2012.  Prior to founding Heritage Standing Inc, Dr. Morrison held a position at the Heritage Conservation Directorate, the division of Public Works Canada dedicated to overseeing engineering and architectural work on all federally designated and owned heritage properties. 

 

  • Memberships

    •   ISCARSAH – International Scientific Committee on the Analysis and Restoration of Structures of Architectural Heritage (Expert Member)
    •   CAHP - Canadian Association for Heritage Professionals (Board Member)
    •   APTI - Association for Preservation Technology International (PETC Co-Chair)
    •   APEGNB – Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of New Brunswick
    •   PEO - Professional Engineers Ontario
    •   APENS - Association of Professional Engineers Nova Scotia
    •   CSCE – Canadian Society for Civil Engineering
    •   ICOMOS – International Council on Monuments and Sites
  • Education
    • McGill University, Montreal, QC  
      •  Ph.D.in Civil Engineering  
        • Dissertation: Seismic Mitigation Technique for Existing Single Storey Steel CBF Structures
    • Czech Technical University in Prague, Prague, Czech Republic. 
      • M.Eng in Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions
    • University of Minho, Guimaraes, Portugal.  
      • Thesis: Advanced Numerical Tool to Analyze Monitoring Data
    • McGill University, Montreal, QC 
      • B.Eng in Civil Engineering.    Area of specialization: Structures

Select Publications and Papers

  Morrison, T., Rogers, C.A., 2013, Seismic Retrofit of Existing Single Storey Steel CBF Structures with a Ring Fuse, CSCE 3rd Specialty Conference on Disaster Prevention and Mitigation, Montreal, Quebec, May 29th to June 1st 2013

  Morrison, T., 2013, Seismic Mitigation Technique for Existing Single Storey Steel CBF Structures, Ph.D. Thesis, McGill University, Montreal, QC.

  Tremblay, St-Onge, Rogers, Morrison, Legeron, Desjardins, Tirca, Gray, Christopoulos, Packer, 2011 Overview of
Ductile Seismic Brace Fuse Systems in Canada, EUROSTEEL 2011 – 6th European Conference on Steel and Composite Structures, Budapest, 2011

  Morrison, T., Hartley, J., Rogers, C., Seismic Performance and Retrofit of Existing Steel Structures, ISCARSAH International Workshop 2011 – Cuba, Presented Paper, May, 2011

  Gaudreau, K., Mirza, S., Morrison, T., Munroe, E. Climate Change and Canada’s Infrastructure. Canadian Civil Engineer. Vol. 22, No. 3; June 2005

Presentations, Pannels, and Involvement

  2016, Navigating your Old Building’s Needs, Workshop Presenter

  2016, APT Preservation Engineering Student Design Build Competition Chair – Inaugural 2016 Competition

  2016, National Trust for Canada Annual Conference Presenter

  2016, NRC Historic Mortar Working Group

  2016, Structural Analysis of Historical Constructions Conference (SAHC 2016), Internatonal Scientific Committee Member

  2015, NSERC Create Heritage Forum Panel Member

  2014, Association for Preservation Technology International, Preservation Engineering Workshop Presenter

  2014, Association for Preservation Technology International Annual Conference: Track coordinator - The Building

  2014, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference: Career Planning Discussion Panel Member. Halifax

  2013, ISCARSAH  Seminar: Co-Organizer and Presenter: Structural Health Monitoring, Seismic Assessment and Design. Ottawa

  2013, Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual Conference: Seismic Retrofit of Existing Single Storey Steel CBF Structures with a Ring Fuse. Montreal

Work Experience

  Heritage Standing Inc.
Principal Engineer

  McGill University
Researcher and Teaching Assistant

  Heritage Conservation Directorate – Government of Canada
Conservation Engineer