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Rahul Mehra

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Rahul Mehra
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Engineering# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Municipal Services# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Operations# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Project / Programme Management# #Research & Development# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rahul-mehra-b804b33/
Rahul Mehra is a registered Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario with 15 years of experience. He joined IBI Group upon graduation and has built an extensive background in tolling and revenue systems and manages the broad scope of these projects from design, through implementation, solution deployment into the ongoing operation and maintenance of IBI’s systems. Rahul was a key participant in the Health Care Challenge initiative and has continued to collaborate with colleagues from sectors to advance IBI?s interests in the area of health care related solutions. Rahul is currently dividing his time between a number of tolling projects in Mexico, testing for the development of new standards with the International Bridge, Tunnel and Turnpike Association, and several toll consulting assignments across North America.
#North America#
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Joe Somfay

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture
Waterloo, ON

Joe Somfay
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Design Build# #Education# #School# ## #Fire Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Parking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ##
Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Drawing on 50 years of experience in cities as diverse as Sydney, Toronto and Waterloo, Mr. Somfay brings an acute urban sensibility and sustainability to the design of contemporary buildings. As a designer and manager he has coordinated large multi-disciplinary teams collaborating on complex university, residential, commercial and mixed-use projects in the Waterloo Region and Southern Ontario. His projects include architectural designs for mixed used and high rise projects in Mississauga, Waterloo, Guelph, Cambridge and Elora areas. He has taught design and building science for 17 years at the School of Architecture, University of Waterloo, Ontario. Comfortable with projects at any scale, northern latitudes or the tropics, Mr. Somfay always looks for design opportunities that further the clients’ goals with an original, practical and economical solution. Firmly committed to sustainability, he has taught and consulted on sustainable design for the past 50 years.  Joe encourages original thinking and is willing to question norms.
#North America#
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Rick Mello

Associate Director - Principal, Architecture
San Luis Obispo, CA

Rick Mello
#Associate Director - Principal, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Office Lead# #Subject Matter Expert#
San Luis Obispo, California, United States of America
Rick Mello has grown to become a firm-wide resource for Quality Documents and Construction Administration. With over 25 years of professional experience, he brings the confidence and knowledge of a veteran to the volatile construction process. Rick has performed Construction Administration services on institutional projects including health care and public facilities. He leads the Construction Administration and sets the standards and develops the tools by which we function.
#North America#
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Jonathan Levy

Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering
San Diego, CA

Jonathan Levy
#Associate | Manager, Transportation Engineering# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Design Build# #Engineering# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #P3# #Parking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Traffic Management# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ##
San Diego, California, United States of America
Jonathan Levy has 40 years of experience in engineering and public works and known for his ability to produce results working with complex public agencies including the, the City of Los Angeles, Caltrans, CPUC and the City of San Diego. Jonathan is registered both as a Civil and Traffic Engineer in the State of California, and as a Professional Engineer in the State of New York. His various responsibilities over the years included multi-modal transportation planning, traffic engineering, construction management, and public works maintenance.
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Sol Wassermuhl

Director - Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Sol Wassermuhl
#Director - Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Leader# #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Residential#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Sol Wassermuhl has been a pivotal figure in the Toronto architecture community and has served international clients, with projects in Canada, China, Russia and USA. Sol is a member of the Toronto Society of Architects and the Ontario Association of Architects, and a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada.
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Maurice Macare

Principal | Education, Buildings
San Diego, CA

Maurice Macare
#Principal | Education, Buildings# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ##
San Diego, California, United States of America
Maurice Macare AIA has 26 years of experience with the majority of that time dedicated predominantly on public sector projects, such as public schools and government facilities.
Peter Spal

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Water Resources
Ottawa, ON

Peter Spal
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Water Resources# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Subject Matter Expert# #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Peter Spal, P.Eng has over 28 years of experience as a Project Manager and Technical Specialist in the field of stormwater management planning, stormwater master servicing and drainage projects, including detailed design, contract administration and inspection. His experience includes various projects ranging from stormwater management studies and infrastructure projects to master drainage plans and flood analysis, which includes numerous projects for the City of Ottawa and the former Region Municipality of Ottawa, Carleton as well as private developers. He has completed numerous stormwater management projects related to site plans for urban development and commercial sites for both infield and greenfield sites. Peter has been at the forefront of developing creative stormwater management solutions either by generating new solutions or upgrading of the existing aging infrastructure.
#North America#
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Tony Withall

