Each day at AES brings new challenges, and opportunities. I am grateful for both and very much enjoy applying my expertise in codes, standards, and various technologies and implementing effective solutions to satisfy the most relevant issues in a wide variety of projects types.
With over 25 years of experience as an electrical engineer, I’ve been fortunate to have worked on a wide variety of projects including design, construction services and studies for health care, educational, residential, commercial, industrial and transportation clients. A particularly interesting project, the Vancouver Aquarium, required us to find a way to expand the Aquarium by 30% without replacing the existing overloaded electrical service. We used a variety of methods to reduce demand and increase usable power before, during, and after the expansion.
Another challenging project, like many we become involved in, was one that was already well underway that ran into problems trying to satisfy the elevator code, building code, electrical code, fire alarm standard, and most importantly, budget constraints. The new building owner adopted the project from the previous owner and had different objectives for the building. My involvement at the committee level with all the applicable codes and standards allowed us to find a very economical solution for the owner that required far less upgrading than they expected.
I’ve also worked on both the owner and proponent side of alternate procurement and believe we offer a thorough understanding of the strategy of both sides in alternate procurement to benefit the various parties involved. While I’ve acted as electrical and IMIT compliance on a number of large ($300M+) hospital projects, I’ve also successfully worked on the pursuit/design-build/P-3 proponent side for a number of hospital and other buildings such as the Canada Post Vancouver Mail Processing Plant.