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Ramakrishna Paduchuri

Associate | General Manager
Hyderabad, IN

Ramakrishna Paduchuri
#Associate | General Manager# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# #Transportation# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Curbside Management# #Transportation# ## #Data Analytics# #Parking# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Rail# #Transportation# ## #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Smart Cities# #Strategic Planning# #Traffic Engineering# #Transportation# #Traffic Management# ## #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Hyderabad, Indiana, Asia
https://www.linkedin.com/in/ramakrishna-paduchuri-a1814a1a3/
Ramakrishna obtained a Master of Technology in Transportation Systems Engineering from IIT Bombay in the year 2005. He has close to 15 years of experience in the traffic engineering, transportation planning and modelling, varied experience in various sectors like highway concessionaire, multi modal transit system manager and traffic & transportation advisory. Worked in traffic and transport modelling in various sectors such as Highway traffic model development for India’s largest toll project (Kishangarh – Udaipur – Ahmedabad), Mega urban areas linking project (Mumbai Trans Harbor Link) and Regional level Traffic cum Transport modelling (Delhi Regional Rapid Transit System). Extensive experience in Traffic & revenue assessment for around 90 highway and urban Toll (PPP) projects in India International experience in the area of urban transportation field specific to the freight transportation and logistics management for the City of Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Ramakrishna has experience in urban transportation planning studies like comprehensive mobility plans for cities, truck terminal feasibility studies and public transportation policy framework studies for improving public transportation in India cities along with Traffic management plans and road safety audits for around 300 km length of National highways of all phases like Planning, Construction and Operations.
#Asia#
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Remi Welch

Associate | Manager, Contract Administration
Markham, ON

Remi Welch
#Associate | Manager, Contract Administration# #All# #Civil Infrastructure# #Commercial# #Construction Management# #Industrial# #Residential#
Markham, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/remi-welch-a50685108/
Remi Welch is a Manager with the Construction Management group in IBI and has over 25 years of project management and leadership experience, including extensive construction project management. Through experience, brings a vast amount of knowledge, practicality, and attention to detail. Communication and professionalism are a key part of our Project Management and Contract Administration Team. Possessing the skill-set, diligence, experience, and personality to see any task through to completion.
#North America#
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Tom Shannon

Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Tom Shannon
#Associate | Manager, Intelligent Systems# #Advanced Traffic Management System# #Transportation# #ATMS# ## #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Operations Centre# #Transportation# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Software as a Service# #SaaS# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/tom-shannon-09a88012/
Tom Shannon has 20+ years of experience in the field of systems integration and deployment for public and private sector clients. He has enhanced his technical background in electrical engineering with a Masters of Business Administration and PMP certification. For the past nine years, Tom has been working with the Ministry of Works and Transport in Trinidad as the Project Manager for the successful deployments of the National Traffic Management System, Red Light and Speed Enforcement systems. He recently concluded an assignment as the Project Manager for the Ground Transportation AVI System for the Hillsboro County Aviation Authority at the Tampa Airport. This system monitors and tracks commercial vehicles and assesses fees based on the vehicle and type of trip. Past assignments include work for Federal (NPS, FHWA), State (CT, NY) and local levels of government.
#North America#
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Guillaume Chan

Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture
Toronto, ON

Guillaume Chan
#Director | Sr. Practice Lead, Architecture# #All# #Architecture# #Civil Infrastructure# #Leader# #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert# #Transit Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Transportation#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
With 15 years of experience in the architectural industry, Guillaume Chan has been involved with a broad spectrum of projects such as residential, commercial, institutional, and large scale projects including water-related infrastructure, nuclear and transportation facilities. His responsibilities as project architect on recently completed projects include architectural design, coordination with various consultants and client liaison. Guillaume is also a hands-on architect involved throughout the lifecycle of the project from design to construction.
#North America#
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Michael Mandelzys

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transit Technology
Toronto, ON

Michael Mandelzys
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Transit Technology # #All# #Engineering# #Operations# #Revenue / Tolling# #Transportation# ## #Systems# #Systems Engineering# #Systems# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Engineering# #Transportation# ## #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ## #Traveller Information# #Transportation# #511# #ATIS# #Advanced Traveller Information System# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Michael Mandelzys P.Eng is a transportation systems engineer with a passion for combining technology and transit. He has worked across North America, leading projects through planning activities such as needs assessments and conceptual designs, specification and RFP development, procurement, and design and testing during implementation. He has worked with bus, rail, and demand response transit systems including new dispatch and vehicle location systems for the Toronto Transit Commission and GO rail, advanced fare systems in London and Milwaukee, and the regional transit information site (triplinx.ca) for the Greater Toronto Area.
#North America#
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Mark Bendix

