John Straube is a principal at RDH Building Science Inc. and a professor of building science at the University of Waterloo’s Civil Engineering Department and School of Architecture.

His research focuses on energy-efficient, healthy, durable, and sustainable building designs, utilizing advanced computer simulations, laboratory testing, and full-scale performance monitoring. Dr. Straube has advised major building product manufacturers, government agencies, design professionals, and building owners.

Recognized as an international expert on moisture-related durability issues, he has applied his expertise to a variety of problems, including mouldy roofs, failed masonry, leaky EIFS cladding, insulating Mongolian yurts, wet basements, rotting crawlspaces and attics, historically sensitive retrofits, and litigation support for diverse buildings like commercial office towers, manufactured housing, and sustainable strawbale homes.

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