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Dr. Paul Fazio is a Professor of Building Engineering at Concordia University. He founded the Centre for Building Studies in 1977 and established the new discipline in Canada of Building Engineering at the Bachelor, Masters, and Ph.D. levels. His current research interests focus on the building envelope and its impact on building performance, curtain walls, moisture movement in wood-based envelopes, and building industrialization.

 

Biography

Dr. Paul Fazio is a Professor in Building Engineering at Concordia University where he founded the Centre for Building Studies in 1977 and established the new discipline in Canada of Building Engineering at the Bachelor, Masters and Ph.D. levels. He chaired the Department of Civil Engineering for 6 years, The School for Building for one year, and the Centre for Building Studies for 21 years.

He has authored or co-authored over several papers and supervised over 30 Masters and Ph.D. graduates in the area of the building envelope, building design, and construction. He is a recipient of the Galbraith Prize and Gzowski Medal. He is a registered professional engineer in Quebec and in Ontario. He is a Member of the Order of Canada, a Fellow of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, and a Fellow of the American Society of Civil Engineering.

To transfer new technologies to the building industry, he established SIRICON Inc. in 1985 and the Conseil de l’enveloppe du bâtiment de Québec in 1998.

He has served on a number of government bodies such as le Conseil de la science et technologie du Québec, the Ontario Building Industry Strategy Board, the Construction Industry Development Council (a body that advised the Minister of Industry, Science & Technology, Canada, on matters relating to the Construction industry), Vice-Chairman on the Canadian Construction Research Board, founding member of the Board of the Centre International des Grands Projets, and Vice-President, Quebec region, of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering.

His current research activities focus on the building envelope and its impact on building performance and include projects on curtain walls, moisture movement in wood-based envelopes, and building industrialization.

 

Research

  • The performance of the building envelope has a significant impact on the quality of life within the building. The climatic loads from the exterior such as wind-driven rain, extreme temperatures etc and from the interior such as moisture can reduce building envelope performance and lead to building envelope deterioration. Topics for research theses would include:
    • Development of protocols for testing building envelope systems in an environmental chamber under reproduced climatic loads;
    • Evaluation of existing computer models developed to predict and manage moisture movement through the building envelope;
    • Investigation of wetting characteristics of the building envelope subjected to wind driven rain.
    • Drying characteristics of the building envelope and its constituent materials;
    • Correlation between moisture accumulation within the building envelope and mould growth (mould growth is considered serious since it can damage the building envelope, but also contaminate the interior environment).
  • It has been recognized in the last few decades that buildings consume about one third of the country’s energy. Energy consumption produces gasses that lead to global warming. The Kyoto protocol calls for a reduction of gases. A research project is now in progress to study and improve the performance of curtain walls. The current project and the experimental set-up can be extended to provide the basis of additional theses research projects.
  • Industrialization of building systems has been considered in recent years as a means to address the need for new housing around the world that conform to constraints emerging from energy conservation and sustainable development. Topics for research theses would include:
    • Effective integration of materials to produce economical and high performance housing systems;
    • Matching housing performance to the specific needs of different regions of the world;
    • Resolving transportation issues, integrating local workforce, financing.
  • In most countries the building the industry is fragmented making it very difficult to introduce improvements and innovations. The fragmentation exists both in the vertical dimension from design to construction and operation of the building as well as in the horizontal direction between professionals and trades. Failures in building performance in the field studied by this research supervisor represent extensive losses in terms of money as well as hardships on the part of building users. More attention has to be given to the overall performance of the building both at the time of commissioning of the building as well as over the life of the building. There has been an awareness developing recently about the need to consider the building as a system and address its overall performance in the design, construction, and operation of the building. This awareness has to be followed with research and training. Topics for research theses would include:
    • Improving building design through better communication between professionals at the design stage, through the use of new technologies such as information technologies, and though validation of building systems by experimentation;
    • In making designs complete to make construction more efficient so that no aspect of the building is left to chance during the construction process;

Monitoring and maintenance strategies during the life and operation of the building to keep it in good working order and to maintain its intended performance.

