2018 BSSO Recipients

Congratulations to the following members that have obtained their BSSO designation in 2018 and have become Professional Members of the Ontario Building Envelope Council.
Russell Richman

Russell Richman, Ph.D., P.Eng. is President of RRCL. Dr. Richman completed his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto (Sustainable Buildings Group, Department of Civil Engineering) specializing in the combined fields of Building Science and Sustainable Buildings. Prior to his Ph.D., Dr. Richman worked at Yolles Partnership Inc. as an Intermediate Engineer (Building Envelope Consultant). Dr. Richman has been working and researching in the combined fields of Building Science and Sustainable Engineering for over twenty years, with expertise in building enclosures and glazing systems. Dr. Richman is currently an Associate Professor at Ryerson University, an Adjunct Professor at the University of Toronto, and the Graduate Program Director for the Graduate Program in Building Science at Ryerson University

Jennifer Mac

With over 12 years of experience in the industry, Jennifer began her career as an Architectural Consultant specializing in technical building design for residential and commercial construction projects from design development to project completion.

Jennifer is currently a Senior Technologist for the Regional Municipality of Durham in the Projects and Contracts Facilities Division. She manages her portfolio from concept to completion by applying project management methodologies and contract administration best practice while executing asset condition assessments, building envelope remediation, and preparation of technical drawings and specifications. She is also responsible for service delivery and building systems maintenance at over 130 Region-owned properties.

Sara Damyar

Sara holds a Master's degree in Building Science and a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Science from Ryerson University, and has also obtained a LEED GA designation. Over the course of her career in the construction industry, she has developed a wealth of experience investigating, assessing, designing, coordinating and administering construction projects related to building envelope (restoration and new construction) and green building design. Her experience in building envelope consulting includes the design, investigation, evaluation, specification development preparation, material selection, contract administration, and monitoring of various types of restoration and new construction projects. With regard to sustainability consulting, Sara's experience includes developing energy audits, retro-commissioning, and energy modeling to provide green building solutions to clients as well as coordinating the "BOMA BEST" certification process.

Maryam Morakabian

Maryam Morakabian is a Project Technologist within the Building Science and Sustainability Group at Pinchin Ltd. She holds a Bachelor Degree in Architectural Engineering, and Master of Building Science from Ryerson University. In her current position, she is responsible for conducting building envelope condition assessments, construction reviews of existing and new construction, hygrothermal analysis of building envelope assemblies using WUFI Software, preparation of specifications and detailed drawings for restoration projects, and contract administration. She also holds a LEED Green Associate designation.

Kevin Lai

Kevin is currently a project manager at Homestead Land Holdings, managing the in-house building restoration projects. After obtaining a Bachelor's degree of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo, he started his career at Brown & Beattie Ltd. He assisted in construction review of a variety of building restoration projects, such as building envelope restorations, underground parking garages restorations, and window replacements. He looks forward to sharing and practising the knowledge he gained by being a member of the Ontario Building Envelope Council.

Matthew Foster


Peter Furnell

Peter received his Diploma in Architectural Technology at Fanshawe College, London, Ontario in 2000. Peter has over 15 years of Architectural experience in a variety of building types, including both medium and large-scale institutional, commercial, and retail projects.

Since 2006, he has been working with Petroff Partnership Architects engaged on various complex medium and large retail / commercial projects across the country.

In 2017, he completed the Building Science Certificate program at the University of Toronto and continues to grow and develop professionally in the field of building science.

Lai Him Calvin Chan

Calvin Chan is a Civil Engineering graduate from the University of Toronto in 2001. He later received a Master's Degree in Business Administration. He is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario with over more than 18 years of working experience in building envelope investigation and project management. He is also the President of Camberwell Engineering.

Sitara Chiu

Sitara is a graduate of Civil Engineering from the University of Toronto. She has been with Stephenson Engineering for 3 years and is currently a Project Associate with the Building Envelope Restoration team designing and overseeing repairs to existing buildings. Her experience includes the investigation, evaluation, specification development preparation, contract administration, and monitoring of various types of restoration projects. This includes masonry repairs, roof replacements, window replacements, EIFS over-cladding and curtain wall repairs. She has used her building science knowledge to address clients concerns of leakage and thermal comfort while balancing other constraints. She is a life-long learner and is always striving for improvement in herself and the environment around her.

