José Estrada PE
My interest in buildings stems from my childhood in Toronto. I remember admiring the imposing facades that lined the streets and wondering how it all came together.
Now, with more than a decade of professional experience behind me, I have collaborated on big and small projects across the United States, Canada, China, and Mexico. I use building science to help shape the built environment around me. Building science is a global and powerful tool. While it can be applied to a huge variety of problems, I believe that building science is best used to empower design and construction teams so they can build more simply, more efficiently, and more elegantly. These elements are what continue to drive me today.
When I am not actively collaborating on a project, I enjoy researching trends in the design and construction industry and think about ways we can improve our practice in response to those trends. In my spare time, I also enjoy tinkering with my hundred-year-old Seattle house and playing with my toddler.
You might enjoy some of the things I’ve written:
- “A Discussion on Fenestration Testing” – The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants
- “Building Air Leakage Testing in Seattle, Washington: What We’ve Learned and Where We Go from Here” – ASTM International
- “Air Barriers Lessons Learned” (Video) – ASHRAE Puget Sound Chapter
- “Design Considerations for Open-Joint Rainscreen” – The International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants
- “Understanding Air Barriers” – SMART|Dynamics of Masonry magazine