Jim Mutrie – In Memoriam

Jim Mutrie, a long-time member of the CSA A23.3 Design of Concrete Structures Technical Committee, passed away on December 23, 2019. Jim was a tower of strength on the Committee for nearly 40 years where, for over 20 years, he capably chaired the Seismic Design Subcommittee. As a managing partner of Jones Kwong Kishi, Jim Mutrie made a significant contribution to Canadian engineering practice and was a recognised leader in the engineering community.

Not content with his significant design accomplishments, Jim was also a contributing researcher and active member of the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC). As evidence of his standing in the Canadian engineering community, the Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia (SEABC) recruited Jim to chair a task force in preparing design guidelines for Building Code changes in British Columbia. Jim was also a contributing author to the Cement Association of Canada’s Concrete Design Handbook, which serves as a principal educational text for concrete design in Canadian engineering universities.

Not content with his significant design accomplishments, Jim was also a contributing researcher and active member of the Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC). As evidence of his standing in the Canadian engineering community, the Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia (SEABC) recruited Jim to chair a task force in preparing design guidelines for Building Code changes in British Columbia. Jim was also a contributing author to the Cement Association of Canada’s Concrete Design Handbook, which serves as a principal educational text for concrete design in Canadian engineering universities.