About Us
Our Team

RDH has approximately 140 employees, all of whom are devoted to building science, building maintenance and planning, and related areas of practice. We bring a unique combination of expertise to our projects.

David Albrice

Principal, Senior Specialist - Building Asset Management B.Sc. URP, ARP, PRA Vancouver, Canada

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David Albrice

B.Sc. URP, ARP, PRA Vancouver, Canada

Principal, Senior Specialist – Building Asset Management

David is a certified Professional Reserve Analyst. He often leads multi-disciplinary teams of consultants who provide integrated engineering and financial analysis to owners and operators of residential, commercial, and institutional buildings.  He has an unrivaled depth of understanding of the physical, financial planning, and strata governance issues that need to be considered in the development of an effective Depreciation Report.

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Michael Aoki-Kramer

Principal, Building Science Specialist BA, J.D., LEED AP Seattle, USA

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Michael Aoki-Kramer

BA, J.D., LEED AP Seattle, USA

Principal, Building Science Specialist

Michael leads building enclosure projects for both new construction and rehabilitation. Michael’s experience as well as his knowledge of Washington State and Seattle Building, Mechanical, and Energy Codes are an asset to any project. He co-manages our Seattle office.

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Robert Bombino

Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist P.E., M.S. Seattle, USA

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Robert Bombino

P.E., M.S. Seattle, USA

Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Robert is regarded as an industry leader in evaluating thermal and hygrothermal performance of building enclosure systems. He is also very experienced providing expertise services for litigation. Robert co-manages our Seattle office.

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James Bourget

Construction Specialist Dipl.T. (ABET), RRO Vancouver, Canada

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James Bourget

Dipl.T. (ABET), RRO Vancouver, Canada

James specializes in condition assessments, design and detail development, water ingress testing, and field review on building envelope rehabilitation projects. He has particular expertise in the investigation, design, and field review of more complex roof renewal or replacement projects.

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Marcus Dell

Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist P.Eng., M.A.Sc. Vancouver, Canada

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Marcus Dell

P.Eng., M.A.Sc. Vancouver, Canada

Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Marcus is a professional engineer who specializes in practical solutions to building enclosure problems. He combines his academic training with over 20 years of work experience to offer all-around knowledge of the application of building science principles to buildings around North America. His focus at RDH is on existing buildings and repair, renewal, and rehabilitation projects.  In particular, he has advanced expertise in roof design and assemblies. He serves as a Director with RCI Inc, Western Canada Chapter and has published many papers and conducted research on a variety of roofing topics.

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Serge Desmarais

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist Architect AIBC, CP Vancouver, Canada

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Serge Desmarais

Architect AIBC, CP Vancouver, Canada

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Serge is a registered architect with over 30 years of practical experience. He plays a key role as a technical reviewer for RDH’s Maintenance and Planning (MaP) projects. He also manages many building enclosure renewal and rehabilitation projects and acts as Architect and Prime Consultant responsible for the coordination of all sub-consultants. He also has extensive experience in building enclosure consulting on large new construction projects. His Certified Professional (CP) background means that he has specialized knowledge of the local building codes.

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Graham Finch

Principal, Building Science Research Specialist P.Eng., Dipl.T., MASc Vancouver, Canada

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Graham Finch

P.Eng., Dipl.T., MASc Vancouver, Canada

Principal, Building Science Research Specialist

Graham Finch is a building science engineer who specializes in research and investigation work. His work experience includes a wide range of projects including building enclosure condition assessments, forensic investigations, research studies, energy assessments, building monitoring programs, field review, and testing services for new and existing buildings. He has also worked with numerous building product manufacturers on product research and development, performance monitoring, and field testing.

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Peter Fitch

Mechanical Specialist C.Tech. Victoria, Canada

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Peter Fitch

C.Tech. Victoria, Canada

Mechanical Specialist

Peter is a mechanical specialist with broad expertise in energy related building projects. He brings his over 30 years of experience in the mechanical design field to RDH and the Maintenance and Planning (MaP) team in particular.

