John Straube

Associate Professor

Teaching Interests

  • The science behind why we build how we do
  • Making the next generation of building designers better able to meet growing demands for performance
  • Connecting research results and best practices to applications for practicing professionals

Research Interests

  • Building performance (durability, energy efficiency, health, sustainability, comfort) as a function of use, climate regions, etc.
  • Heat air and moisture transport within/through building materials and systems and the resulting problems of freeze-thaw, corrosion, rot, mould, dissolution, etc. Modelling, and testing of same.
  • New, high-performance, low-energy and sustainable building products, materials, and systems. 

Contact Information

Office: ARC 2021

Phone: 519.888.4567 x27621

Email: jfstraube@uwaterloo.ca