Selected Publications – Fitsum Tariku

A.    Contributing Author in Books:

  1. Tariku, F. and Simpson, W. (2015). Stochastic Data. In: Ramos and International Energy Agency, Annex 55, Reliability of Energy Efficient Building Retrofitting – Probability Assessment of Performance & Cost (RAP-RETRO), ISSN 1652-9162.
  2. Kumaran, M.K.; Sanders, C.; Tariku, F.; Blocken, B.; Carmeliet, J.; Hens, H.; de Paepe, M.; Janssens, A. (2008). Boundary Conditions and Whole Building HAM Analysis. International Energy Agency, Annex 41, Whole Building Heat, Air, Moisture Response, pp. 235, June 1, 2008 (ISBN:978-90-334-7059-2).

B.     Published Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles:

  1. Awol, D.A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Tariku, F (2020) Numerical Investigation of External Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient for Buildings in Different Land-Use Class, In Press. Journal of Building Physics.
  2. Tariku, F. and Iffa, E. (2019). Empirical Model for Cavity Ventilation and Hygrothermal Performance of Wood Framed Wall Systems: Experimental Study. Building and Environment. Vol 157,  Pages 112-12
  3. Awol, D.A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Tariku, F (2019) Numerical estimation of the external convective heat transfer coefficient for buildings in an urban-like setting. Building and Environment 169:106557
  4. Kahsay, M. Tariku, F. and Bitsuamlak, G. (2019). Effect of localized exterior convective heat transfer on high-rise building energy consumption. In Press. Building Simulation Journal.
  5. Hemmati, F. and Tariku,F. (2019)Review of the sky temperature and solar decomposition and their impact on thermal modeling, Science and Technology for the Built Environment, 25:9, 1237-1243, DOI: 1080/23744731.2019.1629242
  6. Kahsay, M.T., Bitsuamlak, G.T., & Tariku, F., (2019). CFD simulation of external CHTC on a high-rise building with and without façade appurtenances. Building and Environment, 165, 106350
  7. Ilomets, S.  Kalamees, T. and Tariku, F. (2019). Indoor climate loads for dwellings in different cold climates to assess hygrothermal performance of building envelopes. Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering, Vol. 46(11): 963-968,
  8. Kahsay, M. Bitsuamlak, G. and Tariku, F. (2018). Numerical analysis of convective heat transfer coefficient for building facades. Journal of Building Physics. DOI: 10.1177/1744259
  9. Nghana, B. and Tariku, F. (2018). Field Investigation of Moisture Buffering Potential of American Clay and Magnesium Oxide Board in a Mild Climate. Journal of Architectural Engineering. 24(4)
  10. Iffa, E. and Tariku, F. (2017). Hygrothermal Performance Assessment of ICF Walls with Different Moisture Control Strategies and Wall Designs. Journal of Green Building. 12(4): 35-53.
  11. Tariku, E. and Iffa, E. (2017). Temperature and Air Flow Patterns in Attic Roofs. Journal of Architectural Engineering. 23(3): 04017014-1-11.
  12. Iffa, E. D. and Tariku, F. (2016). Review of Heat and Moisture Performance of Attic Roof. NED University Journal of Research, Vol. 3 (2), pp. 1-14
  13. Tariku, F.; Kwok, H. Simpson, Y. (2016). Experimental Investigation of Moisture Transfer between Concrete Foundation and Sill Plate. ASCE’s Journal of Architectural Engineering, 22(3), ISSN (print): 1076-0431 | ISSN (online): 1943-5568
  14. Nghana, B. and Tariku, F. (2016). Phase Change Material’s (PCM) impacts on Energy Performance and Thermal Comfort of Buildings in a Mild Climate Building and Environment Journal. Vol. 99, pp. 221-238.
  15. Tariku, F. and Iffa, E. D. (2015). Effect of Attic Insulation Thickness and Solar Gain in a Mild Climate. Energy Procedia. Vol. 78, pp. 67-72
  16. Iffa, E. D. and Tariku, F. (2015). A Computation of U-Factor values for an Entire Vented Attic Assembly using a 2D model. Energy Procedia. Vol. 78, pp. 3198-3203
  17. Tariku, F., Simpson, Y. and Iffa, E. (2015). Experimental Investigation of the Wetting and Drying Potentials of Wood Frame Walls Subjected to Vapor Diffusion and Wind-Driven Rain Loads. Building and Environment Journal. Vol. 92, pp. 368-379.
  18. Tariku, F.; Simpson, Y. (2015). Seasonal Indoor Humidity Levels of Apartment Suites in a Mild Coastal Climate. ASCE’s Journal of Architectural Engineering. 1061/(ASCE)AE.1943-5568.0000173, B4015001
  19. Iffa, E. D. and Tariku, F. (2015). Attic baffle size and vent configuration impacts on attic ventilation. Building and Environment Journal. Vol. 89, pp, 28-37.
  20. Tariku, F.; Kumaran, M.K.; Fazio, P. (2014). Application of a Whole-Building Hygrothermal Model in Energy, Durability and Indoor Humidity Retrofit Design. Building Physics Journal. DOI: 10.1177/1744259114522400
  21. Pedram, S., Tariku, F. (2014). Moisture Buffering Effect of Gypsum Board in a Marine Climate: A Field Experimental Study. Advanced Materials Research. 1051, pp. 763-773. (ISSN:1662-8985)
  22. Iffa, E. D. and Tariku, F. (2013). Thermal Effects of Solar Gain on Ventilated Attic. WIT Transactions on Engineering Sciences. Vol. 88, pp 329-336. (ISSN: 1743-3533).
  23. Tariku, F.; Kumaran, M.K.; Fazio, P. (2011). Determination of Indoor Humidity Profile Using a Whole-Building Hygrothermal Model. International Journal of Building Simulation. Vol. 4 (1), pp. 61-78.
  24. Tariku, F. and Ge, H. (2011). Moisture Response of Sheathing Board in Conventional and Rain-Screen Wall Systems with Shiplap Cladding. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, Vol. 39, Issue 3: pp. 381-388. Paper ID. JTE102973.
  25. Tariku, F.; Kumaran, M.K.; Fazio, P. (2010). Transient Model for Coupled Heat, Air and Moisture Transfer through Multilayered Porous Media. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. Vol. 53 (15-16), pp 3035-3044.
  26. Tariku, F.; Kumaran, M.K.; Fazio, P. (2010). Integrated Analysis of Whole-Building Heat, Air and Moisture Transfer. International Journal of Heat and Mass Transfer. Vol. 53 (15-16), pp. 3111-3120.
  27. Maref, M., Elmahdy, A.H., Swinton, M., Tariku, F. (2009). Assessment of Energy Rating of Polyurethane Spray Foam Walls: Procedure and Interim Results. Journal of Testing and Evaluati Nghana, B. and Tariku, F.on, Vol. 6, Issue 9, Paper ID JAI102043.
  28. Mukhopadhyaya, P., Kumaran, M.K., Tariku, F., Van Reenen, D., (2006). Application of Hygrothermal Modeling Tool to Assess Moisture Response of Exterior Walls. Journal of Architectural Engineering, 12, (4), pp. 178-186.
  29. Kumaran, M.K., Lackey, J.C., Normandin, N., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D., (2006). Heat, Air and Moisture Transport Properties of Three North American Stuccos. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 34, (8), pp. 351-356.
  30. Kumaran, M.K., Lackey, J.C., Normandin, N., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D., (2004). Heat, Air and Moisture Transport Properties of Several North American Bricks and Mortar Mixes. Journal of Testing and Evaluation, 32, (5), pp. 383-389.
  31. Tariku, F., Rogers, R.J., (2001). Improved Dynamic Friction Models for Simulation of One- and Two-Dimensional Stick-Slip Motion. ASME Journal of Tribology, 123, pp. 661-669.