Victor Diec


Michael Stock

Michael Stock is a Building Science Technologist with diverse experience including quality assurance and risk management for new construction, forensic building envelope investigation, window air leakage and water penetration field testing, property condition assessment, and design development and contract administration for restoration projects. He graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Architectural Science in 2014.

Kat Senyk

Kat Senyk is a Project Manager in Building Sciences at WSP. She is passionate about coordinating clear lines of communication between all parties throughout the design and construction process. Her background involves multidisciplinary design, sustainable design and construction, technical support, and oversight of restoration and new construction projects.

Jesse Matchett

Jesse Matchett joined Crozier & Associates in 2008 as an intern, returning as a fulltime Graduate EIT in 2010. For the past 10 years, Jesse has been a strong leader in the Civil & Structural departments, and is currently the team leader for the Building Science group at Crozier spread over its four (4) offices located in Collingwood, Milton, Toronto and Bradford. He achieved his Professional Engineering designation in 2014, his Reserve Planning designation in 2016, and has now recently achieved his Building Science Specialist Ontario designation in 2018.

At Crozier, Jesse provides structural and building science engineering expertise; overseeing retrofit projects for remedial roofing and cladding assemblies, building condition assessments, performance audits, reserve fund studies, and civil related works including internal site infrastructure and drainage issues for multiple property management clients across Ontario. Jesse’s work involves a strong working knowledge of the Ontario Building Code, strong communication skills and relationships with Clients, Contractors and local Building Departments, bringing a strong voice for Crozier to the community.

One of Jesse’s career highlights was attaining Municipal approval for several unique residential ‘earthship’ projects, comprised of recycled earth-rammed tires and framing materials, passive heating and cooling & air tube ventilation, grey water recovery, and off-grid electricity. One of the Earthships is located in Collingwood and truly is a one-of-a-kind home and an extensive achievement for the community

Alan Cohen

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, and 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 a 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.

Rob Quattrociocchi

Rob has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. He has been a member of the EllisDon Construction Sciences Division since 2004, elevating to the position of Manager of Building & Material Sciences in 2008. During his time there, he has worked on several high-profile ICI construction projects across Canada, as well as internationally. He leads a multi-disciplined team of specialists whose main functions are to mitigate the technical risks associated with their projects, as well as to identify and investigate emerging technologies. Rob is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Civil Engineering, and is a voting member of CSA committee S478 "Design for Durability in Buildings". He has served on the OBEC board of directors for the past two years and is very passionate about high-performance facades and enclosures.

Jordan Ludington


Mohamed Hussein

Mohamed is a Civil Engineering graduate who has progressively been involved in many large-scale projects conducting structural analysis and design of steel structures. Mohamed is currently a Building Science Consultant with Morrison Hershfield's Building Specialty Services. He has gained valuable experience by working on a wide array of projects ranging from condition assessments and investigation of building envelope failures, rehabilitation and restoration design of underground parking garages, balconies, roof replacement, and other building enclosure components. In this capacity, Mohamed oversees building restoration projects, prepares full design and specifications, performs contract administration and prepares Reserve Fund Studies for residential high-rise and townhouse condominium corporations. His expertise also includes providing Building Envelope Consultation and B19 services for new construction. More recently, Mohamed has been actively involved in Litigation Support Expert Witness Services. He looks forward to being an active member of the Ontario Building Envelope Council.

Michael Fantozzi

Michael is a Building Science Technologist with Davroc & Associates Ltd. providing building envelope consultation and testing services. He is a graduate of Seneca College's Civil Engineering Technology program.

Jose Roberto Medina Barraza


2017 BSSO Recipients

Congratulations to the following members that have obtained their BSSO designation in 2017 and have become Professional Members of the Ontario Building Envelope Council.
Ahmed Elsharawy

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 technical field solution representative with Tremco Canada.

