Craig Applegath, Architect, FRAIC DIALOG

Craig Applegath is the founding principal of DIALOG’s Toronto Studio, and a passionate designer who believes in the power of built form to meaningfully improve the wellbeing of communities and the environment they are part of. Since graduating from the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University with a Master of Architecture in Urban Design Craig has focused his energies on leading innovative planning and design projects that address the complex challenges facing our communities, as well as on his advocacy of sustainable building design and urban regeneration and symbiosis. Craig’s area of practice includes the master planning and design of institutional projects, including cultural and museum, post secondary education, and healthcare facilities, as well as the design of innovative industrial and manufacturing facilities.

Craig was a founding Board Member of Sustainable Buildings Canada, a Past President of the Ontario Association of Architects, and the current moderator of SymbioticCities.net. Craig has lectured or taught at Harvard, the University of Toronto, the University of Waterloo, as well as at many professional and sector related conferences around the world. In 2001 Craig was made a Fellow of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada for his contributions to the profession of architecture.


Subhi Alsayed, Vice President, Sustainable Development, Mattamy Homes

Subhi is a sustainable smart buildings expert and a driver of innovation, digital transformation, and technology adoption in the real-estate industry. Throughout his career, Subhi has focused on building strong business case for change, and finding innovative ways of introducing and 'de-risking' new methods and technologies. 

Subhi is Mattamy’s Vice President of Sustainable Development, working with the leadership team to develop and implement strategies for Mattamy’s smart sustainable communities. Mattamy’s sustainability strategy mitigates the impact on the society, the economy, and the ecosystem around us, and most importantly, it manifests itself in the industry leadership role Mattamy plays.  This vision of innovation and sustainability is synonymous with quality of life, health and wellness, resilience, and inclusivity.    

Subhi is a MBA grad from Ivey Business School, a Professional Engineer, LEED Accredited Professional, and a Certified Energy manager.


Bruno Giancola, Senior V.P. Project Management & Innovation and Sustainability, Tridel

Bruno Giancola has over 27 years of experience in managing Residential and Commercial construction communities including Marketing, Construction and quantitative Surveying activities (including LEED buildings) in the Greater Toronto Area for the Tridel Group of Companies. Bruno’s responsibilities range from overseeing the project due-diligence prior to land purchase, presales, planning and development of multiple use highrise projects, including contract awarding, budgeting, tendering, site management and staffing. With 28 years of experience, Bruno has advanced in successive positions of leadership and responsibility starting as a Project Coordinator/Project Manager to his current position of leading his team as Vice President of Project Management.

conrad.pngAdrian Conrad, President & CEO, The Cora Group

Adrian Conrad’s business and financial acumen coupled with project management knowledge makes Adrian a discerning commercial developer and a natural partner at The Cora Group. He is passionate about preserving our environment for future generations and a strong proponent of LEED and sustainable development. Adrian has extensive experience in commercial development and leasing for small and large tenant needs, and over his career,  has raised more than $200 million in capital financing, developed or repositioned more than $250 million of real estate, and overseen the leasing more than 2 million square feet of office space within Waterloo Region. He continues to spearhead the creation of premiere, sustainable Class A office spaces tailored to the needs of tech firms. Cora Group’s portfolio of sustainable properties, located within David Johnson Research + TecTechnology Park in Waterloo’s IdeaQuarter, are among the Region’s most prestigious Class A office locations. 

wang.pngAdrian Wang, Director, Innovation & Sustainability, Tridel

Adrian Wang is the Director of Innovation and Sustainability at Tridel.  Having worked in the industry, both in his roles a sustainability professional and construction manager, he is well aware of the challenges associated with carrying out sustainable strategies on a job site.  Adrian has found a happy medium in his new role at Tridel, pushing the envelope in sustainable and innovative construction practices.  The latest technologies under his purview include a net zero suite, state of the art smart community systems, the use of variable refrigerant flow systems and district energy programs.  He is also working with industry professionals on piloting modular and mass timber construction.   Adrian is continually inspired by the leadership taken by Tridel’s executives in constantly challenging old paradigms and their eagerness to innovate.  For Tridel, innovation and sustainability are core aspects to their business operation as they pursue sustainability in their people, economics and the environment through the use of innovative technologies and business practices.

