Alex’s experience includes work as a mechanical designer and engineer, project field engineer, equipment integrity engineer, and construction manager. As a specifier, he provides technical expertise and support during the development and review of the project specification package and other contract documents. Alexander builds an understanding of the opportunities and challenges facing each project through continual engagement with all stakeholders and ensures that the design intent is communicated effectively and efficiently during all project stages. Alex’s approach to his work is driven by a passion for sustainable design, building science, and quality improvement. Alex believes that collaboration and creativity are key to creating work that benefits our communities. He stays on top of current building science developments and product options through continual research and industry involvement. Alex brings this insight into project life cycles, constructability, quality management, and maintenance to his work and teams.
Zhoubin is a critical member of our mechanical engineering team focused on the healthcare, science, and technology sectors. In leading projects like Dartmouth Hospital and managing integrated teams, he applies his extensive knowledge of mechanical design and construction concepts. With over 15 years of experience in the industry, Zhoubin works with the studio to improve Toronto studio’s mechanical team expertise in healthcare design strategies and approaches, and to strengthen our knowledge of energy analysis. He knows the BIM workflow and integrated design principals and how to implement them efficiently into the projects. In every project, he applies strong practical experience both in the studio and on the job site to create project success and make a difference. Zhoubin has a talent for collaboration, attention to detail, and the ability to deliver no matter the challenge. His commitment to doing great work motivates all of the people around him.
Josh’s career as a mechanical engineer is motivated by his recognition of the built environment’s impact on the health and wellbeing of communities. He began in our Calgary studio, specializing in the HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and building automation industries before moving to Toronto to evolve his passion for healthcare and healthy building design. Josh has contributed to numerous projects across Canada, including two of Alberta’s largest healthcare infrastructure projects in the past decade: the Calgary Cancer Centre and Grande Prairie Regional Hospital. His work spans all phases of design, from concept to contract administration and completion. Believing that designing healthy buildings is best accomplished through a collaborative, integrated design process, Josh works closely with project teams, disciplines, and stakeholders to provide quality engineering solutions that meet specific project objectives and requirements.
Neel is passionate about applying the art and science of building performance simulation and data-driven design to produce positive outcomes for the built environment. He embraces holistic solutions that minimize the environmental impact of building assets while providing enhanced value to building owners, developers, policymakers, and designers through improved well-being and reduced total cost of ownership. Neel believes that an integrated and collaborative approach that incorporates diverse perspectives is essential for delivering high-performance buildings.
A mechanical engineer by training, Neel is well-versed in whole-building energy modelling for both new and existing buildings and lifecycle cost analysis, design optimization, and data visualization. His experience includes developing energy models for green building certification programs, carbon-neutral retrofit studies and district energy strategies, and the development of net-zero energy and emissions policies and standards for municipal, provincial, and federal government bodies. His projects span various asset classes, including recreational facilities, commercial high-rise towers, multi-unit residential buildings, hospitals, data centres, and transit facilities. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario and is a Certified Energy Manager.
Diana is a highly motivated mechanical engineer who joined our team over a decade ago. She leads the mechanical design on buildings ranging from small renovations to large institutions and helps manage the Edmonton mechanical engineering team. Diana is recognized for her analytical mind, strong sense of ownership, and approachable leadership style. She has a keen interest in sustainable design, and she unites the interdisciplinary effort required to achieve high sustainability goals. With a love for projects that positively change the city she lives in, one of Diana’s favorite moments was walking into the Royal Alberta Museum when it first opened and seeing other people enjoying the space she helped design.
Diana contributes greatly to studio initiatives, including Design Champions and organizing social events. She also helps to inspire interest in consulting engineering by volunteering in elementary schools and at the University of Alberta. Because of her well-rounded approach to design and teamwork, Diana was recognized by the Consulting Engineers of Alberta with the 2019 Harold L. Morrison Rising Young Professional award.
John has specialized in engineering design and technical document creation for his entire career. His design work spans a wide variety of building mechanical systems throughout Canada and abroad. Over 35 years of experience working with multidisciplinary teams has given John a unique perspective and appreciation for project scope and direction. He manages mechanical production in our Edmonton studio and the development and application of BIM and Revit standards. John is also a valued mentor to the whole mechanical engineering team.
Dan is a mechanical engineer with over 10 years of industry experience in systems design and project planning. He completed his master’s degree at the University of Victoria, where he researched powertrain development and powertrain controls optimization. Dan brought his background in advanced mechanical system modelling and power system controls development to our Vancouver team in 2014.
He also has seven years of experience in HVAC, plumbing, and air conditioning systems, with a specific focus on sustainable buildings and high-performance system design. Dan is passionate about sustainable development and integrated collaborative design processes. He believes that both of these approaches provide life-cycle and construction-cycle benefits to our clients.
Robert is a leader in the DIALOG Toronto studio mechanical engineering group. His passion for healthcare, research, and laboratory projects has led to invaluable advances in the firm’s expertise and portfolio in these sectors. He approaches each design challenge to maximize occupant comfort and energy efficiency, balancing simplicity in operation with technological innovation. Robert has designed HVAC, plumbing, fire protection, and building automation systems and led numerous projects to completion. From concept to contract documents, he is proficient in construction, site inspection, and contract administration. As building systems become increasingly complex, Robert believes that systems will perform best over their lifetime if they are uncomplicated and intuitive for their users.
Mark has over a decade of mechanical engineering experience. Primarily focused on the buildings sector, he leads and contributes to education, commercial, industrial, and institutional projects. Mark takes pride in delivering each project to meet clients’ specific needs and works skillfully with various stakeholder groups to see those projects through.
Rod was a partner at DIALOG for nearly 10 years, and remains active and fully engaged with design teams and clients on a number of projects across our studios. Rod is passionate about integration, customer service, and sustainability. Before becoming a DIALOGer, he completed many groundbreaking sustainability projects, including Vancouver’s National Works Yard, the first-ever LEED® Gold project certified by the Canadian Green Building Council (CaGBC). Rod is known for his collaborative approach to design, his ability to get to the heart of an issue, and his desire to solve problems while staying focused on the big picture. He strives to deliver excellent results in all aspects of a project while staying on budget.
Also a highly sought-after speaker, Rod believes in sharing his knowledge with others so that we can all move towards a more sustainable future. Rod is also an advocate for having fun while working on a project. He understands that the design and construction process can be complicated and challenging but knows that the team can enjoy the process while accomplishing great things together.