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Kevin Ganzert

Managing Principal, Director of Construction Services Vancouver, Canada

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Kevin Ganzert

Vancouver, Canada

Managing Principal, Director of Construction Services

Kevin is an accomplished construction manager who has played an integral role in the construction and management of many high-profile projects. Kevin leads the construction project management (CPM) service area at RDH. Kevin’s mandate is to work closely with clients and other RDH team members to deliver a wide variety of high quality construction project management services.

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Harvey Goodman

Building Science Specialist P.Eng. Courtenay, Canada

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Harvey Goodman

P.Eng. Courtenay, Canada

Harvey has pursued a career specializing in construction-related services. His expertise includes building enclosure engineering, structural design, construction superintendence, and project management. He works on residential, institutional, and commercial buildings, specializing on low-rise structures. He is the manager of our Courtenay office.

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Susan Hayes

Energy Specialist P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C Vancouver, Canada

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Susan Hayes

P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C Vancouver, Canada

Susan is a mechanical engineer with a focus on sustainability and energy efficiency. She is an experienced Project Manager in overseeing mechanical and energy modelling teams for a variety of projects.

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Brian Hubbs

Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist P.Eng. Vancouver, Canada

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Brian Hubbs

P.Eng. Vancouver, Canada

Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Brian is a building science engineer and researcher who has worked on hundreds of high and low-rise commercial, institutional and residential building projects in many cities and in virtually all climatic regions across Canada and the United States.  Brian is skilled in the design, forensic investigation, and repair of pressurized high humidity natatoriums, museums, and galleries in cold climates.

 

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Al Jaugelis

Fenestration Specialist B.Sc. Arch. Vancouver, Canada

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Al Jaugelis

B.Sc. Arch. Vancouver, Canada

Fenestration Specialist

Al has a keen understanding of the commercial and residential glazing industry and provides valuable input to RDH’s existing building and new construction projects. As the Technical Consultant for the Fenestration Association of BC (Fen-BC), he is extremely knowledgeable of fenestration product manufacturing, as well as industry standards, testing, and certification programs in both Canada and the US.

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Phil Johnson

Building Science Specialist P.Eng. Vancouver, Canada

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Phil Johnson

P.Eng. Vancouver, Canada

Phil’s focus at RDH is on building enclosure condition assessments and investigations, warranty reviews, warranty and insurance claims, and building enclosure repair, renewal and rehabilitation projects.

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Paul Kernan

Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist Architect AIBC, LEED AP Vancouver, Canada

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Paul Kernan

Architect AIBC, LEED AP Vancouver, Canada

Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Paul is a registered architect with a wide range of working experience in North America and Europe. For the last 15 years, Paul has specialized in building enclosure design and construction.  Paul leads the building enclosure Repair, Renewal, + Rehabilitation (3R) service area at RDH.

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Warren Knowles

Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist P.Eng. Vancouver, Canada

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Warren Knowles

P.Eng. Vancouver, Canada

Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Warren is an engineering with a wide range of building science experience, particularly in recognizing the potential opportunities to optimize the performance of both existing and new building projects.He enjoys working with building owners and other project team members to collaboratively determine creative, yet simple solutions to help make their buildings better.

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Ariel Levy

Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist P.E., M.S., LEED AP Portland, USA

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Ariel Levy

P.E., M.S., LEED AP Portland, USA

Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Ariel has focused his career in the investigation and design of building enclosures. His experience ranges geographically to the east and west coasts; and includes buildings of all types, new and old, from residential to high-rise commercial. Ariel manages our Portland office.

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Eric McDaniel

Energy Specialist AIA, LEED AP Portland, USA

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Eric McDaniel

AIA, LEED AP Portland, USA

Eric is a registered architect with over 20 years of professional experience.  Over the last 10 years, his focus has been on evaluating building performance through holistic building analysis. He has been responsible for overseeing and completing technical studies including energy and daylight modeling, sustainable site assessments, carbon assessments, renewable energy feasibility studies, and energy and water auditing.

