Faculty & Staff
John Frye
Senior Instructor / Engineer in Residence
Office: E1-419 EITC
Email: jfrye@cc.umanitoba.ca
B.Sc. University of Manitoba 1967
M.Sc. University of Manitoba 1971
Ph.D. University of Manitoba 1979


Dr. Frye began his engineering career in 1967 with the Dominion Bridge Company in Winnipeg working two years in the structural design department and the construction department. In 1969, he returned to the University of Manitoba to pursue graduate studies in structural engineering. During this period he was a sessional lecturer with the Department of Civil Engineering.

In 1974 he joined the City of Winnipeg Building Inspections Department. He spent twenty-six years with the City, retiring in September, 2000. Dr. Frye held several senior positions in the Building Inspection Department including Manager of the Plan Examination Branch and Assistant to the Manager of Building Inspections.

During his twenty-six year career with the City of Winnipeg, Dr. Frye served on numerous Provincial, National and International professional committees related to building codes and standards. He has chaired a number of these committees. Dr. Frye continues to serve on a number of these committees.

In 1992 he received an Adjunct Professor appointment from the University of Manitoba Department of Civil Engineering.

Dr. Frye has published papers related to the application of expert systems for the fire protection requirements of the National Building Code of Canada. He has lectured extensively to architects, professional engineers, interior designers and building technologists on building codes particularly in the area of fire protection.

Professional Affliliations:
Association of Professional Engineers, Province of Manitoba (Since October, 1969)
American Society of Civil Engineers
Manitoba Building Officials Association
Society of Fire Protection Engineers
Manitoba Building Envelope Council
Canadian Paraplegic Association
Canadian Construction Research Board



  • Honory Member Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba, 2001. 
  • Ducks Unlimited Canada Outstanding Service Award, March 17, 2000
  •  Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Manitoba Merit Award, March 7, 2000
  •  Recognition of Service Award, Continuing Education Division, University of Manitoba, 1993
  •  Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators Award for Education, May 27, 1993


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