Guido Wimmers joined the University of Northern British Columbia in 2014 as Chair for the Integrated Wood Design Program and implemented the interdisciplinary approach for engineering and design of modern wood structures, combining structural engineering with building physics and modern fabrication. Guido received his Doctoral degree in Engineering Sciences and a Master degree in Architectural Engineering from the Leopold Franzens University, Innsbruck, Austria.
Before coming to UNBC, he worked in multi-disciplinary teams in Austria, Germany and Italy in research and engineering as well as architectural offices. He played a key role in the implementation of the International Passive House Standard in BC and across Canada. Guido is an internationally renowned expert in the field of energy efficient buildings, envelope design and building physics and an active member of several committees such as the BC Step Code committee. Having many years of industry experience, his passion is the fostering of collaboration between industry and academia.