2019 CDBI conference


The speaker faculty is subject to change.

Gary J. Bale     Elisa Brandts     Nolan Heuchert     Uel McFall     Paul Stocco     Louis-Martin Richer

Gary J. Bale
BALE Project Consulting
Chilliwack, BC

Gary BaleGary Bale provides a unique set of executive management skills developed over his 40-year career in both public and private sector heavy civil construction and engineering. He has a succinct knowledge of government regulations and practices, municipal engineering and public works, consulting engineering design, construction bidding, and developing strategic design-build and PPP proposals for major transportation projects in Canada and the United States. He is particularly experienced in the successful delivery and project management of unique and challenging highway, bridges and transit design-build major infrastructure projects from conception to completion.

Gary has been involved in the BC Roadbuilders, Canadian Construction Association and BC Public Works Association. He is the chair of CDBI.

Gary is the principal of BALE Project Consulting, specializing in providing executive advisory and strategic project procurement and management services for the delivery and execution of major infrastructure projects in Canada. Additional services include project director services and alternative contract dispute resolution between private and public-sector owners.

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Elisa Brandts, Architect AIBC, AAA, MAA, NSAA, OAA, FRAIC
Managing Senior Principal, Buildings
Vancouver, BC

Elisa BrandtsElisa Brandts is passionate about designing livable, sustainable cities. She focuses on community-building projects in the transit and transportation and sports and entertainment sectors. With over 30 years of experience, her extensive technical knowledge and in-depth expertise in construction and project management makes her a highly-valuable asset to any complex project.

Her responsibilities include senior level client liaison as well as specific practice duties. She is committed to building strong client relationships and is an advocate for integrated project delivery (IPD) having lead teams on multiple design-builds and public-private-partnerships acting on behalf of clients or on the project delivery team. The close to two decades of work with integrated architecture and engineering teams have provided her with excellent team building, collaboration and leadership skills necessary for delivering complex high engineering interface projects.

Outside of work, Elisa is an active volunteer, teaches a course on complex project delivery at BCIT, and is a participant at several professional and industry organizations including the CDBI, BC Construction Roundtable, AIBC and is the CCDC RAIC representative.

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Nolan Heuchert, CAIB, CRM
Wylie-Crump Ltd.
Vancouver, BC

Nolan HeuchertNolan Heuchert is a director of Wylie-Crump Ltd., and has been focused on servicing the insurance and risk advisory needs of the construction and design industry sector since 1994.

As a former senior officer and construction practice leader for a large international insurance brokerage firm, Nolan has been engaged in a wide spectrum of complex domestic and international insurance programs as well as several public-private partnership (P3) projects in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario. Nolan’s insurance knowledge and understanding of the construction industry is a highly valued client resource which is respected by owners, designers and contractors alike.

Nolan is involved and participates in a number of local and national construction/design industry associations. He is currently the chair of the Risk Management Committee for the Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI), a special committee of the Canadian Construction Association.

Nolan’s educational background includes a university degree in the discipline of economics and public administration from the University of Saskatchewan. In addition, Nolan continues his professional education within the insurance industry and has achieved his Canadian Accredited Insurance Broker (CAIB) designation and his Canadian Risk Management (CRM) designation through Simon Fraser University.

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Uel McFall, PQS
Director, Construction Services
Deltro Group Ltd.
Cambridge, ON

Uel McFallAs a senior leader in several major construction companies in Ontario, Uel McFall has been involved in all aspects of the industry, from early hands-on experience with his father a carpenter joiner from the old country, right through to a team leader ‘Project Director’ at a large North American company, and recently the president of an open shop general contractor/design-build firm.

As an owner’s advocate, Uel assists clients with proposal calls, budgeting, tendering, municipal approvals and all contract management.

Uel is involved and participates in the business community in the Waterloo region, and is a past chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Cambridge, Ontario. He is the chair of CDBI.

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Paul Stocco
Brownlee LLP
Edmonton, AB

Paul StoccoPaul Stocco is partner with the Alberta-based law firm Brownlee LLP. After graduating from Osgoode Hall Law School in 1989, Paul was admitted to the Law Society of Upper Canada (Ontario) in 1991. In 2000, Paul was also admitted to the Law Society of Alberta.

Paul joined the Edmonton office of Brownlee LLP in 2003. In 2009, Paul became the practice group leader of Brownlee’s construction group. Paul’s practice, which focuses on construction litigation and construction procurement, has seen him represent owners, general contractors and subcontractors at all levels of Court in both Alberta and Ontario. Paul has also assisted his clients in drafting construction procurement documents, including tendering and RFP documents, construction contracts, consulting contracts and P3 agreements.

