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Brian Abbey, Licensed Technologist OAA. M.A.A.T.O. BSSO. A.Sc.T. CSC. BCQ.
Adtek Building Consultants
382 Cleveland Street
Toronto, ON M4S 2W9
Tel: (416) 932-3278
Fax: (416) 932-1393
E-mail: brian.abbey@bell.net

Bio Information:

Lic. Tech. OAA. Int’l. Assoc. AIA. M.A.A.T.O. BSS. A Sc.T. CSC. BCQ.

After completing his formal education he entered into an Apprenticeship in Architecture in June of 1965 and attended Art School and Technical College for Building Design & Technology. He was accepted as a Probationer of the Royal Institute of British Architects in the same year and completed parts one and two of the Intermediate Examination by means of External Testimonies over the next three years. In 1978 he became a Senior Surveying Technician by satisfying the admission requirements and becoming an Associate Member of the Society of Surveying Technicians.

Upon arrival to Canada in 1981 he applied for membership to Construction Specifications Canada and he currently serves on the Executive Committee in the capacity of Architectural Officer and Student Liaison. In addition he became an accredited Member of the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario and served on the Governing Council since 2005 and was AATO President from 2009 to 2011 and now serves as the Vice President and College & Faculty Liaison Officer.
In addition Brian has become an active member of the Ontario Building Officials Association (OBOA), the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC), The Ontario Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT), the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and the Ontario Association of Applied Architectural Sciences (OAAAS). He is also on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Residential Energy Services NETwork (CRESNET).

Most of his half a century in Architecture has been spent working in Architect’s Offices or Architectural Departments of large organizations. However, he has been running his own business since 1985 and since 2002 that he has devoted a good portion of his time to his own successful practice that concentrates on high end Custom Homes, Major Additions and Renovations and other Low Rise Residential projects with a focus on Energy Efficiency and Sustainability.

Having reached the pinnacle of his career he has chosen to get involved as much as possible and share his wealth of experiences with others and most particularly the younger members and students in the profession of Architecture and those in other diverse disciplines within the construction industry.

Licensed Architectural Technologists & Building Science Specialists
MMAH - BCIN Registration 27003.
OAA License 8368 & AIA # 39320680
Tel: 416 932 3278 - Fax: 416 932 1393 - Cell: 416 571 5322.
Email:    brian.abbey@adtekbuilding.com
Website:  http://www.adtekbuilding.com
382 Cleveland Street, Toronto, Ontario, M4S 2W9. Canada.

Haseen Ahmad, BSS
Egis Canada
8 Silver Maple Court
Apartment 810
Brampton, ON L6T4N6
Tel: 6478937477
E-mail: ha8010@hotmail.com

Bio Information:

Haseen Ahmad is currently a project manager in Building Quality Assurance Department, at McIntosh Perry (formerly CCI Group Inc.). Haseen holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering as well as the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. In his current position working as a field review consultant, his career is dedicated to the quality assurance of new construction, including townhouses, mid-rise, and high-rise buildings. He has versatile experience throughout his career, including quality control, business development, project management, project planning, and scheduling.

Mina Al Aboosi, Project Engineer
JS Held
6707 Blackheath Ridge
Mississauga, ON L5W 1J4
Tel: 6478026362
E-mail: mena_aboosi77@yahoo.com
Daniel Aleksov, P.Eng., BSS
Leading Edge Building Engineers
350 Creditstone Road
Unit 201
Vaughan, ON L4K 3Z2
Tel: 647-484-2588
E-mail: daniel@lebengineers.com
Basil Ansari, CIH, BSSO, CIEC, EP, CET
Canadian Invironmental Services
118 Lee Avenue
Bradford, ON L3Z 1A9
Tel: (416) 782-3200
Fax: (905) 775-5078
E-mail: iaq@invironmental.ca

Bio Information:

Basil Ansari is the owner of Canadian INvironmental Services and has 18 years experience as a senior environmental consultant specializing in designated substance surveys, mold, water damage assessments, grow operations, asbestos, industrial hygiene and indoor air quality.  As a Certified Industrial Hygienist, Environmental Professional and Certified Indoor Environmental and Microbial Consultant, Mr. Ansari regularly provides consulting for insurance companies, property management, schools, hospitals, building owners and office managers.  Mr. Ansari serves as the Toronto GTA Chapter director for the Indoor Air Quality Association and provides technical training to the indoor air quality industry.  Mr. Ansari has compiled over 3000 inspections and assisted with inspections and removal of hazardous materials from buildings to a wide range of commercial, industrial and residential clients.

Scott R. Armstrong, BSS, LEED AP, CET
WSP Canada
25 York Street
Suite 700
Toronto, ON M5J 2V5
Tel: 647-923-9053
E-mail: Scott.R.Armstrong@wsp.com

Bio Information:

Scott is passionate about buildings: their design and construction, ongoing performance, deterioration and failure, and, ultimately, their renewal. His projects have spanned commercial, institutional, heritage, recreational, residential, and neighbourhood development in Canada, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. A LEED Accredited Professional, past Secretary and Board member of the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter, a Building Science Specialist (BSS), and Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), Scott successfully bridges the traditional gap between Architectural and Engineering disciplines.

Rockford Boyer, BSS
37 Easton Rd
Brantford, ON N3P 1J4
Tel: 519 761 0567
E-mail: rboyer@elastochem-ca.com

Bio Information:

Graduated from Sault College in 1998 with at Diploma in Civil Engineering and then in 2002 with an Architectural Degree (Building Science) from Ryerson University.  Worked with AMEC Earth and Environmental as a Building Science Specialist from 2003 to 2007.  Rockford spent 10 years with Roxul Inc. as their Manager of the Energy Design centre, where he assisted Architects and designers in developing effective building enclosure solutions.  Currently employed by Elastochem Specialty Chemicals, Rockford uses building science to demonstrate the benefits and solutions of environmentally friendly spray polyurethane foam.  Rockford Boyer Completed his Masters of Building Science Program at Ryerson University in 2017.

Terry Carson, BSS, LET, RHI
Guardian Home Inspectors Inc.
568 Castlefield Ave.
Toronto, ON M5N 1L8
Tel: (416) 440-0062
E-mail: info@guardianhomeinspectors.com

Bio Information:

Terry Carson, H.BSc. M.B.A. L.E.T. C.E.T. BSS is a Licensed Engineering Technologist in Ontario and a Registered Home Inspector (RHI-OAHI) performing building envelope condition assessments and diagnosing moisture and comfort related problems since 1984. His experience includes providing expert testimony in civil court cases and consulting as a subject matter expert on new home and building code issues. He is an ASNT Level 3 trained thermographer.