Associate | Manager, Planning
Missssauga, ON

Tony Withall
#Associate | Manager, Planning# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ##
Missssauga, Ontario, Canada
Tony Withall has over 12 years of land use planning and development experience with residential, commercial and mixed use developments. His responsibilities involve reviewing and interpreting Official Plans, Zoning By-Laws, Site Plan Guidelines and Urban Design Guidelines. He is involved in every aspect of the planning process from conceptual design to application submission and approval coordination. Primarily focusing on commercial developments for several large private Canadian companies, Tony has used his expertise in planning instrument analysis and interpretation, and site design to obtain approval for a large number of QSR restaurants and service stations throughout Ontario.
#North America#
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Ian Kilgour

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
San Diego, CA

Ian Kilgour
#Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Electrical Engineering# #Transit Management# #Transportation# ##
San Diego, California, North America
Ian Kilgour is an Electrical Engineer and Intelligent Systems Manager bringing significant experience in telecommunications systems, transit management systems, fleet electrification and facilities telecommunications fit-ups. He has over 13 years of experience working on numerous projects within these multiple sectors, in Southern California and across North America as a whole. He has been responsible for managing system installation and integration activities, as well as design and pre-design tasks including needs assessments, cost-benefit analyses, concepts of operation and requirements specifications.   Ian has been registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario (Canada) since 2010.
#North America#
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David Salton

Studio Associate Director
Glasgow, UK

David Salton
#Studio Associate Director# #Active Transportation# #Transportation# ## #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Data Analytics# #Mobile Technology# #Transportation# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Smart Cities# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Glasgow, United Kingdom, Europe
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-salton-56b72351/
David is a Senior Consultant based in IBI’s Glasgow office with considerable project management and consultancy experience. In a career spanning over 20 years, David has worked in both technology and transport planning fields. Since joining IBI he has played a lead role on our work with Transport Scotland, where he is now the project manager for the major Traffic Scotland Systems Contract Framework, one of IBI’s largest projects in the UK. This contract covers the development and operation of a number of systems critical to the management of the strategic road network and related functions, as well as other consulting services. In addition to the project manager role, David continues to lead on specific projects delivered under the Framework, including Scotland’s new National Traffic Data System. This is a significant development for Transport Scotland and has been a complex project which has required a range of skills: engagement and coordination with a wide range of stakeholders; technical ability in respect to system requirements and design; management of the client with the introduction of new processes and procedures; and overseeing the implementation and launch. David holds an Honours degree in Computer Science, a Masters in Transport Planning and Engineering, and is PRINCE2 certified. He is also accredited in Software Testing.
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Amer Obeid

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Amer Obeid
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Amer has over 20 years of experience in architectural design and construction for various building typologies. He has a Bachelor of Science in Architecture and Engineering from the Technical University of Budapest, Hungary. Following graduation, Amer worked in the United Arab Emirates as a member of the government architectural and engineering staff with responsibilities that developed from design review and detailing to complete design and construction supervision for numerous projects, including major public, residential and industrial developments. He joined IBI’s transit architecture group in early 2001 to 2005 and continued his architectural career in Verona Italy for several years prior to rejoining IBI Group in 2009. Amer has participated in various transit projects from conceptual design and construction documentation through to the completion of construction. These projects include the TTC Eglinton Bus Station, the GTAA Automated People Mover Stations and the Finch West Subway Station. Amer is currently leading the architectural design detailing and construction document production for the new 11 km NTA Red Line LRT project in Tel Aviv.
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Daniel Whelan

Associate Director | Principal, Education
Binghamton, NY

Daniel Whelan
#Associate Director | Principal, Education# #All# #Architecture# #Education# #School# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Office Lead# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Binghamton, New York, United States of America
Daniel Whelan has more than 30 years of experience with particular areas of specialty that include architecture, project management and master planning for commercial projects, housing developments, K-12 schools, colleges/universities, banks and credit unions, and religious facilities.
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