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David Duong

Associate - Manager, Transit Technology
Toronto, ON

David Duong
#Associate - Manager, Transit Technology# #All# #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Strategic Planning# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-duong-78670440
Great transit is about providing a seamless & smooth customer experience for riders. Transit technology can help realize those positive experiences.
David joined IBI Group in 2012 as a Transit Technology Analyst in the Transit Technology Practice, and is a graduate of the University of Waterloo Civil Engineering program. David has been an Associate – Manager, Transit Data and Technology since May 2019. David’s current/past roles/projects include: Project Manager for TTC Wheel-Trans to upgrade their scheduling, dispatching, and customer-facing (e.g. Website, Mobile App) systems to improve mobility for those with disabilities travelling on public transit; Project Manager for the PRESTO project, helping deploy Ticket Vending Machines (TVMs) and Add-Value Machines (AVMs) on the TTC network. He has experience in managing cross-office multi-disciplinary teams for all phases of a project, including: needs assessment, concept of operations, system specification development, procurement, and deployment. David has experience in a wide-range of Transportation Systems (ITS) solutions, such as Computer Aided Dispatch/Automatic Vehicle Location (CAD/AVL), Rail and Bus Scheduling Systems, Real-time Information Systems (RTIS), and Fare Management Systems.
#North America#
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Stelios Pelantakis

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Land Engineering
Dubai, UAE

Stelios Pelantakis
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Land Engineering# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation#
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, Middle East
Stelios Pelantakis counts over 22 years’ experience in Infrastructure Engineering and Intelligent Transportation Systems. Since joining IBI Group in 2000 he has worked for projects in Greece, UK, Lebanon, United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. Stelios is Practice Lead for Land Engineering projects in Saudi Arabia and United Arab Emirates.
#Middle East#
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David Paterson

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Design Technology
Toronto, ON

David Paterson
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Design Technology# #All# #BIM & 3D Visualization# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Design Build# #Design Technology# #Education# #School# ## #Energy Solutions# #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Industrial# #Information & Communications Technology# #ICT# ## #Landmark Events# #Special Events# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #P3# #Parking# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Spiritual Places# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Church# ## #Stadium / Athletic Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ## #Transportation# #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ## #Visualization# #BIM & 3D Visualization# ## #Wayfinding & Signage#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/david-paterson-14567083/
David Paterson is responsible for coordinating the efforts of the Toronto visualization group aiming to produce 3D conceptual design models, high quality 3D renders, animations and virtual reality allowing our clients to easily envision their finished projects. His efforts extend beyond Toronto to engage and collaborate globally, connecting a network of over 50 visualization specialists scattered across IBI Group offices. David’s focus remains on all aspects of a project’s lifecycle, bringing these solutions to file whether for proposals, detail design coordination, or the visualization of completed projects.
#North America#
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Samson Li P.Eng

Associate | Manager, Tunnel Ventilation
Vancouver, BC

Samson Li P.Eng
#Associate | Manager, Tunnel Ventilation# #All# #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Mr. Samson Li is a Professional Mechanical Engineer with over 10 years of experience in designing, specifying, and coordinating Tunnel Ventilation Systems (TVS) for various rail transit projects throughout his career; heavily involved throughout the life-cycle from design, specification, installation, to testing and commissioning of the TVS for these rapid transit projects. He also has many years of producing and reviewing fire simulation models for transit projects, and is familiar with the programs and standards involved. Having produced both mechanical and architectural drawings, combined with the experience of working with several senior architects and engineers during his career, it has provided him an understanding of the required integration and coordination of tunnel ventilation systems within transit station design. Samson has also been in the position of site engineer and coordinator for a considerable amount of time during his career, gaining him knowledge in general construction and equipment maintenance. He has also held the roles of ‘Tunnel Ventilation team lead’ and ‘Mechanical Tunnel Ventilation Supervisor’, and applied the knowledge and skills he has obtained to lead a team of CFD fire modelers and TVS designers.
#North America#
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Mitch Altier

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Water Resources Engineering
New Lexington, OH

Mitch Altier
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Water Resources Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Engineering# #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Water / Wastewater# #Industrial# ## #Water Resources Management# #Industrial# ##
New Lexington, Ohio, United States of America
Mitch Altier is responsible for handling water, wastewater, street, and ground/well water projects for local municipalities, counties, and water and sewer districts in New Lexington. As such, he also helps locate funding sources for various communities. His knowledge and skills allow him to successfully lead the municipal engineering team in the New Lexington Office. His specialization extends across all aspects of water and wastewater design. This expertise, coupled with Mitch’s working relationships and communication style, prove valuable when acting as a liaison to project stakeholders.
#Midwest# #North America#
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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#
Rick Williams

