Professor Jason Maxwell Ingham

BE (Hons), ME (Dist), PhD, MBA


Jason lived in several towns and cities of New Zealand, before completing his schooling in the Bay of Plenty where his family own a small kiwifruit orchard.

Jason did his BE and ME at The University of Auckland, followed by a PhD at the University of California at San Diego. Supervised by Professor Nigel Priestley and Professor Freider Seible he investigated the seismic response of elevated concrete freeway frames and was funded by the California Department of Transportation (Caltrans).

Jason joined The University of Auckland as a staff member in 1995 and undertook an MBA in 2004. In that same year Jason was awarded a $3.75m research grant funded by the NZ Foundation for Research Science and Technology, investigating and developing guidelines for seismic assessment and retrofit of earthquake prone buildings. The project was a collaboration with The University of Canterbury and collectively involved 27 PhD studies.

Recently Jason has extended his research interests to include the use of recycled or waste materials in concrete, and the condition assessment of concrete bridges.

Research | Current

  • Seismic design of both reinforced and pre-stressed concrete masonry buildings and seismic assessment and retrofit of unreinforced clay brick masonry buildings.
  • Behaviour and condition assessment of concrete bridges.
  • Performance verification of precast concrete assemblages.
  • Sustainable concrete technology.

Research groups

Teaching | Current

  • ENGGEN 121 - Engineering Mechanics (statics)
  • ENGGEN 150 - Engineering Mechanics (statics)
  • CIVIL 313 - Structural Design (concrete structures)


F.IPENZ (2014)

Martin P. Kom Award for Design and Research to Advance Precast/Prestressed Concrete (Precast/Prestressed Concrete Institute) (2013)

John B. Scalzi Research Award, The Masonry Society (USA) (2011)

IPENZ Fulton-Downer Gold Medal – The President’s Award (co-recipient) (2011)

Areas of expertise

  • Seismic assessment and improvement of masonry and concrete buildings
  • Concrete materials technology

Committees/Professional groups/Services

Professional affiliations

  • New Zealand Concrete Society
  • New Zealand Society for Earthquake Engineering
  • Structural Engineering Society of new Zealand
  • Institute of Professional Engineers, New Zealand
  • American Society of Civil Engineers

Selected publications and creative works (Research Outputs)

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  • Dizhur, D., Bailey, S., Griffith, M., & Ingham, J. (2015). Earthquake Performance of Two Vintage URM Buildings Retrofitted Using Surface Bonded GFRP: Case Study. JOURNAL OF COMPOSITES FOR CONSTRUCTION, 19 (5)10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000561
  • Giongo, I., Dizhur, D., Tomasi, R., & Ingham, J. M. (2015). Field Testing of Flexible Timber Diaphragms in an Existing Vintage URM Building. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, 141 (1)10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0001045
  • Derakhshan, H., Dizhur, D., Griffith, M. C., & Ingham, J. M. (2014). In Situ Out-of-Plane Testing of As-Built and Retrofitted Unreinforced Masonry Walls. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, 140 (6)10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000960
  • Lumantarna, R., Biggs, D. T., & Ingham, J. M. (2014). Compressive, Flexural Bond, and Shear Bond Strengths of In Situ New Zealand Unreinforced Clay Brick Masonry Constructed Using Lime Mortar between the 1880s and 1940s. JOURNAL OF MATERIALS IN CIVIL ENGINEERING, 26 (4), 559-566. 10.1061/(ASCE)MT.1943-5533.0000685
  • Moon, L., Dizhur, D., Senaldi, I., Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M., Magenes, G., & Ingham, J. (2014). The Demise of the URM Building Stock in Christchurch during the 2010-2011 Canterbury Earthquake Sequence. EARTHQUAKE SPECTRA, 30 (1), 253-276. 10.1193/022113EQS044M
  • Dizhur, D., Griffith, M., & Ingham, J. (2014). Out-of-plane strengthening of unreinforced masonry walls using near surface mounted fibre reinforced polymer strips. ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 59, 330-343. 10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.10.026
  • Wilson, A., Quenneville, P. J. H., & Ingham, J. M. (2014). In-Plane Orthotropic Behavior of Timber Floor Diaphragms in Unreinforced Masonry Buildings. JOURNAL OF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, 140 (1)10.1061/(ASCE)ST.1943-541X.0000819
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Pierre Quenneville
  • Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M. C., & Ingham, J. M. (2013). Airbag testing of multi-leaf unreinforced masonry walls subjected to one-way bending. ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 57, 512-522. 10.1016/j.engstruct.2013.10.006


Contact details

Primary office location

Level 11, Room 1110
New Zealand

Secondary office location

Level 2, Room 210
New Zealand

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