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The BSS® (Building Science Specialist) designation provides members of the industry, including building designers, specifiers, developers, contractors, and owners, the confidence that any designation holder has a high level of education and understanding in the field of Building Science as deemed by the BSS Advisory Committee, composed of key industry figures.

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Edward Thwin, BSS

46 Littleriver Crt
Maple, ON L6A 0K3
Tel: 416-417-3133
E-mail: edward.thwin@gmail.com
Marek Musiej, BSS

108-650 Sauve St
Milton, ON L9T 9A8
Tel: 647-267-1487
E-mail: musiej.marek@gmail.com
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
Bob T. Marashi, P. Eng., BSS
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.

Naji Hassan, BSS
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:

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.

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:

Licensed Technologist OAA, 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
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.

Jared Cardiff, BSS
50 Sportsworld Crossing Road
Suite 290
Kitchener, ON N2P0A4
Tel: 4168891555
E-mail: jared.cardiff@aecom.com

Bio Information:

Jared is the Specification Writer at AECOM Kitchener 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 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 Past Chair.

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 23 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.

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 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.

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

Bio Information:

Masters in Building Science, working in the Building Science industry over the past 20 years.  Currently is a BGIS Capital Planning Program Manager.  Provide training and support for Building Science services.  Direction for monthly BGIS Building Science Technical Sessions.

Tony Vella, P.Eng., BSS
Brook Restoration Ltd.
11 Kelfield Street
Etobicoke, ON M9W 5A1
Tel: 4167711693
E-mail: anthonyv90@gmail.com
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

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
Michael Pace, BSS
Building Resource Inc.
180 Montclair Ave
Toronto, ON M5P1P9
Tel: (416) 410-4055
Fax: (416) 658-9435
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.

Richard Kramreither, P.Eng, BSS
Building Sciences Inc.
221 Rayette Road Unit 1
Vaughan, ON L4K 2G1
Tel: 905-760-0869
E-mail: richardak@rogers.com
Jose Medina, EIT, BSS, B.Eng. (Civil), 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 Project Manager with over 5-year 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 business and technical sales. Jose is an internationally trained professional, registered as an Engineering Intern with Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), holder of a bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering and a master’s in Business Administration.

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
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 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.

Lai Him Calvin chan, BSS
CCE Group Ltd.
137 Roslin Ave
Toronto, ON M4N 1Z3
Tel: 4167269585
E-mail: calvinc@ccegroup.ca
Bob Hartogsveld, BSS
CertainTeed Canada Inc.
131 Bloor Street West
Suite 200
Toronto, ON M5S 1R8
Tel: (905) 330-0753
E-mail: robert.hartogsveld@saint-gobain.com
Adam Mamon
Chung and Vander Doelen Engineering
12 Champlain Place
Guelph, ON N1G 3C2
Tel: 519-993-6381
E-mail: adammamon@hotmail.com
Negar Pakzadian, B.Eng, MArch, MBSc, BSS, CPHD
City of Pickering
1616 Tawnberry St.
Pickering, ON L1X 2C3
Tel: 6478365930
E-mail: npakzadian@pickering.ca

Bio Information:

Negar Pakzadian is a Coordinator, Facilities Capital Projects at the City of Pickering. She holds Master of Architecture and Master of Building Science from Ryerson University. She has extensive experience in building envelope projects ranging from condition assessment and localized repairs to cladding rehabilitation projects on multi-unit residential and commercial/institutional buildings.

Graham Clarke, 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 the Canadian Association of Home & Property Inspectors.

Andrew LeDrew, C.E.T., BSS
CVD Engineering Ltd.
311 Victoria Street North
Kitchener, ON N2H 5E1
Tel: 519-742-8979 ext. 218
E-mail: andrewledrew@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.

Judith Martin
Diamond Schmitt Architects
782 Shaw St.
Toronto, ON M6G 3M1
Tel: 416-862-8800
Fax: 416-862-5508
E-mail: jrmartin@dsai.ca

Bio Information:

Judith Martin is an architect and problem solver. She combines a love of architecture with a love of efficiency to create sublime spatial experiences that serve to transform the public realm. She is Thanos and Pepper Potts as one, executing design intent without compromising utility. On site she is a deliberate, rational, problem solving machine; collaborating with construction teams to build the best buildings possible. When she isn’t promptly reviewing submittals she can be found crafting details for buildings of the future, tightening up the drawings, and planning her next move.