Luis Cevada, BSS
Menkes Developments Inc.
26 Peel Avenue
Brampton, ON L6W1X2
Tel: 416-642-8141
E-mail: luis_miguel_cevada@hotmail.com
Jonathan Chan, BSS
CMS Building Consultants Inc.
100 Dynamic Drive
Unit #10
Scarborough, ON M1V 5C4
Tel: 416-299-0872
Fax: 416-299-0827
E-mail: jonathan@cmsengineer.com

Bio Information:

Jonathan is a Senior Project Manager at CMS Building Consultants Inc.  He is an Architectural Science, Building Science Major graduate from Ryerson University.  He has over 10 years of practical experience in building assessment, reserve fund study, design, contract administration, and management of restoration projects to existing buildings and site components.  Various types of restoration projects include: roof replacement, balcony repair, window and door replacement, brick and masonry remedial, EIFS over-cladding, siding replacement, parking garage remedial, podium and foundation waterproofing, structural repair, site remedial, interior renovation, and building services upgrade/overhaul. He utilizes his building science knowledge to implement in the projects that best interest the client and community.

Lai Him Calvin Chan, BSS
CCE Group Ltd.
224 Snowdon Ave
Toronto, ON M4N 2B3
Tel: 4167269585
E-mail: calvinc@ccegroup.ca
Andrew Chong, BSS
RDH Building Science Inc.
26 Soho Street
Suite 350
Toronto, ON M5T 1Z9
Tel: 416-314-2328
E-mail: dchong@rdh.com

Bio Information:

Drew graduated in 2015 from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science (BASc) in the Honours Civil Engineering – Co-operative Program. Immediately thereafter, Drew began working as a Building Science Consultant for RDH Building Science Inc., first in Seattle, Washington, and now currently in Toronto, Ontario. Drew has gained a wealth of building enclosure design and construction experience through the involvement in both new construction, as well as existing buildings. Some of this experience includes design reviews, shop drawing reviews, thermal/hygrothermal modeling, construction field review, performance testing (i.e., whole building air tightness, water penetration), forensic investigations, and building enclosure condition assessments. Drew is excited to be a holder of the Building Science Specialist designation as he continues to gain industry experience working on high performance buildings.

Salvatore Ciarlo, BSS
Owens Corning Canada
5445 Mennereuil
St. Leonard, QC H1S 1S7
Tel: (514) 254-2312
Fax: (514) 253-2087
E-mail: Salvatore.ciarlo@owenscorning.com

Bio Information:

Sal is the Technical Services & Codes and Standards Manager at Owens Corning Canada.  He is responsible for the design, certification and commercialisation of complete building enclosure systems for the commercial, industrial and residential building construction markets. As a civil engineer with more than 25 years of building science experience, he specializes in high performance and net zero building envelope designs, acoustic and fire separation systems and solutions.  Sal is very active on Provincial and National Code committees helping to develop energy codes and standards.  He has presented educational seminars to architects, engineering professionals and builders across the country, focusing on next generation building envelope solutions and designs, net zero envelopes, air barrier systems, noise control and fire protection systems.

Graham Clarke, M.Sc., P.Eng., RHI, BSS
Clarke Engineering
180 Station Street
Unit 33
Ajax, ON L1S 1R9
Tel: 416-220-7550
E-mail: inspection@grahamclarke.ca

Bio Information:

Graham Clarke is a Consulting Engineer and operates Clarke Engineering, a firm dedicated to inspection of houses and small buildings.

Mr. Clarke is also a Registered Home Inspector and Past President of both the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors on the Ontario Association of Home Inspectors.

Mark Clyde, Dipl.Arch., BSS, PMP
Henry Company
15 Wallsend Drive
Scarborough, ON M1E 3X6
Tel: 416-577-4834
E-mail: mclyde@henry.com
Alan Cohen, BSS
R and C Engineering Inc.
364 Supertest Road
Suite 209
Toronto, ON M3J 2M2
Tel: 416-658-6222 ext 321
Fax: 416-352-1479
E-mail: acohen@rceng.ca

Bio Information:

In 1993, Alan graduated from McGill University with a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil Engineering and Applied Mechanics with a Minor in Management).  In 1996, he was granted his P.Eng. licence by the PEO.  In 2007, the PEO designated Alan as a Building Design Specialist in the categories of Complex Buildings and Building Structure.  Since 1994, Alan has devoted his career to delivering building science consulting services to building owners and operators in Southern Ontario.  In 2007, Alan founded R and C Engineering Inc.  R & C is consulting firm that specializes in building envelope restoration (component evaluations, design, tender, construction review, and contract administration) and capital planning (reserve fund planning, property condition assessments, and expenditure forecasting).  Alan is passionate about making the proper diagnosis of building envelope concerns, and empowering his clients to implement remediation strategies that will coincide with their short term and long term objectives.

Stephen Collette, BBEC, BBNC, LEED AP, CAHP, BSS

42 Nassau St.
Box 1668
Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0
Tel: (705) 930-11011
E-mail: stephencollette@icloud.com

Bio Information:

Stephen is the former owner of Your Healthy House, and indoor environmental testing and building consulting company. Stephen is a certified Building Biology Environmental Consultant, Building Biology New Build Consultant, a LEED Accredited Professional, a Canadian Association of Heritage Professional, and a Building Science Specialist. Stephen has carried out over 3,000 building inspection as they relate to indoor environmental health and building science failures. Stephen is a published author and regular columnist on the subject of healthy homes. Stephen teaches and speaks internationally on the science of natural and healthy building practices. Stephen also consults with faith communities with respect to building optimization, heritage, efficiency and regeneration.

David Colussi, BSS
Workshop Architecture
6 Sousa Mendes Street
Toronto, ON M6H2G4
Tel: 4169018055
E-mail: david@workshopto.ca
Guillermo Cordero, B. arch, MRAIC, CTR, BSS, CSP
Soprema Canada
60 Sovereign Court
Woodbridge, ON L4L 8M1
Tel: (416) 435-0027
E-mail: gcordero@soprema.ca

Bio Information:

Guillermo obtained a bachelor’s degree in Architecture and a certificate in marketing management in his native Colombia. After practising for 8 years, moved to Canada. Joined Soprema in 2006 and is the Architectural Representative , looking after Architectural, Engineering, Specification Writing and Consulting firms in the Toronto area

Cassandra Cullimore, BSS
Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd
200-580 Terry Fox Drive
Kanata, ON K2L 4B9
Tel: 613-591-1703
E-mail: ccullimore@clelandjardine.com

Bio Information:

Cassie Cullimore joined the Building Science Department of Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd. In 2021. She has a Bachelor of Engineering in Architectural Conservation and Sustainability from Carleton University and is a graduate of the Erasmus Mundus’ Masters in the field of Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions (SAHC). Cassie has worked on a variety of building envelope repair and concrete restoration projects including but not limited to low-slope roofing systems, heritage and modern masonry, stucco, and reinforced concrete parking garages and balconies. She has worked on all phases of projects including condition review, planning, design, tender review, field review services, and construction administration to ensure a quality end product.

Clinton D'Souza, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., BSS., NFRC Certified Simulator
George Brown College
160 Kendal Ave
Toronto, ON M5R 1M3
Tel: 647-507-7458
E-mail: clint028@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Clinton D’Souza is a passionate and driven engineer, building science specialist, and Professor.  He obtained his Bachelor of Engineering degree (civil engineering) from Carleton University and his Master of Applied Science degree (civil engineering) from McMaster University, specializing in structural rehabilitation and seismic design of structures.  He is a professional engineer in the province of Ontario and is also an NFRC certified simulator.  He specializes in building facades and frequently provides consulting in the areas of thermal, structural, and water-resistant design.  He also has a wide array of experience in testing, repair, and remedial measures for building facades.