C.    Peer-Reviewed Conference Articles:

  1. Koh, H. and tariku, F. (2020). Performance of PCMs in Different Building Envelope Configurations, Climate Zones and Building Operating Scenarios, 5th Residential Building Design & Construction Conference, Pennsylvania, USA, arch 4-6, 2020
  2. Iffa, E. and Tariku, F. (2019). Application of a Cavity Ventilation Empirical Model for Hygrothermal Performance Assessment of Rain Screen Walls, Buildings XIVI International Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA, December 2019.
  3. Hemmati, F. & Tariku,F.(2019). Transient Heat Transfer Calculation Method for Multi-Dimensional Building Envelope Thermal Bridges with Variable Insulation Thicknesses, Buildings XIVI International Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA, December 2019.
  4. Narciso, W. and Tariku, F. (2019). Protecting Reinforcing Steel From Corrosion: A Comprehensive Analysis of Corrosion Protection Systems Used in Concrete Repair, Buildings XIVI International Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA, December 2019.
  5. Awol, D.A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., Tariku, F (2019). A More Reliable Estimate for External Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient from Building Surfaces in an Urban-Setting. CFD Society of Canada Conference, London, Canada, 2-5 June 2019.
  6. Tougas, C.J., Tariku, F., Peer, L. (2018). Moisture Accumulation in Exposed Extruded Polystyrene Insulation in Western Canada. RCI Building Envelope Technology Symposium. RCI Building Envelope Technology Symposium, Nashville, United States
  7. Iffa, E. and Tariku, F. (2018). Application of Rain Intensity Dependent Rain Admittance Factor (RAF) in Hygrothermal Performance Assessment of Wall Systems.7th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC2018). 7th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC2018), Syracuse, United States
  8. Kahsay, M. Bitsuamlak, G. and Tariku, F. (2018). Influence of external shading on CHTC for a highrise building. Building Performance Analysis Conference and SimBuild. Building Performance Analysis
  9. Hemmati, F. and Tariku, F. (2018). Review of the sky temperature and solar decomposition, and their impact on thermal modeling.7th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC2018). 7th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC2018), Syracuse, United States
  10. Vaseghi, A. and Tariku, F. (2018). Hygrothermal performance assessment of wall systems with various concrete and insulation configurations. 7th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC2018). 7th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC2018), Syracuse, United States
  11. Yadete, A. and Tariku, F. (2018). Field experimental investigation of temperature, humidity and solar radiation impacts on formaldehyde emissions from interior furnishing material (particle board): a preliminary study. 7th International Building Physics Conference (IBPC2018). 7th International Building Physics
  12. Kahsay, M. Bitsuamlak, G. and Tariku, F. (2018). The effect of building geometry on its convective heat transfer rate. CWE 2018 International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering. CWE 2018 International Symposium on Computational Wind Engineering, Seoul, Korea Republic
  13. Iffa, E. and Tariku, F. (2018). Hygrothermal performance assessment of rain-screen ICF walls in coastal climate. 1st International Conference on New Horizons in Green Civil Engineering (NHICE-01), Victoria, Canada (1-10
  14. Pilehvaran M. and Tariku, F. (2018). Lifecycle coasting and life cycle assessment of wall systems with different insulation. 1st International Conference on New Horizons in Green Civil Engineering. 1st International Conference on New Horizons in Green Civil Engineering, Victoria, Canada
  15. Awol, D.A., Bitsuamlak, G.T., and Tariku, F. (2017). Consistent analytical urban canopy layer velocity profile for dense building arrangement. 2017 Americas Conference on Wind Engineering. 2017 Americas Conference on Wind Engineering, Gainsville, United States
  16. Tougas, C.J. and Tariku, F. (2017). Thermal resistance of extruded expanded polystyrene (XPS): Field data from Western Canada. 15th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology (CCBST 2017)., Vancouver, Canada
  17. Kahsay, M.T., Bitsuamlak. G. and Tariku, F. (2017). Numerical study of the effect of window configuration on the convective heat transfer rate of a window. 15th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology (CCBST 2017), Vancouver, Canada
