The tBIMc Committee:

Executive Director:  Claudia Cozzitorto

Claudia Cozzitorto is the BIM Director at Maclennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects, a practicing architect as well as the Vice-Chair of Communication for buildingSMART Canada.  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:  Sara Vossoughi

Sara VossSara Vossoughi is the BIM Coordination Specialist and Office BIM Lead for IBI Architectural Group in Toronto. Her BIM experience spans both vertical infrastructure as well as linear data management and thus carries skills with various BIM software platforms. Her mission is to introduce and implement BIM in all projects and achieve better results using BIM on day to day basis.


Vice Operation Chair: Jackson Fung

Jackson Fung is the BIM coordinator at Diamond Schmitt Architects, a part-time instructor at Seneca college.  In his career, he has focused on implementing and educating the best practices of BIM.  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.

Research Chair: Arash Shahi

Smaller photo Profile 2Arash 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.