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)

  • 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
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Dima Dizhur
  • 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
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Dima Dizhur
  • Dizhur, D., & Ingham, J. M. (2013). Diagonal tension strength of vintage unreinforced clay brick masonry wall panels. CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 43, 418-427. 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2013.02.015
    Other University of Auckland co-authors: Dima Dizhur
  • Derakhshan, H., Griffith, M. C., & Ingham, J. M. (2013). Out-of-Plane Behavior of One-Way Spanning Unreinforced Masonry Walls. JOURNAL OF ENGINEERING MECHANICS, 139 (4), 409-417. 10.1061/(ASCE)EM.1943-7889.0000347
  • Leite, J., Lourenco, P. B., & Ingham, J. M. (2013). Statistical Assessment of Damage to Churches Affected by the 2010-2011 Canterbury (New Zealand) Earthquake Sequence. JOURNAL OF EARTHQUAKE ENGINEERING, 17 (1), 73-97. 10.1080/13632469.2012.713562
  • Kashyap, J., Willis, C. R., Griffith, M. C., Ingham, J. M., & Masia, M. J. (2012). Debonding resistance of FRP-to-clay brick masonry joints. ENGINEERING STRUCTURES, 41, 186-198. 10.1016/j.engstruct.2012.03.032
  • Ismail, N., Petersen, R. B., Masia, M. J., & Ingham, J. M. (2011). Diagonal shear behaviour of unreinforced masonry wallettes strengthened using twisted steel bars. CONSTRUCTION AND BUILDING MATERIALS, 25 (12), 4386-4393. 10.1016/j.conbuildmat.2011.04.063
  • Mahmood, H., & Ingham, J. M. (2011). Diagonal Compression Testing of FRP-Retrofitted Unreinforced Clay Brick Masonry Wallettes. JOURNAL OF COMPOSITES FOR CONSTRUCTION, 15 (5), 810-820. 10.1061/(ASCE)CC.1943-5614.0000209


Contact details

  • Media Contact

Primary location

Level 2 , Room 237
New Zealand

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