Richard Marshall, Design Manager, Bird Construction

As Design Manager at Bird Construction Winnipeg, Richard helps clients maximize the potential of their proposed project by developing innovative design and construction solutions within an affordable budget; using his extensive industry and construction experience and an in-depth knowledge of codes, standards, and zoning bylaws. He has strong expertise in projects such as regional shopping centres, grocery stores, “big box” stores, suburban low-rise and multi-storey office buildings, restaurants, and light industrial, warehouse and distribution facilities.

His primary focus is on developing Design-Build construction projects for commercial and industrial clients. Bird’s Design-Build services include functional layout, space planning, site planning, feasibility studies, schematic plans, assistance with zoning, building code review, budgeting, and complete construction management. His team offers in-house design and drafting and works in partnerships with architectural and engineering consultants to offer total turn-key building solutions. 

Richard also has wide-ranging expertise in Canada’s regulatory environment, having served as a member of the Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency (National Energy Code of Buildings) since 2007, and a member of the Standing Committee on Environmental Separation (Part 5 of the National Building Code) since 2010.

Richard also offers in-house design and drafting and play a significant role in creating partnerships with architectural and engineering consultants to offer total turn-key building solutions. 

He has strong expertise in projects such as regional shopping centres, grocery stores, “big box” stores, suburban low-rise and multi-storey office buildings, restaurants, and light industrial, warehouse and distribution facilities.


Antoine Habellion, Building Science Manager, ROCKWOOL

Antoine Habellion, M.Eng, M.A.S., is the Manager of the Building Science department of ROCKWOOL North America, where the main focus of his work, apart from the team management, entails managing building enclosure research projects related to energy efficiency, enclosure performance, summer comfort, hygrothermal analysis, Building Information Modeling (BIM), durability and resilience. As a building science professional, the core group of his clients include architects, engineers, design consultants and contractors.

Prior to moving to North America, Antoine worked as a building scientist in Paris, France, with the Latin Division of ROCKWOOL.

Antoine holds a Master’s Degree in Civil Engineering from the engineering school of Hautes Etudes d’Ingénieur in Lille, France and an advanced master’s degree in Building Science from the engineering schools of Arts et Métiers ParisTech and ESTP in Paris, France where he wrote a thesis on the Summer Comfort of Building With no Cooling Systems.

His experience includes several years at BOUYGUES CONSTRUCTION where he worked as a Telecom Engineer and then a Thermal Engineer. He has now managed and completed numerous building science research projects and has assisted design teams on various construction projects across Europe and North America.

Antoine is fluent in French and English.


Steve Kemp, Principal, Senior Energy and Sustainability Specialist, RDH Building Science

Steve Kemp is a building science engineer specializing in energy modelling and design, and sustainability. His work experience includes a wide range of projects including green building design facilitation, renewable energy technology studies and energy research. With nearly 20 years of building science experience, Steve’s expertise in sustainable buildings and LEED consulting is an asset to the RDH team.


Andrew Oding, General Manager, Sr. Building Science Associate, Building Knowledge Canada

Andrew is General Manager and Director of Building Science at Building Knowledge Canada. 

With an extensive background as a builder for 20+ years Andrew brings an insightful and real-life practicality to building science principles and their in-field applications. As a recognized building science trainer by the government of Canada-Office of Energy Efficiency, Building Science Specialist (University of Toronto), and HVAC designer, Andrew is working closely with the development of the new National Building Code of Canada : Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency in Housing and Building, the re-development of ASHRAE 90.2   SSPC Energy efficiency standard for low-rise residential buildings. 90.2  and many advanced building programs (i.e. ENERGY STAR®, Net Zero, LEED for HomesTM, etc.) across North America.


Ian Hamilton, Bartlett School Environment, Energy & Resources, Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL Energy Institute (TBC)

Ian Hamilton is a Reader at the UCL Energy Institute.  His research interest is focused on the nexus between energy demand, energy technologies and energy efficiency, sustainable cities, indoor and urban environmental conditions and health.  Ian’s research has included: investigation on the impact of energy efficiency interventions on energy demand in the residential stock; analysis of temporal and spatial energy use within the urban environment and its impact on the local climate; the trends and impact of energy use on indoor environment; residential stock energy use modelling; and, the integration of renewable energy into the urban form.  Ian is also working with colleagues at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) to model and quantify the health impact of introducing energy efficiency measures in the UK’s housing stock.

