Derek specializes in preparing IFC documents for complex science and technology projects, including laboratories, research buildings, and manufacturing process facilities for pharmaceuticals. He is known for his ability to creatively and effectively resolve technical issues and optimize constructability and construction costs. Derek works closely with multi-disciplinary design teams to lead the development of architectural documentation, integrate the work of consultants, and produce tender packages that fulfill the regulatory requirements of research, teaching, and development laboratories. Derek’s extensive knowledge of building construction systems, constructability, materials, specifications, codes, and standards enables him to lead integrated design team, update building information models, and prepare a variety of outputs/drawings throughout a project. He supports other team members and encourages them to contribute to the design process and the final deliverable. Derek is an active participant in the QA/QC process and assures a high technical quality throughout the documentation.
What’s one thing about you that would surprise people?
I’m good at fixing things by MacGyvering them together with what’s on hand.
What’s your favourite pastime?
Scuba diving ship wrecks in the Great Lakes & St. Lawrence River.
Architectural Technology Diploma