Maxim Nikulenko
Durabond Products Limited
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 Project manager with Durabond Building Systems Inc., Maxim is responsible for the 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.

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.

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
Brian Shedden, BSS
10055 106 Street NW
Suite 1250
Edmonton, AB T5J 2Y2
Tel: 780-902-9119
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.

Ehab Naim Ibrahim, OAA Int., 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 a 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.

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
Farzi Jalali
Great-West Life Realty Advisors (GWLRA)
33 Yonge Street
Toronto, ON M5E1G4
Tel: 4165072867
E-mail: jalali.farzaneh1@gmail.com
Terry Carson, BSS
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 and a Registered Home Inspector. He has performed building envelope condition assessments and diagnosed moisture 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.

Zhao Kuan (Ella) Lin, BSS
HDR Architecture
255 Adelaide Street West
Toronto, ON M5H 1X9
Tel: 4168206223
E-mail: ellalin823@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Ella Lin is a registered Architect in Ontario with over 15 years of experience in both Canada and China. She has been working for variety projects from design through contract administration. After she completed Building Science Program in University of Toronto, school of continuing studies. she is willing to receive continue education through designation BSS.  Ella is also LEED Accredit Professional. She is currently a job captain and project coordinator in Eglinton Crosstown light rail transit line which is the largest transit expansion project to date in Canada.

Mark Clyde, Dipl.Arch., BSS, PMP
Henry Company
15 Wallsend Drive
Scarborough, ON M1E 3X6
Tel: 416-577-4834
E-mail: mclyde@henry.com
Ricardo Cadena, P.Eng., BSS
Homestead Land Holdings Limited
P2 Level - 2001 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON K2A 3W5
Tel: (613) 292-6492
E-mail: mail.ricardoc@gmail.com
Keith Lusty, BSS
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
Brian DeFrias, C.E.T., BSS
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
Kathiravel (Karuna) Karunananthan, BSS, CET, RRO,rcji.
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 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 25 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.

Chander Thusu, BSS
IRC Building Sciences Group Inc.
2121 Argentia Road, Suite 401
Mississauga, ON L5N 2X4
Tel: (905) 607-7244
Fax: (905) 607-7288
E-mail: cthusu@ircgroup.com
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.

Dale Kerr, M.Eng., P.Eng., BSS, ACCI
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.

Daniel Aleksov, P.Eng., BSS
Leading Edge Building Engineers
5000 Yonge Street
Suite 1901
Toronto, ON M2N 7E9
Tel: 647-484-2588
E-mail: daniel@lebengineers.com
Luis Cevada, BSS
Menkes Developments Inc.
28 Peel Avenue
Brampton, ON L6W1X2
Tel: 416-642-8141
E-mail: luis_miguel_cevada@hotmail.com
Olga Pushkar
MJM Architects
425 Adelaide Street West
Level 6
Toronto, ON M5V 3C1
Tel: 416 559 6796 x 233
Fax: 416-559-2012
E-mail: olgapushkar@hotmail.com
Mohamed Hussein, P.Eng., BSS
Morrison Hershfield
175-1005 Skyview Drive
Burlington, ON L7M 3Z9
Tel: 289-266-1915

Bio Information:

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

George Torok, BSS
Morrison Hershfield Ltd.
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 Façade Specialist with the Building Specialty Services team of Morrison Hershfield Ltd., in Ottawa, Ontario.  George provides specialist consulting services to clients and peer review for MH staff across Canada and the USA.  He has 32 years 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 Technical Advisor to the Siding and Window Dealers Association of Canada (SAWDAC) and author of SAWDAC’s training course for the CSA Fenestration Installation Technician Level 1 (FIT-1) certification program, and chair of the task group responsible for revising and updating the CSA-A440.4-19 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).

