Dr Jonathan Barnett is an internationally acclaimed technical expert in fire safety engineering with over forty-two years’ experience in his field. Previously a professor at WPI in the United States, Jonathan has researched topics such as computer modelling of fire, structural fire protection, combustible cladding and the development of new fire test standards.
Jonathan has done projects throughout the world including the United States, Europe, New Zealand and Australia. Starting in 1992 he has worked with the CSIRO, the University of Melbourne, Victoria University, the University of Newcastle, the Australasian Fire Authorities Council, and fire brigades in Victoria and New South Wales. Jonathan is a chartered professional engineer who has designed numerous commercial, residential and special purpose buildings. He is a leader in building defect rectification strategies.
As a forensic specialist, Jonathan has worked on numerous projects both large and small, including the analysis of the events of 9/11. As part of the ASCE/FEMA team he testified before Congress on the events that led to the collapse of the buildings at New York’s World Trade Center.