Christopher Timusk is a specialist in the areas of Building Science and Wood Composite Materials, with particular expertise in the areas of moisture physics and the durability of building materials, involved as an educator, consultant and researcher.
As a faculty member and researcher in the Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management since 2005, he teaches courses in Building Science and Material Science, and is/has been involved in numerous Building Science related research projects such as Principal Investigator of the Argile $3million MRI funded project on the exterior retrofit of solid masonry walls, and projects with industry partners including Roxul, Owens Corning, Dow, Dupont, CertainTeed, Empire Homes, Doug Tarry Homes and others.
As a consultant in Building Science and the Owner/Director of PCT Building Science Inc., Christopher has worked on numerous cases involving forensic investigations of building failures, hygrothermal computer modeling of building enclosures, the performance evaluations of new designs and retrofits, as well as being retained as an expert witness, working for companies including the Canadian Wood Council, exp., buildABILITY and Brookfield Homes. Christopher also taught for 11 years at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering, in the Certificate program in Building Science.
PhD, Building Science - Civil Engineering, University of Toronto, 2008
MScF, Wood Science - Forestry, University of British Columbia, 1997
BScF, Wood Science - Forestry, University of Toronto, 1993
Areas of Specialization
Angelo DelZotto School of Construction Management
Areas of Expertise
Building Performance (durability
occupant health and comfort
sustainability) Hygrothermal Building Enclosure Modeling
Building Enclosure Retrofit
Building Enclosure Durability and Performance Field Monitoring and Laboratory Testing
High Performance Enclosure Design
2005 to present: Professor, George Brown College
2005 to present: Owner / Director PCT Building Science Inc.
2000 to present: Senior Wood Specialist, exp., Building Science and Rehabilitation Division
2003: CMHC Independent Contractor, Policy and Research Division
2001 to 2012: Instructor, University of Toronto, Professional Development Centre, Faculty of Applied Science and Engineering
1996 to 2001: Research and Development Coordinator, Ainsworth Lumber Company – 100 Mile House BC OSB Division
1995 to 1996: Process Technician, Ainsworth Lumber Company, Alberta OSB Division
1992 to 1995: Field Technician, Tradewind Scientific (Environment Canada Contract)
Owner / Director, PCT Building Science Inc.
Consultant, exp. Building Science and Rehabilitation Division
Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) Member
ISO 9000 Certified Lead Auditor
American Plywood Association - Certified Inspector