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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.

Supporting our global team of 2,500 difference makers is IBI’s Leadership team, setting out a compelling vision and guiding IBI Group towards the future.

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Sardar Nabi

Associate | Manager, Bridge Engineering
Toronto West, Canada

#english# #Bridge Engineering# #Bridges# #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Engineering# #P3# #Structural Engineering# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/sardarnabi/

Sardar Nabi is Manager, Bridges and has over 28 years of experience in project management, design of bridges and other transportation structures. He is adept at production of drawings, structural design and analysis, development of construction details, and preparation of contract documents. He has extensive design and management experience with various types of infrastructures, including: long span bridges, over-crossings, under-crossings, structural widening, grade separations, drainage structures, walls, and miscellaneous landscape structures.

He has vast experience in the design and delivery for bridge, structural and transportation projects for Conventional, design/build (DB) and Design-Build-Finance-Operations (DBFO) projects. Sardar’s experience in bridge structures includes a wide variety of highway, railway and light transit bridges consisting of post-tensioned concrete, precast concrete girder and steel girder structures designed to CHBDC, AASHTO and AREMA design standards. For the rehabilitation of structures, Sardar has carried out condition surveys, structural investigations and assessments, repair, rehabilitation design and project management of a wide variety of structures.

He has provided bridge detailed and preliminary design services to the Ministry of Transportation Ontario for approximately 250 bridge structures. Sardar is a Certified Project Manager, having met the stringent training, experience and practical examination requirements of Project Manager Certification Program, which is recognized by the Project Management Institute (PMI).

John O. Reid

Independent Director

#english# #All# #Board Member#

Mr. John O. Reid is a Chartered Professional Accountant with over 40 years of experience. He was Audit Leader for KPMG LLP in the Greater Toronto Area from 2008 to 2014 and has extensive experience in auditing as well as the management of professional service organizations, strategic planning, development and growth management in all business sectors. Mr. Reid has served as chair of six hospital boards and two colleges across Canada and is the founding member and Chair of the Audit Committee of the Perimeter Institute of Theoretical Physics.

Kaman Pang

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Data Analytics# #Engineering# #Highway / Road Design# #Traffic Engineering# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation Planning# #Traveller Information#
Toronto, Canada

Kaman Pang has 12 years of experience in the areas of Traffic Signal Operations and ITS. Her traffic signal operations experience includes leading and conducting traffic signal systems reviews, traffic signal coordination and operations reviews, corridor alternative evaluations, route alternative analysis, and microsimulation analysis. Her ITS experience includes the design and implementation of transit signal priority and transit related ITS elements, the deployment of advanced traveller information systems, and the deployment of video display walls.

Neena Soans

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Pompano Beach, USA

#english# #All# #Information & Communications Technology (ICT)# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration# #Transit Technologies# #Transportation#
Pompano Beach, USA

Neena Soans PMP has 15 years of systems and software engineering experience and has been exposed to all facets of the specification, design and implementation of various systems and applications during that timeframe. This includes ITS, Tolling Systems, Communications Systems, Intelligent Building Technology Systems and Security Systems. Neena has extensive experience with the development of functional and performance specifications, and the development, maintenance and support of complex software systems.

Shahin Abji

Associate | Manager, Systems Engineering
Edmonton, Canada

#english# #All# #Engineering# #Operations & Maintenance# #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems Integration#
Edmonton, Canada

Shahin Abji has 16 years of experience in the planning, design, implementation, operation and maintenance of transportation systems and is currently working as part of a team specializing in ITS and broadband telecom systems. His experience includes systems planning and design, material requirements and specifications, procurement, material and installation inspections, commissioning, operations, maintenance, construction contract administration, quality control/quality assurance.

Brendan McHale

Structural Engineer
Toronto West, Canada

#english# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Structural Engineering# #Transportation#
Toronto West, Canada

Brendan McHale specializes in the design of large transportation and infrastructure projects. His favourite thing about working with structures is getting to see them make the leap from the drawing and into reality.