 

Teaching


Undergraduate Courses

  • ENGR 244 Mechanics of Material
  • BLDG 463 Building Envelope Design
  • BLDG 492 Construction processes

Graduate Courses

  • BLDG 6601 Building Enclosure
  • BLDG 6641 Industrialized Buildings
  • BLDG 6831 Construction Processes
  • BLDG 690B Fundamentals of Facility Management
  • ENCS 8011 Doctoral Seminar

 

Selected Publications

 

Refereed Journal Publications (2000-11)

 

  1. Li, Y., Fazio, P. and Rao, J (2011) "Numerical investigation of the influence of room factors on HAM transport in a full-scale experimental room", accepted by Building and Environment. (NSERC)
  2. Li, Yang; Fazio, Paul; Rao, Jiwu (2011) “An investigation of moisture buffering performance of wood paneling at room level and its buffering effect on a test room”, Building and Environment, 47(1):205-216. (doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.07.021)
  3. Yang ,X., Fazio, P., Ge, H., Rao, J. (2011) “Evaluation of moisture buffering capacity of interior surface materials and furniture in a full scale experimental investigation”, Building and Environment, 47(1):188-196. [doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2011.07.025]
  4. Hachem C., A. Athienitis, P. Fazio, (2011), “Investigation of Solar Potential of Housing Units in Different Neighborhood Designs”, Energy and Buildings, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2011.05.008 
  5. Hachem C., A. Athienitis, P. Fazio, (2011), Parametric investigation of geometric form effects on solar potential of housing units, Solar Energy, doi:10.1016/j.solener.2011.04.027
  6. Tariku, F.; Kumaran, M.K.; Fazio, P. (2011) “Determination of indoor humidity profile using a whole-building hygrothermal model”, International Journal of Building Simulation, Springer, Berlin. Vol. 4 (1), pp. 61-78
  7. Mao Q, Fazio P, Rao J., (2010) “A limit state design (LSD) approach for comparing relative drying performance of wood frame envelope systems with full-scale lab testing”, Building and Environment, doi: 10.1016/j.buildenv.2010.10.015
  8. Vera, S., Fazio, P. and Rao, J., (2010), "Interzonal air and moisture transport through large horizontal openings in a full-scale two-story test-hut: Part 1- Experimental study", Building and Environment, 45(5): 1192-1201. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2009.11.003
  9. Vera, S., Fazio, P. and Rao, J., (2010), "Interzonal air and moisture transport through large horizontal openings in a full-scale two-story test-hut: Part 2- CFD study", Building and Environment, 45(3): 622-631. doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2009.07.021
  10. Tariku, F.; Kumaran, M.K.; Fazio, P. (2010). Transient Model for Coupled Heat, Air and Moisture Transfer through Multilayered Porous Media, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 53 (2010) 3035-3044.
  11. A409. Tariku, F.; Kumaran, M.K.; Fazio, P. (2010) “Integrated Analysis of Whole-Building Heat, Air and Moisture Transfer”, International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer 53 (2010) 3111-3120.
  12. Hachem, C., Chaubey, Y., Fazio,, Rao, J. and Bartlett, K., (2010), “Statistical Analysis of Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds in an Experimental Project: Identification and Transport Analysis”, Indoor and Built Environment, 19(2): 275-285.
  13. Tan, Xiangyang; Hammad, Amin;  and Fazio, Paul, (2009)  “Automated Code Compliance Checking for Building Envelope Design”, Journal of Computing in Civil Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 24, No. 2, March/April 2010, pp. 203-211, (doi   10.1061/(ASCE)0887-3801(2010)24:2(203) )
  14. Fazio, P., Alturkistani, A., Rao, J., Mao, Q., (2009) "A new testing method to evaluate the relative drying performance of different building envelope systems using water trays in stud cavities as moisture source", Journal of ASTM International, Vol. 6, No. 9 Paper ID JAI102085.
  15. Mao, Q., Fazio, P., Rao, J., (2009) “In-cavity evaporation allowance—A drying capacity indicator for wood-frame wall system”, Building and Environment, Volume 44, Issue 12, December, ISSN 0360-1323, pp 2418-2429