Paul has written and lectured widely on all aspects of construction and procurement law. He is also a board member of various industry organizations which represent different stakeholders in the construction industry. Paul is also the editor of Brownlee’s Constructive Thinking newsletter which covers topics of interest to all parties involved in construction and procurement.

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Louis-Martin Richer
Vice-président principal, Pratiques nationale et internationale en ingénierie, construction et cautionnement
Marsh Canada Limitée
Montréal, QC

Louis-Martin RicherLouis-Martin Richer est un haut dirigeant axé sur les résultats qui met en place des solutions d’affaires en misant sur la collaboration et le partenariat avec l’ensemble des parties prenantes, internes et externes. Grâce à ses solides compétences et à sa grande expérience en matière juridique de même qu’en gestion du risque, de la conformité et de l’éthique, il apporte des solutions à la fois informées et pragmatiques aux enjeux d’affaires sur une base globale tout en gérant avec succès des relations avec une équipe mondiale marquée par la diversité.

Avant d’arriver chez Marsh, il a oeuvré auprès de grands cabinets comme avocat plaideur notamment dans les secteurs assurance et construction, pour ensuite passer onze ans chez WSP (GENIVAR) à titre de Chef des affaires juridiques et Chef du risque ainsi que de la conformité.

Louis-Martin a et est toujours impliqué auprès de tables de concertation et de comités pour les associations au sein notamment de la communauté du génie conseil. Il a aussi enseigné aux ingénieurs et architectes à l’Université McGill ainsi qu’en matière de contrats au Barreau du Québec.

Il détient deux baccalauréats de l’Université de Montréal soit en Science Politique (1994) ainsi qu’en Droit(1998). Marsh est un chef de file mondial du courtage d’assurances et des solutions innovatrices de gestion de risques. Marsh emploie 30 000 conseillers dans plus de 130 pays pour assister sa clientèle de particuliers et d’entreprises de toutes tailles.

