Who we are - Our Research

BEG is the building engineering group at the University of Waterloo, a multi-disciplinary research group that undertakes research, development, and demonstration (R, D & D) for the building industry.

BEG is a non-profit, non-proprietary organization within the Civil Engineering Department at UW but operating together with the School of Architecture. It was founded by Dr Eric Burnett, now at Penn State University and the Pennsylvania Housing Research Center.

BEG is currently directed by Dr John Straube, who has a joint appointment with the Civil Engineering Department and the School of Architecture. Download Dr Straube's CV. Review some building and travel photos.

Since 1981, BEG has developed considerable expertise in many facets of buildings and building performance (moisture control, mould, energy conservation and passive heating and cooling, roofing, wood-framed buildings, masonry veneer, EIFS and basements to name a few). Graduate students from both architecture and engineering are assisted by civil engineering lab technicians and faculty from both Faculties to conduct research.

The current (Fall 2005) team at BEG are shown in the photo (click to enlarge): BEG People

Explore BEG Research topics at the side menu

See also Dr Straube's Consulting site for more info- BalancedSolutions.com