  16. Hachem, C., Fazio, P., Rao, J. and Bartlett, K., (2009), "Identification and transport investigation of microbial volatile organic compounds in full-scale stud cavities", Building and Environment, 44(8):1691-1698.
  17. Rao, J., Fazio, P., Bartlett, K., Yang, D.-Q., (2008) “Experimental evaluation of potential transport of mold spores from moldy studs in full-size wall assemblies”, Building and Environment, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.200810.001.
  18. Li, Q., Rao J., and Fazio P., (2008) “Development of HAM tool for building envelope analysis”, Building & Environment, 44(5): 1065-1073, doi:10.1016/j.buildenv.2008.07.017
  19. Fang, X., Athienitis, A., Fazio, P., (2008)Methodologies for shortening test period of coupled heat-moisture transfer in building envelopes”, Applied Thermal Engineering, Volume 29, Issue 4, Pages 787 - 792.
  20. Alturkistani A., Fazio P., Rao J. & Mao Q., (2008) “A new test method to determine the relative drying capacity of building envelope panels of various configurations”, Building and Environment 43(12), pp. 2203-2215.
  21. Wu, Yang; Fazio, Paul; Kumaran, Mavinkal, K., (2008) “Moisture buffering capacities of five North American building materials”, Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 36, No. 1, Jan., 8 pages.
  22. Fazio, P., Mao, Q., Ge, H., Alturkistani, A., H., Rao, J., (2007) “A test method to measure the relative capacity of wall panels to evacuate moisture from their stud cavity”, Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 13, No. 4, December.
  23. P. Fazio, H. S. He,  Hammad, A.,  Horvat, M., (2007) IFC-Based Framework for Evaluating Total Performance of Building Envelopes, Journal of Architectural Engineering, Vol. 13, No. 1, March, pp. 44-53.
  24. Horvat, M. and Fazio, P., (2005) “Comparative Review of Existing Certification Programs and Performance Assessment Tools for Residential Buildings”, Architectural Science Review Journal, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia, 48.1, p. 69-80.
  25. DePani, Sebastiano and Fazio, Paul, (2005) “Airtightness Testing of Two and Three-unit Buildings with a Single Fan”, Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 11, No. 1, March, pp. 19-24.
  26. Ge. H., and P. Fazio, (2004) “Experimental evaluation of thermal response and condensation performance of metal curtain walls subjected to air leakage”, Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 10, No. 2, June, pp. 61-68.
  27. Ge, H., and P. Fazio, (2004) “Experimental investigation of cold draft induced by two different types of glazing panels in metal curtain wall”, Building and Environment, Vol. 39 (2), Feb. 2004, pp. 115-125.
  28. Ge, H., and P. Fazio, (2003) “Effect of Boundary Conditions on the Prediction of Temperature Distribution for Curtain Walls”, ASHRAE Transaction, Vol. 110, Part 2.
  29. Derome, D., Fortin, Y. and Fazio, P. (2003) "Modeling of Moisture Behavior of Wood Planks in Nonvented Flat Roofs", Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE , Vol. 9, No. 1, pp 26-40.
  30. Fazio, P., Rao, J. and Ge, H. (2002) "Measuring air leakage characteristics with flexible double air chambers", Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE, Vol. 8, No. 3. pp. 89-95.
  31. Iliescu, S., Fazio, P., Gowri, K., (2001) “Similarity Assessment in a Case-Based Reasoning Framework for Building Envelope Design”, Logistics Information Management Journal, Volume 14, Number 5/6, MCB University Press, Bradford, West Yorkshire, England
  32. Derome, D. and Fazio, P., (2000) "Large Scale Testing of Two Flat Roof Assemblies Insulated with Cellulose", ASCE J. of Architectural Engineering, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 12‑23.
  33. Desmarais, G., Derome, D. and Fazio, P.,  (2000)  "Mapping of Air Leakage in Exterior Wall Assemblies", Journal of Thermal Insulation and Building Envelope, Vol. 24, October, Technomic Publishing Co., Mancaster, PA, USA
  34. Mokhtar, A., Bédard, C., Fazio, P., (2000) “Collaborative Planning and Scheduling of International Design Changes”, Journal of Architectural Engineering, ASCE, June, Vol. 6 No. 2, pp. 66-75.

