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Brian Abbey, BSSO
Adtek Building Consultants
382 Cleveland Street
Toronto, ON M4S 2W9
Tel: (416) 932-3278
Fax: (416) 932-1393
E-mail: brian.abbey@adtekbuilding.com

Bio Information:

Licensed Technologist OAA, M.A.A.T.O. BSSO. 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
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.

Daniel Aleksov, P.Eng., BSSO
Pretium GRG Building Engineers
355 Harry Walker Parkway North
Unit 6
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B3
Tel: 905-895-7558
Fax: 905-895-7568
E-mail: daleksov@pretiumgrg.com
Basil Ansari, CIH, BSSO, CIEC, EP, CET
Canadian Invironmental Services

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 13 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
WSP Canada
2300 Yonge Street
Suite 2300
Toronto, ON M4P 1E4
Tel: 416-640-5456
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 of Ontario (BSSO), and Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), Scott successfully bridges the traditional gap between Architectural and Engineering disciplines.

Rockford Boyer
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 is working on completing his Masters of Building Science Program at Ryerson University (2017).

Jared Cardiff
Perkins + Will Inc.
672 Dupont Street
Suite 200
Toronto, ON M6G 1Z6
Tel: 416.217.6620
E-mail: jared.cardiff@perkinswill.com

Bio Information:

Jared is the Specification Writer at Perkins+Will – Toronto Office. In recent
years, Jared’s main focus has been preparing specification and providing contract
administration services for large scale residential and mixed use commercial projects.
With the LEED AP BD+C designation, he also prepared project manuals for LEED
accredited projects.
Also, Jared is a member of Construction Specification Canada (CSC), and currently
sits on the Toronto chapter executive committee as a Chair.

Terry Carson
Guardian Home Inspectors Inc.
568 Cartlefield 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. B.S.S.O is a Licensed Engineering Technologist and a Registered Home Inspector. He has performed building envelope condition assessments and diagnosed moisture related problems in houses and OBC Part 9 buildings 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.

Luis Cevada
Menkes Developments Inc.
28 Peel Avenue
Brampton, ON L6W1X2
Tel: 416-642-8141
E-mail: luis_miguel_cevada@hotmail.com
Michael Chow, B.Arch.Sc., BSSO, LEED AP BD+C
Pinchin Ltd.
2470 Milltower Court
Mississauga, ON L5N 7W5
Tel: (905) 363-1429
Fax: (905) 363-0681
E-mail: mchow@pinchin.com

Bio Information:

Michael Chow is a project manager with the Building Science group at Pinchin’s Mississauga office.  Michael is a graduate of the Architectural Science program at Ryerson University.  Certified as a BSSO and a LEED Accredited Professional; Michael has over 10 years of experience in consulting related to the construction industry, with direct involvement on a wide range of residential, commercial, industrial and institutional projects.

Graham Clarke, BSSO
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 President of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors.

Stephen Collette, BBEC, LEED AP, BSSO
Your Healthy House
42 Nassau St.
Box 1668
Lakefield, ON K0L 2H0
Tel: (705) 652-5159
E-mail: stephen@yourhealthyhouse.ca

Bio Information:

Stephen is the owner of Your Healthy House, and indoor environmental testing and green building consulting company. Stephen is a certified Building Biology Environmental Consultant, a LEED AP, and BSSO. Stephen has carried out over 750 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.

Guillermo Cordero, B. arch, MRAIC, CTR, BSSO, 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 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

Bruce Decker
SafeTech Environmental Ltd.
52 McIntyre Place Unit J
Kitchener, ON N2R 1G3
Tel: 519-954-2732
E-mail: bdecker@safetechenv.com

Bio Information:

Bruce Decker has 20 years experience as the Senior Technical Advisor working with Radon, Mould, Grow-Ops, Asbestos, Lead, Silica, PCB, Indoor Air Quality, LEED IAQ, and hospital Construction Related Infection Control. A Registered Occupational Hygiene Technologist and certified by IICRC in mould and water restoration. Bruce serves on the Environmental Abatement Council of Ontario (EACO) mould, asbestos and vermiculite technical sub-committees the CSA Z317.13-12 technical sub-committee for Infection control.

