- Professor and Head, Building Construction
- Director, Building Enclosure & System Technologies Lab
Role and Background
Dr. Georg Reichard serves as the Professor and Department Head for Building Construction within the Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech. He also serves as the Associate Director of Operations for the school. He joined Virginia Tech in 2005.
Dr. Reichard’s research deals with numerical methods, simulation, and data modeling, with a particular focus on building sciences. In his research, Georg is exploring building performance, energy efficiency in buildings, retrofitting solutions, systems integration, integrated control strategies, and smart building materials. He aims to improve our buildings, their systems, and operational processes.
He serves on the Board of the International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction (CIB), the Board of Directors of the Society of Building Science Educator (SBSE), and the Building Technology and Environment Council (BETEC) at the National Institute of Building Sciences. He also is the Principal Owner of Reichard Building Science Consulting, LLC.
Dr. Reichard holds master’s and doctoral degrees in Civil Engineering from Graz University of Technology. He is registered as a Professional Engineer in Virginia.