Proceedings Edited (2006)

  • Fazio, P., Ge, H., Rao, J. and Desmarais, G. (Eds.), (2006) Research in Building Physics and Building Engineering: Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference in Building Physics, Montreal, Canada, 27-31 August, 992 pp.

Books and Chapters in Books contributions (2010)

  • Hachem,C. , Fazio P., Bartlett, K. (2010), Microbial Volatile Organic Compounds in Full Scale Stud Cavities,   LAP Lambert Academic Publishing, AG & CoKG. PhD thesis edited and published in book form upon invitation from publisher.

Refereed Conference Papers (2000-11)

  1. Durability and performance of wood-based building envelope systems
  2. Hachem C., Fazio, P., and Athienitis, Solar Optimized Neighborhood Patterns: Evaluation and Guidelines, eSim 2012, 7th Biennal Building Simulation Conference of IBPSA-Halifax, Canada, May 2 - 3, 2012.
  3. Hachem C., Fazio, P., and Athienitis, A. Energy Implications and Solar Energy Potential of Housing Units ‘Shapes, The 5th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC5), Kyoto, Japan, May 2012.
  4. Hachem C., Athienitis, A., and Fazio, P. (2011), “Design of Roof Morphology for Increased Solar Potential of BIPV/T Systems”, ISES, Kassel, Germany, Aug. 28.
  5. Hachem C., Athienitis, A., and Fazio, F. (2011), “Evaluation of Alternative Neighborhood Patterns for BIPV Potential and Energy Performance”, CISBAT Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland, Sep. 2011.
  6. Hachem C., Athienitis, A., and Fazio, F. (2011), design of Solar Optimized Neighborhood, ASHRAE conference, Montreal, June, ASHRAE Transactions Vol.117, Part 2.
  7. Li, Y., Fazio, P., Rao, J. (2010), “Numerical Modeling of Hygrothermal Response in a Full-Scale Experimental Room and through the Envelope”, ASHRAE, Thermal Performance of Exterior Envelopes Whole Buildings XI international Conference, Florida, USA, Dec. 5-9
  8. Hachem C., Athienitis, A., and Fazio, P. (2010), “A study of the influence of housing unit form and density on solar potential”, EuroSun conference, Graz, Austria, 28 Sep.-1 Oct.
  9. Hachem, C., Athienitis, A., Fazio, P., O’Brien, W.  (2009), “Design of passive low energy, low cost housing: a case study”, Canadian Solar Building Conference, Toronto, June 25-27.
  10. Mao, Q., Fazio, P., Rao, J. (2009), “Evaluating relative drying capacity of wood-frame walls using an in-cavity evaporation allowance (ICEA) approach”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Building Physics (IBPC4), Istanbul, June 15-18, pp 233-240.
  11. Ye, Y., Ge, H., Fazio, P. (2009), “Field evaluation of ventilation drying and wetting of rainscreen walls in the coastal climate of British Columbia”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Building Physics (IBPC4), Istanbul, June 15-18, pp 287-294.
  12. Yang, X., Fazio, P., Rao, J., Ge, H. (2009), “Experimental evaluation of transient moisture buffering of interior surface materials in a full-scale one-room test setup”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Building Physics (IBPC4), Istanbul, June 15-18 pp 815-822.
  13. Tariku, F., Kumaran, K., Fazio, P. (2009), “Effect of indoor humidity assumption on building envelope performance assessment”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Building Physics (IBPC4), Istanbul, June 15-18 pp 355-362.
  14. Fazio, P. (2009), Failure and rehabilitation of a school building”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Building Physics (IBPC4), Istanbul, June 15-18 pp 859-866.
  15. Hachem, C., Fazio, P., Rao, J., Chaubey, Y., Bartlett, K. (2009), “Statistical Analysis of Mold Related Volatile Organic Compounds in Full Scale Stud Wall Cavities”, Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Building Physics (IBPC4), Istanbul, June 15-18 pp 325-332.
  16. Vera, S., Fazio, P., Rao, J. (2009) “Estimation of interzonal mass airflows through a large horizontal opening in a full scale two-story test-hut with forced and buoyancy driven flows”,  Proceedings of the Fourth International Conference in Building Physics (IBPC4), Istanbul, June 15-18 pp 671-678
  17. Ge, Hua; Krpan, Ron; Fazio, Paul (2009) “Field measurements of wind-driven rain: a study of seven buildings in Metro Vancouver”, Proceedings of the 12th Canadian conference on Building Science & Technology (12CCBST), Montreal, May 6 – 8, 12p
  18. Ge, Hua, Ye, Ying, Fazio, Paul (2009) “Field investigation of the impact of cavity ventilation on the wetting and drying of brick veneer wall systems in the coastal Climate of British Columbia”, Proceedings of the 12th Canadian conference on Building Science & Technology (12CCBST), Montreal, May 6 – 8, 12p
  19. Fazio, Paul, Alturkistani, Arslan, Rao, Jiwu, Mao, Qian (2009) “A new testing method to evaluate the relative performance of different building envelope systems”, the Second ASTM Symposium on Heat-Air-Moisture Transport: Measurements and Implications in Buildings, Vancouver, April 19 – 20. Also published in the International ASTM Journal
  20. C. Hachem, K. Bartlett, P. Fazio, J. Rao, Y. Chauby, (2009) “Sampling and evaluation of mold related volatile organic compounds in full scale stud cavities”, the Second ASTM Symposium on Heat-Air-Moisture Transport: Measurements and Implications in Buildings, Vancouver, April 19 – 20.
