Catherine Lemieux | P.Eng., LEED AP

Principal, Building Science Specialist

Catherine Lemieux | P.Eng., LEED AP

Principal, Building Science Specialist

Catherine is a Building Science Specialist on our New Buildings team in the Vancouver office. Through her years of practice managing investigative, rehabilitation, and building enclosure consulting projects, she has gained a well-rounded approach to building science. She enjoys working with architects and owners to develop conceptual façade solutions for innovative building enclosures.

As a Professional Engineer, Catherine possesses technical expertise in the design and implementation of complex glazing and cladding systems as well as in-depth experience in engineering high-performance building enclosures.

She is also an important technical advisor for staff in our New Construction group. Internally she supports staff across multiple projects in making design, construction, and project management-related decisions.

Catherine enjoys keeping a pulse on the industry through committee involvement, including as a past director of the BC Building Envelope Council.

Erik Lawrence | AIA, M.Arch.

Associate, Project Architect

Erik Lawrence | AIA, M.Arch.

Associate, Project Architect

As an Oregon-licensed architect, Erik brings a diverse set of skills to our team in Portland. He provides expertise in the investigation, analysis, and design of building enclosures.

His unique role as an architect in the building science field has allowed him to specialize in integrating the technical aspects of enclosure design and detailing for buildings with a sharp focus on affordable aesthetic quality that helps clients achieve their goals.

As the building industry continues to explore unfamiliar and audacious designs, Erik’s architectural experience has become a valued asset to many of our clients.

Wei Lam | PE

Principal, Building Science Specialist

Wei Lam | PE

Principal, Building Science Specialist

Wei specializes in the performance and design of building enclosures related to heat, air, and moisture control. He leads RDH’s Northeastern United States team from the Boston office.

Wei continues to make inroads in our newest geographic location, overseeing various building enclosure consulting and enclosure commissioning projects. Wei has brought his innovative and direct approach to high-profile projects such as the Maine Medical Center and the Harvard University Art Lab.

Wei has a bachelor of science in civil and environmental engineering from the University of Massachusetts.

Warren Knowles | P.Eng.

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Warren Knowles | P.Eng.

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Warren joined RDH when it was founded in 1997 and continues to play a key role in the evolution of the company.

Warren first realized the importance of integrating building science and façade engineering while working in a cold climate. It was evident to him that there was a need to make buildings more durable and energy efficient, which has led to research and development of new approaches to the design and implementation of building enclosures.

He enjoys working with building owners and other project team members to collaboratively determine creative, yet simple, solutions to help make their buildings better. His depth of knowledge of RDH’s services allows him to work with building owners and project teams to better achieve the project objectives.

Warren has led projects that have gained industry recognition, including the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia Sustainability Award. His influence on the industry has also previously included roles as the President of the BC Building Envelope Council and Director of the National Building Envelope Council. He is currently a member of the Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia Building Enclosure Committee.

Paul Kernan | Architect AIBC

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Paul Kernan | Architect AIBC

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Paul leads our Existing Buildings practice area and is responsible for developing the strategic approach, establishing consistent standards, and identifying new services for the Existing Buildings group.

Along with his operational responsibilities, Paul has specialized in building enclosure design and rehabilitation for over 20 years. He is a registered architect with experience in North America and Europe.

Paul is an advocate for a client-first approach and ensures that his team is effectively communicating and addressing building owners’ concerns. He has experience working on a variety of building types and collaborating with various ownership groups.

Prior to joining RDH in 1998, Paul was the Building Envelope Specialist at the City of Vancouver, responsible for developing and implementing many of the city’s technical initiatives regarding building envelopes. While at the city, Paul assisted in the development of a building envelope education program for architects and designers and administered the city’s envelope specialist certification program.

Steve Kemp | M.A.Sc., P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C, LEED Fellow

Principal, Senior Energy and Sustainability Specialist

Steve Kemp | M.A.Sc., P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C, LEED Fellow

Principal, Senior Energy and Sustainability Specialist

As the head of RDH’s Energy & Sustainability services, Steve drives energy-related initiatives and explores avenues for growth within this emerging practice area.
Steve is renowned as one of Canada’s top energy efficiency experts. He works with architects and developers to lay the foundations for sustainable and high-performance buildings. He is skilled in numerous energy technologies, including geothermal energy, smart lighting control, solar power generation, solar thermal, energy recovery, and thermal storage.
Steve was part of the team that recently unveiled Mohawk College’s Joyce Centre for Partnership & Innovation, the largest net-zero building in North America. To add to his lengthy list of achievements, he was presented with the Green Building Champion Award by the Canada Green Building Council in 2014.
A LEED Fellow, Steve is also a member and past chair of the Energy & Engineering Technical Advisory Group LEED Canada.

Michael Kramer | LEED AP

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Michael Kramer | LEED AP

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

As a Senior Building Science Specialist, Michael has comprehensive experience leading New Buildings and Existing Buildings projects at RDH. His meticulous and detail-oriented approach can be attributed to his knowledge of building science and his industry experience.

