Arup recently published an announcement of the firm’s latest Associate Principal and Associates at the firm. The Canadian-based appointments in the release includes:
Robert Feteanu, PE, an aerospace engineer in Arup’s Toronto office, where he leads Canada’s airport simulation and analysis group. Feteanu received his master’s in mechanical engineering from Ryerson University. He is an expert in passenger and baggage flow simulations, capacity and demand analysis, forecasting, and space programming for airport terminal buildings. Recently, he was the technical lead for the planning and analysis work for Taipei Taoyuan Terminal 3, Toronto Pearson, Montreal-Trudeau, Manchester Airport, the Istanbul New Airport, and Portland International Airport. Currently he is the project manager for simulation, analysis, and space programming of the New Beijing Airport, the New Midfield Terminal Building in Abu Dhabi, and the extension of Hamad International Airport in Doha.
Jo Balmer leads the program and project management initiative within the Montreal office and is currently leading the owner’s engineer team on the $4.2bn New Champlain bridge project. A chemical engineer by training, Balmer joined Arup in 2007 after previous experience in the UK automotive and gas/electricity industries. Since then, her passion for continuous improvement and process development and optimization has led to her role as the quality manager on the Autoroute 30 project, the Docklands Light Railway three-car enhancement, and the West White Rose Extension project, in addition to developing the management systems within offices in Canada.
Mei Cheong, PE, CEng, is a geotechnical engineer in the Toronto office. Cheong received her master’s from the University of Cambridge and has 15 years of international geotechnical and geostructural experience. She has worked on projects in Canada, the UK, Ireland, the Middle East, and Asia. She has been design lead and design coordinator on multidisciplinary infrastructure projects involving tunnels, highways, railways, bridges, buildings, and a stadium, and is deepening her experience in design management. Her experience encompasses all stages of design from tender preparation and conceptual and detailed design to site supervision. Her experience in soil-structure interaction includes numerical analysis and advanced laboratory testing, with a strong focus on soil characterization. A few of her notable projects include the Eglinton Crosstown LRT in Toronto, the Confederation Line in Ottawa, the New Bridge for the St. Lawrence in Montreal, the Crossrail Bored Tunnel for Liverpool Station in London, Marina East Leisure Park in Singapore, and the MRT Blue Line Depot in Bangkok.
David de Koning
David de Koning, P.Eng., is a structural engineer in the Montreal office. De Koning received his master’s in earthquake engineering and engineering seismology from the ROSE School in Pavia, Italy. He has applied his background in the first principles of structural engineering, seismic design, and seismology to a wide variety of design, assessment, and renovation projects. He has delivered new build and retrofit projects both in Canada and in seismically active regions around the world. He has been the lead structural engineer on several notable projects including the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel; the PanAm Games 2015 stadia in Toronto, Milton, and Hamilton, Ontario; and the Canadian Diplomatic Compound in Tokyo.
Marc-Paul Gauthier, CET, PMP, PTP, LEED AP, is a senior technologist and project manager in the Toronto office, leading the transportation engineering practice for Canada. He draws on over 15 years of experience in the consulting industry, supporting public and private interests on a variety of urban transportation projects. Gauthier has particular experience integrating multimodal transportation operations and design for corridors in complex urban environments. More recently, with the ongoing light-rail development in Canada, he and his team are developing a centre of excellence around transit signal priority and signaling. A few of his projects include the Queens Quay Revitalization, Eglinton East LRT, Edmonton Valley Line LRT, Finch West LRT, and the Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport Pedestrian Tunnel.