Sara Damyar, M.B.Sc, B.Arch.Sc., BSS, LEED GA
Seneca College
60 Mary Ellen Baker Crescent
Thornhill, ON L4J 0G4
Tel: 4168274646
E-mail: sara@damyar.com
Mohammed Dawoud
Ennova Facades
620 Sprucewood Avenue
Windsor, ON N9C 0B2
Tel: 519-969-1740 x 232
E-mail: mdawoud@contractglaziers.com

Bio Information:

Mohammed Dawoud is a professional engineer in Ontario with a passion for advancing building envelope design through the implementation of sound building science principles while maintaining a constructable approach. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering Science in Civil Engineering, a Master of Engineering focused on Structural and Infrastructural Engineering as well as professional designations such as NFRC Certified Simulator and Certified Passive House Designer. As the Technical Development Manager at CGI/Ennova Facades, Mohammed is heavily involved in the research and development of curtain wall technology suited for Architects’ aiming to achieve a high level of thermal comfort with minimum energy consumption in their design.

Brian DeFrias, C.E.T., BSS
4026 Meadowbrook Drive
Unit #131
London, ON N6L 1C7
Tel: (519) 281-3754
Fax: (519) 652-9926
E-mail: bdefrias@rimkus.com
Jonathan Dickson, M. Eng, P. Eng, BSS
355 Harry Walker Pkwy N
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B3
Tel: (647) 335-9924
E-mail: jon.dickson@pretiumeng.com

Bio Information:

A Project Principal at Pretium Engineering Inc., an engineering consulting firm, specializing in Building Science for restoration of existing buildings.  Extensive experience ranging from isolated leak assessments and repairs to multi-million dollar cladding rehabilitation and window replacement projects on both multi-unit residential and commercial/institutional buildings.

Robert Dziurdzik, BSS
Pretium Engineering Ltd.
320 Woolwich Street South
Breslau, ON N0B 1M0
Tel: 519-648-3526
E-mail: Robert.Dziurdzik@pretiumeng.com

Bio Information:

Robert is a Building Science Consultant at Pretium Engineering Inc. His experience includes investigations; condition assessments; and design, specification development, and contract administration for the restoration of parking garages, balconies, roofs, EIFS over-cladding, and other building enclosure components. He looks forward to contributing and being an active member of the Ontario Building Envelope Council.

Ahmed Elsharawy, BSS
Momentum Construction & Restoration Inc.
7121 Tamar Rd.
Mississauga, ON L5N 1Y7
Tel: 6474085874
E-mail: aelsharawy@mcrcanada.com

Bio Information:

Ahmed is a civil engineer who graduated from Alexandria University in Egypt in 2004. Since then, he has been working on structure/infrastructure condition assessment, building audits and structural elements restoration in both Canada and Egypt. His experience also includes inspecting waterproofing systems and preparing maintenance programs for different systems. Ahmed is currently a director of constructions at Momentum Construction & Restoration Inc.

Juste Fanou, BSS, CAPM, BTech (Eng)
JMF Technical Documentation Solutions Inc.
347 Jane St.
Toronto, ON M6S 3Z3
Tel: (647) 243-2759
E-mail: jfanou@jmfservices.net

Bio Information:

Juste Fanou is the Principal of Jm|F Technical Documentations Inc. and an experienced Specifications Writer with a background in architecture (Diploma of Architectural Technology – Sheridan College) and civil engineering (Bachelor of Technology – McMaster University) and over 10 years of experience. As a senior specifications writer, Juste has held a key role in many large commercial projects, including commercial, residential, healthcare, correctional, and institutional facilities. His passion for high performance, sustainable buildings is reflected in every project. With a fluency in both French and English, Juste is able to prepare specifications in either language, utilizing his skills to deliver high-quality results.

As an active member of the GTA construction community, Juste has shared his extensive knowledge and experience through training lectures, presentations, publications, and blog posts. This knowledge and skillset are often utilized by large architectural firms seeking his advice and assistance with contract interpretation, material substitution evaluations, and the interpretation of technical standards.

Matthew Fratarcangeli, C.E.T., BSS, BCQ
TenHouse Building Workshop
107 Gladstone Avenue
Hamilton, ON L8M2H8
Tel: 9056997371
Fax: 9056997371
E-mail: matthew.frat@outlook.com

Bio Information:

Matthew received his Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology at Mohawk College in 2013 and immediately began his career in building design at -30- Forensic Engineering. Matthew remained dedicated to growing professionally by completing his Ontario Building Code Compliance Certificate at Humber College, the Building Science Certificate at the University of Toronto and the CanPHI Passive House Designer course at St. Paul University in Ottawa. Most recently, Matthew has been working on his Bachelor of Building Science Degree at Algonquin College which will be completed in April 2019. In addition to the above, he has attended many professional seminars since starting out. All this over the past six years and while working full-time!

Matthew is a licensed designer under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (small building and structural) and has been providing custom design and renovations for the past three years with his own firm, TenHouse Building Workshop. At -30-, Matthew assisted as the primary technologist for investigations on building conditions regarding structure, building envelopes, fire separations and exterior architectural building features. He also carried out surveys using a Total Station and Faro Focus laser scanner. He was then promoted to manager of the technologist team where he led in technical expertise and reviewed all small buildings drawings for design improvement and code compliance. Finally, he was promoted to associate and acted as a client liaison, writing building condition assessment reports including restoration scopes. In the past year, Matthew has left -30- to pursue his own firm where he employs two technologists and has a network of builders.

Matthew is passionate about building design and is extremely motivated to build a career in providing high quality buildings. He is a dedicated building design professional skilled in architectural design, structural design, building optimization, 3D conceptual planning and project management, especially as they relate to small buildings. His goal is to build high performing, beautiful homes that are sustainable and make people happy.

Please feel free to reach out to Matthew at any time as he would be pleased to hear from you and help guide your project. You won’t be disappointed with his professionalism and positive attitude! He treats every project as if it were personal and always takes care of his clients.

Matt Fratarcangeli C.E.T, BSS, BCQ
Qualified and Registered BCIN Designer
Owner, TenHouse Building Workshop
905 699 7371

Bryce Fulton, BSS
RJC Engineers
17415 102 Avenue NW
Suite 100
Edmonton, AB T5S 1J8
Tel: 780 452-2325
E-mail: bryce.fulton.20@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Bryce is a Project Engineer with RJC Engineers in Edmonton AB. His focus over the past 10 years has been structural and building envelope restoration projects for clients throughout Alberta. Diagnosing and repairing building envelope failures has been instrumental in developing his knowledge and understanding of durable building envelope detailing. Bryce has a Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Civil Engineering from the University of Alberta, is registered with APEGA as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) and is a Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) through CSC.

Marcel Gamon, P.Eng., BSS
Edison Engineers Inc.
17 Ogilvie St
Dundas, ON L9H 2S1
Tel: 289-233-4113
E-mail: marcel.gamon@hotmail.ca
Brandon Gemme, B.A.Sc., P.Eng., CPHD, BSS
Leading Edge Building Engineers
350 Creditstone Rd
Concord, ON L4K 3Z2
Tel: 416-420-0181
E-mail: brandongemme@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Brandon Gemme is an Project Manager at Leading Edge Building Engineers in Toronto. He received his Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto in 2016, with a minor in Sustainable Energy Systems and Certificate of Engineering Business.

