Prof. Steve Garrity

   BSc(Hons), MSc, CEng, MICE, FIStructE, MCIHT, FIMS


Professor Steve Garrity is a chartered civil, structural & highways engineer with 35 years experience in the planning, design, supervision of construction and repair or strengthening of a variety of civil and structural engineering works. He gained much of this experience with consulting engineers & the bridge engineering department of a major UK public highway authority. Steve has also spent part of his career as an academic.

He was the Head of the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of Bradford, UK (1997 - 2002) where he later served as a Civil Engineering Consultant and Visiting Professor in Civil Engineering Design.

He is currently the Hoffman Wood Professor of Architectural Engineering at the School of Civil Engineering, University of Leeds, UK. His current academic work includes teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and research into the performance of concrete and masonry structures. Since 2002 he has also been the principal of Garrity Associates, an independent firm of consulting civil and structural engineers. He has provided training and courses for a wide range of construction professionals and has designed various new structures and repair or strengthening works for a variety of clients including government departments, local authorities, consulting engineers and design and build contractors. Most of his work has been associated with the repair or strengthening of concrete and masonry structures.

Steve is the recipient of the Institution of Highways and Transportation Babtie Premium Award (1992) and the Institution of Structural Engineers Cass Hayward Prize (1993), Sir Arnold Waters Medal (1995) and the Lewis Kent Award (2004). He was the co-recipient of the Institution of Civil Engineers Historic Bridge and Infrastructure Awards in 2004 (winner) and 2009 (commendation). He serves as a committee and panel member of various learned societies and professional bodies. He is a past-President of the International Masonry Society (2013-15) and, since 2012, has served as one of two international professors on the degree accreditation board of the Hong Kong Institution of Engineers (HKIE). Steve currently chairs the Joint Board of Moderators in the UK. The JBM accredits undergraduate and master's civil engineering (and related) degrees on behalf of the ICE, IStructE, CIHT and the IHE.