  18. Pedram, S. and Tariku, F. (2017). Moisture buffering and ventilation strategies to control indoor humidity in a marine environment: a field experimental study. 15th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology (CCBST 2017), Vancouver, Canada
  19. Enns, B. and Tariku, F. (2017). Economic optimization of the building envelop for a high performance multifamily residential building.15th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology (CCBST 2017). Vancouver, Canada
  20. Yadete, A. and Tariku, F. (2017). Energy Performance Comparison of Three SpaceHeating Systems: Experimental Field Study. 2017 Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual General Conference. 2017 Canadian Society for Civil Engineering Annual General Conference, Vancouver, Canada
  21. Kahsay, M.T, Bitsuamlak, G., Tariku, F. (2017). Numerical simulation of forced convective heat transfer coefficients on the facade of low-and high-rise buildings. Architectural Engineering Institute (AEI), American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE), Conference., Oklahoma Coty, United States
  22. Hemmati, F., Vaseghi, A., Tariku, F. (2017). Risk of Condensation Analysis of Common Concrete Balcony Configurations. ASHRAE Winter Conference, Jan 28-Feb1, Las Vegas, NV
  23. Tariku, F.; Simpson, Y., Ngudjiharto, E. (2016). Analysis of Wind-Driven Rain Exposure Based on Long-Term Monitoring. Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XIII International Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA, December 2016.
  24. Peer, L., Tariku, F.; Simpson, Y. (2016). Thermal and Moisture Properties of Extruded
    Polystyrene from Inverted Roofs: A Pilot Study. Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XIII International Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA, December 2016.
  25. Tariku, F.; Iffa, E., Simpson, Y., Horn D. (2016). Indoor Humidity levels of Houses in Pacific Coastal Climate. 9th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation & Energy Conservation(IAQVEC). October 23-26, 2016, Songdo, South Korea.
  26. Iffa, E. and Tariku, F. (2016). Hygrothermal performance of Ventilated Attic in Marine Climate. 14th International Conference on Indoor Air Quality and Climate (Indoor Air 2016), July 3-8, 2016, Ghent, Belgium
  27. Pedram, S., Tariku, F. (2015). Determination of Representative Daily Moisture Production Profile of Occupants in a Residential Setting. International Conference on Energy and Environmental Systems Engineering (EESE2015), May 17-18, 2015, Beijing, China
  28. Tariku, F.; Simpson, Y. (2014). Temperature and Humidity Distributions in Mid-Rise Residential Building Suites. 14th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology, Toronto, Canada. October,
  29. Ngudjiharto, E., Tariku, F. Fazio, P. (2014) Preliminary Results From Field Experimental Study of Rain Load and Penetration into Wood-Frame Wall Systems at Window Sill Defects. 14th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology, Toronto, Canada. October,
  30. Tariku, F.; Simpson, Y. (2013). Development of a Whole-Building Performance Research Laboratory (WBPRL) for an Integrated Study of Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality and Building Envelope Durability. Zero Energy Mass Customization Housing, International Conference (ZEMCH2013), Miami, USA, November 2013.
  31. Tariku, F.; Simpson, Y. (2013). Hygrothermal Performance Assessment of Vented and Ventilated Wall Systems: An Experimental Study. Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XII International Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA, December 2013.
  32. Tariku, F.; Simpson, Y. (2013). Hygrothermal Performance Assessment of Brick Veneer Wall Systems with Water Repellent Coating: An Experimental Study. 12th Canadian Masonry Symposium, Vancouver, Canada, June 2-5, 2013.
  33. Ge, H.; Tariku, F. (2012). Evaluation of the Thermal Performance of Innovative Pre-Fabricated Wall Systems Through Field Testing. The 3rd Building Enclosure Science and Technology Conference, Atlanta, USA, April 2 – 4, 2012.
  34. Mora, ; Tariku, F.; Bitsuamlak, G. (2012). Performance-Risk Analysis for the Design of High-Performance Affordable Homes. The 3rd Building Enclosure Science and Technology Conference, Atlanta, USA, April 2 – 4, 2012.
  35. Tariku, F.; Maref, M.; Swinton, M.; Elmahdy, A.H. (2010). Numerical Simulations for Determining the Thermal Response of Wall Systems with Medium Density Polyurethane Spray Foams. Energy Simulation Conference (e-Sim), Winnipeg, Canada, May 19-20, 2010.
