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November 24, 2006 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dominique Derome, PhD (building engineering), architect, engineer, is an associate professor in the Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Concordia University. She is an Architect with 20 years of experience. She finished her PhD in building engineering in 2000 at Concordia where she teaches since 1995. Her research interest is the impact of heat, moisture, and air transfer on the performance of the building envelope due to different climatic loads, with special attention is given to experimental and modeling studies of wood-framed systems. She studies the durability of walls and roofs where the presence of moisture may induce biological, physical, or chemical deterioration. She will talk about water uptake in wood, rain infiltration redistribution in walls and drying rates of wetted components.
John Straube, PhD is an Assistant Professor in the department of Civil Engineering and School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo. He has completed is PH.D in 1998 and since then has been deeply involved in the areas of building enclosure design, moisture physics, and whole building performance as a consultant, researcher and educator. Research interests include driving rain measurement and control, pressure moderation, ventilation drying, energy and full scale natural exposure performance monitoring of wall systems. He will be talking about the Vancouver test hut (see Buildingsciencevancouver.com) and will report on recent results and discuss why and how the hut came into being.
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