Joseph Lstiburek, Ph.D., P.Eng., ASHRAE Fellow, is a principal of Building Science Corporation. He is a building scientist who investigates building failures and is internationally recognized as an authority on moisture related building problems and indoor air quality. He is an Adjunct Professor of Civil Engineering at the University of Toronto and the past chairman of ASTM E241 - Increasing the Durability of Building Assemblies from Moisture Induced Damage. He is a contributor and reviewer of of ASHRAE Fundamentals. Dr. Lstiburek is an ASHRAE fellow.
Dr. Lstiburek has appeared on PBS NOVA ("Can buildings make you sick?") and is the author of numerous books and technical papers on building science, indoor air quality, air barriers and durability. He is the author of the U.S. DOE Handbook on Moisture Control and a special contributor to the EPA guidance document on Building Air Quality: A Guide for Building Owners and Facility Managers. He is one of the world's foremost authorities on energy efficient construction techniques and heads one of the four the Building America program teams for the U.S. Department of Energy. He is the developer of ADA (the Air Drywall Approach to air barriers) and a building science researcher affiliated with the Centre for Building Science, University of Toronto. He is a former Director of Research of the Housing and Urban Development Association of Canada.
Dr. Lstiburek has written numerous books and
technical papers on building construction. He is
the best selling author of the Builder Guides and
has over 50 technical and journal articles to his
credit. He has conducted forensic investigations
and served as an expert witness on building failures
all over the U.S. He is an expert in the areas of
rain penetration, air barriers, vapor barriers,
air quality, durability, construction technology and projects which air sealants can be applied. He specializes in rain damage and mold and microbial
contamination of buildings and is author of The Perfect Wall concept.
Dr. Lstiburek is an acclaimed public speaker and lecturer in building science. His seminars and presentations on building durability issues and air barriers are attended by hundreds of architects, engineers, builders, and property managers in the United States each year.
Dr. Lstiburek received an undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Toronto, a masters degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto and a Doctorate in Building Science at the University of Toronto. Dr. Lstiburek has been a licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario since 1982.