Pip Burrows

Assistant Interior Designer
Brighton, UK

#english# #Acute Care# #All# #Ambulatory Care# #Architecture# #Healthcare+# #Mental Health Care# #Oncology# #Pediatrics# #Project / Programme Management# #Seniors Communities# #UK Regional# #Wayfinding & Signage#
Brighton, United Kingdom

Pip Burrows is an interior designer, tasked with supporting the wider IBI Group interiors team, and working principally in the healthcare, science and education sectors. He consistently strives to create environments that inspire wellbeing across multiple sectors and takes a people focused approach to any scheme. He has taken a keen interest in healthcare design and is continually applying his design skills to aid in the production of high quality schemes. Pip has evolved a skill set well adapted to producing captivating visualisations and accurate technical detailing. He is also familiar with the associated challenges presented throughout a project and is capable of responding to these with innovative solutions.

Kristin Belz

Marketing Coordinator
Portland, USA

#english# #All# #Learning+#
Portland, USA
https://www.linkedin.com/in/kristin-belz-201978b/

Kristin Belz holds her Masters in Architecture and a frequent contributor to the IBI Th!nk Blog. She believes that what and how we build reveals our character as a society. She relishes working in the Portland office, with its portfolio of education projects and focus on Learning+, because she loves telling the stories of the people and innovations behind school buildings that help make the world a better place.

Mar Granados

Associate | Architect
New York, USA

#english# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Residential#
New York, USA

Mar Granados is an architect with over ten years of experience and holds licenses both in Europe and the United States. She has been working as an architect in New York City since 2003 after graduating with a Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University. She has completed many successful projects globally, including Spain, Italy, Vietnam, Turkey and Singapore. Her extensive knowledge and expertise with design has granted her the opportunity to be a guest juror for multiple studies in schools such as Columbia University, Pratt Institute and the New Jersey Institute of Technology. She is a key member of IBI Group’s design initiatives.

Raafat Abadir

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Toronto, Canada

#english# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #High Rise Residential# #Living+# #Mixed Use# #Office# #Residential# #Retail / Commercial#
Toronto, Canada

Raafat Abadir has a long career with IBI Group dating back to 1989 as a Principal Contract Administrator. At the time, he specialized in the construction administration of high-rise residential and office buildings, schools, and commercial buildings. Prior to this, Raafat gained ten years of architectural design and development engineering construction before relocating to Canada. Raafat has played an integral part in the managing of many notable, award-winning projects in the Greater Toronto Area, including One Financial Place, H.J. Alexander School, The Avenue, One Bedford Drive, River House-Old Mill, Waterpark Place (5 Phases), and the list goes on. Currently, Raafat is managing King Square Mall, Treviso (3 Phases), Harwood & Bayly (2 Phases), The Britt, 11 Wellesley, and 9 Tippett. His ability to coordinate and solve multi-site concerns with excellence has a proven record of client and firm satisfaction.

Angelo Covello

Associate | Manager, Civil Engineering
Richmond Hill, Canada

#english# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Municipal Services# #Project / Programme Management# #Roads & Highways#
Richmond Hill, Canada

Angelo Covello has over 20 years of experience and has been responsible for overseeing replacement projects for private land development companies, local municipalities, regional municipalities and road infrastructure projects during the design and construction phases within the Greater Toronto Area. Angelo is responsible for project coordination and liaison with clients and approval agencies for final approvals, as well as project management and control of project costs and schedules.

Val Vanchieri

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Alexandria, USA

#english# #All# #Civic & Government# #Courts# #Interiors# #Policy & Design Guidelines#
Alexandria, USA

Val Vanchieri has been responsible for a significant body of work for the District of Columbia Courts. She developed the overarching concepts and schematic designs for many of the District of Columbia Courts projects. Over a period of more than 12 years, she has been responsible for numerous studies, comprehensive reports and high-level client interaction that have set the direction for ongoing work at the District of Columbia Courts.

She has an extensive background in feasibility studies; master planning; ; space planning; design intent documents; contract documents; furniture selection and procurement; punch-list inspections of furniture and final move coordination.

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