Brian DeFrias, C.E.T., BSSO
IRC Building Science Group
4026 Meadowbrook Drive
Unit #131
London, ON N6L 1C7
Tel: (519) 281-3754
Fax: (519) 652-9926
E-mail: bdefrias@ircgroup.com
Sean Denham, A.Sc.T., BSSO
Peto MacCallum Ltd.
45 Burford Road
Hamilton, ON L8E 3C6
Tel: 1 (905) 561-2231
Fax: 1 (905) 561-6363
E-mail: sdenham@petomaccallum.com

Bio Information:

Sean Denham graduated from Mohawk College with a diploma in Construction Engineering and Architectural Technology. He currently is accredited as an Applied Science Technologist 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 Senior Building Science Technologist with Peto MacCallum Ltd., Sean is responsible for building envelope reviews for residential, commercial and institutional projects, contract administration, and project management for various rehabilitation projects.

Jonathan Dickson, M. Eng, P. Eng, BSSO, LEED GA
Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
144 Front Street West
Suite 500
Toronto, ON M5J 2L7
Tel: (647) 792-0756
Fax: (416) 977-1427
E-mail: jdickson@rjc.ca

Bio Information:

Currently a Project Engineer at Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd. within the Building Science and Restoration division.  Providing building envelope consultation services for new construction and restoration projects with the GTA.

Cynthia Fletcher, P.Eng., BSSO, PMP
City of Kitchener
131 Goodrich Drive
Main Floor
Kitchener, ON N2C 2E8
Tel: 519-741-2600 x 4424
Fax: 519-741-2693
E-mail: cynthia.fletcher@kitchener.ca
Matthew Fratarcangeli
30 Forensic Engineering
308 South Kingsway
Apt 5
Toronto, ON M5J 1T1
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 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!

Jerry Genge, P.Eng., C. Eng., BDS, BSSO, C.Arb., Q.Med. | Principal
Pretium GRG Building Engineers
355 Harry Walker Parkway, Unit 6
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B3
Tel: 1-800-838-8183
Fax: 905-895-7658
E-mail: jgenge@grgbuilding.com

Bio Information:

Jerry has been a building envelope and building repair consultant and expert witness for over 25 years. Notable projects include the SkyDome roof, BCE Place, Winnipeg stock exchange, Vancouver stock exchange, Standard Life buildings - Ottawa, World Trade Center condominiums, Toronto, and TTC subway stations along the Bloor Danforth line and several hundreds condominiums. He is an active participant is standards writing bodies and industry associations. He is twice appointed by the Lieutenant Governor as Vice Chair of the Ontario BMEC and has held the Chair of municipal committees for 15 years. As President of GRG Building Consultants with offices in Newmarket, Ottawa, and Toronto, he leads a team of specialists in building assessment, capital cash flow planning, and building repair. He is also Vice President of Asset Project Management Inc., which specializes in building envelope renewal and the Principal of Arbitech ADR, providing arbitration and mediation services on engineering and construction disputes.

Melody Gonsalves
Real Property Asset Management
Workplace Planning and Asset Management
10 Peel Centre Drive
10 Peel Centre Drive
Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Tel: (905) 791-7800 EXT 7613
Fax: (905) 791-0019
E-mail: melody.gonsalves@peelregion.ca
Ron Groenenberg
Pretium Anderson Waterloo Inc.
320 Woolwich Street South
Breslau, ON N0B 1M0
Tel: (519) 648-3526 Ext. 263
Fax: (519) 648-3165
E-mail: ron.groenenberg@pretiumanderson.com

Bio Information:

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

Atef Guirguis MRAIC, BSSO
Stephenson Engineering Ltd.
Tel: 697-268-0950
E-mail: amkc2002@yahoo.com
Bob Hartogsveld
CertainTeed Gypsum & Insulation Canada
131 Bloor Street West
Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5S 1R8
Tel: (905) 330-0753
E-mail: robert.hartogsveld@saint-gobain.com
Naji Hassan, BSSO
Accent Building Sciences Inc.
2800 14th Avenue
Unit 13
Markham, ON L3R 0E4
Tel: 905-474-9569
Fax: 905-474-9466
E-mail: naji@absi.ca

Bio Information:

Ryerson Civil Engineering Graduate (1986).  Mr. Naji Hassan has strong experience in building envelope restoration work, roofing and underground parking garages. he holds a Certificate in Building Science from the University of Toronto. He is also trained in Total Quality Management, Operations Management, Human Resources and Project Management methods.  He has been involved in the building envelope industry since 1986, particularly in roofing/waterproofing technology and building envelope restoration.

