Barry Haseltine

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Curriculum Vitae

Position: Consultant to Jenkins & Potter Consulting Engineers

Honours: MBE


Bachelor of Science (Engineering)
Diplomate of Imperial College
Fellow of the City and Guilds of London Institute
Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers
Fellow of the Institution of Structural Engineers
Fellow of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering
Honorary Fellow of the International Masonry Society

Year of birth: 1933


Educated at Collyers School Horsham; went onto City and Guilds College, Imperial College, where obtained lst Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering (Unwin medallist), then took a post-graduate course in Concrete Technology.

Served in the Royal Air Force from 1955 to 1957 mainly in Germany, holding the rank of Flying Officer.

1957-58 Assistant engineer with Livesey & Henderson, Consulting Civil Engineers, working on port and railway developments overseas.

Joined Jenkins & Potter Consulting Civil, Structural and Ceramic Engineers in 1958, becoming an Associate in 1964, a Partner in 1967 and a Consultant in 1994.

International authority on masonry construction in bricks and concrete blocks. Past Chairman of the CEN Eurocode Committee for Masonry, SC6.   Chairman of the British Standards Institution Code of Practice Committee for the design of masonry, and its sub-committee responsible for the structural masonry codes since l978.  Has been Chairman of Committee dealing with wind design of masonry l974 - 78, Chairman of C&CA Structures Research Committee, member of Structural Codes Advisory Committee, joint Editor of CIB International Recommendations for Masonry Structures, Chairman of the BCRA Structural Ceramics Advisory Group  and the Working Party  which produced a design guide for Reinforced Brickwork.  Chairman of the International Standards Organisation Sub Committee ISO TC179/SC1 on un-reinforced masonry and the Working Group on reinforced masonry design.  Is deeply involved in masonry and structural reliability and reinforced concrete research, being Consulting Engineer to British Ceramic Research Limited and to the Building Research Establishment for the Structural Masonry Steering Committee.

Author of numerous technical papers and books, e.g. Bricks and Brickwork, Handbook to BS5628: Part 1: Un-reinforced Masonry, Handbook to BS5628: Part 2: Reinforced Masonry, The Resistance of Brickwork to Lateral Loading, Brickwork Retaining Walls, Comparison of Energy Requirements for Building Materials and Structures etc.

Consulting Engineer to the Building Research Establishment on Eurocode 2 on Reinforced and Pre-stressed Concrete.

Holder of Institution of Structural Engineers Research Medal and two Oscar Faber Bronze medals, awarded for papers presented to the Institution.

President of the British (now International) Masonry Society for the year 1987/88.

Expert Witness on a number of technical inquiries, High Court Actions and Actions overseas.  Subjects include masonry, foundations (incl., piles) steelwork, aluminium and reinforced concrete structures, tile cladding, building technology of the external envelope and the internal works, claims for defective work or inadequate advice; consideration of  effects of vibration on structures.

Has extensive experience in the design of tall reinforced concrete residential and office buildings, deep basements and foundations, including piled foundations, schools, loadbearing brickwork, factories, including food storage and preparation, cold stores, and has been responsible for the structural design of a large number of varied buildings, hardstandings and pavements for industrial premises, involving masonry, reinforced concrete, steelwork or timber as the structural system.  Experience of renovation, alteration and remedial works.

Experienced in the application of reinforced concrete industrialised building methods of prefabrication for offices and housing projects, and steel systems for schools and college buildings. 

Has lectured extensively on Masonry topics, Concrete, Energy use, and other engineering subjects.

Since relinquishing Partnership in Jenkins and Potter, has advised on many projects having problems with bricks, concrete blocks, mortar and rendering.

Outside interests

Golf, gardening and RHS Rhododendron camellia and magnolia group – Chairman of the south East branch. Member of the executive committee