  21. Fazio, P. (2008), “Developing a standardized test to evaluate the relative hygrothermal performance of different building envelope systems”, Proceedings of the Building Physics Symposium in honor of Prof. Hugo L. S. C. Hens, Leuven, October 29 – 31, pp 63-66.
  22. Tariku, F., Kumaran, K., Fazio, P. (2008), “Thermostat setback effect in whole building performance”, Proceedings of the Building Physics Symposium in honor of Prof. Hugo L. S. C. Hens, Leuven, October 29 – 31, pp. 91-94.
  23. Ge, H., Krpan, R., Fazio, P., Ye, Y. (2008), “A two-storey field station for investigation of building envelope performance in the coastal climate of British Columbia”, Proceedings of the Building Physics Symposium in honor of Prof. Hugo L. S. C. Hens, Leuven, October 29 – 31, pp. 67-71.
  24. Vera, S., Fazio, P., Rao, J., (2008), “Experimental setup and initial results of moisture transport through horizontal openings” Nordic Symposium on Building Physics 2008, Copenhagen, June 16-18
  25. Alturkistani, A., Fazio, P., Rao, J., (2008) “Determining moisture evacuation profiles and drying capacity of building envelope panels of various configuration” Nordic Symposium on Building Physics 2008, Copenhagen, June 16-18
  26. Hachem, C., Fazio, P., Rao, J., Bartlett, K., Chaubey, Y., (2008) “Investigation of microbial organic compounds and their transport through the building envelope” Nordic Symposium on Building Physics 2008, Copenhagen, June 16-18
  27. Tariku, F.; Kumaran, M.K.; Fazio, P., (2008) "Development and benchmarking of a new hygrothermal model", The 11th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Istanbul, Turkey, May.11-14.
  28. Yang, X., Vera, S., Rao, J., Ge, H. and Fazio, P., (2007) “Full-scale experimental investigation of moisture buffering effect and indoor moisture distribution”, ASHRAE, Thermal Performance of External Building Envelopes of Whole Buildings X international Conference, Florida, USA, Dec. 2-7.
  29. Tan, Xiangyang; Hammad, Amin; Fazio, Paul, (2007) “Automated code compliance checking of building envelope performance”, ASCE International Workshop on Computing in Civil Engineering, Pittsburg, PA, July 25-28.
  30. Vera, S., Yang, X., Rao, J., Ge, H. and Fazio, P., (2007) “Moisture interaction between the building envelope and indoor environment: experimental set up and preliminary results”, 12th Symposium for Building Physics, Dresden, Germany, March 29-31.
  31. Li, Q., Fazio, P. and Rao, J., (2006) “Applying numerical simulation to extend experiment design on drying capacity of light-frame wall systems”, the Annual Conference of the Architectural Engineering Institute, ASCE, Omaha, Nebraska, March 29 to April 1.
  32. Rao, J., Miao, G., Yang, D.Q., Bartlett, K., Fazio, P., (2006) “Experimental evaluation of potential movement of airborne mold spores out of building envelope cavities using full size wall assemblies”, Proceedings of the Third International Conference in Building Physics (IBPC3), Montreal August 27 to 31, pp.845-852.
  33. Horvat, M., Fazio, P., (2006) “BEPAT - Building envelope performance evaluation tool: validation”, submitted to the Third International Conference in building Physics (IBPC3),  Montreal August 27 to 31, pp 277-284.
  34. Fazio, P., Rao, J., Alturkistani, A., Ge, H., (2006)“Large scale experimental investigation of the relative drying capacity of building envelope panels of various configurations”, proceedings of  the Third International Conference in building Physics (IBPC3), Montreal August 27 to 31, pp 361-368.
  35. Fazio, P., Mao, Q., Alturkistani, A., Vera, S., Rao, J., (2006) “Establishing a uniform and measurable moisture source to evaluate the drying capacity of building envelope systems”, proceedings of the Third International Conference in building Physics (IBPC3), Montreal August 27 to 31, pp369-377.
  36. Candanedo, L., Ge, H., Derome, D., Fazio, P., (2006) “Analysis of Montreal 30-year weather data to select loading conditions for large-scale tests on wall panel systems”, Proceedings of the Third International Conference in building Physics (IBPC3), Montreal, August 27-31, pp 959-966.
  37. Li, Q., Fazio, P. and Rao, J., (2006) “Applying numerical simulation to extend experiment design on drying capacity of light-frame wall systems”, Proceedings of the 2006 Architectural Engineering National Conference – Building Integration Solutions, ASCE, Omaha, Nebraska, March 29 to April 1.
  38. Hammad, A., Fazio, P., He, H., (2005) “Computer tool to achieve better performance and integration of building envelopes with structural and mechanical systems”, 33dAnnual General Conference of the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Toronto, June 2-4.
  39. He, H., Hammad, A., Fazio, P., (2005) “Application if IT and international standards to evaluate building envelope performance”, Proceedings of the 10th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association IBPSA 2005, pp 389-396, Montreal, August 15-18.