Andrew LeDrew

Andrew LeDrew is a Senior Engineering Technologist and currently a Team Leader for the Materials Testing & Inspection Division at Chung & Vander Doelen Engineering Ltd. (CVD), based out of Kitchener-Waterloo. He is responsible for providing inspection and consulting services on construction projects throughout South-Western Ontario. Andrew strives to provide technical and practical engineering in his field of expertise to his clients. Clients include: Universities (University of Waterloo, Laurier, Guelph), Cities (City of Kitchener, Waterloo, Guelph), and Real Estate Developers (Drewlo, Prica Group, HIP, IN8). The scope of his projects generally ranges from Geotechnical Investigations, Materials Testing & Inspections, and Building Science Inspections to Consulting. Continuous education, mentoring junior technologists, and keeping relevant in the industry are important to him. He is proud to gain his Building Science Specialist Ontario (BSSO) designation and looks forward to being involved with the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC).

Anthony (Tony) Vella

Tony Vella received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from McMaster University in 2013, specializing in structural and geotechnical engineering. Prior to graduating Tony spent his summers working as a labourer with a respectable restoration Contractor gaining valuable insight of the Contractors perspective. Currently working as a Building Science Consultant with the Buildings Team at WSP, Tony has been in the industry of Restoration Consulting for the last 5 years. He has gained valuable experience by working on a wide array of projects ranging from heritage masonry and limestone restoration, parking garage restoration, and roofing. Through these projects he has developed his skills in contract administration, construction review, and project management. From this Tony has learned and is a firm believer that technical expertise and communication between all parties are the two most important aspects to a successful project. Gaining his BSSO designation has allowed him to further his technical expertise in the field of restoration consulting.

Bradley Gascoigne

Brad graduated from Ryerson University in 2008 with a Bachelor of Architectural Science, majoring in building science. Brad is currently serving as a Senior Building Science Technologist with Brown & Beattie Ltd., where his focus is on the review, assessment, and repair of building envelope issues. His responsibilities include project management, reporting, design, specification writing, construction review, and contract administration. His work experience also includes overall building condition assessments, reserve fund studies, and performance audits.

Christopher Sardinha

Christopher graduated from Seneca College, studying Civil Engineering Technology with a focus on Building Design. He recently was accredited as a Certified Engineering Technician (C.Tech.) with the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT). He has been with the SPG Engineering Group Ltd. for approximately 6 years, and has managed various 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.

Claire Park

Claire Park is a civil engineering graduate from the University of Waterloo in 2013. She has since been working at IRC Building Sciences Group providing building envelope review and assessment of existing and new construction (waterproofing systems, EIFS, masonry stone/brick and metal siding cladding, glazing systems). Her experience also includes pavement rehabilitation, parking garage survey, preparation of tender packages, project coordination, and contract administration of various sites. She is excited to be part of OBEC as she continues to expand her technical knowledge through experience and involvement in the council.

Daniel Aleksov

Daniel is currently a project manager with Pretium GRG Building Engineers and specializes in the assessment, design and restoration/renewal of buildings across Ontario in a variety of sectors. After obtaining a bachelor degree of applied science in Civil Engineering from Queen’s University, he started his career providing structural design in the aluminum and glass facade industry and later in the field of building science. Daniel strives to provide leading edge technical and cost effective solutions for building envelope failures faced by building owners. Continuous education, mentoring, innovating quality control and learning tools are his passions and he looks forward to being a contributing and active member of the Ontario Building Envelope Council.

David Colussi

David is a director at Workshop Architecture, and a registered architect in the provinces of Ontario and British Columbia. Workshop Architecture believes in the value of applying sound building science principles to all aspects of building design, detailing and specification.

Ella Lin

Ella Lin is a registered Architect in Ontario with over 15 years of experience in both Canada and China. Ella has been working for a variety of projects from design through contract administration. Experiencing how important role building science plays for material selections and proper construction methods, Ella completed the Building Science Program at the University of Toronto. After obtaining the certificate, Ella is willing to continue education through membership with Ontario Building Envelope council as a BSSO. Ella is also a LEED Accredit Professional and is currently a job captain/project coordinator for the Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line which is the largest transit expansion project to date in Canada.

Emma Ruixian Qian

Emma Ruixian Qian, is an architectural technologist at WZMH architects firm, specializing on the building envelope. Her work has included many buildings with challenging building envelopes, including courthouses, shopping malls, schools, condominium residentially, etc. Emma graduated as a survey Engineer, and 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, and so on. She immigrated to Canada at 1999, and graduated as a architectural technologist at the Ryerson University, and studied for building science at the U of T.

