CIQS Announces 2015/16 Board Members

At its Annual Congress in Nassau, Bahamas this July the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors announced its board members and executive committee appointments.

“It’s going to be an exciting year for the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors,” said Craig Bye (PQS), who was named Chair at the meeting. “I’m honoured to fill the role of Chair and I look forward to working with our team to grow the organization in Canada and across the globe over the next year.”


Craig Bye, PQS

Craig Bye, PQS
Chair

Craig is a Director with Hanscomb Limited, oversees the firm’s Hamilton Office, and is a Senior Electrical Cost Consultant. He has 32 years of experience as a licensed electrician, quantity surveyor and trade estimator and is highly regarded for his expertise with specialized electrical systems such as Fire Alarm, Nurse Call, Security and IT.

In addition to providing leadership and direction to the Hamilton Office’s production staff on myriad different project types, Craig is responsible for coordinating cost estimates and studies throughout all levels of the design and construction process, establishing and reconciling budgets, initiating and developing value engineering procedures and proposals, and monitoring irregularities and changes in a project’s scope. Craig’s responsibilities also include providing Master Plan and Functional Program estimates for a diverse mix of project types in Ontario and across Canada.

Craig joined CIQS in 2005 and received his Professional Quantity Surveyor designation in 2007. He has served as CIQS-Ontario Central Hamilton Chapter Vice President & President, and as Secretary/Treasurer, Vice President and President on the CIQS-Ontario Board. On the national CIQS Board, Craig has previously served as Registrar, Chair of the CIQS Membership, Staffing, Business & Long Range Plan and Governance committees and Vice Chair.

Matt Weber, PQS

Matt Weber, PQS
Vice Chair

Matt is Vice President of the Concosts Group of Companies and is based in Vancouver, British Columbia. With the company since 2005, his work experience includes a mix of loan monitoring, cost planning, and project and construction management of residential and commercial projects. He holds diplomas in building technology and civil engineering from the British Columbia Institute of Technology and obtained his Professional Quantity Surveyor designation from CIQS in 2010. Previous to this post, Matt was CIQS – British Columbia and Yukon representative and Secretary/Treasurer on the CIQS Board. He is also Past President of CIQS – British Columbia and Yukon.

Dave Burns, PQS(F)

Dave Burns, PQS(F)
Past Chair

Dave is a Principal and co-founder of Aquarius Building Consultants, a full service quantity surveying consultancy firm based in Calgary, Alberta that specializes in private-sector development projects, addressing budgeting, feasibility, financing and advisory requirements for their clientele. Dave became a CIQS certified Professional Quantity Surveyor in 2002. Educated domestically, he brings over 18 years of construction experience with him. He initially trained as a Civil Engineering Technologist, and has further developed his expertise, performing a variety of management and technical functions for an impressive roster of building-related professionals. He is a Past President of CIQS – Prairies and NWT, joining the national CIQS council in 2011.

Patrick Cantin, PQS

Patrick Cantin, PQS
CIQS — Ontario Representative

Patrick is Director of Plant & Property as well as the Director of Health and Safety for the Conseil scolaire public du Nord Est de l'Ontario. As the sole proprietor of Cantin Construction Cost Consulting, he provides quantity surveyor services to professionals across Northern Ontario. He is a graduate of the Construction Engineering-Architecture Technology program at Niagara College and for the last 20 years, has helped build roads, bridges, hydroelectric dams, schools, condominiums, museums, and retail store in Northern Ontario.

David Dooks, PQS

David Dooks, PQS
CIQS — Maritimes Representative

David is an Estimator at Avondale Construction Limited in Halifax, Nova Scotia. In that role, he is a senior estimator bidding on public and private sector projects and provides concept construction budgets and cost planning to architects, engineers, owners and developers. An Honours Graduate from the Construction Administration Technology program at Nova Scotia Community College, he has over 25 years experience in the construction industry. He is President for CIQS—Maritimes.

Angela Lai, PQS

Angela Lai, PQS
CIQS – British Columbia and Yukon Representative

Angela is a Professional Quantity Surveyor with over 16 years experience in the construction industry spanning South Africa, the UK and Canada. She is currently with Turner & Townsend, a global construction cost consultancy leading the Project Monitoring service line for the Vancouver office. Angela's experience is diverse having worked as a cost manager, a project monitor and a management consultant. Angela also brings extensive international lecturing experience and is currently a part-time instructor at the British Columbia Institute of Technology for the CM Degree Program.

Wendy Hobbs, PQS

Wendy Hobbs, PQS
CIQS – Prairies and NWT Representative

Wendy, a Professional Quantity Surveyor with a wealth of experience in loan monitoring, cost consulting, and risk management, is currently an instructor at SAIT Polytechnic’s School of Construction in Alberta. She joined CIQS in 2004 and has been on the Board for CIQS-Prairies and Northwest Territories since 2012. This year, she joins the CIQS Board of Directors as Registrar.

Colin Penlerick, PQS

Colin Penlerick, PQS
CIQS – Newfoundland and Labrador Representative

Colin Penlerick is a Senior Estimator at H.J. O’Connell Construction Limited, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Bird Construction that specializes in heavy civil infrastructure construction, mining applications and energy development. He has 25 years experience working on major infrastructure and heavy civil projects in the Gulf Region of the Middle East, Europe and Canada and has recently focussed on the work packages for Muskrat Falls Lower Churchill Project in Labrador and Newfoundland. Colin received his Masters Degree in Quantity Surveying in 2012 and joined CIQS in 2014.

David Lai, PQS(F)

David Lai, PQS(F)
Education Administrator

David is Director of Building Services at the BTY Group in Toronto. With over 28 years of experience, his expertise includes providing electrical estimates and budgets from conceptual to pre-tender stages using architectural sketches and design briefs to finished engineering drawings and specifications, value engineering, life cycle costing and analysis of change orders and variations. David joined CIQS in 1986 and has served on boards and committees of the CIQS–Ontario since 1994, and as the national Education Administrator since 2008.


* (F) designates member has been made a Fellow, the Institute’s highest honour of merit

 




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