  36. Tariku, F. and Ge, H. (2010). Hygrothermal Performance Assessment of Smart Wall Systems. Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XI International Conference, Florida, USA, December 2010.
  37. Tariku, F.; Kumaran, M.K.; Fazio, P. (2010). Development and Benchmarking of New Whole Building Hygrothermal Model. Building Enclosure Science and Technology (BEST2) conference. Portland, USA, April 12-14, 2010.
  38. Tariku, F.; Kumaran, M.K.; Fazio, P. (2009). The Need for an Accurate Indoor Humidity Model for Building Envelope Performance Analysis. 4th International Building Physics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June.15-18, 2009.
  39. Tariku, F., Maref, W., Di Lenardo, B. (2009). Hygrothermal Performance of RH-Dependent Vapour Retarder in a Canadian Coastal Climate. 12th Canadian Conference on Building Science and Technology. Montreal, Canada. May 7-8, 2009.
  40. Maref,W., Tariku, F., Di Lenardo, B. (2009). Hygrothermal Performance of Exterior Wall Systems Using an Innovative Vapour Retarder in Canadian Climate. 4th International Building Physics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey. June 15-18, 2009.
  41. Elmahdy, A.H., Maref, M., Swinton, M., Tariku, F. (2009). Energy Rating of Polyurethane Spray Foamed Walls: Procedures and Preliminary Results. 4th International Building Physics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June 15-18, 2009.
  42. Tariku, F.; Kumaran, M.K.; Fazio, P. (2008). Thermostat Setback Effect in Whole Building Performance. Building Physics Symposium. Luven, Belgium, October 29-31, 2008.
  43. Tariku, F.; Kumaran, M.K.; Fazio, P. (2008). Development and Benchmarking of a New Hygrothermal Model. The 11th International Conference on Durability of Building Materials and Components, Istanbul, Turkey, May 11-14, 2008.
  44. Tariku, F., Cornick, S.M., Lacasse, M.A., (2007). Simulation of Wind-Driven Rain Effects on the Performance of a Stucco-Clad Wall. Thermal Performance of Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings X International Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA, December 02, 2007, pp. 1-15.
  45. Mukhopadhyaya, P., Kumaran, M.K., Lackey, J.C., Normandin, N., van Reenen, D., Tariku, F. (2007). Hygrothermal Properties of Exterior Claddings, Sheathing Boards, Membranes and Insulation Materials for Building Envelope Design. Thermal Performance of Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings X International Conference, Clearwater Beach, Florida, December 02, 2007.
  46. Tariku, F., Kumaran, M.K. (2006). Hygrothermal Modeling of Aerated Concrete Wall and Comparison with Field Experiment, 3rd International Building Physics Conference, Montreal, Canada, August 27, 2006, pp. 321-328.
  47. Mukhopadhyaya, P., Kumaran, M.K., Nofal, M., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D (2005). Assessment of Building Retrofit Options Using Hygrothermal Analysis Tool. 7th Symposium on Building Physics in the Nordic Countries, Reykjavik, Iceland, June 13, 2005, pp. 1139-1146.
  48. Mukhopadhyaya, P., Kumaran, M.K., van Reenen, D., Tariku, F. (2004). Application of Modeling Tool to Assess Moisture and Thermal Performance of Retrofitted Wall Assemblies,” CIB World Building Congress, Toronto, Canada, May 02, 2004, pp. 1-10.
  49. Kumaran, M.K., Lackey, J.C., Normandin, N., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D. (2003). Variations in the Hygrothermal Properties of Several Wood-Based Building Products. 2nd International Building Physics Conference, Leuven, Belgium, Sept. 14, 2003, 35-42.
  50. Mukhopadhyaya, P., Kumaran, M.K., Rousseau, M.Z., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D., Dalgliesh, W.A. (2003). Application of Hygrothermal Analyses to Optimise Exterior Wall Design,” 2nd International Conference on Research in Building Physics (Leuven, Belgium, 2003), pp. 417-426.
  51. Djebbar, R., Kumaran, M.K., Van Reenen, D., Tariku, F. (2002). Use of Hygrothermal Numerical Modeling to Identify Optimal Retrofit Options for High-Rise Buildings. 12th International Heat Transfer Conference (Grenoble, France, August 18, 2002), pp. 165-170.
  52. Mukhopadhyaya, P., Kumaran, M.K., van Reenen, D., Tariku, F. (2001). Influence of Sheathing Membrane and Vapour Barrier on Hygrothermal Response of Stucco Walls. 1st International Conference on Building Envelope Systems and Technologies (ICBEST) 2001 (Ottawa, Ontario, June 26, 2001), pp. 269-274, July 01, 2001 (NRCC-44986).
  53. Tariku, F., Rogers, R.J., (2000). Friction Models for Simulation of One-Dimensional and Two-Dimensional Stick-Slip Motion. ASME/STLE Tribology Conference, (Seattle, WA, October 1-4 2000).

