WISE Public Lecture: Can Building Science Save the Day?
Jaan Timusk, Professor Emeritus, Civil Engineering, University of Toronto
Explore building techniques of the past, present, and future. From the master builders of the Middle Ages and their enduring legacy, to the stagnation of the industry during the Great Depression and World War II, and the new masters of present day who keep both progress and sustainability at the forefront of their minds.
The 21st century has created a generation willing to step up and fight climate change, but who are the stakeholders? What are the needs to be addressed in the advancement of building science? Where will the future lead?
WISE and Jaan Timusk invite you to join the conversation. All are welcome but space is limited, please register on Eventbrite!
Professor Emeritus Jaan Timusk was educated in Estonia, Sweden, Canada and the United Kingdom before accepting a position at the University of Toronto teaching undergraduate and graduate students in the department of Civil Engineering.
From 1958 to 2012, Jaan carried out building materials and building science research while serving on building standards and building code committees for both private firms and the Canadian Government, in addition to acting as a consultant for engineers on the design and development of new structures.