Ian is the Operating Agent for the International Energy Agency (IEA) Energy in Buildings and Communities (EBC) 'Annex 70 - Building Energy Epidemiology: Analysis of Real Building Energy Use at Scale'. The aim of the annex is to work in an international collaboration to identify user needs around energy demand in buildings and to establish best practice methods and harmonized formats for data collection, analysis and modelling.


John Straube, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering/Architectural Engineering, University of Waterloo

John Straube is an Associate Professor joint-appointed to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering and the School of Architecture at the University of Waterloo. He is also a professional engineer and a Principal at RDH Building Science Inc., where he leads forensic investigations, hygrothermal measurement and analysis research projects, and design projects in the areas of low energy building design, highly durable building enclosures, new building materials and systems, and extreme climate buildings

As a result of his research work, Professor Straube wrote the book “High Performance Enclosures” and also co-authored “Building Science for Building Enclosures” with Eric Burnett. He has also received the Lifetime Achievement Award in Building Science Education from the National Consortium of Housing Research Centers (NCHRC).

Professor Straube is a member of the CSA A371 Masonry Construction Standards Committee, the CAN/ULC S741-08 Standard for Air Barrier Materials, the American Society of Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Engineers and the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA) Canada among others.


R. Stephen Montgomery, M&E Pursuits Manager, PCL Constructors Canada Inc. 

A Mechanical engineer and building systems manager for PCL Constructors Canada, Stephen Montgomery, has 18 years of experience in the building industry and has combined his experience in consulting (mechanical system designer) and construction into a pragmatic and open-minded approach to planning and design solutions that considers both the environment, technological advances and client vision.  Among the first engineers certified by the CaGBC in 2003, Stephen’s career evolved alongside a transformation of the construction industry through the introduction of various social and legislated environmental, and technological pressures.  With this experience, Stephen seeks to assemble the right collection of environmental and systems solutions to meet the unique challenges of each project and the unique vision of each client towards a more controlled, safe and sustainable built environment.


Dan de la Mothe, Senior Manager, Quality Assurance, Melloul Blamey Construction Inc.

Dan has over 25 years’ experience in building construction.  His 20-year career at Melloul Blamey has taken him from a field carpenter to the role of solving deficiencies and warranty issues and ultimately to the prevention of problems in the Quality Assurance Manager role. Dan has authored the company Quality Management plan and implements job specific plans for each project. He has a passion for building science and continuously shares his knowledge with company staff through onsite training, quick lectures and day long symposiums.

Quattri.pngRob Quattrociocchi, Building and Material Sciences Manager, EllisDon

Rob has been a member of the EllisDon Construction Sciences Division since 2004, elevating to the position of Manager of Building & Material Sciences in 2008.   During his time there, he has worked on several high-profile ICI construction projects across Canada as well as internationally.  He leads a multi-disciplined team of specialists whose main functions are to mitigate the technical risks associated with their projects, as well as to identify and investigate emerging technologies.  Rob is a graduate of the University of Toronto, Civil Engineering, and is a voting member of CSA committee S478 “Design for Durability in Buildings”. He is passionate about high performance facades and currently sits on the board of directors of the Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC).

Jonathan Enns, Assistant Professor, School of Architecture, University of Waterloo

Jonathan Enns is a hybrid designer, strategist, inventor and entrepreneur. With design consulting experience in the technology and IOT industries, and a background in Architecture and interdisciplinary practice, his work focuses on the relationship between high technology environments and human wellbeing. Jonathan runs the Humanics Lab, a think tank dedicated to human centred approaches to design research, experiential prototyping, and human impact quantification methods in the AEC industry.  The Humanics Lab looks for innovation opportunities that improve wellness and happiness for people. Jonathan’s experience bridges academia and practice. Prior to joining the University of Waterloo as Assistant Professor, Jonathan was a project lead at Continuum Innovation in Boston where he worked with cross disciplinary teams on consulting projects and spatial experience prototyping (sx) for top global brands in the technology, IOT, and connected home industries.