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.

Paul Johannesson, Dipl. Arch. Tech., C.E.T., BSS
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.

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
Sean Denham, A.Sc.T., BSS, LEED Green Associate
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.

Gavin Johnson, BSS
Pinchin Ltd.
2470 Milltower Court
Mississauga, ON L5N 7W5
Tel: 905-363-1422
Fax: 905-363-0681
E-mail: gjohnson@pinchin.com
Maryam Morakabian, MBSc, BSS, LEED GA
Pinchin Ltd.
2470 Milltower Court
Mississauga, ON L5N 7W5
Tel: 289-221-1580
E-mail: mmorakabian@pinchin.com

Bio Information:

Maryam is a Project Coordinator at Pinchin Ltd. She holds Bachelor of Architectural Engineering and Master of Building Science from Ryerson University. In her current position she is responsible for 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.

Gerald R. (Jerry) Genge, P.Eng., C.Eng., BDS, BSS, Q.Med., C.Arb.
355 Harry Walker Parkway, Unit 6
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B3
Tel: 1-800-838-8183
Fax: 905-895-7658
E-mail: jgenge@arbitech.ca

Bio Information:

Jerry has been a building envelope and building repair consultant and expert witness for over 35 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.

Anthony La Torre, BSS
355 Harry Walker Parkway North
Unit 6
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B3
Tel: 4162005917
Fax: 9058957568
E-mail: anthony.latorre@pretiumeng.com
Jonathan Dickson, M. Eng, P. Eng, BSS, LEED GA
355 Harry Walker Pkwy N
Newmarket, ON L3Y 7B3
Tel: (647) 335-9924
E-mail: jon.dickson@pretiumeng.com

Bio Information:

A senior project manager 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 projects on both multi-unit residential and commercial/institutional buildings.

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, site reviews and related tools.

John Kataila, BSS
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:

Mr. John Kataila has been practicing building science consulting since the early 1980’s (over 35 years).  His expertise includes:  roofs, walls, windows, acoustics, and fire-rated construction.  John specializes in the investigation and repair of water penetration issues (leaks).

Keith Tripp, BSS
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 auditor who has been doing visual inspections of buildings and machinery for over 35 years. He is enthusiastic about levelling the playing field and educating the consumer. In this world of wealthy and powerful builders and real estate brokerages, he can cut through the hype and confusion of false advertising, staged homes, and misinformation and identify real issues regarding the brick and mortar aspects of your home.
He gets excited about finding the good and the bad as a home inspector and knowing that his clients receive a detailed risk assessment of the physical aspects of their home. The ProVantage report has a reputation of providing powerful information to be used in ongoing negotiations and decision-making. Our electronic reports are probably the best you can get. With more than 10 years in the business, we have never seen a competitor’s report that even comes close to the level of accuracy, detail and clarity of the ProVantage report. The report is e-mailed directly to the client and includes a separate summary table that is designed for cutting and pasting and sharing with other parties such as lawyers and real estate sales people.
Since 2007 we have served the entire Greater Toronto Area, providing thorough, unbiased home inspections for buyers who have conditional offers to purchase in place, warranty inspections for owners of newly built homes, and inspections for homeowners after they have possession.

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.

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.

Robert Rymell, BSS
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
Renato Veerasammy, C.Eng., P.Eng., BSS
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.

Kent Schultz, P.Eng., BSS
RDH Building Science
224 Beverley St
Toronto, ON M5T 1Z3
E-mail: dkentschultz@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Kent Schultz is a Building Science Engineer and project manager on the RDH Toronto Team. His background and work experience in building repair, renewal and rehabilitation, include building condition assessments, investigative testing, preparation of project documents, construction review, contract administration, Reserve Fund Studies and Performance Audit preparation.

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

Bio Information:

Andrea Mucciarone He is a graduate of Ryerson University’s Master of Building Science program as well as the University of Toronto’s undergraduate architecture program. Andrea has a broad range of experience, including design, contract administration, construction review and thermal and hygrothermal analysis of building envelope assemblies.

