Phil Parker

BASc, P.Eng., MRICS, LEED® AP | Principal
With a varied background in engineering, construction and facility management, Phil brings a wide perspective to his projects. Phil has more than 20 years of experience completing extensive design, assessments, and contract administration for building envelopes. Because of his expertise, he was engaged to review the City of Calgary’s internal building design standard and to provide guidance on modernizing the standard to reflect the National Energy Code for Buildings as well as LEED V4 certification.

Phil’s experience in the investigation of building envelopes has provided him with a strong background in understanding what fails with building envelope designs, allowing him to be proactive in mitigating future problems when designing building envelope assemblies. A former Director for Facility Management, Phil understands the importance of designing for constructability and long term durability.

Phil graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1994 and went on to complete the AIBC Building Envelope Education Program in 1999. He joined RJC in 1996, established RJC’s Nanaimo office in 1999, worked in project management for the Building Science and Structural Restoration Team in Victoria between 2001 and 2004, and is now a Principal. Phil became part of RJC Calgary's Building Science and Restoration team in 2011.

Professional Affiliations

  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC)
  • Chartered Member, Royal Institution of Surveyors: Building Surveying
  • Principal Editor, Canadian Glass Association: National Glazing Systems Specifications Manual
  • Member, National Glazier Apprenticeship Program: Subject Matter Expert Panel
  • Former Member, City of Vancouver Heritage Commission
  • Former Member, APEGA Investigations Committee 
  • Former Chair, APEGBC: Vancouver Island Branch Committee
  • Former Vice-Chair, APEGBC: Nominating Committee
  • Guest Lecturer/Instructor, University of Calgary; University of British Columbia; British Columbia Institute of Technology; Camosun College.


  • K. Topping and P. Parker. "Evaluating Occupant Comfort in Social Housing Following Building Envelope Upgrades." Paper presented at 9th Nordic Symposium on Building Physics, Tampere, Finland, 2011.
  • Parker, Phil. "Hygrothermal Simulation for the Building Surveyor." RICS Construction Briefs, 1(2011).
  • P. L. Parker and C. Lozinski. "Thermal and Hygrothermal Analysis in Building Envelope Commissioning." Paper presented at BEST2 Conference, Portland, 2010.
  • J. Dam and P. L. Parker. "Computer Simulation as a Decision Support Tool for Adaptive Re-Use of Historic Structures." Heritage Canada Foundation (2009).
  • P. L. Parker and S. Hume. "Dynamic Buffer Zones as a Sustainable Approach to the Adaptive Re-Use of Heritage Structures.", Paper presented at RICS COBRA Conference, Dublin, Ireland, September 4-5, 2008.
  • D. R. Morgan and P. L. Parker. "Applications of Fibre Reinforced Shotcrete in North America", Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, (1998): 109-127.
  • M. P. Forrest, D. R. Morgan, J. R. Obermeyer, P. L. Parker, and D. D. LaMoreaux. "Seismic Retrofit of Littlerock Dam." Concrete International, 17(1995): 30-S1.


  • Heritage Award of Honour, City of Vancouver
  • Award of Engineering Excellence (Merit), Consulting Engineers of British Columbia 
  • President’s Award for Outstanding Client Service, AGRA Earth & Environmental]
  • Volunteer of the Year, Glazing Contractors Association of British Columbia