Associate | Manager, Landscape Architect
Boston, MA

Rick Williams
#Associate | Manager, Landscape Architect# #All# #Landscape Architecture# #Placemaking#
Boston, Massachusetts, North America
https://www.linkedin.com/in/rick-williams-a3497911/
Rick has 17+ years of experience in landscape architecture. Since joining the firm in 2001, Rick has participated in a broad spectrum of project types. His experience ranges from urban parks and plazas, on-structure projects, intensive and extensive green-roofs, corporate and academic campuses, streetscapes, bikeways, canalways, perimeter security and natural resource management. As a technical resource within the office, Rick has extensive experience in making design concepts reality, solving complex constructability issues, and ensuring quality control throughout the construction process.
#North America# #Northeast#
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Angelo Covello

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Civil Engineering
Markham, ON

Angelo Covello
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Civil Engineering# #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Development Engineering# #Engineering# #Leader# #Municipal Infrastructure# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Project / Programme Management#
Markham, Ontario, 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.
#North America#
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Ernie Webster

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Landscape Architecture
Calgary, AB

Ernie Webster
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Landscape Architecture# #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Green# #Heritage / Historic Preservation# #Industrial# #Landscape Architecture# #Leader# #Parks# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Transportation#
Calgary, Alberta, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ernie-webster-07000931/
Ernie Webster is an accomplished designer with over 20 years project experience in the UK and Canada. He has been involved with several wide ranging and prestigious projects and his strengths lie in creating unique, interesting concepts and making them technically sound and constructible within a given budget. He has become known and respected as a well-organized project manager, playing a leading role on various multidisciplinary teams.
#North America#
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Noel Vilamitjana

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Edmonton, AB

Noel Vilamitjana
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Community / Recreational Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Design Build# #Detention Facilities# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Education# #School# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #K-12 Education# #School# #Education# ## #Labs / Life Sciences# #Healthcare# ## #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Police Stations# #Institution# #Civic & Government# #Police & Fire Stations# ## #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Subject Matter Expert#
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Noel is a Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) who has been in the construction industry for approximately 20 years. He excels at contract document coordination and construction administration. For many Edmonton-based projects, Noel coordinates contract document production teams, prepares project specifications, and manages the construction administration phase. Noel’s experience consists of primarily protective services, commercial, healthcare, retail, education, recreation and multi-unit projects. Recently, he has worked on the Edmonton Police Service NW Campus, the City of Edmonton Co-located Emergency Dispatch 911 Centre, and the Edwin Parr Replacement School, in Athabasca Alberta. Noel is also a member of Construction Specifications Canada (CSC).
#North America#
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Micheline Azmier P.M.P.

Associate | Manager, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Micheline Azmier P.M.P.
#Associate | Manager, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Design Build# #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Micheline’s flexible, well rounded skills and abilities enable strong leadership at all levels and milestones of project lifecycles. She is proficient at driving teams to deliver on concurrent tight deadlines, providing both strong team leadership and team support. Micheline’s experience includes both renovation and new build projects in both architectural and interior design streams. She is able to coordinate the efforts of others, and with the efforts of others, to meet organizational goals. She has proven leadership skills which include strong interpersonal skills prioritizing building relationships based on credibility and professionalism with stakeholders, consultants, and project teams, building consensus, and managing risk. Micheline’s project experience includes large architectural projects, historic hotel renovations, multi-modal transit terminals. parking structures, corporate interior design, retail, and condominiums
#North America#
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Stephen Albanese

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning
Toronto, ON

Stephen Albanese
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Planning# #All# #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Industrial# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Low Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mid Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Project / Programme Management# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Seniors Communities# #Residential# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephen-albanese-38372395/
Stephen Albanese is an Associate Manager with IBI Group’s Planning practice. Stephen is well-versed in the planning framework guiding land use and development. Supported by a great team of planners, he has successfully obtained/coordinated development and planning approvals for large-scale development projects involving numerous disciplines and teams of sub-consultants. He has undertaken several master planning exercises, policy reviews, statistical analyses, and planning due diligence exercises. In consideration of his development and land use planning experience, Stephen has also completed numerous highest and best-use analyses and represented clients before Council/Committee throughout the public consultation process.
#North America#