Brandon is responsible for evaluations, investigations and remediation of building envelope systems as well as the implementation of rehabilitation and preventative maintenance programs. He has been involved in several deep energy retrofit projects and has gained valuable experience in the design, modelling and management of these projects.

Brandon is passionate about improving the performance of our buildings, with the goal providing more sustainable, healthier and comfortable spaces for end users. Brandon also received his designation as a Certified Passive House Designer in 2021.

James Gerrard, A.Sc.T., BSS
Gerrard's Design & Drafting Inc.
7 Cloverdale Crescent
Mannheim, ON N0B 2H0
Tel: 519.579.3306
Fax: n/a
E-mail: jim@gerrards.ca
Melody Gonsalves, BSS
Real Property Asset Management
62 Hoey Crescent
(Home office)
Oakville, ON L6M0W4
Tel: 416-356-7276
E-mail: melody.gonsalves@peelregion.ca
Ron Groenenberg, BSS
Pretium Engineering Inc.
320 Woolwich Street South
Breslau, ON N0B 1M0
Tel: (519) 648-3526 Ext. 263
Fax: (519) 648-3165
E-mail: ron.groenenberg@pretiumeng.com

Bio Information:

As a Project Manager at Pretium, Ron specializes in capital planning and the building envelope and is responsible for reserve fund studies and site reviews.

Atef Guirguis, P.ENG, MRAIC, BSS
Stephenson Engineering Ltd.
Tel: 697-268-0950
E-mail: amkc2002@yahoo.com
Rachel Gullage, P.Eng, BSS
WSP Canada
3349 Leroy St
PO Box 53
Osgoode, ON K0A 2W0
Tel: 6136689521
E-mail: rachel.mortson@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Rachel Gullage joined WSP Canada in 2021 as a Project Manager with the Building Science department in Ottawa. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering from Carleton University and has over 6 years of experience in building science consulting. Rachel regularly participates in building condition assessments to evaluate building condition, diagnose structural and building envelope problems, and aid clients in capital planning.  In addition, she is responsible for the preparation of project specifications, drawings, and tender documents for a wide variety of building envelope restoration projects across the commercial, institutional, and residential sectors. Her involvement in contract administration and field review services helps to ensure that projects are completed in accordance with the project requirements.

Ryan Haley
Tarion Warranty Corporation
5160 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M2N 6L8
Tel: 905-424-1236
E-mail: ryanwilliamhaley@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Ryan has worked for Tarion Warranty Corporation since 2008 and is the Director of Common Elements. He works closely with builders, municipalities, consultants, and owners across Ontario to ensure Condominiums are constructed as required under warranty. Ryan graduated from George Brown College with a Diploma in Architectural Technology and has since obtained a Certificate in Building Science from the University of Toronto. Ryan has been a member of OBEC and has held the designation of BSS since 2016.

Bob Hartogsveld, BSS
Saint-Gobain | CertainTeed Canada Inc.
110 Cumberland Street
Suite 243
Toronto, ON M5R 3V5
Tel: (905) 330-0753
E-mail: robert.hartogsveld@saint-gobain.com
Naji Hassan, BSS
Accent Building Sciences Inc.
2800 14th Avenue
Unit 13
Markham, ON L3R 0E4
Tel: 416-871-7453
Fax: 905-474-9466
E-mail: naji@absi.ca

Bio Information:

Mr. Naji Hassan has strong experience in building envelope restoration work, roofing, waterproofing and parking garages. Mr. Hassan is also trained in Total Quality Management, Operations Management, Human Resources, and Project Management methods.  Throughout the years of practical experience in the building science industry, Mr. Hassan can assertively report on the various disciplines of building components and his record is supported by the years of engineering services.

Mr. Hassan has worked and has been responsible for the delivery of many major Building Condition Assessment projects for various municipalities in Ontario, Property Management Companies as well as housing authorities and provincial/federal buildings. 

Mr. Hassan holds a certificate in Building Science from the University of Toronto, a member in the Accessibility Advisory Committee in the town of Whitby (2nd Term) and is a past Director with RCI International Ontario Chapter.

He has been involved in the building envelope industry since 1986, particularly in roofing/waterproofing technology and building envelope restoration.

Mohamed Hussein, P.Eng., BSS
1004 Middlegate Road
Suite 1000
Mississauga, ON L4Y1M4
Tel: 647-207-3110

Bio Information:

Mohamed is a licensed professional engineer and a certified Building Science Specialist with a Structural Engineering background. He has progressively been involved in many large-scale projects.

He has extensive experience in construction, building restoration projects, building envelope consultation, and litigation support expert witness services.

Mohamed is currently the Sr.Regional Manager of QA/QC at EllisDon.

David Jeary
WSP Canada
541 Isaiah Crescent
Kitchener, ON N2E 0B4
Tel: 226-752-5599
E-mail: davidjeary@hotmail.com
Paul Johannesson, Dipl. Arch. Tech., C.E.T., BSS
Siplast Inc
12 Princess Margaret Gate
Barrie, ON L4N 0T1
Tel: 705.716.3071
E-mail: pljohannesson@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Paul is the Regional Sales Director - Ontario for Siplast Inc.  He is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Building Science Program as well as the Architectural Design Technology Program at Humber College. He is registered with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists as a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.), and with the Building Science Specialist Board of Canada as a Building Science Specialist (BSS). 

Paul’s career covers over 30 years of experience within the Architectural, Engineering, Building Material Manufacturing, and Distribution communities.  Paul has also been an Adjunct Professor at Humber College and has taught in the Architectural Design Technology and Construction Project Management programs between 2002 and 2012.

Paul is also a Past President of the Ontario Building Envelope Council where he resided on the Board of Directors from 2004 until 2010.

Jacob Kachuba, P.Eng., M.Eng., BSS
Tignum Design and Engineering Inc.
1515 Matheson Blvd. E Unit C-10
Mississauga, ON L4W 2P5
Tel: (416) 254-2829
E-mail: jacob@tignum.ca

Bio Information:

Tignum Design and Engineering Inc. is a robust, multi-service engineering and design company founded in 2013. We offer architectural design, engineering design, building code consulting, building science consulting, and acoustic consulting to clients across the Greater Toronto Area. The core of engineering is not calculation: it‘s problem-solving. Every project, no matter how big or small, has its challenges—but that‘s what we live for. We apply the principles of design and engineering that form the foundation of our knowledge and experience to find the best solution to any challenge we may face. From first conversation to final unveiling, we will guide you every step of the way.

Kathiravel (Karuna) Karunananthan, BSS, CET, RRO,rcji.
Tri-Tec Pinnacle
Tel: (416) 450-4955
E-mail: karuna4@sympatico.ca

Bio Information:

Karuna is currently working at Tri-Tec Pinnacle Group as a Senior Technical Representative. He is a Member of Ontario Building Envelope Council, Consultant Member of International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants, and Certified Member of Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technician and Technologist. He has more than 30 years of experience in Building Science Industry in USA and Canada (including the Roof Asset Management Program at General Motors Cooperation and BellSouth). He was Central Region Councillor for Institute of Engineering Technology of Ontario from 2014 to 2016, and Ontario Chapter Director of International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants from 2014 to 2016.