Geron Allajbeu

Geron Allajbeu graduated as Mechanical Engineer from ‘Polytechnic University” of Tirana, Albania. Geron finished “Building Science” certificate program from University of Toronto, School of continuing studies. He is a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario.
Geron Allajbeu works as Program Supervisor for Toronto Community Housing Corporation at Building Envelope and Roofing Unit. He has worked in construction industry in Canada for 15 years. Specifically in: Punched windows, window wall, curtain wall, aluminum railing, EIFS.He has extensive expertise on Windows performance and design requirements, in the province of Ontario.

Jim Gerrard

Jim Gerrard is a Professor at Conestoga College in Kitchener, and operates a Drafting and Design business catered towards Residential and Small Commercial Clients. Jim has been in the Architecture and Building Science / Restoration industry since 1994. His first job, for 11 years, was for a Building Science Consultant where B.S. became entrenched in his blood and has served as his inspiration ever since. Jim enjoys spending time with his family and friends, and gives back to the community through his work with Skills Ontario, Scouting, Optimists, The Food Bank, Curling and his Church. Jim can be contacted at jgerrard@conestogac.on.ca or jim@gerrards.ca

Janette Meyrick

Janette is a Traditional Wooden Boatbuilder by trade. After returning from New Zealand and Australia where she studied and worked in the trade, she pursued Sustainable Building Construction and Design at Fleming College, with an emphasis on straw bale building. Through these studies, she connected with a sustainable renovations company in Toronto where she started as a carpenter and rose to position of Senior Construction Manager. During her years as Construction Manager, Janette pursued her Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC) and Certified Passive House Builder (CPHB) designations with Passive House US, as well as completing the Building Science Certificate program at the University of Toronto. She currently works with WSP Building Sciences Group in Ottawa, providing building envelope services including: thermal modelling and thermal bridging analysis, building condition assessments, leakage evaluations, and various other building science related services. She is a Bachelor of Building Science Honours Candidate (2019) at Algonquin College in Ottawa.

Kent Schultz

Kent is a graduate of the Engineering & Management program at McMaster University and recently obtained his license as a Professional Engineer. Since graduating in 2013, he worked briefly in the Engineering Dept. at the Municipality of Chatham-Kent before moving to Oakville and starting his career in building science at Pretium Anderson Burlington. Kent has worked on a number of interesting projects during his time at Pretium, including suspended slab replacement within an underground parking garage, full building window wall replacement, EIFS over-cladding and a number of roof replacements. Through the BSSO courses offered at the University of Toronto, Kent developed a greater appreciation for building restoration and the science behind. He looks forward to continuing his career and life-long learning in the fields of building science and building restoration.

Matthew Baker

Matt Baker Graduated from the Architectural Technology Advance Diploma Program in 2007 from Humber College. Since that time he has been working on structure/ infrastructure condition assessments, building audits, reserve fund studies, and preparation of maintenance programs. He has prepared and submitted proposals for various building science related issues followed by an investigation/ survey, submission of a technical report, producing accurate and detailed AutoCAD technical design drawings and preparation of specifications, followed by tendering and carrying out the contract administration duties.

Maxim Nikulenko

Maxim graduated from Centennial College with an advance 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 of Ontario with the Ontario Building Envelope Council. As a Project manager with Durabond Building Systems Inc., Maxim is responsible for design, development and construction of prefabricated building systems in Canada and overseas. He has over 10 years of construction experience related to building envelope, prefabrication, modular construction as well as project management.
Aside of Durabond, Maxim offers consulting services to his clients that include but no limited to preconstruction review, estimations, surveys of existing structures as well as assistance with various technical solutions.

Minesh Patel

Minesh is a Civil Engineering (Structural) graduate from McMaster University. Since graduation, he has been with Pretium Anderson Building Engineers as a Project Manager. He is currently a licensed Professional Engineer (P. Eng.) with Professional Engineers Ontario. Minesh is diligent, and determined to obtain the best possible solution for his clients. With OBEC, he is looking forward to being actively engaged and continuing his professional development.

Shawn Trudel

Mr. Trudel graduated from George Brown College in 2014 with an Ontario College Advanced Diploma in Civil Engineering Technology (Honours). As a Technologist with Brown & Beattie Ltd., he assists with the preparation of reserve fund studies, condition assessment reports and specifications. His construction experience includes construction review for a variety of projects including building envelope restorations, parking garage restorations as well as site repairs.