D.    Major Research Project Reports:

  1. Iffa, E. and Tariku, F. (2016). Advanced Hygrothermal Performance of Attic Roof in Marine and Cold Climates. Draft Client Research Report, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
  2. Tariku, F. and Simpson, W. (2016). Hygrothermal Property Measurements of GoBloc. Client Research Report, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
  3. Enns, B. and Tariku, F. (2016). Envelope Optimization of a High Performance Multi-Family Residential Building. Client Research Report, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
  4. Tariku, F. and Simpson, W. (2016). Hygrothermal Property Measurements of HempLime. Client Research Report, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT).
  5. Tariku, F. and Iffa, E. (2015). Hygrothermal Performance assessment of ICF walls with 3M Self-Adhered Air and Vapor Barrier Membrane 3015. Client Research Report, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
  6. Tariku, F. and Nghana, B. (2015). Investigation of the Moisture Buffering Potential of Magnesium Oxide Board. Client Research Report, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
  7. Tariku, F. and Martin, D. (2015). Wood-frame Buildings from the Operation of Indoor Marijuana Grow-ops. Client Research Report, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
  8. Tariku, F. and Iffa, E. (2014). Airflow and temperature in Attic roof. Client Research Report, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT)
  9. Tariku, F. and Simpson, W. (2013). Indoor Climate Monitoring and Building Envelope Performance Assessment of Four Suites in a Multi-Unit Residential Building. Client Research Report, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), pp. 86.
  10. Maref, W., Tariku, F.; Saber, H.H. (2009). Two Dimensional Hygrothermal Modeling of Moisture Transport through an Air Barrier/Flashing System. Final Report 1249, NRC Institute for Research in Construction, pp. 76.
  11. Ge, H.; Tariku, F.; Roy, S. (2009). Field Evaluation of Thermal and Moisture Performance of Pacific Smart Wall systems. Research Report, British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), pp. 33.
  12. Elmahdy, A.H., Maref, W., Tariku, F.; M., Swinton, M., Glazer, R.; Nicholls, M.; Nunes, N. (2009). Development of Energy Rating of Field Installed Spray Polyurethane Foam Wall Assemblies. WER Project B1237 Final Report-1, NRC Institute for Research in Construction, pp. 77.
  13. Cornick, S.M.; Maref, W.; Tariku F. (2009). Verification and Validation: Establishing Confidence in Hygrothermal Tools, Research Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction, 278, pp. 21, March,
  14. Maref, W., Tariku, F., (2007). Assessment of Vapor Barrier Performance and Drying Effects Toward the Interior for Canadian Climate, pp. 93, June 18, 2007 (B1246.1)
  15. Tariku, F.; Maref, W. (2007). Moisture Management of an Exterior Basement Insulation System. Above-grade Performance Assessment, Simulation results (B 8179).
  16. Tariku, F.; Cornick, S.; Laccasse, M. (2005) Analysis of Wind Driven Rain: Loads by Climatic Region. Technical Evaluation of Moisture Management Capabilities of Cladding Systems (44-B8145).
  17. Mukhopadhyaya, P., Kumaran, M.K., Lackey, J.C., Normandin, N., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D. (2005). A Thermal and Moisture Transport Property Database, pp. 37, (B-1137.5).
  18. Mukhopadhyaya, P., Kumaran, M.K., Nofal, M., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D., Lackey, J.C., Normandin, N. (2005) Hygrothermal Performance of Building Retrofit Options, pp. 189, (B-1137.6).
  19. Mukhopadhyaya, P., Kumaran, M.K., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D. (2003). Final Report from Task 7 of MEWS Project at the Institute for Research in Construction: Long-Term Performance: Predict the Moisture Management Performance of Wall Systems as a Function of Climate, Material Properties, etc. Through Mathematical Modelling. Research Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction, 132, pp. 390, February 01, (RR-132).
  20. Tariku, F. & Kumaran, K. (2002) Experimental and Analytical Investigations on the Drying Process Undergone by Aerated Concrete, A Thermal and Moisture Transport Property Database for Common Building and Insulating Materials, Appendix II Final Report from ASHRAE Research Project 1018-RP.
  21. Nofal, M., Tariku, F. (2002). Hygrothermal Properties of Building Envelope Retrofit Options. Task 3b – Prediction of Long-Term Performance in Terms of Biological, Chemical, Mechanical, and Physical Activities Inside Walls Used in Various Retrofit Options : Report #1, pp. 41, July 25, (B-1137.4).
  22. Djebbar, R., van Reenen, D., Tariku, F. (2002), Hygrothermal Performance of Building Envelope Retrofit Options. Task 3a – Hygrothermal Performance Analysis of High-Rise Masonry Wall Assemblies, pp. 67, July 25 (B-1137.3).
  23. Zarr, R.R., Filliben, J.J., Uezono, M., Venuti, G., Quin, S., Salmon, D., Tye, R., Kumaran, M.K., Tariku, F., Pauwels, J., Lamberty, A., Ingelbrecht, C. (2002). International comparison of guarded hot plate apparatus using national and regional reference materials, NIST Technical Note 1444, May 1, 2002, pp. 1-88, (NRCC-45713) (NIST-TN-1444).
  24. Mukhopadhyaya, P., Lackey, J.C., Normandin, N., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D. (2002). Hygrothermal Performance of Building Envelope Retrofit Options. Task 1 – Hygrothermal Properties Characterization : Hygrothermal Properties of Seven Building Materials, pp. 15, July 24 (B-1137).
