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867-322-6057

PO Box 31300
Whitehorse, YT Y1A 2C0

Robin Urquhart | MBSc., CEA

Building Science Consultant, Project Manager

Robin Urquhart | MBSc., CEA

Building Science Consultant, Project Manager

With over fifteen years of relevant experience, Robin specializes in Northern infrastructure related projects, from building guide development to construction field reviews.

He provides services in project management, building enclosure design, investigation, diagnostic and whole building air tightness testing, construction field review, forensic enclosure investigation, detail design review, and condition assessments.

Robin is the Building Science Specialist on staff at Yukon University and works with various programmes to promote and ensure the inclusion of construction best practices and building science fundamental principles.

With a background in carpentry and as a certified energy advisor, he is committed to the North and ensuring that buildings are built to perform well and stand the test of time.

Graham Finch | Dipl.T., M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Graham Finch | Dipl.T., M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Graham works across a wide spectrum of RDH’s core practice areas and is directly involved with new buildings projects, existing buildings investigation work, research and product development related to building materials and building enclosures across the world.

He regularly works with industry organizations, building product manufacturers and other clients on product research and development, performance monitoring, forensic investigations, and field testing. He also works closely with architects, developers and manufacturers to support the design of high-performance building enclosures and façade systems. Graham is directly involved with the majority of RDH’s mass timber and high-rise wood building projects and instrumental in leading industry research, risk management, and façade development for these new wood buildings. Graham also oversees many of RDH’s modular building projects and works closely with several modular building manufacturers on worldwide projects including building enclosure research and development as well as factory and field QA/QC improvement programs.

Graham is an industry leader in measuring, evaluating, and modeling of the thermal and hygrothermal performance of building enclosure systems. His master’s degree research and thesis focused on the in-service performance of rainscreen wall assemblies in the Pacific Northwest, and the research has resulted in several publications and practical recommendations for the construction industry.

He is a leader in knowledge sharing and is regularly invited to present at conferences and speaking opportunities around North America on a range of building science topics. He also contributes to the education of the industry through the development and delivery of best practice guidelines and bulletins.

Originally from Vancouver Island, Graham returned to Victoria after working out of the Vancouver office for over a decade.

Yukon Cold Climate Heat Pump Field Study

RDH has a long history of monitoring buildings to better understand their performance. From building enclosures to energy performance to indoor environmental quality, long-term monitoring provides invaluable insight into the way things actually behave out in the real world.

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Net-Zero Construction Feasibility Study – Northern Canada

The feasibility of net-zero building design has been a topic of controversy in Canada’s North. RDH conducted a comprehensive study to assess the feasibility of achieving Passive House and near-net zero energy performance levels, specifically conforming to Step 4 and 5 of the BC Energy Step Code.

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