John Kataila, B. Tech, BSS, RRC
Professional Building Science Inc.
1515 Rebecca Street
P.O. Box 60035
Oakville, ON L6L 5G0
Tel: 905-599-0456
E-mail: jkataila@cogeco.ca

Bio Information:

John Kataila, B. Tech, BSSO, RRC, has been practicing building science consulting since   1980.  His expertise includes roofs, walls, windows, waterproofing, sound, and fire-rated construction.  He specializes in leak investigation, moisture issues, noise, odour migration, and cladding deterioration.  His company prepares specifications, conducts tendering, facilitates contract documents, and project manages repair work.

Dale Kerr, M.Eng., P.Eng., BSS
Kerr Associates Technology Transfer.
26 Hedge Road, R.R. 2
Sutton West, ON L0E 1R0
Tel: (905) 830-4782
E-mail: dkerr@kerrassociates.ca

Bio Information:

With a lengthy and varied background providing building science services, I now provide research, marketing and white papers to manufacturers, suppliers and others in the industry.  I also continue to provide input to various CSA, PEO and government committees.  I am proud to have been the very first recipient of a BSSO and to have been instrumental in getting the BSSO program first established.  I am also very proud to be the recipient of an OBEC Fellowship and the Anthony A. Woods Award for excellence in the design, construction and performance of the building envelope.

Zobia Khan
Region of Peel
10 Peel Centre Drive
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
E-mail: zobiakhan.eng@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Capital project manager currently focused on managing restoration projects in the public sector.

Cornelia Kong, BSS
100 Commerce Valley Drive West
Markham, ON L3T 0A1
E-mail: cornelia.kong@wsp.com
Richard Kramreither, P.Eng, BSS
Building Sciences Inc.
221 Rayette Rd
Concord, ON L4K
Tel: 416 229 1289
E-mail: richardak@rogers.com
Yang (Patrick) Lin, BSS
Ferguson Neudorf Glass
58 Weeping Willow Lane
Markham, ON L3T 3R8
Tel: 2896826666
E-mail: plin0719@gmail.com
Rocco Liscio, M.Eng., P.Eng., BSS
Davroc & Associates Ltd.
2051 Williams Parkway
Unit 21
Brampton, ON L6S 5T4
Tel: (905) 792-7792 Ext. 222
Fax: (905) 792-7829
E-mail: rocco@davroc.com

Bio Information:

Rocco Liscio is Vice-President and co-founder of Davroc & Associates Ltd. and Davroc Testing Laboratories, Inc. Rocco is a Register Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and is a graduate of Ryerson and Queens University Engineering and holds a Masters Degree in Engineering from the university of Toronto. Rocco has been responsible for the evaluation and repair of buildings for over twenty-six years.

Junmeng Liu, MASc, P.Eng., BSS, CPHC
Wilfrid Laurier University
75 University Ave W
Waterloo, ON N2L 3C5
Tel: 519-807-2537
E-mail: junmeng.liu@hotmail.com
Steven Liu, P.Eng., BSS, BDS
Build Max Limited
96 Vine Avenue
Unit 1
Toronto, ON M6P 1V7
Tel: (416) 588-6999
Fax: (416) 588-1433
E-mail: sliu@buildmaxltd.com
Keith Lusty, BSS
55 St. Clair Avenue West
7th Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7
Tel: 416 596 1930
Fax: 416 596 0644
E-mail: keith.lusty@Arcadis.com
Cameron MacCarthy-Tilley, MEng, P.Eng., BSS
Canada Mortgage & Housing Corporation
700 Montreal Road
Ottawa, ON K1A 0P7
E-mail: c.maccarthytilley@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Cameron is a professional engineer with consulting experience in building envelope and building science across a range of building types for both new construction and restoration projects. He currently works in technical research for Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) focused on energy efficiency, GHG reductions, climate change, and construction innovations for housing.

Vladimir Maleev, M.Eng., P.Eng., BSS
Engineering Link
165 Blackthorn Drive
Vaughan, ON L6A 3N1
Tel: 416-272-7350
E-mail: v_maleev@hotmail.com
Adam Mamon
Chung and Vander Doelen Engineering
12 Champlain Place
Guelph, ON N1G 3C2
Tel: 519-993-6381
E-mail: adammamon@hotmail.com
Bob T. Marashi, P. Eng., BSS
Accent Building Sciences Inc.
2800 14th Avenue
Unit 13
Markham, ON L3R 0E4
Tel: (905) 474-9569
Fax: (905) 474-9466
E-mail: bob@absi.ca

Bio Information:

After completing his engineering education at Ryerson University, Bob entered the professional field of roof consultancy, followed by forensic engineering practice in building envelope assemblies.  For the past 30 years, Bob has been involved in the building science industry.  He is a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and a Principal at Accent Building Sciences Inc. for the last 24 years.  Bob holds a certificate of Building Science Specialist (BSS) by Building Science Specialist Board of Canada (BSSB), a Certified Thermographer, and professional member of International Institute of Building Enclosure Consultants (IIBEC, former RCI), OIRCA, and CRCA.  Throughout the years, Bob has been involved in comprehensive failure investigations, analysis and engineering design, project management/administration and evaluation of various types of building envelope systems.  His experience encompasses various types of specialty institutional buildings, such as: arenas, pools, libraries, emergency services, hospitals, long-term care, schools, correctional, art gallery; to residential and non-residential low/high-rise buildings.  His career also included working on industrial factories, and mining facilities as well.

Rocco A. Mazzone, BSS
RocMar Engineering Inc.
5155 Spectrum Way., Suite #22
Mississauga, ON L4W 5A1
Tel: 416.762.6278
E-mail: rocco@rocmar.ca
Jose Medina, P.Eng., BSS, MBA
Building Technologies Consulting Inc. (o/a BTC Group)
2285 St.Laurent Boulevard
Building A, Unit 4
Ottawa, ON K1G 4Z4
Tel: 819-830-0425
Fax: 613-232-1929
E-mail: jrobertomedina@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Jose Medina is a Professional Engineer with over 9+years’ experience in the Consulting industry. Jose has successfully managed building envelope restoration projects (from investigation and assessment to design, tender, and quality assurance during construction) for mainly institutional and commercial projects.
Complementing his technical skills, Jose is comfortable dealing with Clients and Contractors, with sound knowledge of consulting business and technical sales. Jose is an internationally trained professional, registered with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), holder of a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a Master’s in Business Administration.

Marko Milicevic, BSS
RocMar Engineering
5155 Spectrum Way
Suite 22
Mississauga, ON L4W5A1
Tel: 416-762-6278
E-mail: marko@rocmar.ca
Maryam Morakabian, MBSc, BSS, PMP, LEED GA
Peel District School Board
933 Central Parkway W
Mississauga, ON L5C 2T9
Tel: 416-892-4980
E-mail: maryam.morakabian@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Maryam is a Building Science Specialist and a Project Management Professional with experience in managing and executing diagnostic investigations, building envelope condition assessments, hygrothermal analysis of building envelope assemblies, and various types of building envelope repairs, restoration and re-cladding projects ranging from multi-unit residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. She holds Bachelor of Architectural Engineering and Master of Building Science from Ryerson University.

