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Company and People News Round-Up: Martin Roy, Crossey, Associated Engineering, TRI and GHD

Martin Roy has become the first Quebec engineer to be designated a LEED Fellow. The tribute was given at the Greenbuild conference in Philadelphia on November 21 by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Building Certification...





Martin Roy has become the first Quebec engineer to be designated a LEED Fellow. The tribute was given at the Greenbuild conference in Philadelphia on November 21 by the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) and Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI).

Seven Canadians have been made LEED Fellows since the designation was inaugurated. It honours unique expertise, leadership, innovation, dedication and outstanding contributions to green building.

To receive the title, candidates must have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in green building, be a LEED AP with specialty, and be nominated and backed by their peers. Nominations undergo a stringent review by a committee of experts.

Roy was one of the first LEED-certified professionals and a member of the technical committee of the Canada Green Building Council. He received the Grand Prix d’Excellence from the Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec in 2007 and has several other local and international awards and distinctions.

His firm, Martin Roy et Associés specializes in energy simulations, bioclimatic, mechanical and electrical engineering, energy efficiency, and commissioning, optimizing and monitoring LEED-related performance and services.

Crossey Engineering of Toronto is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. The Toronto-based company was founded in 1963 by Ted Crossey, a mechanical engineer, on Charles Street in downtown Toronto. After being joined by Ron Firman, an electrical engineer, the office expanded quickly and took on project at Dalhousie University, Trent University, Bank of Montreal, Roy Thomson Hall and the Regional Municipality of Ottawa Carleton (RMOC) building. Wally Eley and Clive Lacey took over leadership after Ted Crossey retired in 1992, and in 1996 the company move to Sheppard Avenue East in north Toronto. In 2000, it established some specialist streams: Consullux Lighting Consultants, Vertical Start-Up Commissioning (VSC) Group and CEL Gruen for sustainability design and energy efficiency group.

The company’s portfolio includes the Detroit Symphony Orchestra, Canadian War Museum, Ottawa, Four Season Opera House, Toronto; Apotex, Richmond Hill; and Palm Island, Dubai.

Associated Engineering has a new regional infrastructure manager in Regina. Sandra Bailey, P.Eng. was previously the manager of water and sewer engineering for the city. The company has also appointed Stella Madsen, P.Eng. as manager of transportation and planning in the Regina office.  And James Betke, P.Eng., has joined the Winnipeg office as manager of transportation.

TRI Environmental Consultants (a Metro Group Company) has appointed Dr. Muhammad Khan as senior environmental engineer to head office in Burnaby, B.C. Dr. Khan spent the last seven years in northern B.C. primarily working in the oil and gas, and government sectors. He is fluent in English, Japanese, Punjabi and Urdu.

GHD has appointed Mark Taylor as its business group manager for water, based in Markham, Ontario. Previously Taylor worked in GHD’s offices in Queensland, Australia. He will lead the Canada team in delivering water and wastewater infrastructure projects.