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Matt Mulleray

Principal, Senior Project Engineer P.Eng. Victoria, Canada

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Matt Mulleray

P.Eng. Victoria, Canada

Principal, Senior Project Engineer

Matt provides consulting services for a wide range of projects including building enclosure condition assessments, low-rise and high-rise enclosure rehabilitation or renewal, high-rise new construction, and maintenance and planning (MaP), including depreciation reports.

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Andrew Pape-Salmon

Senior Specialist - Energy P.Eng., MRM Victoria and Vancouver

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Andrew Pape-Salmon

P.Eng., MRM Victoria and Vancouver

Senior Specialist – Energy

Andrew is an experienced leader in the implementation of energy efficient technologies, designs, and management practices for buildings and equipment and community energy systems. At RDH, he is responsible for energy sector services provided to a broad range of client groups and building industry partners. He is also responsible for delivering client and staff energy education and training, and supports energy research projects.

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Dave Ricketts

President, Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist P.Eng., M.Sc., FEC Vancouver, Canada

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Dave Ricketts

P.Eng., M.Sc., FEC Vancouver, Canada

President, Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

As one of the key contributors to the evolution of building envelope technology over the last 20 years, Dave has led some landmark policy, guideline, and research related initiatives. These include the Building Enclosure Design Guide – Wood-Frame Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (2011, BC Homeowner Protection Office) and the definitive work in identifying the cause of moisture problems in multi-unit wood frame buildings in British Columbia entitled Survey of Building Envelope Failures in 3 & 4 Storey Wood Frame Buildings in the Coastal Climate of BC  (1996, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation).

Dave is the President of RDH.

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John Robb

Chief Financial Officer Vancouver, Canada

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John Robb

Vancouver, Canada

Chief Financial Officer

John is responsible for the management of RDH’s finance and operational functions, including accounting, administration, and human resources. His role includes the development and maintenance of relationships with financial institutions, insurers, and legal and accounting firms, as well as support for strategic development initiatives.

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Kathleen Smith

Principal, Senior Project Technologist CT Portland, USA

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Kathleen Smith

CT Portland, USA

Senior Project Technologist

Kathleen Smith has over 15 years of experience and a diverse range of skills in the application of building science technologies, building asset management, and contract administration services. Kathleen works on both new construction and existing buildings. She is the Maintenance and Planning (MaP) lead in our Portland office.

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Ed Thiessen

Principal, Senior Specialist P.Eng. Vancouver, Canada

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Ed Thiessen

P.Eng. Vancouver, Canada

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Ed is a structural engineer with extensive experience in the field of building science. He works on both new construction and existing buildings. Ed has extensive practical experience with most structural systems including reinforced concrete, structural steel, light gauge steel, masonry, and timber construction. In addition to his structural background, Ed has over 10 years of experience with building envelope assessment, design and rehabilitation.

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Mark Will

Managing Principal, Director of Maintenance and Planning BA Economics Vancouver, Canada

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Mark Will

BA Economics Vancouver, Canada

Managing Principal, Director of Maintenance and Planning

Mark leads the Maintenance and Planning (MaP) area at RDH. He manages a wide variety of projects associated with managing building assets, including renewals and rehabilitation of the building enclosure and financial analysis to support overall building maintenance.

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Michael Wilson

Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist P.Eng., M.Eng., FEC Victoria, Canada

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Michael Wilson

P.Eng., M.Eng., FEC Victoria, Canada

Managing Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Michael is a structural engineer with extensive experience in the field of building science. He works on both new construction and existing buildings.  He has extensive knowledge of masonry walls. He has co-authored and led several key CMHC-sponsored research projects related to brick veneer/steel stud wall systems. Michael manages our Victoria office.

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Dave Young

Principal, Building Science Specialist P.E. Portland, USA

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Dave Young

P.E. Portland, USA

Building Science Specialist

Dave specializes in building enclosure consulting relating to new and rehabilitation construction projects. His experience and expertise includes building enclosures for high- and low-rise commercial, institutional, and residential buildings, as well as mission critical data centers.

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