An integral member of our Calgary structural engineering team, David is passionate about integrated design, design innovation, and staying at the cutting edge of industry developments. His expertise is in fibre reinforced concrete and polymer materials in the design of structural cladding, vibration and seismic analysis, and the conservation of heritage structures. David has worked on small and large projects throughout Canada, across diverse industry sectors.  He is adept at working on fast-paced projects from initial concept through to construction completion. David’s significant contract administration experience results in practical, expedient resolutions to issues that arise during construction. Quick to dive into every challenge he encounters, he brings a focus on supporting the sustainable design and practice standards to our studio. David is particularly involved in efforts to reduce embodied carbon and energy in our buildings and to increase our usage of sustainable materials. 

Larissa is passionate about working on infrastructure projects that enhance the public realm and shape the wellbeing of communities for future generations. Throughout her experience working on high-profile, large, and complex civil infrastructure projects, she always strives for win-win-win solutions. Larissa advocates for city-building visions and motivates colleagues and stakeholders to maintain these visions when navigating conversations around project constraints and conflicting interests. She is currently working as a design manager for the Valley Line LRT, a multi-billion dollar project, to confirm Sustainable Urban Integration (SUI), public art, landscaping, environmental facilities and structures, and that project agreement requirements are met to achieve the City of Edmonton’s vision. As a young professional, Larissa is energetic and passionate about the projects she is involved with and thrives in fast-paced and challenging environments. She enjoys problem-solving and brings a creative way of thinking to her multidisciplinary teams. 

Ryan is a structural engineer and has been a key contributor to our team for over 15 years. His results-driven outlook and natural big-picture thinking led him to project and team management roles. Ryan’s experience in multiple building sectors spans healthcare, institutional and post-secondary education, retail, renovations, and parking structures. Fully invested in every project, he believes that building strong client relationships through trust and exceptional work forms the foundation of collective success.

A member of our structural design team in Vancouver, George sees constructing buildings as being as much an art as designing them, especially for today’s sophisticated structures. Growing up as the son of a Mennonite contractor, George learned the building business by working during summer holidays throughout his grade school years. After completing his education, George went straight to work. Today, he has over 40 years of contract administration experience in structural and architectural design. George has contributed to most of the iconic buildings constructed in Vancouver and the lower mainland. His knowledge and expertise are widely recognized in the industry. Owners and contractors have personally requested George to perform contract administration on their projects. He has a strong work ethic, gives straight answers to tough questions, and always looks for the most practical solutions that serve the best interest of all parties.

Sandra started with DIALOG as a structural engineer before pivoting to pursue her passion for transit design. Now, as a project manager in our emerging transit design team, she explores its potential to reshape cities, connect communities, and revitalize businesses. Sandra specializes in managing the architectural and engineering design of structures, stops, stations, and facilities on projects like the Valley Line West LRT in Edmonton. She works from a Sustainable Urban Integration lens, approaching a project by the way it looks, feels, and integrates into the urban fabric of its community. In her previous role, Sandra was involved in the structural engineering design and contract administration for major institutional projects, including the Royal Alberta Museum, Norquest Singhmar Centre for Learning, and the Edson Healthcare Centre. She is particularly adept at uniting different priorities and concerns of diverse consultants to develop mutually beneficial design solutions. 

Sandra is also committed to empowering young women and promoting gender equality in science, engineering, and technology. Sandra serves on the Board of Directors for the Friends of WISEST Society, which she helped to found in 2017 to raise funds for Women in Scholarship, Engineering, Science and Technology (WISEST).

Ryan is an integral part of our structural engineering team, bringing his prior experience as a consulting engineer in Dublin, Ireland. He is an insightful, innovative, dedicated engineer and an advocate for thoughtful, efficient structural designs. A chartered member of the Institute of Engineers Ireland (IEI), Ryan is also a professional engineer in Alberta and British Columbia. In our Edmonton studio, his responsibilities include structural project management, design, and overseeing the production of contract drawings. He also works on establishing fees and fee structures while coordinating with other disciplines and clients. Ryan thrives in high-pressure situations and loves working collaboratively with contractors. He works tirelessly to bring success to all of his projects. 

Cameron joined the structural engineering team in our Edmonton before pursuing his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto. After completing his studies on the effects of blast loading on tubular steel, he joined our Toronto studio. In addition to work in protective design, Cameron has led projects across various sectors, including healthcare, institutional, government, and retail. He brings dynamism and a passion for structural engineering to all of his projects. Cameron is continually inspired by groundbreaking structures and the engineers that designed them. A keen problem solver, he is committed to working with clients to find a solution that meets their needs and has a meaningful, long-term impact on the community at large. Drawing from his background in architectural training and as an elite athlete, Cameron believes in the power of an integrated, team-first approach to finding optimal structural solutions. His technical proficiency has been recognized through numerous academic awards, including the Government of Canada’s prestigious Vanier Graduate Scholarship.

An engineer in our Vancouver studio, Mehrak thrives on a good challenge and fearlessly pursues innovative project solutions through out-of-the-box thinking. He constantly pushes the status quo, regardless of building type—residential, commercial, industrial, educational—size, or material. Computer programming is another contributing factor in Mehrak’s accuracy and punctual project delivery. He has developed numerous programs to improve efficiency, exchange data, and facilitate collaboration between ETABS, Excel, AutoCad, and Revit. 

Throughout his extensive career, Mehrak has also worked on multiple seismic upgrade projects. He has been a member of Engineers and Geoscientists British Columbia (EGBC)’s Seismic Peer Review Committee and Technical Review Board and an active voting member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) concrete code committee since 2014. 

Nabil has over 15 years of structural engineering experience in North America and internationally. A member of our Toronto structural team, he specializes in analyzing and designing steel and concrete structures, foundation analysis, and building and structural inspection. Nabil’s passion for complex renovation projects that demand creative problem-solving imbues his work in preparing design drawings, specifications, and construction procedures. He is also an active volunteer. Following the devastating earthquake in Haiti in 2010, Nabil participated in a community initiative for a village, helped educate local Haitian design professionals, and consulted underprivileged communities to support rebuilding efforts for their local schools and police station.

Gamal brings more than 30 years of diversified experience in structural design and concrete rehabilitation work to the DIALOG team. He is an expert in using innovative construction materials and techniques to analyze and design structures. Gamal’s international portfolio spans the building, bridge, and civil infrastructure engineering industries and the design of commercial, office, and industrial buildings. His ideas grow from an appreciation of his projects’ performance objectives and exhibit a deep understanding of the architectural design narrative. In practice, Gamal is a hands-on engineer who likes to be involved from conceptual design to construction. He has also participated in several investigation programs for the structural evaluation and assessment of existing buildings. Gamal has co-authored numerous technical papers throughout his career and received multiple awards recognizing his academic and research abilities.