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Profile of Michael Ratcliff

Name
Michael Ratcliff
Position
Technical Director - Air Quality | Associate
Email
BuildingScience@rwdi.com
Phone
+1.519.823.1311 x2427
Summary

Michael is an air quality and wind engineering specialist who brings over two decades of experience to his work. His recent focus has been on helping our clients understand and manage localized air quality issues around buildings. He supports the safety and comfort of building occupants and nearby pedestrians by performing and overseeing technical analyses used to prevent adverse airflow conditions and promote safe ventilation and exhaust dispersion. Clients such as the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Procter & Gamble and Public Works Canada have benefited from Michael’s insight and experience.

An air quality specialist and project leader focused on localized air quality issues around buildings

  • EDUCATION

    • Doctorate (Fluid Mechanics and Wind Engineering), Colorado State University, USA
    • Master of Science (Atmospheric Science), University of Texas at Austin, USA 
    • Bachelor of Science (Engineering Science), University of Texas at Austin, USA
  • AFFILIATIONS

    • Professional Engineer, Colorado, Florida
    • Member, American Society of Heating, Refrigeration, and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)


      • Member, Technical Committee on Ventilation Requirements and Infiltration
  • SPECIALTIES

    • Air quality
    • Corporate planning
    • Fluid mechanics
    • Infiltration
    • Marketing
    • Research and development
    • Technical analysis and leadership
    • Ventilation
    • Wind engineering