Paul Johannesson, Dipl. Arch. Tech., C.E.T., BSSO
Patene Building Supplies Ltd
120 Welham Road
Barrie, ON L4M5M4
Tel: 705.321.5713
E-mail: pljohannesson@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Paul currently holds the position of Branch Manager - Barrie with Patene Building Supplies Ltd.  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, and with the Ontario Building Envelope Council as a Building Science Specialist Ontario. Paul has been an Adjunct Professor at Humber College and has taught in the Architectural Design Technology and Construction Project Management programs since 2002. Paul is also a Past President of the Ontario Building Envelope Council where he resided on the Board of Directors from 2004 until 2010.

Gavin Johnson
Pinchin Ltd.
2470 Milltower Court
Mississauga, ON L5N 7W5
Tel: 905-363-1422
Fax: 905-363-0681
E-mail: gjohnson@pinchin.com
Jacob Kachuba, BSSO
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
Kathiravel (Karuna) Karunananthan, BSSO, CET, RRO
IRC Building Sciences Group
Tel: (416) 970-3182
E-mail: karuna4@sympatico.ca

Bio Information:

Karuna is currently working at IRC Building Sciences Group as a Project Manager. He is a professional member of Ontario Building Envelope Council, consultant member of Roof Consultant Institute, and Certified member of Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technician and Technologist. He has 20+ 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 a Central Region Councillor for Institute of Engineering Technology of Ontario from 2014 to 2016, and He was a Director of Roof Consultant Institute of Ontario Chapter from 2014 to 2016.

Dale Kerr, M.Eng., P.Eng., BSSO, ACCI
Pretium GRG Building Engineers
355 Harry Walker Parkway North
Unit #6
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B3
Tel: (905) 895-7558
Fax: (905) 895-7568
E-mail: dkerr@pretiumgrg.com
Anthony La Torre, P.Eng, BSSO
Pretium GRG Building Engineers
355 Harry Walker Parkway North
Unit 6
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B3
Tel: 4162005917
Fax: 9058957568
E-mail: alatorre@pretiumgrg.com
Andrew LeDrew
311 Victoria Street North
Kitchener, ON N2H 5E1
Tel: 519-635-2649
E-mail: andrewledrew@gmail.com
Justin Liang, M.A.Sc., P.Eng., BSSO
GHD Ltd.
111 Brunel Road
Suite 200
Mississauga, ON L4Z 1X3
Tel: (647) 223-1848
E-mail: justin.liang@ghd.com
Rocco Liscio, M.Eng., P.Eng., BSSO
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.

Steven Liu
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
IBI Group Architects
55 St. Clair Avenue West
7th Floor
Toronto, ON M4V 2Y7
Tel: 416 596 1930
Fax: 416 596 0644
E-mail: keith.lusty@ibigroup.com
Vladimir Maleev, M.Eng., P.Eng., BSSO
Engineering Link
165 Blackthorn Drive
Vaughan, ON L6A 3N1
Tel: 416-272-7350
E-mail: v_maleev@hotmail.com
Bob T. Marashi, P. Eng., BSSO
Accent Building Sciences Inc.
2800 14th Avenue
Unit 13
Markham, ON L3R 0E4
Tel: (905) 474-9569 Ext. 23
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 other building envelope systems.  For the past 25 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 17 years.  Bob holds a certificate for “BSSO, Building Science Specialist of Ontario” from Ontario Building Envelope Counsel (OBEC), a Certified Thermographer and professional member of Roof Consulting Institute (RCI), OIRCA and CRCA.  Throughout the years, Bob has been involved in comprehensive failure investigations, analysis and engineering design, project management/administration and inspection 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
RocMar Engineering Inc.
93 Skyway Ave., Suite #111
Etobicoke, ON M9W 6N6
Tel: 416.762.6278
E-mail: rocco@rocmar.ca
Marko Milicevic
RocMar Engineering Inc.
93 Skyway Avenue, Suite 111
Etobicoke, ON M9W 6N6
Tel: 416-762-6278
E-mail: marko@rocmar.ca
Chuck Murad
Tarion Warranty Corporation
75 Ascoli Drive
Hamilton, ON L9B 0H9
Tel: (416) 229-3844 Ext. 2167
E-mail: cmurad21@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Chuck Murad holds a Master’s Degree in Building Science 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 science and building envelope investigation.
Chuck holds a Building Science Specialist Ontario (BSSO) designation from Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC) since 2005 and is a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.) from the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) since 2003 and his Professional Engineer of Ontario (P. Eng.) license application to the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario is in progress.
Chuck has previously worked for over 15 years with many construction companies and consulting engineering firms in Canada. Currently, for the last 12 years, Chuck works for Tarion Warranty Corporation as a Senior Warranty Services Rep, involves in dispute resolution and risk assessment for warranty purposes for low-mid and high-rise residential condominium projects in the Province of Ontario, Canada.”