  40. Li, Q., Rao, J., Fazio, P., (2005) “Hygrothermal simulation of Drying performance of typical North American building envelope”, Proceedings of the 10th Conference of International Building Performance Simulation Association IBPSA 2005, pp 625-632, Montreal, August15-18.
  41. Fazio, P., Bartlett, K., Yang D.-Q., Rao, J., Miao, G., (2005) “Development of experimental procedure to evaluate potential movement of mold spores from wall cavity to indoor environment”, Proceedings of the 10th Canadian Building Science and Technology Conference, Ottawa, May 11-12, 2005.
  42. Teasdale-St-Hilaire, A., Derome, D., Fazio, P., (2005) “Investigating the role of the vapour retarder in the drying response of wood-frame walls wetted by simulated rain infiltration”, Proceedings of the 10th Canadian Building Science and Technology Conference,  Ottawa, May 11-13, 2005.
  43. Teasdale-St-Hilaire, A., Derome, D. and Fazio, P., (2004) “Behavior of wall assemblies with different wood sheathings wetted by simulated rain infiltration”, Proceedings of  Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings IX International Conference, ASHRAE, Clearwater Beach, Florida, Dec. 5-10, 15 p.
  44. Ge, H., and Fazio, P., (204) “Evaluating Overall Thermal Performance of Metal Curtain Walls Using Large Scale Testing”, Proceedings of Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings IX International Conference, ASHRAE, Clearwater Beach, Florida, Dec. 5-10, 10 p.
  45. Fazio, P., (2004), “Building Engineering in Canada”, Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress: Building for the Future, Toronto, May 2-7.
  46. Horvat, M. and Fazio, P., (2004) “Protocol and Assessment Tool for Performance Evaluation of Light-frame Building Envelopes”, Proceedings of the CIB 2004 - World Building Congress: Building for the Future, Toronto, May 2-7.
  47. Mao, Q., Rao, J. and Fazio, P., (2004) “Effect of Capillarity on Rainwater Penetration in the Building Envelope”, Proceedings of the CIB World Building Congress: Building for the future, Toronto, May 2-7.
  48. Ge, H., and Fazio, P., (2003) “Experimentally Establishing Local Convection Film Coefficients for a Standard Metal Curtain Wall System”, Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Building Physics, Sept.14-18, Leuven, Belgium, pp 225-232.
  49. Teasdale-St-Hilaire, A., Derome, D., Fazio, P., (2003) “Development of an Experimental Methodology for the Simulation of Wetting due to Rain Infiltration for Building Envelope Testing”, Proceedings of the  2nd International Conference on Building Physics, pp. 455-462, Sept. 14-18, Leuven, Belgium.
  50. Horvat, M., Fazio, P., (2003) “Performance Evaluation Protocol for Full-Scale Wood-Frame Building Envelopes”, Proceedings of the Building Integration Solutions, 2003 Architectural Engineering Institute Conference, Sept.17-20, Austin, Texas, U.S.A.
  51. Teasdale-St-Hilaire, A., Derome, D., Fazio, P., (2003) “Approach for the Simulation of Wetting Due to Rain Infiltration for Building Envelope Testing”, Proceedings of the 9th Conference on Building Science and Technology, NBEC Canada, Vancouver, BC, February 27-28, 14p.
  52. Ge, H. and Fazio, P., (2002) “Evaluation of Critical Factors Affecting the Thermal Performance of Metal Curtain Walls by Simulations”, eSim 2002, September 12-13, 2002, Montreal.
  53. Ge, H., and Fazio, P., and Rao, J., (2001) "Experimental study of temperature distributions across two curtain wall systems", Performance of Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings VIII, Integration of Building Envelopes, December 2-6, ASHRAE, Clearwater, Florida, USA.
  54. Derome, D., Teasdale-St-Hilaire, A., and Fazio, P., (2001) “Methods for the Assessment of Moisture Content of Envelope Assemblies”, Performance of Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings VIII, Integration of Building Envelopes, December 2-6, ASHRAE, Clearwater, Florida. USA, 13p.
  55. Desmarais, G., Derome, D., and Fazio, P., (2001) “Moisture Performance of Leaky Exterior Walls with Added Insulation”, Performance of Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings VIII, Integration of Building Envelopes, December 2-6, ASHRAE, Clearwater, Florida, USA.
  56. DePani, S., Fazio, P., (2001) “Airtightness Testing and Air Flow Modeling of two and Three-Unit Multifamily Buildings”, e-Sim-2001, NRCan, Ottawa, Canada.
  57. Derome, D., Fazio, P., (2000) "Assessment of Moisture Build-up Potential in Non-vented Flat Roofs", The International Building Physics Conference 2000, Sept. 18-21, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  58. Desmarais, G., Derome, D., Fazio, P., (2000) "Results on the experimental Hygrothermal Characterization of Air Leakage", The International Building Physics Conference 2000, Sept. 18-21, Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
  59. Iliescu S., Fazio P., and Gowri K., (2000) “Similarity Assessment in a Case-based Reasoning Framework for Building Envelope Design”, INCITE 2000: International Conference on Construction Information Technology 2000, pp. 697-713, January 17-18, 2000, Hong Kong. (Chosen by editor for publication in the Logistics Information Management Journal)

