Case Studies Region: Canada

Rob Hunsperger – University of Waterloo

Recognition within the highest circles of science is bringing the University of Waterloo in Waterloo, Ontario, to the forefront of scientific research on a world stage. University professor Donna Strickland earned a Nobel Prize in Physics along with colleague Gérard Mourou of France in 2018. Based on their research and exploration of chirped pulse amplification, […]

Golchehr “Goli” Monjazeb – Carleton University

Coming back to school at Carleton University in Ottawa has been an exciting experience for Golchehr “Goli” Monjazeb. The Carleton graduate, who’s now director of planning, design and construction, brings a lively and humorous approach to overseeing the university’s expansion. Her expertise ranges from architecture to project management and she’s built a career not only […]

Rob Chomiak – The Canadian Brewhouse

It’s a sense of optimism that’s not widely shared in the restaurant industry. Even before COVID-19 many chains were retrenching or revamping their business models. Since the pandemic, some brands have struggled to merely survive. A notable exception might be in western Canada, where The Canadian Brewhouse—a family-friendly sports bar and restaurant—continues to think big. […]

Albert Fiacco – C&W Services

Every day Albert Fiacco looks at the shiny plaque on his wall and smiles.   Winning the 2018 Energy Project of the Year from the government of Ontario and the industry conference Energy into Action is a point of pride for Fiacco, the director of facilities at Boston-based integrated facilities provider C&W Services.  It also makes him feel good about the positive environmental impact the company is making globally. And yes, on a […]

Dale Lechelt – ATB Financial

In any other company he might be referred to as facilities manager, but Dale Lechelt emphasizes that ATB Financial places a higher priority on the people who work in the facilities he manages throughout the Western Canadian province of Alberta. Hence his title: Vice President, People Places & Spaces and Procurement at Edmonton-based ATB Financial. […]

PF Custom Countertops

When a company’s stock in trade is designing, supplying and installing countertops and assorted fixtures, it helps to know more than just materials and methods. Staying ahead, or at least keeping pace with consumer trends, is just as important in this very competitive end of the residential and commercial construction industry. That has summed up […]

Katie Simoneau – Manroc Developments Inc.

The price of metals often dictating the ebb and flow of the mining industry, Katie Simoneau has reason to be bullish about prospects for Manroc Developments Inc. For as Mark Twain would say, there’s gold in them thar hills, and recent demand for it has been high enough for this Canadian-based underground mining contractor to […]

Beatty Floors

When asked to describe the scope of projects at Beatty Floors, Vance McCarthy replies enthusiastically: “It’s a never-ending list, I’ll tell you.” Such is the familiar and unpretentious nature at Beatty—one of the traits that has established it as a mainstay in both the flooring industry and its home city of Vancouver. Recognized for its […]

Dean-Chandler Roofing Ltd

Though last season was a disappointment, the Toronto Blue Jays still packed fans into the Rogers Centre, their average crowd of 39,554 just a few hundred behind the New York Yankees for the American League lead in attendance. Could be that some credit was due Dean-Chandler Roofing Ltd, the venerable company in Scarborough, Ontario, that’s […]

Seele Inc.

When a client wanted to build a 35-meter-long, encased pedestrian bridge made of interlocking commercial bronze, glass and steel over Queen Street, Toronto, Canada’s busiest shopping mile, Seele Inc.—the North American division of Seele Group—rose to the challenge. The project required that an old bridge be dismantled and the new bridge be installed within two, […]

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