Marek Musiej, C.E.T., BSSO
Pinchin Ltd.
2470 Milltower Court
Mississauga, ON L5N 7W5
Tel: 905-363-1464
Fax: 905-363-0681
E-mail: mmusiej@pinchin.com
Jeremy Nixon, P.Eng., BSSO
Brown & Beattie Ltd.
556 Edward Ave.
Unit 71
Richmond Hill, ON L4C 9Y5
Tel: (905) 737-0111 EXT 224
Fax: (905) 737-4046
E-mail: jdnixon1@gmail.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 J. Pace, BSSO
Building Resource Inc.
180 Montclair Ave.
Toronto, ON M5P 1P9
Tel: (416) 410-4055
Fax: (416) 658-9435
E-mail: michael.pace@sympatico.ca

Bio Information:

Find new and innovative products for better buildings;  BASF, SRP, Atlas building envelope products and cladding systems by Norbec and LIDO Wall Systems.

Michael Park, C.E.T., BSSO, 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
Pretium Anderson Building Engineers
4903 Thomas Alton Blvd.
Burlington, ON L7M 0W8
Tel: 905-333-6550
Fax: 1-866-851-8655
E-mail: minesh.patel@pretiumanderson.com
David Petrina, B.Eng.Mgt., M.A.Sc., P.Eng., BSSO
Realstar Management
77 Bloor Street West
Suite 2000
Toronto, ON M5S 1M2
Tel: 289-237-8276
E-mail: dave.petrina@gmail.com
Michael Rekker
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 is a Project Coordinator with Tacoma Engineers Inc. in Barrie, Ontario. He joined the structural consulting firm in 2005 after completing a 3 year diploma in Architecture - Construction Engineering Technology at Conestoga College in Kitchener, Ontario. He is accredited as a Certified Engineering Technologist with the Ontario Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists. Mike’s areas of expertise and professional interests include building code compliance assessments, building change of use assessments and the preservation, rehabilitation and restoration of historic buildings.

Robert Rymell
RBS Consulting Engineering Group Inc.
2798 Shering Cres.
Innisfil, ON L9S 1H1
Tel: (705) 436-1392
Fax: (705) 812-2418
E-mail: r.rymell@rbsengineering.ca
Thulasinathan Sanmuganathan
Building Sciences Inc.
665 Pleasant Ridge Avenue
Vaughan, ON L4J 0G4
Tel: (289) 597-0652
Fax: (905) 760-0869
E-mail: sthulasy@hotmail.com

Bio Information:

Thulasinathan is a Senior Project Manager / Laboratory Manager. Also 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 20 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.

Brian Shedden, BSSO
150 9th Ave. SW
Suite 1610
Calgary, AB T2P 3H9
Tel: 403-604-3075
E-mail: brian.shedden@entuitive.com

Bio Information:

Brian’s experience includes performance failure investigations, development of remedial repair strategies, Project Management, contract administration and site review for numerous building envelope rehabilitation projects, with a special emphasis on occupied buildings. This experience encompasses high-rise and low-rise residential buildings, high-rise commercial buildings, schools and universities, and specialty structures such as long term care facilities, athletic and swimming pool complexes.