Director | Office Lead
Toronto West, ON

Mark Bendix
#Director | Office Lead# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Automotive# #Industrial# ## #Bridge Engineering# #Transportation# #Bridges, Roads & Highways# ## #Brownfield Development# #Development Engineering# ## #Bus Rapid Transit# #Transportation# #BRT# ## #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Data Analytics# #Design Build# #Energy Solutions# #Engineering# #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Industrial# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Light Rail Transit# #Transportation# #LRT# ## #Maintenance Facilities# #Transportation# ## #Manufacturing# #Industrial# ## #Mobility Hub# #Transportation# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Multi-Modal Transportation# #Transportation# ## #Office Lead# #Parking# #Project / Programme Management# #Strategic Planning# #Sustainability & Environmental Management# #Green# ## #Systems# #Systems Integration# #Systems# ## #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Planning# #Transportation# ## #Transportation# #Warehouse & Distribution Centre# #Industrial# ##
Toronto West, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/mark-bendix-46b55b11/
A successful project is usually the result of the close cooperation and team work between the owner, the architect, the engineers, the contractor, and design and construction professionals.
Mark Bendix is a Director and Office Lead with over 35 years of experience in the management, direction and coordination of large technical groups. He has an Electrical Engineering background and has been responsible for the evaluation, planning, design and maintenance of industrial, commercial and institutional facilities across a wide cross section of these sectors. This includes transit facilities, automotive plants, water and wastewater facilities, hotel and entertainment facilities, transformer stations, aviation facilities and office buildings. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in a number of Canadian provinces and is a Fellow of Engineers Canada. Mark is responsible for the technical and financial performance of the Toronto West office that provides a diverse range of services and oversees the performance of design teams on complex projects. This includes interpreting and understanding the project requirements, confirming these with the various stakeholders and sponsors, identifying the various design services needed, maintaining and adjusting resources as required to meet schedules and budgets, coordinating the various design tasks and teams and executing the design quality assurance and control processes.
#North America#
Joe Pettipas

Director | Interior Design Lead, Buildings
Toronto, ON

Joe Pettipas
#Director | Interior Design Lead, Buildings# #Airports# #Transportation# ## #All# #Civic & Government# #Institution# ## #Education# #School# ## #Entertainment Centre# #Commercial# ## #Healthcare# #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #High Rise Residential# #Residential# ## #Higher Education# #School# #Education# ## #Hospitality# #Commercial# ## #Hotels & Resorts# #Commercial# #Hospitality# ## #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Leader# #Library# #Institution# #Civic & Government# ## #Living+# #Residential# ## #Mental Health Care# #Healthcare# ## #Mixed Use# #Commercial# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Public Outreach# #Residential# #Retail# #Commercial# ## #Strategic Planning# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/joe-pettipas-47871ba/
As the Interior Design Lead for IBI’s Buildings sector, Joe has an innate understanding of the challenges facing our clients, across all verticals, today. With extensive experience gained from projects in the Middle East, Asia, Europe and the Americas, he has an appreciation for the importance of brand and how it needs to be synthesized into the built environment for project and organizational success. Joe leads a highly creative and talented group of professionals around the globe focusing on the spaces people occupy, that spans corporate workplace, transportation, hospitality, residential, retail, healthcare, education and institutional arenas.
#North America#
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Jason Jenkins

Associate | Manager, Land Engineering
Markham, ON

Jason Jenkins
#Associate | Manager, Land Engineering# #All# #Civil Engineering# #Civil Infrastructure# ## #Civil Infrastructure# #Leader#
Markham, Ontario, Canada
https://www.linkedin.com/in/jason-jenkins-p-eng-p-e-ab68aa21/
Jason is a civil engineer with over 20 years of consulting experience which is largely focused in land development and municipal engineering. He attended Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering in 1999. He is a licensed member of the Association of Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) as well as a licensed member of the Board of Professional Engineers of California. Throughout his career, Jason has designed and managed a variety of projects including gas stations, office parks, industrial sites, retail developments, and residential projects of varying size. He has worked with clients such as Toronto Community Housing, Toronto Port Authority, Starbucks, Shell, Chevron, Home Depot, and Toys R Us. He is experienced in site servicing design, grading design, earthwork calculations, and design coordination.
#North America#
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Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo

Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems
Toronto, ON

Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo
#Associate Director | Practice Lead, Intelligent Systems# #All# #Data Analytics# #Leader# #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Operations# #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Research & Development# #Spanish Regional# #Subject Matter Expert# #Systems# #Terminals# #Transportation# #Transit Facilities# ## #Transit Management# #Transportation# ## #Transit Technology# #Transportation# #ITS# #Intelligent Transportation Systems# ## #Transportation# #Transportation Planning# #Transportation# ##
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Carlos Gutierrez De Quevedo is a mobility specialist with over ten years of experience researching and working on urban mobility projects. He is considered a subject matter expert for Smart Cities and part of the team developing IBI Group’s profile in Latin America. Carlos has a M.Sc. in Transportation from MIT supplemented by international experience in planning and policy, infrastructure, operations, analytics, and technology projects. His strength lies in his ability to lead multidisciplinary teams in different contexts with well-rounded knowledge in all modes of urban transportation. His signature projects include analytics to infer origin and destination matrices and improve bus schedules in the Basque Country, Spain and outlining the Mobility as a Service vision for Chattanooga, ennessee. He is currently defining intelligent infrastructure for dynamic platform allocation at Metrolinx’s Union Station Bus Terminal.
#Latin America# #North America#
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Gary Andrishak

