Leadership team growing at Entuitive
April 13, 2017
By Doug Picklyk
The firm is celebrating the growth of its leadership team at the Principal, Senior Associate and Associate levels with 15 personnel announcements.
Entuitive, the Canadian-based consulting engineering firm with locations in Toronto, Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge and London & Edinburgh in the UK, is celebrating the growth of its leadership team at the Principal, Senior Associate and Associate levels with 15 personnel announcements.
At the Principal level:
Brian Shedden—with a career spanning over 30 years in the building construction and restoration industry, Shedden leads the existing buildings group and provides enclosure consultation and design for occupied buildings, condominiums, hospitals and long-term care facilities, schools and universities, high-rise commercial and residential buildings, and cultural projects including the National Gallery of Canada.
Mike Hillcoat, P.Eng.—with over 20 years of industry experience, Hillcoat leads the building restoration team in Toronto and is co-leader of the transportation team. He is the management representative on the joint health & safety committee, a member of the project management committee, and a founding member of the Toronto chapter of the International Concrete Repair Institute. Hillcoat has experience in the rehabilitation of existing structures including the restoration of major transit facilities including GO Transit’s Union Station, TTC’s Bloor-Yonge station, various parking structures, and underground concrete structures.
Randy Thesen, M.Eng., P.Eng.— leads both the building restoration and special projects and renovations teams in Western Canada. Thesen has been involved in thousands of building improvement projects with experience in a wide variety of building types, including institutional, academic, healthcare, retail, commercial and residential structures.
Toby Maclean, MA CEng MIStructE— is the Managing Director of the UK offices in London and Edinburgh. Maclean brings over 25 years of experience through diverse projects ranging from the UK’s tallest sculpture, to high-end private residences, to acclaimed cultural institutions. He founded TALL Engineers, an award winning engineering consultancy recognized for its achievements by the 2008 Lubetkin prize, numerous RIBA awards, and recognition at the prestigious Institution of Structural Engineers awards; the firm joined Entuitive in 2016.
At the Senior Associate level:
Chongsong Yu, P.Eng.—with over 20 years of experience across many industry sectors, Yu manages projects on the transportation team. His wide-ranging expertise includes work for airports, bridges and urban transit lines. Yu has also completed projects for other sectors including commercial, residential, retail and institutional. He seeks opportunities to integrate leading-edge technologies in his work – for Eglinton West (Allen) Station, for example, he led the team in the delivery of a 3d Bentley BIM model, the first ever prepared for the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC).
David Fox, B.Eng, P.Eng, LEED AP—building on over 20 years of industry experience, Fox has completed projects that span the hospitality, residential, institutional, commercial, healthcare and transportation sectors. LEED AP certified, he is involved with the EcoSmart Concrete organization and has been involved in numerous LEED and sustainable design projects in Canada and abroad.
Ian Washbrook, P.Eng.—with strong technical knowledge combined with a hands-on and pragmatic project management style Washbrook has developed a reputation for creative problem solving and a high level of service. With 15 years’ experience as a structural engineering consultant, his diverse portfolio includes three of Toronto’s preeminent cultural centres: the National Ballet School of Canada, the Royal Conservatory of Music, and the Four Seasons Centre for the Performing Arts.
And at the Associate level:
Fred Miles, MEng, CEng, MIStructE— drawing on his combined engineering and architectural background, Miles brings creative and inventive thinking to the design teams he works with. He takes a key leadership role for the UK offices managing work flow and resources and providing advice and mentorship to team members. Miles has 10 years of industry experience working in a broad spectrum of materials, codes and project types, both within the UK and abroad.
Monica Darroch—as Entuitive’s director of Human Resources, Darroch is instrumental in helping build the culture and supporting the teams as the firm grows and evolves. Her experience over 20 years comes from the construction, engineering, technology and financial services sectors. Her passion for developing talent and building a culture of creativity and collaboration makes her a key contributor to the business.
Nick Berci, P.Eng.—leader of Entuitive’s project management committee, Berci has 10 years of industry experience covering a variety of project types, with a specialty in institutional and commercial projects. His portfolio of institutional work includes healthcare, university, recreational and cultural facilities. Berci’s experience includes new construction as well as the renovation of existing properties.
Paul Tomasik, B.Eng.—leader of Entuitive’s contract administration team, ensuring design solutions are smoothly implemented and challenges are identified and resolved efficiently. Tomasik’s personal approach combined with his communication abilities builds strong rapport with design and construction teams for enhanced collaboration on project delivery. He has experience in a variety of project types, including commercial and residential towers, and institutional facilities.
Peter Olendzki, P.Eng.—a champion of advanced technology and processes to enhance creative problem solving and collaboration, Olendzki strives to foster a collaborative environment at Entuitive providing a platform for new idea generation and an opportunity to explore new areas of engineering. He has worked in a variety of project delivery environments including design build, construction management and conventional tender.
Saleem Haq, P.Eng.—with over 20 years of industry experience, Haq possesses strong technical acumen with expertise in tall buildings, overbuild and retrofit/expansion projects. His track record includes projects across Canada, United States, United Kingdom, and the Middle East. Notable projects include 45 Bay Street – a 55-storey commercial tower (Toronto), 20 Fenchurch – a 36-storey commercial tower (London), Riverside South – 45 and 37-storey commercial towers (London) and MGM CityCenter Mandarin Oriental Hotel – a 55-storey residential tower (Las Vegas).
Sanja Bunčić, CEng.—with a portfolio covering a broad range of projects including structural design for several high-profile residences, cultural and institutional projects, Bunčić enjoys refining work flow processes to ensure clients receive the highest level of service and successful project outcomes. She is part of Entuitive’s global quality control team overseeing quality control systems across the firm’s UK operations.
Tom Greenough, P.Eng.—known by colleagues and clients for being able to deliver creative solutions on challenging and complex projects, Greenough has experience in both the design and analysis of commercial, institutional, residential, and industrial buildings, including several renovation projects. His approach to design and project delivery enables him to build strong relationships within the industry. Greenough invests his time to mentor team members to further their development and can always be turned to for advice and guidance.