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Prof. Richard Foltz, PhD

Professor, Religions and Cultures


Prof. Richard Foltz, PhD
Office: S-R 106 
R Annex,
2050 Mackay
Phone: (514) 848-2424 ext. 5730
Email: Richard.Foltz@concordia.ca

Dr. Ge received her Ph.D. from the BuildingEngineering program at Concordia University in 2003. She was the Director of Building Science Centre of Excellence at British Columbia Institute of Technology from 2004-2009, where she established the research center, championed a Master of Building Science/Building Engineering program, and developed a major Building Envelope Test Facility. After working in the department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University for over two years from 2010-2012, she joined the department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Concordia in Aug. 2012. 

Dr. Ge is a Tier II Concordia University Research Chair (CURC) in High Performance Building Envelope for Climate Resilient Buildings. Her expertise is in large-scale laboratory testing, field monitoring and modeling of hygrothermal performance of building envelopes, and quantifying wind-driven rain loads by field measurements and CFD modeling, and low-energy buildings. Her current research interests include the impact of climate change on wind-driven rain loads, urban micro-climate and building performance; climate resilience building envelopes; dynamic building facades; and low-carbon healthy buildings.  


Memberships

  • Professional Engineers of APEGBC
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers
  • Handbook subcommittee Chair of ASHRAE TC4.4 Building materials and building envelope performance 
  • Voting member of ASTM Technical Committee E-06 Performance of Buildings     

Research

  • wind-driven rain and runoff
  • hygrothermal performance of building envelopes
  • dynamic effects of thermal bridges
  • durable building envelopes for future climates
  • dynamic building facades 
  • high performance housing for the North
  • thermal comfort & overheating risks in buildings under future climates and extreme heat events


Selected publications

Dr. Ge received her Ph.D. from the BuildingEngineering program at Concordia University in 2003. She was the Director of Building Science Centre of Excellence at British Columbia Institute of Technology from 2004-2009, where she established the research center, championed a Master of Building Science/Building Engineering program, and developed a major Building Envelope Test Facility. After working in the department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University for over two years from 2010-2012, she joined the department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering at Concordia in Aug. 2012. 

Dr. Ge is a Tier II Concordia University Research Chair (CURC) in High Performance Building Envelope for Climate Resilient Buildings. Her expertise is in large-scale laboratory testing, field monitoring and modeling of hygrothermal performance of building envelopes, and quantifying wind-driven rain loads by field measurements and CFD modeling, and low-energy buildings. Her current research interests include the impact of climate change on wind-driven rain loads, urban micro-climate and building performance; climate resilience building envelopes; dynamic building facades; and low-carbon healthy buildings.  


Memberships

  • Professional Engineers of APEGBC
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers
  • Handbook subcommittee Chair of ASHRAE TC4.4 Building materials and building envelope performance 
  • Voting member of ASTM Technical Committee E-06 Performance of Buildings     

Research

  • wind-driven rain and runoff
  • hygrothermal performance of building envelopes
  • dynamic effects of thermal bridges
  • durable building envelopes for future climates
  • dynamic building facades 
  • high performance housing for the North
  • thermal comfort & overheating risks in buildings under future climates and extreme heat events


Recent graduate seminars and reading courses

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