Jonathan is a graduate of the University of Waterloo's School of Architecture ('07), and Princeton University's M.Arch program ('10) where he was a recipient of the School’s 2010 design prize, and the Henry Adams AIA medal. In 2011, he won an Arciprix International award for his design work on computational design systems, and in 2014, a Holcim International Award for Sustainable Construction for his research into the carbon benefits of massive timber construction. He runs an independent spatial experience design (SX) company called Circular.


Scott Walbridge, Associate Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Director, Architectural Engineering Program

Scott Walbridge is a Civil and Environmental Engineering Associate Professor at the University of Waterloo and a registered Professional Engineer in Alberta. He is an active member of Canadian Standards Association (CSA), American Society for Civil Engineering (ASCE) Structural Engineering Institute (SEI) and a corresponding member of European Convention for Constructional Steelwork (ECCS). Professor Walbridge also supervises the “Metal structure assessment and repair” research group at UWaterloo. The group’s primary mission is to develop new methods and technologies for the assessment and repair of damaged or deteriorating metal structures; and to develop new solutions for employing metals for the temporary or rapid replacement of other damaged or deteriorating civil or industrial infrastructure. In addition, they aim to investigate the influence of decisions made at the design stage on the durability and maintenance-related life-cycle costs of metal structures.

The group also develops design provisions, so that engineers can incorporate these new methods and technologies into their maintenance programs. They perform an economic analysis of these new methods and technologies to identify conditions under which their use would result in reduced life-cycle costs. Some of the past projects of the group include fatigue testing and analysis of bridge welds retrofitted by needle peening and analysis of aluminum bridge welds; fatigue retrofitting of welded steel cover plates using pre-stressed CFRP strips; predicting and prolonging the service lives of corroding weathering steel bridges; development of a shear connection for a portable composite bridge, and aluminum highway bridges: design and life-cycle cost analysis. In addition to his research work, Professor Walbridge has over 30 refereed journal and conference publications.

Hannah.pngHannah Thevapalan, Façade Specialist, Project Manager, WSP Canada

Hannah Thevapalan has over eight years of experience in building science consulting in New York City and Toronto, with exposure to a variety of commercial, institutional, and residential projects. Her experience in managing multi-disciplinary teams and her passion for detail-oriented projects provide her with unique tools to predict and approach building science challenges. Her combination of a Bachelor of Architectural Sciences and a Master of Building Engineering (majoring in Building Science), provide her with unique tools to approach challenges in building restoration, while maintaining the importance of energy efficiency.

Armstrong.pngScott R Armstrong, Senior Façade Specialist, WSP Canada

Scott is passionate about buildings: their design and construction, ongoing performance, deterioration and failure, and, ultimately, their renewal. His projects have spanned commercial, institutional, heritage, recreational, residential, and neighbourhood development in Canada, the Caribbean, and the Middle East. Scott has 20 years’ experience in high performance buildings, building enclosures, façades, existing building repair and renewal, roofing and green roofs, and integrated design. 

A LEED Accredited Professional, past Secretary and Board member of the CaGBC Greater Toronto Chapter, a Building Science Specialist of Ontario (BSSO), and Certified Engineering Technologist (CET), Scott successfully bridges the traditional gap between Architectural and Engineering disciplines. Scott speaks regularly on topics such as enclosure design, high performance building design, and existing building retrofits.


Andy Goyda, Canadian Builder Lead/Market Development Manager, Owens Corning Canada LP 

Andy Goyda is the Canadian Builder Lead and Market Development Manager for Owens Corning Canada. He has been actively involved in the residential industry for the past 35+ years, including his pioneering work and support of Energy Star For New Homes.

Andy served on the CHBA Board of Directors for 10 years and served two terms on CHBA’s Executive Board. Andy is currently a Board member of EnerQuality and sits on the CHBA Net Zero Energy Home Council.

Andy’s work with the Residential Industry has earned him the highest recognition of excellence. He is a past recipient of CHBA’s coveted Riley Brethour award for his contribution to the Canadian housing industry in the area of marketing and sales, CHBA’s Presidents Award of Excellence in recognition of his continued support of the Canadian housing industry and CHBA’s coveted Maple Leaf award honoring the most outstanding non builder member of the industry. Andy’s leadership and advocacy in driving the growth of energy efficiency and sustainable building has earned him induction into the OHBA/EnerQuality Hall of Fame.

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