Vickilee Pinchin

Ms. Pinchin is a graduate of Mohawk College, obtaining a diploma in Architectural Technology. For more than 30 years, she has worked in consulting engineering all across Canada focusing on buildings in both structural and architectural fields. Currently, she works with IRC Building Sciences Group as a Project Manager, Building Sciences Specialist where her responsibilities include client liaison, building condition assessments, contract administration, construction review, preparation of reserve fund studies, specification writing, design and bid document preparation. Ms. Pinchin has volunteered on two Habitat for Humanity Builds at home and in Africa and strives to provide building science expertise through constant education and a wide variety of experience.


OBEC President, Marco Guzzo presents Claire Park and Ella Lin with their BSSO Certificate at the May 10th, 2017 Dinner Meeting.


OBEC President, Marco Guzzo and the BSSO Chair, Marianne Touchie presents Adam Mamon and Jim Gerrard with their BSSO Certificate at the February 8th, 2017 Dinner Meeting.

2016 BSSO Recipients

Congratulations to the following members that have obtained their BSSO designation in 2016 and have become Professional Members of the Ontario Building Envelope Council.
Adam Mamon

Adam graduated from the Civil Engineering program at Lakehead University in 2006. He has been in construction since the age of sixteen, and has progressively worked his way into being involved in many large scale projects throughout the Guelph, Kitchener/Waterloo and Cambridge areas. In 2012 he joined Chung & Vander Doelen Engineering Ltd. who specialized in Geotechincal, Materials Testing and Building Science. Adam is currently the Manager of Building Science and Field Services, and recently completed the Building Science program at the University of Toronto. Adam provides inspection and consulting services for many aspects of building construction, and is becoming specialized in the growing field of building science. Some notable projects include Google Canada new headquarters, The Hub and Sage Developements in Waterloo, Mammoet North America head office, The Boardwalk, Maple Leaf Foods Distribution Centre, and the Applied Heath Sciences and New Science Building at the University of Waterloo.

Marko Balen

Marko Balen is a Building Scientist with the Environmental Due Diligence & Remediation group at Pinchin Environmental Ltd.'s Mississauga office. Marko has several years' experience as an Architectural Technologist working for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and as a Building Scientist. Marko holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Toronto and has successfully completed the Building Science Certificate Program at the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies. Marko has been involved with various restoration projects throughout the GTA and conducts building envelope investigations and inspections as well as property condition assessments on commercial, industrial, high-rise residential and institutional properties. Marko is also a licensed designer under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and has a thorough understanding of Ontario Building Code (OBC) requirements.

Mark Clyde

In 1997 Mark Graduated from Centennial College as an Architectural Technologist. He started his own Residential design company where he designed several custom homes. He went on to work for a structural engineering firm where he developed his knowledge and experience of building structures, property condition assessments as well as working on several restoration and new construction projects. In 2001 Mark received his certificate in "Project Management" from Humber College. He earned his "Project Management Professional" (PMP) designation in 2006 from the Project Management Institute. He continued to work in the Engineering field as a Sr. Project Manager where his main focus was masonry restoration, cladding and wall systems. Some notable projects include Stanford Institute for Economic Policy in San Francisco, California, the Peter Munk Cardiac Centre at Toronto General Hospital and the Atlantis Hotel and Casino in the Bahamas. In 2012 Mark joined the team at Henry Bakor as a "Building Science Specialist" where he is able to share his knowledge and experience as well as promote their Building Envelope Systems to Architects, Engineers and Contractors.

Matthew Fratarcangeli, C.Tech
Lead Engineering Technologist
Giffin Koerth Forensic Engineering

Matthew received his Advanced Diploma in Architectural Technology at Mohawk College in 2013 and immediately began his career at Giffin Koerth Forensic Engineering where has been employed since. Matthew has 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 most recently the CanPHI Passive House Designer course at St. Paul University in Ottawa. Matthew is also a licensed designer under the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and has been providing custom design and renovations for the last year. At Giffin Koerth, Matthew has been assisting as the primary technologist for investigations on building conditions in regards to structure, building envelopes, fire separations and exterior architectural building features. Matthew is passionate about small buildings design and is extremely motivated to build a career in providing top quality designed buildings!

