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Patrick Sum Associate, Electrical Engineer BAS | PEng | PE | RCDD | LEED® AP Vancouver

Patrick has been in the electrical engineering, communications, and security industry for over 15 years. Fascinated by all areas of electrical engineering, he has a solid foundation in power distribution, lighting, life safety systems, communications, security, audiovisual, and smart buildings. As a Registered Communications Distribution Designer, Patrick designs, integrates, and implements low-voltage systems and related infrastructure. His in-depth knowledge and experience ensure that projects are designed with energy efficiency, sustainability, and cost-effectiveness in mind: He is devoted to making sure that buildings are future-ready. In our Vancouver studio, he is involved in institutional, educational, high-rise, commercial, healthcare, industrial, and residential projects. Patrick has a critical management role and works closely within our integrated, multi-disciplinary design and construction environment to move projects from conceptual design to construction completion. His methods assure that projects not only meet but exceed clients’ expectations and timelines.

What’s your favourite DIALOG initiative?
Aspire, because it inspires by showcasing the most innovative work in all of the DIALOG offices.

What’s one quote you live by?
“Great things don’t happen in your comfort zone.”

What’s one ‘pro tip’ you live by?
The 80 / 20 rule.

What could turn any bad day into a good day?
Family time.

The best thing about my job is knowing that our work will make the world a better place, whether it is simply ensuring buildings are safer for occupants or reducing our effect on the environment for future generations.
Education

Bachelor of Applied Science, Electrical Engineering
University of Waterloo

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