Matthew D. Heron, M.S., P.E., LEED® AP

Vice President, Building Science Group


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. Civil Engineering, 2003
Dual Structural Engineering & Construction Science focus
United States Coast Guard Academy
B.S. Civil Engineering, 2000

Registrations and Certifications

Licensed Professional Engineer in Colorado and Florida
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Accredited Professional (LEED® AP)
ITC Level I Certified Infrared Thermographer

Areas of Expertise

Building Enclosure Consulting & Commissioning - New Construction and Major Renovation projects
Building Science & Enclosure Systems
Opaque Wall Assembly Air, Vapor, & Water Resistive Barriers
Fenestrations and Curtain Walls
Exterior Claddings and Façades
Low Slope and Steep Slope Roofs
Below-Grade & Plaza Deck Waterproofing
Sealants, Coatings and Repellents
Hygrothermal Modeling and Analysis Functional Performance Testing (Air Leakage, Water Infiltration, Roof Uplift, Infrared Thermography)


Matt has over 16 years of building enclosure experience as a Project Engineer and Project Manager with Pie and, formerly, with the U.S. Coast Guard. His responsibilities including oversight of Pie’s building science group operations which provides design development assistance, hygrothermal modeling and analysis, plan and specification reviews, contractor training seminars, quality assurance observations, functional performance testing, and building enclosure commissioning (BECx). His project experience includes new construction and major renovation / projects throughout the country and abroad. Matt has presented at events sponsored by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the National Institute of Building Science National BEST3 Conference, and the National Institute of Building Science Building Enclosure Council (Denver Chapter). He is published in the Society of American Military Engineers TME publication.