  25. Kumaran, M.K., Lackey, J.C., Normandin, N., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D. (2002). A Thermal and Moisture Transport Property Database for Common Building and Insulating Materials : Final Report from ASHRAE Research Project 1018-RP, pp. 229, July 04, (B-1115.13).
  26. Djebbar, R., Kumaran, M.K., Van Reenen, D., Tariku, F. (2002)., Hygrothermal Modeling of Building Envelope Retrofit Measures in Multi-Unit Residential and Commercial Office Buildings, pp. 187, March 25,2002, (B-1110.3).
  27. Beaulieu, P., Bomberg, M.T., Cornick, S.M., Dalgliesh, W.A., Desmarais, G., Djebbar, R., Kumaran, M.K., Lacasse, M.A., Lackey, J.C., Maref, W., Mukhopadhyaya, P., Nofal, M., Normandin, N., Nicholls, M., O’Connor, T., Quirt, J.D., Rousseau, M.Z., Said, M.N., Swinton, M.C., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D. (2002). Final Report from Task 8 of MEWS Project (T8-03) – Hygrothermal Response of Exterior Wall Systems to Climate Loading: Methodology and Interpretation of Results for Stucco, EIFS, Masonry and Siding-Clad Wood-Frame Walls, Research Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction, 118, pp. 1 v. (various pagings), November 01, (RR-118).
  28. Kumaran, M.K., Lackey, J.C., Normandin, N., van Reenen, D., Tariku, F (2002). Summary Report From Task 3 of MEWS Project at the Institute for Research in Construction – Hygrothermal Properties of Several Building Materials, Research Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction, 110, pp. 73, October 01 (RR-110).
  29. Beaulieu, P., Bomberg, M.T., Cornick, S.M., Dalgliesh, W.A., Desmarais, G., Djebbar, R., Kumaran, M.K., Lacasse, M.A., Lackey, J.C., Maref, W., Mukhopadhyaya, P., Nofal, M., Normandin, N., Nicholls, M., O’Connor, T., Quirt, J.D., Rousseau, M.Z., Said, M.N., Swinton, M.C., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D. (2002). Report from Task 8 of MEWS Project – MEWS Methodology for Developing Moisture Management Strategies – Application to Stucco Clad Wood-Frame Walls in North America, Research Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction, 112, pp. 13, October 01, (RR-112)
  30. Cornick, S.M., Dalgliesh, W.A., Said, M.N., Djebbar, R., Tariku, F., Kumaran, M.K. (2002). Report from Task 4 of MEWS Project – Task 4-Environmental Conditions Final Report, Research Report, NRC Institute for Research in Construction, 113, pp. 110, October 01, (RR-113)
  31. Beaulieu, P., Cornick, S.M., Dalgliesh, W.A., Djebbar, R., Kumaran, M.K., Lacasse, M.A., Lackey, J.C., Maref, W., Mukhopadhyaya, P., Nofal, M., Normandin, N., Nicholls, M., O’Connor, T., Quirt, J.D., Rousseau, M.Z., Said, M.N., Swinton, M.C., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D. (2001), MEWS Methodology For Developing Moisture Management Strategies : Application To Stucco-Clad Wood-Frame Walls In North America, pp. 21, September 01 (NRCC-45213)
  32. Cornick, S. M., Djebbar, R., Kumaran, M. K., Lacasse, M. A., Mukhopadhyaya, P., Nofal, M., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D. (2001). Stucco Walls in Five North American Locations : Parametric Analysis and Long-Term Performance, MEWS Interim Report, 1-8, February 01, 2001(NRCC-44721)
  33. Kumaran, M. K., Lackey, J.C., Normandin, N., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D. (2000), A Thermal and Moisture Transport Property Database for Common Building and Insulating Materials – 1018-RP, pp. 135, August 21, 2000 (B-111).
  34. Cornick, S.M., Dalgliesh, W.A., Said, M.N., Djebbar, R., Tariku, F., Kumaran, M.K. (2000). Technical Report T4-01: Interim report on Task 4 Climatic Conditions, May, May 01, (NRCC-44239)
  35. Lackey, J.C., Normandin, N., Tariku, F., Van Reenen, D. (2000). Hygrothermal Properties of Eight Stucco Samples from the Field: Information from a Joint Research Project with CMHC, pp. 13, April 14, 2000 (NRCC-B-1013.2).
  36. Kumaran, M.K., Lackey, J.C., Normandin, N., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D. (2000). Representative Hygrothermal Properties of Six Types of Bricks Used in Canada, MEWS Consortium: Technical Report T3-21, March 23, 2000 (NRCC-44251).
  37. Kumaran, M.K., Lackey, J.C., Normandin, N., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D. (2000). Representative Hygrothermal Properties of Mortar Mixes Used in North America, MEWS Consortium – Technical Report T3-20, March 23, 2000 (NRCC-44252).
  38. Kumaran, M.K., Lackey, J.C., Normandin, N., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D. (2000). Representative Hygrothermal Properties of Three Types of Stuccos Used in North America, MEWS Consortium : Technical Report T3-22, March 06, (NRCC-44250)
  39. Tariku, F., Kumaran, M.K. (1999). Assessment of the Role of Air Cavity, Building Membrane and Water Vapor Retarder in the Drying Process of a Full Scale Wall System Exposed to Ottawa Weather, MEWS Consortium: Technical Report T7-05, September 01, 1999 (NRCC-44273).
  40. Mukhopadhyaya, P., Tariku, F. (1999). Modeling Drying Potential of Accidentally Entered Moisture from Wall Cavity, MEWS Consortium: Technical Report T7-06, September 01, 1999 (NRCC-44274).
  41. Tariku, F., Kumaran, M.K. (1999), Application of IRC’s Advanced Hygrothermal Model to Assess the Role of an Air Cavity in a Drying Process, MEWS Consortium: Technical Report T7-02, July 29, 1999 (NRCC-44269).
  42. Kumaran, M.K., Lackey, J.C., Normandin, N., Tariku, F., van Reenen, D. (1999), Representative Hygrothermal Properties of Plywood and OSB Products in North America, MEWS Consortium: Technical Report T3-10, February 24, 1999 (NRCC-44253)

