Ivan Duarte, M.S.
Sr. Building Science Specialist
Master of Building Science, 2013, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada
Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Planning, 2008, Izabela Hendrix Methodist University Centre, Brazil
Registrations and Certifications
Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) in Ontario, Canada, 2015
Certified Technologist with the Ontario Association for Applied Architectural Sciences (OAAAS), Canada, 2015
Architect and Urban Planner in Brazil, 2010
Areas of Expertise
Construction Quality Assurance Observations
Commercial Roof Systems
Facade Surveys/Building Assessments
Field Performance Testing
Below Grade and Plaza Deck Waterproofing
Building Simulation and Modeling (THERM, Window, WUFI, eQuest)
Project and Construction Management
Design (AutoCAD, ArchiCAD, Revit and Sketch-up)
Biography: Mr. Duarte is an internationally trained architect and engineering technologist expert in building sciences. With 13 years of experience in the architectural and building science fields, he has successfully performed in multidisciplinary functions, in such roles as draftsperson and designer, consultant, staff coordinator and project management. He specializes in performing façade surveys and property condition assessments, repair recommendations, and design. Ivan’s key competencies include, developing design details and specifications for a variety of building assembly types; design peer reviews and construction monitoring services; field performance testing, whole building air barrier testing, ELD testing, and diagnostic evaluations of fenestrations, curtain walls, and claddings.
Ivan designed sustainable projects selected for Brazilian national and international competitions. Additionally, he has published articles related to life cycle environmental assessment of construction industry, and has presented in the World Sustainable Buildings Conference, 2011.
In his spare time, Ivan enjoys spending time with his wife and friends, rollerblading/jogging throughout the lakes of the Twin Cities, watching movies and sports or reading a good book.