Ping Mu, BSS
Walter P Moore
1 Dundas St West
Suite 2500
Toronto, ON M5G 1Z3
Tel: 6476271842
E-mail: pmu@walterpmoore.com

Bio Information:

Ping is a Building Enclosure Consultant with the Diagnostics Group at Walter P Moore (Toronto Office). She holds a Master of Engineering (Civil Engineering) degree from University of Toronto, with a specialization in Building Science.  Ping’s focus is on building enclosure consulting and building diagnostics.  Her expertise includes evaluating, assessing, and designing repairs for distress related to exterior wall assemblies and roofing systems; historic building facade assessment and rehabilitation; building performance modeling; load check for existing structures; and parking garage assessment and repairs.  Ping routinely develops contract documents including drawings and technical specifications, as well as providing construction administration.

Andrea Mucciarone, BSS
RJC Engineers
100 University Ave, North Tower, Suite 400
Toronto, ON M5J 1V6
Tel: 647-393-6822
E-mail: amucciarone@rjc.ca

Bio Information:

Andrea is passionate about building science and seeing all projects, large or small, done correctly. His grounding in technical subjects, work ethic and attention to detail make him a “go-to” resource for colleagues and clients. Many clients specifically request Andrea, especially for new construction projects. He cares about his projects and understands the trust clients place in him and RJC.

Andrea is responsible for managing the evaluations, investigations and remediation of building envelope systems as well as the implementation of rehabilitation and preventative maintenance programs. In addition to existing buildings, Andrea has provided building envelope consultation on a large variety of complex new construction projects, including residential, institutional, and commercial buildings. Andrea has extensive thermal modelling experience and has contributed this expertise to several projects with complex conditions and innovative materials.

Andrea is a Building Science Specialist (BSS) with a Masters of Building Science from Ryerson University and a Bachelors of Arts, Architecture, from the University of Toronto. He is active within industry, and is a Director with the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC.)

Chuck Murad, BSS
Tarion Warranty Corporation
75 Ascoli Drive
Hamilton, ON L9B 0H9
Tel: (416) 818 8262
E-mail: cmurad21@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Chuck Murad holds a Master’s Degree in Building Sciences from Ryerson University, a Building Science Certificate from U of T, and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering from Damascus University. Chuck has a diversified knowledge of engineering, project management, Ontario Building Code, building sciences and building envelope investigation.

Chuck holds a Building Science Specialist (BSS) designation since 2005 from the Building Science Specialist Board (BSSB) and a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) since 2003 from the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). His Professional Engineer of Ontario (P. Eng.) license application to the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario is pending.

Chuck has worked for over 15 years with many construction companies and consulting engineering firms in Canada. Currently, Chuck works at Tarion as a Manager of Technical Common Elements.  Previously, he worked for 14 years at Tarion as a Manager of Stakeholder Relations, and a Senior Warranty Services Rep. for Condominium Common Elements, managing construction defecincy claims for low-mid and high rise residential condominium projects and dispute resolution.

Ehab Naim Ibrahim, B.Arch., MRAIC, LEED®AP, BSS®, CPHD
Gamma North America
1700 Langstaff Road
Suite 2001
Concord, ON L4K 3S3
Tel: 647.285.3964
Fax: 905-695-3469
E-mail: ehab.naim.ibrahim@gammana.com

Bio Information:

Ehab joined GAMMA in 2019 after 25 years with architectural firms, manufacturing divisions and building science consulting firms in both Canada and Germany. He managed the design consulting services for one of North America’s largest building envelope components’ manufactures until 2009. Furthermore, Ehab serves as the president of the Ontario Building Envelope Council [OBEC], a Diplom-Ingenieur [Dipl. Ing.] Architekt, a Member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada, and a Certified Passive House Designer; he is a recurrent guest lecturer and projects’ expert guest critic for the Design Studio and Building Science courses at the University of Toronto’s 2nd year Architecture Master’s program; and held multiple lectures at The Catholic University of America, Washington DC, School of Architecture and Planning Master’s program. Ehab is the registered inventor of the patented first North American Passivhaus Certified Unitized CurtainWall.

Stefan Nespoli, P.Eng., BSS
Edison Engineers Inc.
25 Milling Rd., Suite 201
Suite 201
Cambridge, ON N3C 1C3
Tel: 12899255029
E-mail: snespoli@edisonengineers.ca

Bio Information:

Stefan Nespoli is a Principal, Professional Engineer (Ontario), and Shareholder at Edison Engineers Inc.‘s Grand River office. He obtained his Bachelor of Applied Science at the University of Waterloo. He is driven to improve our built environment by developing solutions tailed to his individual clients’ needs and is passionate about making their lives easier in the process. Stefan began his career as a contractor and gained valuable experience on condominium, commercial, and hospital project sites in Toronto and Southwestern Ontario before finding his way to Building Restoration consulting and the Condominium industry well over a decade ago. His technical background combines the areas of Structural Restoration (parking garages, balconies, waterproofing), Building Envelope (Masonry, Window Systems, Heritage), and Capital Planning (Reserve Fund Studies and Performance Audits for Condominiums). With his breadth of experience, Stefan’s passion is working with Condominium Boards, Managers, and Owners to navigate the rough waters found at the intersection of Reserve Fund and Major Project Planning.

Maxim Nikulenko
A-Linx Building Technologies
71 East's Corners Blvd
Kleinburg, ON L4H 3Z7
Tel: 416-830-0539
E-mail: maxnik2003@hotmail.com

Bio Information:

Maxim graduated from Centennial College with an advanced diploma in Architectural Technology. He currently is accredited as a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists as well as, a Building Science Specialist (BSS®)with the Building Science Specialist Board of Canada. As a Design Manager at A-LINX Building technologies/ Amico Affiliates, Maxim is responsible for the design, development, and construction of prefabricated building systems. He has over 15 years of construction experience related to building envelope, prefabrication, modular construction as well as project management.

Jeremy Nixon, P.Eng., BSS
Brown & Beattie Ltd.
558 Edward Ave.
Unit 49
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 9Y6
Tel: (905) 737-0111 EXT 224
Fax: (905) 737-4046
E-mail: nixon@brownbeattie.com

Bio Information:

Jeremy is a professional engineer and managing engineer with Brown and Beattie Ltd. He graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2000 obtaining a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering. Since that time he has worked with Brown & Beattie Ltd., a building science engineering firm dedicated to providing clear and sensible building improvement, maintenance and repair planning advice by listening to clients̢

Michael Pace, BSS
Building Resource Inc.
180 Montclair Ave
Toronto, ON M5P1P9
Tel: 14162540049
E-mail: michael@buildingresource.ca

Bio Information:

Michael Pace is the president of Building Resource Incorporated (2002), manufacturer’s agent for specialty construction products and SRP Canada Incorporated, manufacturer of AirOutshield vapour permeable air barrier membranes.  He is a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T. Civil 1984) and a Building Science Specialist Ontario (BSS 2008).  For over 30 years Michael has promoted specialty construction products in both Canada and the USA in various market segments including building restoration, machinery grouting, corrosion resistant flooring, parking deck waterproofing, gypsum board, building envelope and insulation.  Companies include Sternson, Pennkote, Georgia Pacific Gypsum, Harris Specialty Chemicals, Atlas Roofing Corporation, CertainTeed Gypsum, BASF Walltite, BASF Resinous Flooring, NORBEC and SRP Canada AirOutshield .
Our mission is to help professionals’ source the product that is the best fit for the application based on a clear understanding of the intended function and factors that affect its ability to perform this function.