E.     Report: Committee Paper for Codes:

  1. Cornick, S.M., Chown, G.A., Dalgliesh, W.A., Djebbar, R., Lacasse, M.A., Nofal, M., Said, M.N., Swinton, M.C., Tariku, F. (2001). Defining Climate Regions as a Basis for Specifying Requirements for Precipitation Protection for Walls, Ottawa: Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes, National Research Council of Canada pp. 36, April 12, 2001.

F.     CCMC Technical Guides:

  1. Di Lenardo, B., Lacasse, M.A., Maref, W., Mukhopadhyaya, P., Tariku, F. (2008). Technical Guide for Polyethylene Dimpled Membrane as Secondary Plane of Protection Behind Cladding with Incorporated Capillary Break, CCMC Master Format Section: 07121, pp. 52
  2. Di Lenardo, B., Lacasse, M.A., Maref, W., Mukhopadhyaya, P., Tariku, F. (2005). Technical Guide for Vapour Barrier with RH-Dependent Water Vapour Permeance. CCMC Master Format Section: 07264, pp. 21

G.   Newsletters:

  1. Maref, W., Tariku, F., Di Lenardo, B. (2008). NRC-IRC Develops Evaluation Protocol for Innovative Vapour Barrier. Construction Innovation, 13, (2), June 2008.
  2. F. (2009). Integrated Hygrothermal Analysis by Thinking both Inside and Outside of the Box. National Housing Research Committee Newsletter, November 2009.

H.    Contribution to International Energy Agency (IEA) Research Projects:

 

IEA/Annex 41

  1. Tariku, F.; Kumaran, M.K.; Fazio, P. (2006). Whole Building Heat and Moisture Analysis. IEA Annex 41, Lyon, France. October 25-27, 18 pages.
  2. Tariku, F. (2008). HAMFitPlus model overview and simulation results of four common exercises from Japan, Germany, Belgium and Netherlands and Canada. Contribution to Annex 41 Whole Building Heat, Air and Moisture Response, Modeling and Principles and Common Exercises, pp. 234, 2008 (ISBN 978-90-334-7057-8).

IEA/Annex 55

  1. Tariku, F. (2011) Hygrothermal Response of a Massive Wall System with Different Material Properties, IEA Annex 55 Common Exercise ST2-CE2, Porto, Portugal.
  2. Tariku, F. (2011) Probabilistic Assessment of Attic Hygrothermal and Energy Performance, IEA Annex 55 Common Exercise ST2-CE4, San Antonio, USA.
  3. Tariku, F. (2011) Probabilistic Assessment of Mold Growth and Energy Performance of a Cold Attic: Sampling Methods, Sample Size, and Sensitivity Analysis. IEA Annex 55, San Antonio, USA. 28 pages.
  4. Tariku, F. and Simpson, W. (2012) Probabilistic Distribution of Indoor Temperature and Excess Moisture Distributions in Vancouver Apartment Suites. IEA Annex 55, Viena, Austria, 21 pages.
  5. Tariku (2013). Economic Assessment of Retrofit Measures. IEA Annex 55 Common Exercise ST2-CE5, Curitiba, Brazil.
  6. Tariku, F. (2013) National Building Inventory, Energy Use and Building Code Data. IEA Annex 55, Input to Task 4 Report, Curitiba, Brazil, 21 pages.

