CHICAGO — John E. Barrett, P.E., S.E., vice chairman of Bowman, Barrett & Associates (BB&A), was honored with the John Parmer Award from the Structural Engineers Association of Illinois (SEAOI). The award was presented during SEAOI’s Annual Excellence in Structural Engineering Awards Banquet June 5.

The award is presented each year to a structural engineer in recognition of outstanding contributions in the field of structural engineering whose distinguished career is acknowledged by peers to be an example of excellence.

As the co-founder (along with Louis Bowman) of BB&A, Barrett has 60 years of experience in the industry, and has led hundreds of projects to become one of the nation’s foremost experts on railroad bridge design.

Barrett is a life member of the American Railway Maintenance-of-Way Engineering Association (AREMA), past chairman of Committee 15: Steel Structures, and currently a member of Committee 9: Seismic Design for Railway Structures. He is a fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineers, and a member of SEAOI, among other organizations. Barret is an Illinois-licensed structural engineer and a licensed professional engineer in 16 states.

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