Non-Refereed Contributions (2000-11)

  1. Ge, H., and Fazio, P., (2004) “Study on Performance of an Advanced Metal Curtain Wall System”, Proceedings of International Conference on Building Envelope Science and Technology (ICBEST), Sydney, Australia, March 31-April 2.
  2. Fazio, P., Ge, H., and Rao, J., (2001) “Measuring Air Leakage of Full-Scale Curtain Wall Sections Using a Non-Rigid Double Air-Chamber Method”, International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST-2001), June 26-29, NRCan, Ottawa, Canada.
  3. Horvat, M., Fazio, P., Poliquin, L., and Robichaud, F., (2001) “Survey of the Canadian Prefabricated Building Industry – Findings”, International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST-2001), June 26-29, NRCan, Ottawa, Canada, (NSERC, Forintek, EJLB).
  4. Derome, D., Teasdale-St-Hilaire, A. and Fazio, P., (2001) “Comparaison entre la gravimétrie et les sondes de teneur en humidité pour le monitorage du transfert de l’humidité dans les essais à grande échelle sur l’enveloppe du bâtiment”, Ve Colloque Inter-Universitaire Franco-Québécois, INSA de Lyon, Lyon, France, pp. 353-360.
  5. Ge, H., and Fazio, P., (2001) “Study of Thermal Performance of Curtain Walls Using Infrared Thermography”, International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST-2001), June 26-29, NRCan, Ottawa, Canada.
 