Along with applying his building science focus to assess the relationships between sustainable building, building durability, and building codes, Michael is also the Co-Regional Manager of RDH’s Seattle office.

His past achievements include being a member of the City of Seattle Green Building Team that developed Seattle’s groundbreaking Sustainable Building Policy—the first municipal policy of its kind to adopt the U.S. Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Green Building Rating System.

Michael’s diverse career path, as well as his knowledge of the Washington and Seattle building, mechanical, and energy codes, is an asset to our team and clients.

Along with being an LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), he also holds memberships with the National Institute of Building Science and the Seattle Building Enclosure Council.

Al Jaugelis | B.Sc.Arch.

Senior Fenestration Specialist

Al Jaugelis | B.Sc.Arch.

Senior Fenestration Specialist

Al has a comprehensive understanding of the performance, building code, and regulatory issues applicable to commercial and residential glazing in North America.

He is a recognized authority on the North American Fenestration Standard (NAFS, formerly AAMA 101) and helps manufacturer clients to develop test programs and resolve regulatory and code compliance challenges.

Al shares his knowledge by actively participating in industry associations and technical committees, including the Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) Energy Efficient Fenestration Steering Committee and the CSA A440 Committee on Performance Standards for Windows.

Al is also a recognized conference speaker and is the author of the NAFS in Canada blog on RDH.com. He has written or contributed significantly to the following publications:

  • An Architect’s Guide to NAFS: Using the North American Fenestration Standard in Canada (RDH)
  • Reference Procedure for Simulating Spandrel U-Factors
  • Reference Methodology for Computing Window Performance Values for Use in the Passive House Planning
  • Package (a report funded by the BC Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund)
  • Best Practices for Window and Door Replacement in Wood-Frame Buildings (BC Housing)

Brian Hubbs | P.Eng.

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Brian Hubbs | P.Eng.

Principal, Senior Building Science Specialist

Brian is recognized as a practical engineer and researcher who delivers innovative solutions. He is one of the three co-founders of RDH and has a unique blend of theoretical and hands-on knowledge gained from completing hundreds of projects across RDH’s various practice areas.

Brian’s experience includes work on both high- and low-rise commercial, institutional, and residential projects in many geographic locations and in virtually all climatic regions in North America.

A key member of any design team, Brian specializes in façade engineering and is regularly involved in the design, testing, and construction of unique and complex building façades. He is often asked by clients to test and review various enclosure systems manufactured around the world.

An engaging and vibrant presenter, Brian regularly speaks at seminars, conferences, and universities on a range of building science topics. As one of the key contributors to the evolution of building enclosure technology in British Columbia, he has led landmark policy, guideline, and research initiatives.

Harvey Goodman | P.Eng.

Building Science Specialist

Harvey Goodman | P.Eng.

Building Science Specialist

Harvey’s extensive experience in building enclosure consulting and project management made him an ideal manager for the 2006 development of our Courtenay office. He plays a vital role in the full range of consulting services RDH provides to the north and central regions of Vancouver Island.

Harvey has pursued a career specializing in construction-related services, including positions as a site engineer, structural designer, construction manager, and project manager. With that background as a basis, he began to provide building enclosure engineering services in 1990.

In addition to project management services, Harvey provides services such as condition assessments, building enclosure rehabilitation and renewals, warranty reviews, and litigation support. He has built a strong rapport with building owners, contractors, building officials, and design consultants across North Vancouver Island.

Harvey is a University of British Columbia alumni and has been a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia since 1977.

James Higgins | AScT

Associate, Building Science Technologist

James Higgins | AScT

Associate, Building Science Technologist

James works across several groups at RDH, from research and investigation with Building Science Laboratories (RDH BSL) to building enclosure design and construction field review on our New Buildings team.

James combines his theoretical expertise with a practical approach to solving complex design and construction problems. As a leading member of the RDH Building Science Laboratories team, he regularly works with manufacturers as well as government and industry organizations on product development, materials testing, and industry guidance. He has been the lead author of several of BC Housing’s guideline documents, include the Illustrated Guide – Achieving Airtight Buildings.

James also provides field review and testing services on New Buildings projects. He is responsible for reviewing and testing various aspects of the building enclosure systems for high-profile projects in British Columbia, including the University of British Columbia’s Brock Commons.

James completed a co-op term and research project with RDH as part of the completion of his education at the British Columbia Institute of Technology before joining RDH full-time. He is now relied upon as a resource by staff throughout the company.

Gloria Handyside | BA

Associate, Human Resources Manager

Gloria Handyside | BA

Associate, Human Resources Manager

Gloria is a Human Resources Manager with 10 years of experience in adapting and implementing human resources policies and practices to support a culture of continuous learning and development.

Gloria provides support to over 250 staff members across our 9 offices. She is responsible for overseeing the integration of new staff and working with employees to create a positive work environment.

Since joining RDH in 2013, she has played a key role in nurturing the company’s values-driven culture and advancing human resources strategies in support of the company’s leadership and growth objectives.