About Me

This page provides a brief summary of my vision, as well as my ongoing consulting and research work.

My Vision

Society is in constant need for “good” infrastructure. In this context, “good” can refer to: functional, beautiful, economical, and much more. I  believe that as Civil Engineers we must work to understand the needs of society, so that we may build and maintain our essential infrastructure with as few resources as possible. In particular, I believe that engineers should always pursue “good” by pushing the envelope and making incremental but meaningful innovations on every project. This must start with the education of both young and experienced engineers, and lead to more open debates on new technologies and aesthetics.

The 4 km long Akashi Kaikyo Bridge in Kobe, Japan, is a perfect example how societal needs drive engineering innovation.

Consulting

I am currently a bridge designer with Systra-IBT, who specialize in the design of cable stay and concrete segmental bridges.  Since 2015, I have been working on the design and construction of the $4.5 billion Champlain Bridge in Montreal, Canada. In my current role, I am providing construction support for both the approach and main span superstructure.

Rendering of the New Champlain Bridge in Montreal, Canada.

Academia

I completed my Masters of Applied Science at the University of Toronto. During this time, I developed and validated an analytical method of accounting for lateral restraint on reinforced concrete beams and slabs. In addition to this, I was the President of the Civil Engineering Graduate Students Association, and founder of the CIV Talks research forum. Prior to this, I completed my Bachelor of Applied Science at the University of Waterloo. During this time, I helped conduct laboratory testing on some of the latest concrete rehabilitation techniques. In addition, I was the Design Lead for the University of Waterloo Concrete Toboggan team.

Work done for the 2016 PCI Big Beam Competition.

For more information regarding my experiences, please see my Resume.