Negar Pakzadian, B.Eng, MArch, MBSc, BSS, CPHD
County of Northumberland
53 Tidewater Crescent
Whitby, ON L1P1M2
Tel: 6478365930
E-mail: negar.pakzadian@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Negar manages the Major Capital Projects for the County of Northumberland, an upper tier of Municipal Government, to oversee the planning, design, tendering, construction administration, and delivery of all multidisciplinary municipal infrastructure projects by managing consultants/contractors, monitoring budget, and preparing schedule and public and stakeholder engagement and consultation.

Michael Park, C.E.T., BSS, CAHP
Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
Suite 103, 780 Midpark Drive
Kingston, ON K7M 7P6
Tel: (613) 767-6936
Fax: (613) 767-8276
E-mail: mpark@rjc.ca
Minesh Patel
Realstar Management
77 Bloor Street West
Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5S 1M2
E-mail: minesh.patel@realstar.ca
David Petrina, B.Eng.Mgt., M.A.Sc., P.Eng., BSS
Restorex Contracting Ltd.
22 Bramwin Court
Unit B
Brampton, ON L6T 5G2
Tel: 289-237-8276
E-mail: dave.petrina@gmail.com
Vickilee Pinchin, BSS
Rimkus (formerly IRC)
260 Holiday Inn Drive
Suite A-25
Cambridge, ON N3C 4E8
Tel: 5192243456
E-mail: vpinchin@rimkus.com
Olga Pushkar, OAA FRAIC BSS
351 King Street East
Suite 1200
Tel: 4165530891
E-mail: opushkar@kpmbarchitects.com
Emma Qian, B.Eng.Sv., BSS
Adamson Associates Architects
401 Wellington St W, 3rd floor
Toronto, ON M5V 1E7
Tel: 4169671500
E-mail: qianruixian1999@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Emma Ruixian Qian, is a senior architectural technologist at Adamson-Associates Architects firm, specializing on the building envelope. She was involved in a variety of projects with challenging building envelopes, such as Institutional & Judicial, Commercial, Data Centers, Retail and Residential projects etc… Emma graduated as a survey Engineer, but she more interested in the architectural field. So, she studied at WuHan Industrial University, Wuhan, China, got the Structural Engineering Certificate. She spent the early part of her career as a teacher at the Jianghan University in China, she teaches a few courses which included building survey, materials, structure, foundation, and so on. She immigrated to Canada in 1999. She studied at Ryerson University to get an architectural certificate, and studied building science at the U of T. She is a Building Science Specialist (BSS), as a member of the Building Science Specialist Board of Canada (BSSB) and the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC), and she also is a member of the Association of Architectural Technologists of Ontario (AATO).

Michael Rekker, C.E.T., BSS
Tacoma Engineers Inc
570 Bryne Drive
Unit L
Barrie, ON L4N 9P6
Tel: (705) 735-1875 ext 105
Fax: (705) 735-4801
E-mail: miker@tacomaengineers.com

Bio Information:

Mike Rekker (C.E.T., BSS) is a Project Manager at Tacoma Engineers with over 15 years of experience in building design and management of construction projects including a focus on building science and heritage structures. His experience includes industrial, institutional, residential, and various commercial projects. Mike collaborates with the structural engineering team for assessment of structures as it applies to building structure and building science. He leads the internal building science knowledge base at Tacoma. Mike has a passion for working on heritage buildings that has extended to award winning projects and locations across Canada. He was previously on the board of directors of OBEC (2019-2020) and continues to support the industry with his time.

Krista Rowan, BSS, P.Eng.
Carleton University
20B Shehyn Lane
Ottawa, ON K2G 4Y5
Tel: 613-294-4295
E-mail: kristarowan@cmail.carleton.ca

Bio Information:

Krista Rowan is currently perusing her PhD in Building Engineering at Carleton University focusing on the hygrothermal performance of heritage buildings to determine suitable retrofit strategies for energy performance, occupant comfort, and climate adaptation. She has a Bachelor of Engineering in Architectural Conservation and Sustainability from Carleton University and is a graduate of the Erasmus Mundus’ Masters in the field of Structural Analysis of Monuments and Historical Constructions (SAHC). Krista worked for Cleland Jardine Eng. for 5.5 years and is trained in building condition assessment and restoration. She has worked on various building envelope typologies and systems, including heritage and modern masonry, EIFS, stucco, precast, windows, doors, curtainwall, and low-slope roofing systems for both residential and commercial buildings. On projects, Krista was involved with the condition review, planning, design, tender review, field review services, and construction project administration to ensure a quality end product.

Zack Salman, BSS
Accent Building Sciences Inc.
15 Draycott Avenue
Ajax, ON L1Z 0K3
Tel: 647-300-2342
E-mail: zack.salman.ca@gmail.com
Thulasinathan Sanmuganathan, BSS
Athulux Building Science Inc.
665 Pleasant Ridge Avenue
Vaughan, ON L4J 0G4
Tel: (647) 893-5330
E-mail: sthulasy@hotmail.com

Bio Information:

Thulasinathan is a licensed professional engineer (P. Eng.) in Ontario and Certified Passive House Designer (CPHD).  Thulasinathan graduated from the University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka, with a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering, (Assessed by University of Toronto as comparable to same degree in Canada) and completed an Internationally-Educated Engineers Qualification Bridging Program (IEEQB) from Ryerson University and Certificate in Building Science from University of Toronto.  Thulasinathan is a CCIL Certified laboratory manager for the Category II Concrete Materials Testing Laboratory.

Has over 25 years extensive experience in hi-rise and low-rise building construction, building renovation, tunnels construction, civil construction, estimation, project management and contract administration.

Presently involved in assessments, investigations and evaluation of building, parking garage and balcony structures; roofing and waterproofing, building envelope components;  including preparation specifications and design drawings; project management, field supervision and contract administration services; Thulasinathan is also responsible for coordinating and carrying out all work in connection with performance or technical audits and reserve fund or capital replacement studies for new residential, industrial and commercial condominium multi-unit buildings.

Christopher Sardinha, C.Tech, BSS
QuadReal Property Group
Commerce Court West
199 Bay Street, Suite 4900
Toronto, ON M5L 1G2
Tel: 416-673-7444
E-mail: chris.sardinha@quadreal.com

Bio Information:

Christopher graduated from Seneca College, studying Civil Engineering Technology with a focus on Building Design. He was accredited as a Certified Engineering Technician (C.Tech.) with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). He has managed various restoration construction projects for condominiums across the Greater Toronto Area. His role as a Project Manager has given him a range of valuable experience in preparing condition survey reports, contract administration, specification writing, reserve fund studies, and construction review of various building envelope projects.

