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March 15th, 2023

By: BC Building Science

Next up in this series, we’re presenting Ramin Hortamani, M.Sc.!

Ramin, I’d like to ask you a few questions to better get to know you…


Q:  Did you have any hobbies as a child that you now know were engineering related?

A:  I bought some electrical model kits such as a radio, car, and lighting that needed to be assembled and soldered.  Then I modified them together because I thought the design would be better with the modification.  I built a model that had hundreds of pieces, and it took me months to build, but I finally finished it.


Q:  What specifically drew you to the area of building envelope?

A:  Twelve years ago, I started my job as a HVAC / Plumbing Inspector Engineer and HVAC / Plumbing Contractor in my country, and because of the nature of my job, I was in the construction industry.  Most of the time I was on the job sites, so this experience led me to building envelope.


Q:  If a multi-talented chef arrived on your doorstep, what meal would you request?

A:  Something healthy, spicy, and not fried.


Q:  What personality trait do you think it takes to be a great building envelope specialist?

A:  Good communication skills, ability to work to precise measurements, able to follow instructions carefully, and knowledge of building protection and cladding.


Q:  What would be your preferred superpower and why?

A:  Flying would be very helpful.  Flying around the city and going places I wouldn’t normally go would be a great way to see the world from a different angle.  And of course, I could visit my friends and relatives more often.  I could also help people in need and save them.


I love the evocative image your extensive, months long model-project conjures up.  I wish we had a photo!

Thank you, Ramin!



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