Atef Guirguis

Atef Guirguis received his bachelor degree in 1990 from Helwan university, Faculty of Fine Arts, Cairo Egypt. He then joined the Egyptian army as an Engineering Officer for three years starting from 1991. At that same time, Atef worked part-time with one of his professors and shared in drawings development and detailing from conceptualization stage through final release for a lot of luxury private residence in Saudi Arabia and a number of private Yachts. After his time with the army and with his professor, he joined Project Management and Construction Group "PMCG" in Egypt, where he helped with the preparation of working drawings and details for the extension and renovation of the well known Medina Oberoi hotel in Saudi Arabia. Since then, Atef has worked in preparing architectural schemes and drawings for 10 years in Delta Design Office.

Atef did this for a wide variety of buildings including; schools, residential buildings, shopping malls, but mostly hotels and tourist resorts. In 2006 he moved to Canada. For seven years, he spent my time working with Yolles, a CH2M Hill Company, as a Senior BIM Technologist. In Feb 2011 he obtained his credentials recognized by The Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) and started the Architecture Internship Program with the OAA. Atef is currently a Senior BIM Modeler with Stephenson Engineering Ltd.

Gillian Haley

A registered architect with more than 15 years of heritage experience, Gill has been involved in numerous conservation and adaptive reuse construction projects, as well as feasibility and master planning studies. Gill has a keen interest in heritage conservation and sustainability, with a particular focus on the evolution and behavior of construction materials.

Ryan Haley

Ryan Haley graduated from George Brown College with a diploma in Architectural Technology in 2005.  He has worked as an Architectural Technologist with various firms in Toronto and the GTA. Since 2008 Ryan has worked with Tarion Warranty Corporation. He started as a Warranty Service Representative and has been a Manager in Warranty Services since 2014. In this role he assists builders and owners in dealing with complex warranty related building, construction, and contract issues. Ryan has also obtained his OBC BCIN qualification in part 9 house, general legal and part 3 large buildings. Problem solving building science related challenges is a passion of his, and his skill set in this field has been expanded with the Certificate in Building Science achieved in 2015 from the University of Toronto.  Ryan hopes to continue his education through membership with the Ontario Building Envelope Council as a BSSO.

Terrence Holder, B.Eng., M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Senior Associate, Civil & Structural
Giffin Koerth Forensic Engineering

Terrence received his postgraduate engineering degree at Ryerson Polytechnic University in 1996, followed by his graduate degree at the University of Toronto in 1999. He has been with Giffin Koerth Forensic Engineering for 9 years and is currently a Senior Associate with the Civil & Structural Group. During his time at Giffin Koerth, Terrence has been engaged in numerous forensic investigations. His expertise includes building sciences, concrete durability, and the evaluation of building structures. He has completed numerous facility condition inspections and has authored reports for various buildings across Ontario. Terrence's wealth of experience in building condition assessments has been vital to establishing the condition of building envelopes, interior finishes, as well as structural and exterior architectural building features. Terrence is also qualified as an expert witness in the Ontario Court of Justice for matters related to concrete.

Marta Karlova

Marta graduated with honours from Ryerson University, Bachelor of Architectural Science program, specializing in Building Science in the last year of her studies. After graduation Marta worked as an architectural technologist, mainly preparing construction drawings for small-scale commercial and industrial projects. Upon deciding to pursue the field of Building Science seriously, Marta successfully completed the Building Science Certificate Program at the University of Toronto, School of Continuing Studies.  Marta is currently working with a team of Building Science and Design consultants on a project that overlooks roof replacements for more than 300 schools across the Toronto District School Board, as part of the Solar Panel Project.

Keith Lusty

After studying Architectural Design at Ryerson Polytechnic Institute, Keith work for a number of small firms where he provided full architectural services from design through contract administration. Experiencing firsthand the importance that the project manual plays, Keith has, for the past 20 years, specialized in specification writing where building science plays a large role in the proper selection and use of construction materials. Keith is currently the Manager of Specifications and an Associate with Page + Steele / IBI Group Architects, a member of Construction Specifications Canada and a LEED Accredited Professional.

Andrea Mucciarone

Andrea Mucciarone is currently a Building Science Specialist with Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd's Building Science and Restoration division, providing building envelope consultation services for new construction and restoration projects within the GTA and across Canada. He is a graduate of Ryerson University's Master of Building Science program as well as the University of Toronto's undergraduate architecture program.

