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Spread across over 60 cities, our team is a global collective of urban experts in design, architecture, engineering, civil, transportation, urban geography, real estate, landscape, communications, software development and so much more. These are the people defining the cities of tomorrow.

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Barbara Sheehan

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture
Edmonton, AB

Barbara Sheehan
#Associate | Manager, Landscape Architecture# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare# #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Landscape Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #P3# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Public Outreach# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/barbara-sheehan-58b85b48/
Barbara is an Associate and Senior Landscape Architect in the Edmonton office, with over 13 years of experience in a diverse range of innovative and complex projects focused on urban design, recreational spaces, parks, transit corridors, place-making and master planning, for both private and public sector clients. She received her professional credentials in 2011 (AALA, CSLA). Barbara is a skilled communicator and focused team leader, leading projects successfully from initiation to completion. Barbara was with IBI initially from 2005 to 2012, and returned in 2016 to rejoin the landscape architecture team. Since her return to IBI, she has played a leading role in the landscape architecture and sustainable urban integration elements for Edmonton’s Valley Line LRT project as well as other significant public realm projects.
#North America#
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Derek Sims

Director At Large
Toronto, ON

Derek Sims
#Director At Large# #All# #BlueiQ# #Industrial# #Water Resources Management# ## #Engineering# #Leader# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Senior Management# #Systems# #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Mr. Sims will be moving into a strategic advisory role, working on initiatives with IBI’s Executive team, as of July 2021. Derek has been with IBI for over 40 years, serving as Global Director of IBI’s Intelligence Sector for the past seven years. His mandate going forward will be to advance the Intelligence Sector practice into new areas of business and the firm’s initiatives in energy optimization, application of artificial intelligence (AI) in operations, intelligent buildings, smart cities and data analytics. Under Derek’s leadership, the Intelligence sector was responsible for consulting, software development and operational services in projects which conceive, design, implement and operate solutions applying new technologies. Throughout his career, he has grown IBI’s worldwide practices in transportation and systems engineering with a focus on Traffic Management, Traveller Information, Transit, Tolling and Airport Groundside Systems. Mr. Sims holds Masters degrees in Engineering and Business and is a registered Professional Engineer.
#North America#
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Thabet AbuShah

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Tel Aviv, Israel

Thabet AbuShah
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Commercial# #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Energy# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parking# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Structural Engineering#
Tel Aviv, Israel , Middle East
Thabet is a Civil and Structural Engineer with over 20 years of international experience in the UK and the Middle East. Thabet is a highly respected professional in his field, a business-minded, solutions-focused Civil and Structural Engineer, and Project Manager. He has the ability to simplify and conceptualize complex problems and processes. Thabet is a Chartered Structural Engineer (CEng) and certified International Professional Engineer (IntPE) in the UK with broad experience of project and design management, construction management, and civil and structural design experience in both the buildings and infrastructure sectors with proven capability in leading design and construction teams for the delivery of multidisciplinary projects. His technical expertise spans a wide range of civil engineering fields including detailed design of residential and commercial buildings, highway and railway infrastructure design and management, detailed structural design of transit facilities including stations, railway maintenance depots, retaining walls, and underground stations. Thabet currently serving as Design Manager and Construction Phase Services Lead for five Underground Stations for the NTA Red Line Tel Aviv LRT project. Thabet earned BEng in Civil and structural engineering degree from Nottingham Trent University (UK) and an MSc in Structural Engineering from the University of Surrey (UK) and he is a Member of The Institution of Structural Engineers in the UK (MIStructE) and registered Civil Engineer in Israel.
#Middle East#
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Jeff Hackenbracht

Senior Project Manager
Westerville, OH

Jeff Hackenbracht
#Senior Project Manager# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Transportation#
Westerville, Ohio, United States of America
Jeff Hackenbracht has a strong background in design, engineering and construction project management of roadway and bridge projects. He has successfully managed projects for several clients including ODOT, the City of Columbus, as well as the Delaware and Franklin County Engineers. His attention to detail comes from his in-depth knowledge of ODOT and city requirements. His communication throughout the project development process has earned him high praise from pleased clients. Numerous projects have included new roadway design, roadway widening and resurfacing, ADA compliance upgrades, bikeway design, bridge replacement and rehabilitation, pavement markings, design of new curbs, gutters, sidewalks, storm drainage, traffic signal upgrades, culvert extensions, ditches, grading, design of median barriers and lighting design.
#Midwest# #North America#
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Justin Harris

Director
Rochdale, UK

Justin Harris
#Director# #Acute Care# #Healthcare# ## #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Healthcare# ## #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Oncology# #Healthcare# ## #P3# #Pediatrics# #Healthcare# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Rochdale, United Kingdom,
https://www.linkedin.com/in/justin-harris-45553114/
Justin Harris is an architect with over 20 years of experience in a range of projects. The majority of his work has focused on healthcare and specifically the primary and community care sector. With an interest in innovative healthcare systems, his strength lies in the design and development of complex multi stakeholder projects such as Bolton One, Gorton Community Hub, and Corby Health and Wellbeing Centre.
#United Kingdom#
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Fady Shweihat

