Executive Director: Claudia Cozzitorto
Claudia Cozzitorto is a practicing architect and the Director of BIM and Digital Practice at Maclennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA), the Vice-Chair of Communication for buildingSMART Canada and the RAIC representative for the Institute for BIM in Canada (IBC). Leading the implementation of BIM in multiple offices, she is an advocate of collaboration, openBIM and BIM workflows.
Treasurer: Brent Mauti
Brent Mauti is a practicing architect, the Global Director for Design Technology with IBI Group as well as a member of the CANBIM Board of Directors. During his career he has focused on how BIM enhances the design professions through efforts on major, multi-discipline projects focusing on cross-platform, lifecycle data interoperability.
Membership Chair: Omar Zuberi
Omar Zuberi is the Virtual Design and Construction Manager for Eastern Canada at EllisDon Corporation. He brings an Engineering degree, 2 years of IT/web development, and 10 years of Construction industry experience with him; with projects ranging from large scale retail, high rise residential, hospital, and TTC subway. Omar helps deploy and support the constantly evolving people, knowledge, and technology of BIM on projects while pushing the boundaries of collaboration and open interaction.
Operations Chair: Andre Carvalho
Andre Carvalho is the BIM Manager for Diamond Schmitt Architects and an early adopter of the BIM process, championing it since early 2000. With many years of experience in BIM implementation and management, has assisted some of the largest and most important Canadian AEC firms successfully transitioning to BIM. He is very active in the BIM communities, where he shares his opinions on the process, the tools and the methods to achieve it.
Communications Chair: Steve Nonis
Steve Nonis is a Partner at Turner Fleischer Architects, leading the Residential + Mixed-Use department and is at the forefront of the firm’s BIM initiatives. He joined the firm in 2002 and was instrumental in TF’s pioneering efforts to apply 3D design processes to satisfy client objectives. Steve’s hands on approach wasn’t taught in the classroom – it’s a consequence of respectful collaboration with clients, consultants and trades. He is driven to achieve the optimum connection between advances in new design technologies and the pursuit of breakthrough architectural solutions.
Research Chair: Arash Shahi
Arash Shahi is the Associate Director of Building Tall Research Centre at University of Toronto and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at University of Waterloo. Arash brings over 10 years of experience in managing construction research projects and has a passion for finding solutions to the challenges faced by the construction industry in implementing BIM processes and integrating innovative technologies.
Social Media Chair: Jackson Fung
Jackson Fung is the BIM Manager at Diamond Schmitt Architects. In his career, he has focused on implementing BIM and pushing BIM beyond design to facility management. He holds CanBIM BIM Professional Level 2 credential.
Vice Communication Chair: Ashley Saidi
Ashley Saidi is the Virtual Design and Construction Business Development Manager at EllisDon Corporation. She has been in the construction industry for 6 years and has embraces the BIM world in 2013. She actively promotes BIM in the construction industry and implements BIM processes onto all types of projects. Her wish is to see all projects successfully completed with daily use of BIM tools and methods.