Michael H. Barrett P.E.


1955 University of Colorado BSCE

University of Colorado, Graduate Work in Civil and Structural

(25 hours), 1955-1965

University of Denver, MBA 1979

Professional Experience

Mr. Barrett joined the firm of Ketchum and Konkel in 1955. Became President of the firm in 1969 and Chairman of the Board in 1979. He joined the Martin Associates Group in 1988 as Principal Consultant.

He is involved in Conceptual Engineering and special project management. Mr. Barrett was an instructor at the University of Denver, the University of Colorado, and the Office of Civil Defense.

Mr. Barrett Is experienced in the management of large projects in analysis and design, preparation of working drawing and estimating, coordination, inspection and on-site construction management. He has been involved in numerous projects including the design of a monorail elevated transit system for the Park City, Utah ski area; preliminary design for the Portland Light Rail System currently in use, a cog-rail transit system for Spruce Mountain Development near Monument, Colorado; ski lift and gondola systems in Vail, Colorado; The Durango-Silverton Narrow Gauge Railroad rehabilitation and annual reviews, a 520 foot span operable roof for the Arizona Diamond Backs in Phoenix Arizona; as well as many special and longspan structures.


Professional Engineer Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, Florida, California, North Carolina, Michigan.

Professional Memberships

Professional Engineers of Colorado (President 1970), Consulting Engineers council of Colorado, (Director, Vice President, President 1982-1983). American Society of Civil Engineers ((Eshow) American Concrete Institute (Member) Rocky Mountain Chapter of Society for Experimental Stress Analysis (Co-Founder)

Awards Received

Lincoln Arc Welding Award, Presstressed Concrete Institute Paper. American Institute of Iron and Steel Space Frame Paper, Outstanding Engineering Accomplishing Award (ASCE) American Institute for Steel Construction Award. Engineering Excellence Award ACFC and CLCC, Outstanding Engineering alumnus Award University of Colorado 1984.