He is currently a Project Building Science Specialist with RJC Engineer’s Building Science and Restoration division providing building envelope consultation services for new construction and restoration projects within the GTA and across Canada. Andrea 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.

In addition to existing buildings, Andrea has provided building envelope consultation on a large variety of 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.

Jordan Swail, BSS
Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
22 Frederick Street
Suite 1014
Kitchener, ON N2H 6M6
Tel: 519-954-6392
Fax: 519-744-5489
E-mail: jswail@rjc.ca

Bio Information:

Jordan is currently a Project Engineer 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. 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.

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
Melody Gonsalves, BSS
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
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
Realstar Management
77 Bloor Street West
Suite 2000
Toronto, ON M5S 1M2
Tel: 289-237-8276
E-mail: dave.petrina@gmail.com
Marko Milicevic, BSS
RocMar Engineering
5155 Spectrum Way
Suite 22
Mississauga, ON L4W5A1
Tel: 416-762-6278
E-mail: marko@rocmar.ca
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
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

Atef Guirguis, EIT, MRAIC, BSS
Stephenson Engineering Ltd.
Tel: 697-268-0950
E-mail: amkc2002@yahoo.com
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 is a Project Manager 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.

Chuck Murad, BSS
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 (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) and his Professional Engineer of Ontario (P. Eng.) license application to the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario is pending.

Chuck has previously worked for over 15 years with many construction companies and consulting engineering firms in Canada. Currently, Chuck works at Tarion Warranty Corp. as a Manager, Stakeholder Relations. Previously, for 12 years, he worked at Tarion Warranty Corp. as as Senior Warranty Services Rep., Condominium Common Elements, managing claims for low-mid-high rise residential condominium projects construction deficiencies’ dispute resolution.

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 a Manager in the Common Elements area of Warranty Services. 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.

Matthew Fratarcangeli, C.E.T., BSS, BCQ
TenHouse Building Workshop
25 Capreol Court
Unit 1707
Toronto, ON M5V3Z7
Tel: 9056997371
Fax: 9056997371
E-mail: matt@tenhousebw.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

Mina Al Aboosi
Terraprobe Inc
6707 Blackheath Ridge
Mississauga, ON L5W 1J4
Tel: 905-796-2650
Fax: 905-796-2250
E-mail: mena_aboosi77@yahoo.com
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
Paulius Didzbalis, BSS
Town of Richmond Hill
11 Kilburn Place
Etobicoke, ON M9R 2X6
Tel: 647-216-6764
E-mail: pauldidzbalis@gmail.com
Ahmed Elsharawy, BSS
7121 Tamar Road
Mississauga, ON L5N 1Y7
Tel: 647408-5874
E-mail: aelsharawy@tremco.ca

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 technical field solution representative with Tremco Canada.

Brian Walker, BSS
Tri-Tech Pinnacle Group
45 Claremont Avenue
PO BOX 3431
Tel: 902-616-9570
E-mail: brimatwal@msn.com
Devanand Sirwani, BSS
Trinity Group
918 Silverhtorn Mill Ave
Mississauga, ON L5W 1B2
Tel: 6477851214
E-mail: devsirwani@gmail.com
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
David Colussi, BSS
Workshop Architecture
1157 Davenport Road
Toronto, ON M6H2G4
Tel: 4169018055
E-mail: david@workshoparchitecture.ca
Janette Meyrick, BSS
WSP Canada
20-110 Walnut Court
Ottawa, ON K1R 7W2
Tel: 613-316-8318
E-mail: jrmeyrick@gmail.com
Scott R. Armstrong, BSS, LEED AP, CET
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 (BSS), and Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), Scott successfully bridges the traditional gap between Architectural and Engineering disciplines.

Emma Ruixian Qian, B.Eng.Sv., BSS
WZMH Architects
95 St. Clair Av. w. Suite 1500
toronto, ON M4V 1N6
Tel: 416-273-8550
E-mail: qianruixian1999@gmail.com

Bio Information:

Emma is a architectural technologist at WZMH architects firm, specializing on the building envelope. She has involved many buildings with challenging building envelopes, including courthouses, shopping malls, schools, condominium, 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.

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