David Sasaki Architect
163 Kane Avenue
Toronto, ON M6M 3N4
Tel: 416-528-2182
E-mail: david@sasarch.ca

Bio Information:

David has been practicing architecture and planning for over fourteen years since receiving his Master of Architecture from the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design at the University of Toronto in 2008.  He also has an undergraduate degree in Engineering and Management as well as an MBA from McMaster University.  David earned his license to practice architecture in Ontario in 2010, and currently works for the University of Toronto’s University Planning department helping the University manage and develop their built assets on campus.

Kat Senyk

15926 Simcoe Street
Port Perry, ON L9L1N3
E-mail: biokat416@gmail.com

Bio Information:

My passion is coordinating clear lines of communication between all parties throughout the design and construction process.

I am an experienced project manager with a demonstrated history of working in the engineering, architecture & construction industries, focusing on building sciences and sustainability.

I believe in protecting our natural environment and advocating for sustainable building practices.

Yasmeen Siddiqui, MBSc, BSS, LEED/WELL AP
4175 14th Ave
Markham, ON L3R 0J2
Tel: 416.919.1978
E-mail: yasmeen.sas@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Masters in Building Science, working in the Building Science industry over the past 20 years.  Manager, Capital Planning, Asset Management at BGIS. Organizes monthly Building Science and Engineering technical sessions. Volunteer for various OBEC groups.

Jay Singh, Chief Engineer
131 Caldari Road
Unit #1
Concord, ON L4K 3Z9
Tel: (905) 738-8600 Ext. 114
Fax: (905) 738-1988
E-mail: Jay.singh@bvglazing.com
Shawna Smigelski, P.Eng., BSS
Edison Engineers Inc.
25 Milling Road
Unit 201
Cambridge, ON N3C 1C3
Tel: 289-925-2694
E-mail: ssmigelski@edisonengineers.ca

Bio Information:

Shawna Smigelski is a Project Manager at Edison Engineers Inc. and is responsible for all aspects of project delivery, including building assessments, developing repair strategies and specifications, construction review, and contract administration. Shawna obtained her Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University and is a Professional Engineer in Ontario. She joined Edison upon entry into the industry in 2016 and became a Shareholder in 2021. Shawna is passionate about finding feasible repair options to tackle her individual clients’ needs, and improving our built environment by developing customized, durable, and aesthetically pleasing repair solutions. She focuses on educating and communicating with clients to help them make informed decisions.

Russell Snow, BSS
W.R. Meadows of Canada
70 Hannant Court
Milton, ON L9T 5C1
Tel: (905) 878-4122
Fax: (905) 878-4125
E-mail: rsnow@wrmeadows.com
Robert Spurgeon, Lic. Tech. OAA, A.Sc.T, BSS
Pearce McCluskey Architects Inc.
2203 Dunwin Drive
Mississauga, ON L5L 1X2
Tel: (905) 607-2444 Ext. 203
Fax: (905) 607-1125
E-mail: ras@pmarchitects.ca
Jordan Swail, BSS
Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
40 Weber Street East
Suite 800
Kitchener, ON N2H 6R3
Tel: 519-954-6392
Fax: 519-744-5489
E-mail: jswail@rjc.ca

Bio Information:

Jordan is an Associate with RJC Engineer’s Building Science and Restoration division, providing building envelope consultation services within southwestern Ontario and across Canada. Jordan graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Civil and Structural Engineering, and is a licensed professional engineer in the province of Ontario.

Jordan is responsible for evaluations, investigations and remediation of building envelope systems (walls, windows, roofing), as well as the implementation of rehabilitation and preventative maintenance programs.

Chander Thusu, BSS
2121 Argentia Road, Suite 401
Mississauga, ON L5N 2X4
Tel: (905) 607-7244
Fax: (905) 607-7288
E-mail: cthusu@rimkus.com
George Torok, BSS
Morrison Hershfield/StantecLtd.
200 - 2932 Baseline Road
Ottawa, ON K2H 1B1
Tel: 613-739-2910
Fax: 613-739-4926
E-mail: gtorok@morrisonhershfield.com

Bio Information:

George is a Senior Building Science Specialist in the Building Specialty Services team of Morrison Hershfield/Stantec in Ottawa, Ontario.  George provides specialist consulting services to clients and peer review for MH/Stantec staff across Canada and the USA.  He has over 35 years of experience providing services relating for new building envelope design and construction and existing building performance failure investigation, rehabilitation and renewal.  His specialty is fenestration systems including windows, doors, skylights, curtain wall, window wall and sloped glazing.

George is actively involved in research and development of fenestration technology, reporting findings through technical papers, presentations and training courses to various industry and client groups, and participating in development of practice standards.  George is chair of the Technical Sub-Committee responsible for the CSA-A440.4 Window, Door and Skylight Installation standard.  He is a member of the Program Advisory Committee for the Bachelor of Building Science program and Algonquin College, a Past President of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) and Past President of the Building Envelope Council Ottawa Region (BECOR).

Renato Veerasammy, C.Eng., P.Eng., PE, BSS
RLV Consulting Engineers
13881 Mississauga Rd. N.
Caledon, ON L7C 1W4
Tel: (705) 436-1392
Fax: (705) 431-2988
E-mail: rlv.engineering@outlook.com

Bio Information:

Area of expertise range from multi-discipline engineering, product development, test program design, forensic evaluation to material testing, codes and standard review, field investigations, and design review. A certified thermographer with membership in ASTM and CSC. A designated consulting engineer by PEO and licensed to practice in both Ontario and the Northwest Territories.

Alen Vrabec, P.Eng., BSS, PMP
4175 14th Avenue
Markham, ON L3R 0J2
Tel: 289-383-6390
E-mail: Alen.Vrabec@bgis.com

Bio Information:

Alen has specialized Building Science experience since 2001. Alen undertakes field review, project management and construction administration of building restoration projects, investigation and testing of building elements, design and preparation of technical specifications, field instrumentation, building condition assessments for capital funding recommendations, and forensic studies on building failures. Alen served for several years on OBEC’s Board of Directors as Secretary/Treasurer, as well as on several committees.

Brian Walker, BSS
Tri-Tech Pinnacle Group
45 Claremont Avenue
PO BOX 3431
Tel: 902-616-9570
E-mail: brimatwal@msn.com
Ross Williams, BSS
Cleland Jardine Engineering Ltd.
200-580 Terry Fox Dr.
Kanata, ON K2L 4B9
Tel: 613 807 2085
E-mail: rwilliams@clelandjardine.com

Bio Information:

Ross is a graduate of the Architectural Conservation and Sustainability Engineering Program at Carleton University. After obtaining his undergraduate degree in 2018, Ross joined the Building Science Department at Cleland Jardine Engineering. Ross has experience working on a variety of building envelope rehabilitation projects and provides design, contract administration and field review services.  Ross also works on the assessment and evaluation of existing residential and commercial buildings.

Gauss Wong, P.Eng., BSS
Sense Engineering
10 Greensborough Village Circle
Unit 15
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