NSERC Industrial Research Chair in the Industrialization of Building Construction

Robert Prybysh


With over 15 years of experience in engineering, controls, and HVAC-related fields, Robert Prybysh is Chief Engineer for Arrow Engineering Inc. Robert is also a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), a registered Power Engineer with the Alberta Boiler Safety Association, a certified High performing Building Design Professional, Past President of the Northern Alberta Chapter of ASHRAE, a multi-year board member with the Rotary Club of Edmonton Glenora, a Technical Committee member with Built Green Canada, and a Registered Professional Engineer in seven engineering jurisdictions across Canada.

Robert holds both a Master of Science and a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Alberta, and is currently pursuing a PhD with the Construction Engineering and Management group, also at the University of Alberta. As the current Engineered Air Fellow in HVAC Engineering at the University of Alberta, Robert is investigating aspects of potable water piping arrangements (often referred to as integrated piping, or open-loop piping) for heating and cooling in large buildings, including multi-unit residential and offices.

Over the last decade, he has been involved in over 3,200 individual design projects, primarily involving HVAC and plumbing, but also involving storm water management, municipal servicing, water and energy consumption, industrial safety, and air quality management.


  • Master of Science, Mechanical Engineering (2001), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
  • Bachelor of Engineering, Mechanical Engineering (1999), University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada


  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA)
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE)
  • Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)
  • Built Green Canada


  1. Prybysh, R., Fleck, B., Al-Hussein, M., Sadrzadeh, M., Osolu, J. (2018). “Experimental study into palatability impacts of potable water as a hydronic medium.” Water, 10(2), 9 pages.
  2. Prybysh, R., Fleck, B., Al-Hussein, M., and Flemming, S. (2018). “Experimental study of the performance of residential buildings utilizing potable water as a hydronic medium.” Journal of Building Engineering, 16, 220-227.

Robert Prybysh

PhD Candidate
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering