2019 40 Under 40: John Barrot, PE, LEED AP, 37

Associate Principal, Arup, New York City BEng Mechanical Engineering and BA, University of Sydney, Australia

By Jack Smith and Amara Rozgus May 16, 2019

Barrot is an associate principal and leads the fire/life safety practice in Arup’s New York City office. He also serves on the executive team for the New York consulting practice and is the head of digital transformation for the company’s global fire engineering practice. Throughout his career, his expertise has been in code consulting, performance-based design and fire protection consulting for the built environment, which has been further supported by his passion for developing innovative fire-engineered solutions that solve real-world, complex problems. Barrot moved to the U.S. and joined Arup in 2006. He spent 13 months as a fire engineer on the Second Avenue Subway in New York City, his first major project at Arup. Since then, he has been incredibly fortunate to work on a wide range of projects including airport passenger terminals, cultural, commercial, hospitality, residential, science and university projects. Barrot serves on the board of the New York Society of Fire Protection Engineers and on committees for the New York City Department of Buildings, SFPE and previously for ACEC. He has spoken for AIA, CTBUH, NFPA and SFPE, wrote articles for Consulting-Specifying Engineer and was a contributor to the recently published AIA Modular and Off-Site Construction Guide. He has lectured for The New School. Much of what Barrot does outside of work is centered around his family. He coaches his eldest son’s flag football team and enjoys traveling with his family, focusing on hitting as many National Parks as possible, recently visiting Acadia, Zion and the Grand Canyon. He also enjoys playing guitar, a hobby that he picked up when he was 13. In addition, he enjoys competing in triathlons and has challenged himself to do at least one a year. 

Author Bio: Jack Smith is a Content Manager at CFE Media. Amara Rozgus is Editor-in-Chief of Consulting-Specifying Engineer.