Mert Ozsoy

Mert has received his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering from University of Waterloo in 2014 and has been with the Property Standards & Construction division of Homestead Land Holdings since. He assists in managing capital expenditure projects related to building envelope and structural rehabilitation of high-rise residential buildings.

Jordan Swail, P.Eng.

With a background in project management, and an accomplished technical knowledge, Jordan has a skill set that has produced many successful projects and satisfied clients. He has been the Project Engineer and Field Review Representative for several of RJC's most significant projects and has gained valuable experience in a variety of sectors including commercial, office, institutional and residential. Jordan graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Civil and Structural Engineering. During his final year, he completed a research thesis on emerging green roofing technology, that spawned his interest in building envelope design. Jordan has a broad range of experience, including design, contract administration, and construction review. As a Project Engineer, he is responsible for various aspects of projects from start to finish, including evaluations, investigations and remediation of building envelope systems (walls, windows, roofing) as well as the implementation of rehabilitation and preventative programs.

Keith Tripp

In the early 1980s, Keith started his career in energy conservation and auditing on the shop floor of a textile factory. Subsequently in the pharmaceutical industry, he worked in production, facility management and process improvement. As an innovator in mechanical set-up time reduction, he was a highly regarded speaker on that subject throughout the global pharmaceutical community. In 2007, Keith launched ProVantage Property Inspection Inc., an inspection company specializing in residential homes. On a regular basis, he crawls through and climbs over homes old and new, seeking out defects such as mouldy attics, leaking basements, and nonprofessional renovations. Because a home inspector sees only the tip of the iceberg in visual inspections, Keith’s knowledge of building science enables him to explain causes, risk, and remediation requirements in a way that clients can understand. Keith is a Registered Home Inspector (RHI) and a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T) and is very pleased to add the BSSO designation as a milestone on his path of continuous learning.

OBEC President, Marco Guzzo and the BSSO Chair, Marianne Touchie presents Gillian Haley with her BSSO Certificate at the October 12, 2016 Dinner Meeting. 


OBEC President, Marco Guzzo presents Terrance Holder and Matthew Fratarcangeli with their BSSO Certificate at the May 11, 2016 Dinner Meeting.


OBEC President, Marco Guzzo and BSSO Chair, Marianne Touchie present Mark Clyde, Atef Guirguis and Keith Lusty with their BSSO Certificates at the January 13, 2016 Dinner Meeting.


Past President, Paul Pushman presented Keith Tripp with his BSSO Certificate at the February, 10, 2016 Dinner Meeting. 


2015 BSSO Recipients

Congratulations to the following members that have obtained their BSSO designation in 2015 and have become Professional Members of the Ontario Building Envelope Council.
Merlys Cristina Hernandez Echevarria

B. Arch. Intern Architect. MRAIC, LEED Green Associate.

Graduated with a five years Bachelor Degree in architecture program in Cuba, 1993.  With more than 15 years of experience, she arrived to Toronto in 2008. Later that year, she began working as self-employed, providing drafting and architectural services to several offices in Toronto. The Canadian Architectural Certification Board (CACB) recognized her credentials in 2012, and right after that she started the Internship in Architecture Program with the OAA. She has worked in a variety of projects from residential, commercial, institutional and health care, located in Canada and abroad. She is currently working on her registration as architect in the province of Ontario.

Robert Fiornio

Robert Fiorino has an extensive background in energy efficiency, architectural design and construction processes. Robert is currently associated with the Ontario Architects Association as an Intern Architect, specializing in commercial retail developments at B+H Architects. He also is a guest lecturer at the University of Toronto, Rotmans School of Management.

Previously, Robert was a technical low-rise housing consultant, aiding distinguished builders across the country, to build more energy efficient and resilient homes for Canadians. He acted as the project manager and lead consultant for one of the federal government’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative (ecoEII) supported projects – which aimed to double the number of net-zero energy homes built in Canada and Union Gas' Optimum Home Program - which helped residential builders in Union Gas’ franchise area design, build and sell homes that would be 20 per cent more energy efficient than the current Ontario Building Code (OBC). He has also been involved in numerous studies including residential mechanical ventilation and greenhouse gas emissions in the residential sector in Ontario.