Associate | Manager, Linear Infrastructure
Markham, ON

Fady Shweihat
#Associate | Manager, Linear Infrastructure# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Industrial# #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Markham, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/fady-shweihat-p-eng-b0369049/
Fady Shweihat, P.Eng. is an experienced Senior Project Manager and Team Leader at IBI Group with 18 years of diverse experience working on a variety of water and wastewater engineering projects in the municipal, industrial, oil/gas and mining sectors. In his capacity as a Manager, Fady has been effective in ensuring his objectives of quality project delivery, staff engagement and budget / schedule control performances are met. His technical skills and experience are in all phases of linear municipal infrastructure includes detailed design and/or analysis of linear infrastructure of large and small diameter watermain, trenchless design (HDD, MTBM, TBM, HAB), storm and sanitary sewers, road reconstruction, earthwork calculations, storm water management, hydraulic analysis, preparation of cost estimates and tender documents, contract administration and site inspections. Through much of Fady’s career, he has been working under the ISO 9001 banner and as such, is experienced with the quality control processes in producing technical documentation and drawings, revision control, reviewing/checking procedures, and document control.
#North America#
Kelly Cobbe

Director | Office Lead
Waterloo, ON

Kelly Cobbe
#Director | Office Lead# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Design Build# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Environmental Assessment# #Development Engineering# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Office Lead# #P3# #Parking# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kelly-cobbe-8917a418/
Kelly Cobbe has provided engineering design, construction administration and project management services to various local municipalities, regional municipalities and provincial and federal government agencies in Eastern and Southwestern Ontario for 30 years. Leveraging a number of IBI’s core strengths, he has undertaken infrastructure and urban streetscape revitalization projects in the downtown cores of a number of municipalities in Waterloo Region. Past efforts have also included leading the civil design efforts during the preparation of the Waterloo LRT Bid and managing a portion of the Viva H3 BRT project. In addition to his Professional Engineer licensing in Ontario and Manitoba, Kelly was designated as a Consulting Engineer by Professional Engineers of Ontario in 2004. He is a founding member and current past-chair of the Grand River Chapter of Consulting Engineers of Ontario, an active member of the Waterloo Region Homebuilder Association Waterloo Liaison Committee, and a past member of the KW Chamber of Commerce Regional and Municipal Affairs Committee.
#North America#
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Douglas Stewart

Associate | Manager, Planning
Waterloo, ON

Douglas Stewart
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
No planning challenge too great to resolve.
Douglas Stewart has over 17 years of experience and his areas of expertise include Class Environmental Assessment. Official Plans, Official Plan Amendments, Regional Official Policies Plan Amendments, Community Plans, District/Secondary Plans, Plans of Subdivision, Plans of Condominium, Zoning By-Law Amendments, Consents, Variances, Site Plans, Feasibility Studies, Planning Summary Reports, Brownfield Redevelopments, Extensive Ontario Municipal Board Experience.
#North America#
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Graeme Scott

Director | UK Sector Lead, Intelligence
Glasgow, UK

Graeme Scott
#Director | UK Sector Lead, Intelligence# #All# #Data Analytics# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Leader# #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Operations# #Project / Programme Management# #Regional / Sectoral# #Senior Management# ## #Senior Management# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #UK Regional#
Glasgow, United Kingdom,
Graeme Scott is responsible for major ITS projects for the Scottish Government’s Transport Scotland agency, Ireland’s National Roads Authority, and the Hong Kong Transport Department. Graeme has extensive ITS expertise, and has provided strategic advice and management on research, studies, design, procurement, development, implementation, and operation of a wide range of ITS solutions. Graeme also has more than ten years of experience in coordinating and managing client input to major European Commission research initiatives.
#United Kingdom#
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Geoff Carter

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Traveller Information Systems
Toronto, ON

Geoff Carter
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Traveller Information Systems# #Airport Taxi Dispatch# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #All# #Data Analytics# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Revenue Collection# #Transportation# #Revenue / Tolling# ## #Road Permitting System# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Alerts# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Real Time# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# #Transit Technology# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #TravelIQ# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Geoff Carter joined IBI Group working in the development of our Advanced Traffic Management Systems software with an emphasis on the mapping display functionality. Geoff now leads IBI’s Advanced Traveller Information web and data interface team. Geoff and his team now support IBI traveller information systems that service roughly 25% of the population in the US, with notable active 511 solutions deployed in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New York, Florida, Wisconsin and Los Angeles. Geoff led IBI’s efforts for the deployment of the traveller information web site for the Pan Am games. Geoff has led efforts to provide SaaS (Software as a Solution), advanced IBI’s hosting center in Tampa, Florida and has managed the program to productize IBI’s software solution thereby allowing IBI to bring tremendous value to its clients. He is currently leading IBI’s efforts to advance the Event Reporting System and managing the New York and Wisconsin 511 projects.
#North America#
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Milena Radakovic

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Milena Radakovic
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Interior Design# #All# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Office# #Commercial# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/milena-radakovic-67105848/
Milena Radakovic believes today’s designer must embrace all facets of the design process and provides an in-depth knowledge of corporate design strategies, furniture, design and specification, scheduling and construction administration. She sees her role as crucial in overseeing her team from start to finish, inviting all the new, progressive measures of design today. Her forward thinking nature and positive approach are immediately recognizable; her professionalism and attention to business goals and strategy is her number one priority. Milena fuses her design education with technical and construction knowledge. Her work is streamlined, efficient, multi-disciplined, dynamic and process oriented.
#North America#
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Grant Dickson

Associate Director
Newark, UK

Grant Dickson
#Associate Director# #All# #Leader# #Operations# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #UK Regional#
Newark, United Kingdom,
Grant Dickson is well-known for his expertise in Geographical Information Systems, GIS/IT consultancy, design of IT systems, databases, websites. software and system testing, system installation, integration, support and maintenance. He also specializes in spatially encoded video surveying, GPS, video and digital cameras, asset management systems and associated technologies.
#United Kingdom#