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  • McIntosh Perry
  • AEC Developments Inc.
  • Association de la construction du Québec
  • University of Toronto
  • Antham Construction Group Inc.
  • Beazley Canada Limited
  • Les Ponts Jacques Cartier et Champlain incorporée
  • Landmark Solutions Ltd.
  • Kiskadee Koncepts
  • Gestion Pelcan Inc.
  • Silver Ridge Construction (1999) Ltd.
  • Infrasports
  • Stantec Consulting Ltd.
  • Les Entrepreneurs Généraux Lambda inc.
  • IDL Projects Inc.
  • ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.
  • City of Calgary
  • Robert J. Bourgon & Associates Ltd. o/a Bourgon Construction 
  • Yukon Government
  • Crossey Engineering Ltd.
  • Lafarge Canada Inc.
  • Performance Excellence Institute
  • EllisDon Corporation
  • Dorken Systems Inc.
  • Marshall Tittemore Architects
  • Marshall Tittemore Architects
  • Emil Anderson Construction (EAC) Inc.
  • Northbridge Financial Corporation
  • Colin Lawson Projects Ltd.
  • Haywood Design
  • OML Construction Services Ltd.
  • Wood Environment & Infrastructure Solutions
  • Con-Tech General Contractors Ltd.
  • ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.
  • Allen entrepreneur général
  • Plainsman Companies
  • Construction Cogela Inc.
  • Habitat Construction Matane (1986) inc.
  • Cosoltec inc.
  • Camdon Construction Ltd.
  • Lainco Inc.
  • North Shore Engineering Inc.
  • EBC Inc.
  • Capital Decisions Inc.
  • Truest Quantity Surveyors
  • Saint Joseph Developments Ltd.
  • Wiebe’s Steel Structure
  • Deltro Group Ltd.
  • Jacobs Canada
  • Global Mechanical Ltd.
  • Saskatchewan Construction Association
  • Marco Maritimes Limited
  • Stuart Olson Construction Inc.
  • PME Inc. (EllisDon Group of Companies)
  • CAP Management Services Ltd
  • Greystone Project Management Inc.
  • EllisDon Corporation
  • Bale Project Consulting
  • Westview Engineering Ltd.
  • M & G Reno
  • Cowan Insurance Group
  • Corporation of the Town of Newmarket
  • Tech-Line Design (Drafting Services)
  • Broccolini Construction (Ottawa) Inc.
  • EllisDon Construction Services Inc.
  • Michael + Clark Construction
  • Armtec LP
  • GeoSolv Design/Build Inc.
  • BC Comfort Air Conditioning Limited
  • Onespace Unlimited Inc.
  • Elgabry Engineering Inc.
  • Miller Paving Northern
  • Venerino V.P. Panici Architects Inc.
  • Grand Valley Construction Association
  • Stuart Olson Construction Inc.
  • AMICO Design Build Inc.
  • ATCO Structures & Logistics Ltd.
  • Lidio Romanin Construction Company Limited
  • Collaborative Structures Limited
  • Mark V Wilson Builder/Contractor Co. Ltd.
  • SpaceMakers Construction Services Inc.
  • Hidi Rae Consulting Engineers Inc.
  • Lindsay Construction Limited
  • Concrete Floor Contractors Association
  • Ryfan Electric
  • COWI North America Ltd.
  • Birnie Electric Limited
  • Veolia Water Solutions & Technologies Canada
  • Morsky Management Group Ltd.
  • SPEC Construction Incorporated
  • SAJO Inc.
  • GDB Constructeurs
  • Collings Johnston Inc.
  • Golder Associates Ltd.
  • RPM Consulting Services Inc.
  • P.M. Associates Ltd.
  • R. J. Burnside & Associates Limited
  • Marquardt Mechanical
  • H.H. Angus & Associates Ltd.
  • Key West Engineering ltd.
  • Bouygues Building Canada Inc.
  • Salter Pilon Architecture Inc.
  • Erith Project Consultants Inc.
  • Geo. A. Kelson Company Ltd.
  • Schoeck Canada Inc.
  • Western Surety Company
  • Humboldt Electric Ltd.
  • CIMA Canada Inc.
  • NCC Development Limited
  • Qikiqtaaluk Corporation
  • VVI Construction Ltd.
  • Associated Engineering
  • StructureCraft Builders Inc.
  • Copcan Contracting Ltd.
  • Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd.
  • Simpson Building Contractors Ltd.
  • The University of Toronto
  • Omega & Associates Engineering Ltd.
  • Greyback Construction Ltd.
  • Town of Caledon
  • MacPherson Leslie & Tyerman LLP
  • Whitemud Ironworks Group
  • Sika Canada Inc.
  • Marshall – Lee Construction Corp.
  • R.V. Aderson Associates Limited
  • Carlyle & Associates
  • PNR Railworks Inc.
  • Royal Bank of Canada
  • Uel McFall Consulting Inc.
  • Metro Vancouver
  • Flynn Canada Ltd.
  • Garritano Bros. Ltd.
  • Carillion Canada Inc.
  • ONPA Architects
  • Canam Group
  • Neilson Architecture Ltd.
  • Smith + Andersen Consulting Engineering
  • Wilhelm Construction Services Inc.
  • Eldico Group Inc.
  • SNC Lavalin Construction (Ontario) Inc.
  • London & District Construction Association
  • Marshall Tittemore Architects
  • Marshall Tittemore Architects
  • Autodesk
  • Scott Construction Ltd.
  • B&B Heavy Civil Construction
  • verTerra Corp.
  • Morrison Hershfield Limited
  • Harvey Architecture
  • Trow Project Services Inc.
  • M&L General Contracting Ltd.
  • Hall Constructors
  • Ausenco Sandwell
  • Colliers International Toronto
  • City of Saskatoon
  • Integrated Designs Inc.
  • Wilson M. Beck Insurance Services (Kelowna) Inc.
  • Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd.
  • Stantec Consulting Limited
  • Boffo Building Inc.
  • Beaudoin 3990591 Canada Inc.
  • Dora Construction
  • Architecture49 Inc.
  • Bel-Con Design-Builders Ltd.
  • City of Kelowna
  • R.F. Binnie & Associates
  • Graham Group Ltd.
  • Kasian Architecture
  • BBS Construction (Ontario) Ltd.
  • Dowland Contracting Ltd.
  • Western Industrial Contractors Ltd.
  • Wylie-Crump Limited
  • Encon Group Inc.
  • Redwood Construction Ltd.
  • Guy Architects
  • DFS Design Firm Seminars
  • Brownlee LLP
  • Walker Environmental Group Inc.
  • Brock University
  • Coldbox Builders
  • All-Win Contracting Ltd.
  • Lalande & Doyle Architects
  • Urban Electrical Contractors
  • Lloyd Sadd Insurance
  • GeoXperts
  • Mr. Patrick Glorieux
  • KMA Contracting Inc.
  • Ledcor Construction Limited
  • C&H Fire Suppression Systems Inc.
  • E.S. Fox Ltd.
  • Butler Buildings (Canada)
  • Bing Thom Architects
  • Scott Builders Inc.
  • Urban Systems Ltd.
  • Partnerships BC
  • Pomerleau Inc.
  • ISL Engineering and Land Services Ltd.
  • Bockstael Construction (1979) Ltd.
  • Omicron Architecture Engineering Construction Ltd.
  • Hatch
  • Stephenson Engineering Ltd.
  • McElhanney Engineering Services Ltd.
  • Ira McDonald Construction Limited
  • Infrastructure Ontario
  • Fowler Bauld & Mitchell Ltd.
  • G.J. Cahill & Company Limited
  • CEI Architecture Planning Interiors
  • Seagate Construction Inc.
  • Patrick S.G. Martins
  • Massicotte Construction Ltd.
  • Caspian Construction Inc.
  • Taplen Construction Inc.
  • WSP Canada Inc.
  • Urbacon
  • L. J. Barton Mechanical Inc.
  • McCaine Electric Ltd.
  • Iredale Group Architecture
  • McDonald Bros. Construction
  • CANA Construction Ltd.
  • McLean Young Construction Ltd.
  • Kemway Contractors Ltd.
  • Hemisphere Engineering Inc.
  • Premiére Design-Construction Inc.
  • Sprint Insight Inc.
  • First Gulf Inc.
  • Continental Automated Building Association
  • Alberici Constructors Ltd.
  • Kasian Architecture Interior Design and Planning Ltd
  • Integrated Building & Design Corporation
  • House Brand Construction Ltd.
  • The Federal Bridge Corporation Limited
  • PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
  • AMAN Building Corporation
  • Robertson Bright Inc.
  • Chandos Construction Ltd.
  • Reinders + Rieder Ltd.
  • Con-Drain Company (1983) Ltd.
  • B + H Architects
  • Cooper Construction Limited
  • Kenaidan Contracting Ltd.
  • St Marys Cement Inc.
  • Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd.
  • Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd
  • KTA Structural Engineers Ltd.
  • CBCL Limited, Consulting Engineers
  • KGS Group
  • Rosati Construction Inc.
  • Moriyama & Teshima Architects
  • Reid & Deleye Contractors Ltd.
  • Halsall Associates Ltd.
  • Van Alstine Project Management Ltd.
  • WSP Canada Inc.
  • Randall Plumbing & Heating Limited
  • MacLean Construction Ltd.
  • Rambow Mechanical Ltd.
  • Architecture49 Inc.
  • Adjeleian Allen Rubeli Limited Structural Consulting Engineers
  • Bird Construction Company
  • Travelers Guarantee Company of Canada
  • Comstock Canada Ltd.
  • Pro Electric Inc.
  • Magil Construction Ontario Inc. / Industrial Division > McKay-Cocker
  • Drycore Electric 2002 Inc.
  • Monteith Building Group Ltd.
  • Guild Electric Limited
  • Botting & Associates Alberta Ltd.
  • Clark Builders
  • Hayman Construction Inc.
  • Parsons
  • Rikjak Projects Inc.
  • Timbro Design Build
  • Miller Paving Limited
  • Colliers Project Leaders
  • Knappett Projects Inc.
  • Stantec Architecture Ltd.
  • Alberta Infrastructure
  • OZZ Electric Inc.
  • Ball Construction Inc.
  • The Guarantee Company of North America
  • Dineen Construction Corporation
  • Ernst Hansch Construction Ltd.
  • Department of National Defence
  • Three Way Builders Ltd.
  • Alliance Energy Ltd.
  • Doran Contractors Limited
  • John G. Davies Architect Incorporated
  • Maple Reinders Constructors Ltd.
  • B.D. Stevens Limited
  • B.A. Blacktop Ltd.
  • PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
  • Olympic Construction Limited
  • Aviva Insurance Company of Canada
  • Farmer Construction Ltd.
  • Wales McLelland Construction
  • Black & McDonald Limited
  • Algonquin College of Applied Arts and Technology
  • Defence Construction Canada
  • Stuart Olson Dominion Construction Ltd.
  • City of Chilliwack
  • Bot Construction Limited
  • Petrela Winter & Associates Insurance Brokers
  • Peter Kiewit Infrastructure Co.
  • Ed Brunet & associÈs inc.
  • Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.
  • M. Sullivan & Son Limited
  • Revay and Associates Limited
  • MMM Group
  • EllisDon Corporation
  • Marid Industries Limited
  • grc architects
  • Buttcon Limited
  • Aird & Berlis LLP Barristers and Solicitors
  • Aecon Buildings, a division of Aecon Construction Group Inc.