Robert earned his Master degree in Architecture from the University of Toronto with a specialty in building science. He is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Ontario Building Envelope Council. He is a past member of OHBA Technical Committee and OHBA Six Story Technical Committee.

Ingrid Hettinga

Ingrid has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering with a minor in Environmental Engineering from the University of Toronto.  Her interest in building envelopes leads her to pursue a career investigating envelope failures, including rehabilitation and mitigation strategies.

Farzaneh Jalali

Farzi is a project technologist with the Building Science & Sustainability group at Pinchin Ltd. She graduated from Ryerson University with honors in Architectural Science program, specializing in Building Science. She has experience in building condition assessment and capital fund studies, investigation and testing of building elements, construction field review and design and preparation of technical specifications for restoration projects of different building envelope assemblies. She holds a Certificate in Building Science from University of Toronto and is currently enrolled part-time in the Master of Business Administration (MBA) Program at University of Toronto, Rotman School of Management (2017).

Dan Ji

Principle of R+D Building Solution Inc.
Bachelor of Civil Engineering, BS Certificate of U of T.
Professional Engineer of Ontario/Alberta/British Columbia/Nova Scotia
More than twenty –five- year working experience in Building envelope design, engineering, site review and consulting.
More than 100 projects completed in North American.
Main projects: RBC, AGO, TELUS, Aura, Project Delta, Harbor Plaza, Icon Bay, The Bow, One Rincon Hill.

Anthony La Torre

I would like to thank the Ontario Building Envelope Council for providing the designation of Building Science Specialist of Ontario. I have been working with Effective Building Engineering for the past four years as an Engineer in Training (EIT). I received my Bachelor of Engineering Science degree from the University of Western Ontario. EBE Ltd. is an Engineering firm specializing in Building Science and Structural Restoration. My role as a Project Manager has been to complete on-site field inspections, condition assessments and conduct construction reviews for a variety of rehabilitation projects including garage repairs, roof & window replacements and concrete balcony restorations. As part of my on-site field investigations, several technical measures including Thermographic Scanning and AutoCAD Drafting are utilized to address building envelope and structural deficiencies.

Marek Musiej

Marek is a Building Science Specialist with Pinchin Ltd. Marek conducts building envelope investigations and inspections as well as property condition assessments on commercial, industrial, high-rise residential and institutional properties. Marek graduated from the Architectural Technology program in Sheridan College and has previous experience working as a Field Construction Inspector for the TTC and a Building Envelope Technician at Predium Andersen Building Engineers.

Dev Sirwani, B.Eng (Civil), MBA, BSSO

Tel: 647-785-1214
Email: devsirwani@gmail.com

Dev is a graduate Civil/Structural Engineer, Project Manager, Building Science and Business Development professional with extensive experience in construction industry. He specializes in building envelope systems, concrete restoration projects, industrial and commercial floorings including car-park decks, with thorough knowledge of associated material systems, installation methods, specifications, contracts and warranties. He is well versed with industry standards and prevalent practices.

Working for various multi-national groups in Dubai, over the last 15+ years Dev has worked as Consulting Civil/Structural engineer where he had been involved in design, specs and inspections on various commercial, industrial and residential projects. Later on working for international manufacturers in a Business development role his projects involved Dubai Airport, Festival City, and other mega projects which led to his taking a senior management role with a Specialist Applications Contractor.

Asmhan Whbi, P.Eng., BSSO

Asmhan Whbi is a project engineer with over 12 years of professional experience, specializing in building engineering. She is a member of the Association of the Professional Engineer in Ontario. As a project engineer she is responsible for overseeing various building science projects, site inspection activities and processing of reports.  She is involved in engineering consultation, design and review of a variety of building components including roof design and inspection, building envelope systems, building condition surveys, reserve fund studies and inspections during construction for compliance with project specifications, codes, standards and Tarion Bulletin 19 requirements.

OBEC President, Paul Pushman present Ingrid Hettinga, Dan Ji and Asmban Whbi with their BSSO Certificates at the October 14, 2015 Dinner Meeting.
OBEC President, Paul Pushman and BSSO Chair, Marianne Touchie present Marek, Merlys Cristina, Farzaneh, and Dev with their BSSO Certificates at the January 14, 2015 Dinner Meeting.

Introducing OBEC Corporate Members