Racheal is a lecturer in the Historic Preservation Program at UTSOA. She holds a Ph.D. and Master of Science in Civil Engineering, and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, all from The University of Texas at Austin.
Racheal has been involved in many aspects of architectural conservation and rehabilitation, from reserach to implementation. She was actively involved in concrete durability research for over a decade. This included laboratory research and related field work as part of various studies sponsored by TxDOT and the City of Austin. The main focus of this research was evaluating the durability of various construction materials, particularly concrete, and developing mitigation techniques for material deterioration. Formerly, she also worked as a consulting engineer for architectural repair and rehabilitation projects in the Mid-Atlantic Region. She is particularly interested in materials conservation as it pertains to concrete and masonry structures.
- Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2016
- Master of Science in Civil Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2008
- Bachelor of Science in Architectural Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin, 2006
- condition assessment of historic structures
- concrete conservation and repair
- concrete durability
- architectural materials conservation