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Profile of Katie Reipas

Name
Katie Reipas
Position
Senior Stack Effect Specialist
Email
BuildingScience@rwdi.com
Phone
+1.519.823.1311 x2474
Summary

Katie’s work with our Building Performance team taps into her diverse engineering expertise. On dozens of tall-building projects around the world, Katie has performed rigorous analysis to identify potential stack effect issue areas, such as door and elevator operability problems. Our clients trust her recommendations on specific mitigation strategies, and benefit from her capacity to work closely with project architects. Her stack effect and building ventilation analysis, combined with her smoke and contaminant transportation modeling, make her a versatile and valued technical coordinator

A versatile engineering coordinator specialized in enhancing building performance and mitigating stack effect

  • EDUCATION

    • Master of Engineering Science (Civil Engineering), University of Western Ontario, Canada 
    • Bachelor of Engineering Science (Civil Engineering), University of Western Ontario, Canada
  • SPECIALTIES

    • Building performance
    • Building ventilation analysis
    • Door and elevator operability
    • Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD)
    • Smoke and contaminant transportation modelling
    • Stack effect modelling and mitigation