Amy is a Master’s Student co-supervised by Dr. Chen and Dr. Carlos.
After graduating from the University of Alberta in 2018 in Civil Engineering, Amy worked for a local masonry tie/system manufacturer (FERO), where she had had two co-op work terms. There she developed a strong interest in masonry shelf angles and therefore returned to the U of A to do a Masters.
Her research topic is on the thermal performance of masonry shelf angle support systems is the current demand for alternative solutions for masonry shelf angles, with supporting data for thermal performance. Conventional shelf angles provide a considerable thermal bridge over the entire building and newer energy codes are pushing for better designs.