I.      Presentations (Seminars and Workshops)

  1. Awol, A., Bitsuamlak, G. and Tariku, F. (2019). A More Reliable Estimate For External Convective Heat Transfer Coefficient From Building Surfaces in an Urban-Setting. June 2019, CFD Society of Canada Conference
  2. Luke Moir, L. and Tariku, F. (2019). Quantifying Passive Energy Exchange between a Rooftop Greenhouse and Host Building, Ecocity World Summit, October 7-11, Vancouver, Canada
  3. Awol, A., Bitsuamlak, G. and Tariku, F. (2017). Consistent analytical urban canopy layer velocity profile for dense building arrangement. May 2017, 13th Americans Conference Wind Engineering
  4. Tariku, F., Peer. L. and Simpson, Y. (2016). Thermal resistance of XPS insulation in in-service inverted roof. Presentation at the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC), Building Envelope Research Committee Seminar, Nov, 2016
  5. Tariku, F. and Iffa, E. (2014). Air flow in attic roof. Presentation at the British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC), Building Envelope Research Committee Seminar, Nov, 2014
  6. Khalkhali, N. and Tariku, F. (2014). Experimental Design of Super-Insulated Double-Stud Wall Assemblies for Testing. British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC), Building Envelope Research Committee Seminar, May 2014.
  7. McCann, S., Soo, C., Tariku, F., Simpson, W., Horn, D. (2014). The Impact of Textile Properties on Moisture Management in Prosthetics and Orthotics: American Academy of Prosthetists and Orthotists Northwest Chapter, Seattle, USA, April 3-5, 2014.
  8. Tariku, F. and Simpsons, Y. (2013) Development of a Whole-Building Performance Research Laboratory (WBPRL) for an Integrated Study of Energy Efficiency, Indoor Environmental Quality and Building Envelope Durability. Thermal Performance of the Exterior Envelopes of Whole Buildings XI International Conference, Florida, USA, December 2013.
  9. Maref, W., Elmahdy, A.H., Swinton, M.C., Tariku, F., (2009). Moisture Management and Energy Rating in Building Envelopes / Part III : Assessment of Energy Rating of Polyurethane Foam Walls, 4th International Building Physics Conference, Istanbul, Turkey, June 14, 2009.
  10. Maref, W., Elmahdy, A.H., Swinton, M.C., Tariku, F. (2009) Workshop on Moisture Management and Energy Rating in Building Envelopes / Part III: Assessment of Energy Rating of Polyurethane Foam Walls – Procedure and Interim Results. 12th Canadian Conference of Building Science and Technology, Montreal, Canada, May 06, 2009.
  11. Cornick, S.M., Maref, W., Tariku, F. (2009) Verification and Validation: Establishing Confidence in Hygrothermal Tools, ASHRAE Winter Meeting, Seminar 47 Benchmarking Hygrothermal Tools, Chicago, USA, January 24, 2009.

J.     Poster Personations:

  1. Kahsay, M. Bitsuamlak, G. and Tariku, F. (2018). INFLUENCE OF EXTERNAL SHADING ON CONVECTIVE HEAT TRANSFER COEFFICIENT FOR A HIGH-RISE BUILDING, September Building Performance Analysis Conference
  2. Yousefi, Y. and Tariku, F. (2015). Hygrothermal Properties of Materials at Different Temperatures and Relative Humdities. Poster Presentation at the 2015 British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) Conference and AGM
  3. Vaseghi, A. and Tariku, F. (2015). Experimental Invetigation of the Heat and Moisture Transfer in Multi-Dimensional Building Envelope Details. Poster Presentation at the 2015 British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) Conference and AGM
  4. Khalkhali, N. and Tariku, F. (2014). Hygrothermal Performance of Super-Insulated Double-Stud Wall Assemblies under Simulated Rainwater Penetration. Poster Presentation at the 2014 British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) Conference and AGM
  5. Kwok, H and Tariku, F. (2014). Experimental Investigation of Moisture Transfer between Concrete Foundation and Sill Plate. Poster Presentation at the 2014 British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) Conference and AGM
  6. Ngudjiharto , and Tariku, F. (2014). Field experimental investigations of rain penetration into wood‐frame wall systems. Poster, 2014 British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) Conference and AGM
  7. Liu, K. and Tariku, F. (2013). Multi-Objective Optimization of High Performance Residential Buildings Using a Genetic Algorithm, Poster Presentation at the 2013 British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) Conference and AGM.
  8. Hemmati, F. and Tariku, F. (2013). Transient 3D Heat, Air and Moisture Transfer in Multi-Layered Building Envelope Details. Poster Presentation at the 2013 British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) Conference and AGM
  9. Manshadi, I and Tariku, F. (2013). Probabilistic assessment of energy and moisture performance of building components. Poster Presentation at the 2013 British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) Conference and AGM
  10. Pedram, S. and Tariku, F. (2012). Field investigation of moisture buffering effect of materials on indoor environment and energy efficiency. Poster Presentation at the 2012 British Columbia Building Envelope Council (BCBEC) Conference and AGM

K.     Thesis:

  1. Tariku, F. (2008). Whole-Building Heat and Moisture Analysis. pp. 399, D. Thesis, Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, Concordia University.
  2. Tariku, F. (1998). Simulation of Mechanical Dynamic Systems Motion with Stick-Slip Friction 131, M.Sc. Eng. Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick.
  3. Tariku, F. (1992). Analysis and Design of Ice-Maker. pp.112. Sc. Thesis, Mechanical Engineering, Addis Ababa University.

L.      Media:

  1. Researchers focus on smart materials. Vancouver Sun June 27, 2014

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/Researchers+focus+smart+materials/9978235/story.html

  1. C. at cutting edge of construction concepts. Vancouver Sun June 27, 2014

http://www.vancouversun.com/business/cutting+edge+construction+concepts/9978269/story.html

  1. The Building Science Centre of Excellence, Journal of Commerce Western Canada Construction Newspaper (May 27, 2012)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=blbTgtcJfLI

  1. Colleges conduct construction research in addition to teaching, Journal of Commerce Western Canada Construction Newspaper (May 20, 2013)

http://www.journalofcommerce.com/Home/News/2013/5/Colleges-conduct-construction-research-in-addition-to-teaching-JOC055414W/

170. Inspired Building Codes for BC and Beyond, BCIT Applied Research Publication, BCIT Applied Research Publication (November 12, 2014)