PhD Theses Supervised/Co-Supervised to completion (2000-11)

 

  1. Li, Yang (2011) “An Experimental and Numerical Study of the Influence of Room Factors and Hygroscopic Material of Wood Paneling on the Indoor Environment”, PhD Thesis (Civil), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisor P. Fazio
  2. Kristof, Joseph (2011) “Undrained shear strength of petroleum contaminated soils”, PhD Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisors: A. Foriero, P. Fazio
  3. Yang , Xiangjing (2010) “Investigation on moisture buffering of hygroscopic materials by full-scale experiments and HAM simulations”, PhD Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisors: P. Fazio, H. Ge
  4. Vera, Sergio (2009) “Interzonal air and moisture transport through large horizontal openings: an integrated experimental and numerical study”, PhD Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisor: P. Fazio
  5. Li, Qinru, (2009) “Development of a hygrothermal simulation tool (HAM-BE) for building envelope study”, PhD Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisor: P. Fazio
  6. Mao, Qian, (2008) “Experimental Determination of Drying Capacity of Wood-Frame Envelope Systems for Comparative Studies and Limit State Verification”, PhD Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisor: P. Fazio
  7. Tariku, Fitsum, (2008) “Whole building heat, air and moisture analysis”, PhD Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisors: P. Fazio and M K. Kumaran.
  8. Alturkistani, Arslan, (2008) “Evacuation profiles due to evaporation of moisture sources in the stud cavity of building envelope panels of various configurations”, PhD Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisor: P. Fazio.
  9. Teasdale-St-Hilaire, Anik, (2006) “Hygrothermal performance of different wood-frame wall assemblies wetted by simulated rain infiltration”, PhD Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisors: D. Derome and P. Fazio.
  10. Horvat, Miljana, (2005) “Protocol and assessment tool for performance evaluation of light-frame building envelopes used in residential buildings”, PhD Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisor: P. Fazio.
  11. Ge, Hua, (2002) “Study on overall thermal performance of metal curtain walls”, PhD Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisor: P. Fazio.
  12. Iliescu, Serban, (2000) “Case-Based Reasoning Approach to Building Envelope Design” PhD Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisors: P. Fazio, K. Gowri.
 
Master’s Theses Supervised/Co-Supervised to completion (2000-11)

 

  1. Wyss, Sara (2011) “Investigation of hygrothermal performance of structural insulated panels (SIP) for northern Canadian climates”, M.A.Sc. Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisor: P. Fazio
  2. Simpson, Ying (2010) “Field evaluation of ventilation wetting and drying of rainscreen walls in coastal British Columbia”, M.A.Sc. Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisors: P. Fazio, H. Ge
  3. Hachem, Caroline, (2008) “Microbial Volatile organic compound in full scale stud cavities”, M.A.Sc. Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisor: P. Fazio
  4. Tan, Xiangyang, (2008) “Automatic code compliance checking in designing building envelopes”, M.A.Sc. Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisors: P. Fazio, and A. Hammad.
  5. Wu, Yang, (2007) “Experimental study of hygrothermal properties for building materials”, M.A.Sc. Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisors: P. Fazio, and M. K. Kumaran.
  6. He, Hua Sheng, (2005) “IFC-based framework for evaluating building envelope performance”, M.A.Sc. Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisors: P. Fazio and A. Hammad.
  7. Gerbasi, Dino, (2001) “The energy performance of the NOVTEC advanced house”, M.A.Sc. Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisors: P. Fazio, R. Zmeureanu.
  8. Corsi, Maria, (2000) “Impact of Electrochromic Windows on the Energy Efficiency of Commercial Buildings” M.A.Sc. Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisors: R. Zmeureanu, P. Fazio.
  9. Desmarais, Guylaine, (2000) “Impact of Added Insulation on the Hygrothermal Performance of Leaky Walls” M.A.Sc. Thesis (Building), Department of Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Concordia University, Supervisors: P. Fazio, D. Derome.

 

Technical Reports (2008-11)

 

  1. Wyss, S.; Fazio, P.; Rao, J.; (2011), “Investigation of hygrothermal performance of a SIP building envelope system for northern regions”, Report to Kott Group, November
  2. Fazio, Paul; Vera, Sergio; Rao, Jiwu; Yang, Xiangjin; Ge, Hua, (2008) “Datasets of whole-building HAM and indoor conditions for single room and two room experimental setups”, report (81 pages) submitted to Annex 41 of the International Energy Agency (IEA), March.
  3. Fazio, Paul; Vera, Sergio; Rao, Jiwu; Yang, Xiangjin; Ge, Hua, (2008) “Datasets of WBHAM and indoor conditions for single room and two room setups”, summary report (12 pages) published in the final reports of Annex 41 of the International Energy Agency (IEA), June.

 

 
 
 

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