The Building Science Specialist Board of Canada

The  Building Science Specialist Board of Canada (BSSB)  promotes the Building Science Specialist (BSS®) designation, leading to greater prestige for holders of the BSS®, and giving the designation increased authority.

The BSSB administers the entire process leading to the granting of the Building Science Specialist designation, including offering the exams and working with universities/colleges to design and update courses.  It is also responsible for granting the designation and recertifying its holders.



Russell Richman, BSS
Toronto Metropolitan University
350 Victoria Street
Toronto, ON M5B 2K3

Past President

Marianne Touchie, Ph.D., P.Eng.
Assistant Professor
University of Toronto
35 St. George Street
Toronto, ON M5S1A4


Paul J. Pushman, B. Tech. (Arch. Sc.)
1595 Clark Boulevard
Brampton, ON L6T 4V1

Mila Aleksic, B. Arch.Sc., M. A. Sc.
Professor, Centre for Construction Engineering Technologies
George Brown College
160 Kendal Ave., Rm. C303, P.O. Box 1015,
Station B, Toronto, ON M5T 2T9

Jeremy Nixon, P.Eng., BSS
Brown & Beattie Ltd.
558 Edward Ave.
Unit 49
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 9Y6

Mark Clyde, Dipl.Arch., BSS, PMP
Henry Company
15 Wallsend Drive
Scarborough, ON M1E 3X6

Mehdi Zahed, Architect OAA, Ph.D. c., M. Arch. Eng., MRAIC
Professor of Architectural Technology
Algonquin College
1385 Woodroffe Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2G 1V8 



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