Chris Schumacher, M.A.Sc., is a Principal and Senior Building Science Specialist at RDH Building Science. Chris’ formal education in architecture and engineering is balanced by over two decades of experience in design, computer simulation, physical testing, and forensic investigation. As a consultant, he regularly conducts field investigations and large-scale retrofit assessments. He has a special interest in historical buildings and has consulted on many projects for universities and other large institutional and commercial facilities. As a researcher, he has extensive experience in product testing, including specialized testing of material properties and assembly performance. Chris’ combined interest in research and practice, and in the connections between the two, reflects his commitment to the continuous development of building science. He has taught at the University of Waterloo and is a frequent speaker on a wide range of building science topics.