Director
Vancouver, BC

Gary Andrishak
#Director# #All# #Land Use Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Leader# #Master Planning# #Placemaking# #Planning & Urban Design# ## #Mobility+# #Transportation# ## #Planning & Urban Design# #Placemaking# ## #Public Outreach# #Transit Oriented Development# #TOD# ##
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
In support of city shaping, transit plazas are the Italian piazzas of the 21st century.
Gary Andrishak boasts a multidisciplinary portfolio of significant work to his credit, during his more than 35 years in the planning and design community. He is equally at home in the co-joined disciplines of land use planning and transit planning, from the standpoint of producing urban master plans concentrating on Transit Oriented Development. Gary is skilled at developing branding, marketing, and communications strategies for public transit systems, with an aim to increase transit ridership and reduce automobile use. He is also expert in the development of public outreach communications plans to ensure the public is well-informed and able to participate in the planning process.
#North America#
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Richard Mazuch

Director of Design Research and Innovation
London, UK

Richard Mazuch
#Director of Design Research and Innovation# #All# #Architecture# #BedPod# #Healthcare# ## #Healthcare+# #Healthcare# ## #Leader# #Learning+# #School# #Education# ## #MedBedHead# #Healthcare# ## #Norbury Lounge Chair# #Healthcare# ## #Policy & Design Guidelines# #Public Outreach# #Subject Matter Expert# #UK Regional#
London, United Kingdom,
Richard Mazuch is an architect and designer who gains great satisfaction from translating holistic ideas into radical but pragmatic solutions. An authority on healthcare, Richard provides profound insight into designing for global trends, patient groups and clinical provision – informing key decisions throughout the architectural process. Richard has worked on healthcare projects in Italy, Hong Kong, Brazil, Oman, UAE, and more recently Australia. He has been elected as a World Architecture Jury member, as well as being a University lecturer/examiner and speaker at the International Conferences. Richard has strong relations with key health bodies. He has worked extensively with the NHS contributing to Health Building Notes, Health Technical Memorandum, and their ‘therapeutic environment’ website feature entitled “Slight Sensitive Design and Sound Sensitive Design” enabling designs to build evidence-based healthcare environments. Richard is a founder and champion of IBI TH!NK. An advocate of evidence-based design, Richard creates innovations that positively impact the psychology and physiology of patient groups. Sense Sensitive Design, Emotional Mapping, the Design Prescription and the hPod are a few of the models that Richard has successfully pioneered. This has led to him co-authoring two new NHS guidelines for ‘Evidence-based Design Healthcare Environments’. Richard is a product designer. In collaboration with manufacturers, he creates interventions, such as the BedPod, to support and improve patient care. Richard works frequently with the NHS and DOH Expert Working Groups and Reference Groups helping to develop new Healthcare Strategies and Guidelines. More recently he has co-authored three key Paediatric Guideline documents entitled: ‘Hospital Accommodation for children and young peopleHBN 23’, ‘Friendly healthcare environments for children and young people’ and ‘Mental Health faculties for children and young people’. Richard was also an active member and contributor to the Expert Reference Group responsible for ‘Facilities for Maternity Care’ HBN21. He was a key contributor to ‘The Children’s National Service Framework’ an NHS and Department of Health document with evaluation process and recommendations Richard made early contributions and document reviews of ‘Creating a Better Health Environment’ an Audit Took Kit by The National Childbirth Trust in 2003. In education, Richard is translating his work in healthcare paediatrics to benefit teachers and students. Working alongside University partners, he is pioneering the development of an ‘optimal learning environment’, improving motivation, behaviour and concentration amongst pupils, especially those with special educational needs.
#United Kingdom#
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Jane Juranek

Associate | Manager, Interior Design
Toronto, ON

Jane Juranek
#Associate | Manager, Interior Design# #All# #Interiors# #Interior Design# ## #Office# #Commercial# ## #Project / Programme Management# #Subject Matter Expert#
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Jane is an enthusiastic, self-starter with a passion for design. She recognizes the expectations of a client and the quality of service that is expected by providing solutions in a timely manner. She has strong organizational skills that provide the ability to manage multiple tasks and maintain tight deadlines.
#North America#