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Christine Williamson Joins Acelab to Lead Building Science Education

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Christine Williamson

World Leader in Building Science and Construction Education to create Free, On-Demand Lessons that Architects can take for AIA HSW Credits

NEW YORK — Acelab, the unbiased product library built for architects, designers & contractors, today announced that Christine Williamson has joined the company as the director of building science and education. 

“Over the last decade, Christine has emerged as one of the foremost authorities on building science,” said Vardhan Mehta, CEO of Acelab. Under her leadership, we look forward to developing a comprehensive educational component of Acelab that allows architects, designers, and contractors to learn more about the products they’re using for their buildings.” 

Christine Williamson has spent her career in building science forensics, discovering why buildings fail, and working with owners, architects, and builders to remedy the problems. She is the founder of the Instagram account @BuildingScienceFightClub, an educational project that teaches architects about building science and construction. Williamson is also a member and past chair of ASHRAE Technical Committee 1.12, Moisture Management in Buildings, as well as a frequent lecturer on building science at universities and professional conferences. She graduated from Princeton University and studied at Boston Architectural College before completing her Master's of Architecture at NewSchool of Architecture + Design. 

As part of Acelab, Williamson will focus on building out on-demand lessons that architects can take for AIA HSW Credits. Acelab plans to launch these lessons in the second half of 2022.

“Choosing which products go into buildings affects not just on how people live and work, but the environment as a whole,” commented Williamson. “Acelab has done an incredible job making a platform to help architects make more thoughtful decisions about the products they select for their projects — without having to spend countless hours Google searching and comparing products across websites. As Acelab builds out a robust educational component of its platform, architects will have the opportunity to learn even more about the products they choose, and the impacts of their choices.”

Williamson is joining Acelab at a time of significant growth for the company. Acelab recently announced the beta version of its platform, featuring more than 7,000 products across 420 brands. The platform is free-to-use, and allows architects, designers, and contractors to:

  • Find products for every design intent: Acelab aggregates and organizes specification data for thousands of products, so you don’t have to. And you can easily tailor your search using performance, geography, cost and sustainability filters.

  • Compare products apples-to-apples, every time: Whether you are figuring out the Basis of Design or finding product substitutions, Acelab’s automated product comparison tables can help cut down hours of manual work to a few minutes, instantly.

  • Connect with Reps (when you want to): As a design professional, you can reach out to sales reps directly through Acelab to request price quotes, lead times, certifications, samples and more. We never share your work email or phone number with them, so you don’t receive unnecessary spam.

Join the community of 1,250+ design professionals that use Acelab to research and compare products. It's unbiased, data-driven and 100% free.

Read Christine’s interview about joining Acelab with Architizer here.