Yasmeen Siddiqui
Architecture Cures
101 Handley Crescent
Ajax, ON L1M1M3
Tel: 4169191978
Fax: 4169191978
E-mail: yasmeen.sas@gmail.com

Bio Information:

A Ryerson graduate from the Department of Architecture, Building Sciences (1996) and Masters of Building Science (2010).  Yasmeen introduced a new environmental control - Electromagnetic Radiation which radiates from a variety of indoor and outdoor sources.  Design strategies to reduce energy consumption and EMF exposure was incorporated in her graduating thesis of a Toronto model house.  She is a Building Science and Environmental Specialist - working on a variety of Property Assessments for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional clients.

Jay Singh
Highrise Window Technologies
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

Bio Information:

Jay Singh P.Eng. BSSO, B Tech. Ryerson

Chief Engineer
(formerly Allan Windows)

Window Wall Systems, Curtain Wall and Railings

Design of Envelope Systems, Structural Analysis, Building Envelope Performance,
U value Simulations, Testing, Code Compliance, Field Reivews.

Dev Sirwani

918 Silverthorn Mill Ave
Mississauga, ON L5W 1B2
E-mail: devsirwani@gmail.com
Russell Snow
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, A.Sc.T, Lic. Tech. OAA, BSSO
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
Nalliah Thayabharan, BSSO
Building Experts Canada
263-5215 Finch Avenue East
Toronto, ON M1S 0C2
Tel: 416 332 1743
E-mail: buildingexpertscanada@yahoo.com

Bio Information:

Nalliah Thayabharan has focused his career on inspection and design of commercial, industrial, institutional and residential buildings in Greater Toronto Area.

Nalliah Thayabharan’s work experience includes a wide range of projects including over nine thousand commercial building condition assessments, forensic investigations, field reviews and new construction projects. 

Nalliah Thayabharan has also managed numerous remedial design efforts, ranging in scale from small targeted repairs to complete envelope reconstructions and from historic preservation on century-old structures to repairs on recently constructed envelope failures.

For the last three decades Nalliah Thayabharan has been involved in numerous commercial and residential construction projects in Greater Toronto Area as a liaison to architects and builders.

Nalliah Thayabharan is the founding principal of Building Experts Canada

5215 Finch Avenue East
Toronto ON M1S 0C2
Professional Engineers Ontario
Certificate of Authorization # 100205934

Edward Thwin
Home (no work)
46 Littleriver Crt
Maple, ON L6A 0K3
Tel: 4164173133
E-mail: edward.thwin@rogers.com
Keith Tripp
ProVantage Property Inspection Inc.
23 Merkley Sq
Toronto, ON M1G 2Y5
Tel: 416-320-8863
E-mail: ktripp@rogers.com

Bio Information:

Keith Tripp is an eagle-eyed technical auditor who has been doing visual audits of buildings and machinery for over 35 years. He is enthusiastic about educating and levelling the playing field for the consumer. In the overwhelming world of rapid technical advances and the wealthy and powerful sales forces of builders and real estate brokerages, he can cut through the hype and confusion of staged homes and false advertising and focus on what matters regarding safety and comfort and the brick and mortar value of your home. He gets excited about finding the good and bad as a home inspector, and knowing that his clients are equipped with a detailed risk assessment of the physical aspects of their home.

Renato Veerasammy, C.Eng., P.Eng., BSSO
RBS Consulting Engineers
13881 Mississauga Rd. N.
Caledon, ON L7C 1W4
Tel: (705) 436-1392
Fax: (705) 431-2988
E-mail: r.veerasammy@rbsengineering.ca

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., BSSO
City of Toronto, Facilities Management
Metro Hall, 55 John Street
2nd Floor
Toronto, ON M5V 3C6
Tel: 416-397-5399
Fax: 416-392-4828
E-mail: avrabec@toronto.ca

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 is currently the Secretary/Treasurer of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC), an editor of Pushing the Envelope Magazine, and sits on the Marketing Committee.

Brian Walker
Tri-Tech Weatherproofing
45 Claremont Ave.
PO BOX 3431
Tel: 902-616-9570
E-mail: brimatwal@msn.com