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Gary Orton, RSE, SCPM
VP - Strategic Services


Gary is an innovative construction leader with over 30 years of global experience in the planning, design, construction, and commissioning of facilities. He began his career in the trades, moving into senior supervisory roles, construction management, and project management through his tenure. Since his days in the field, he has spent over a decade working with global Owners, EPCs, and contractors to develop and deploy programs and practices that enhance project potential in safety, quality, cost, and schedule. Gary is a subject matter expert in Lean, Advanced Work Packaging and WorkFace Planning, Preconstruction, and construction completions. He now works with industry-leading clients to develop and deploy processes, procedures, and technology that provide quantifiable improvements in project and organizational performance.


Gary has a Red Seal Endorsement and is a Stanford Certified Project Manager. He serves on numerous industry committees and communities of practice, and has a strong focus on industry knowledge sharing, collaboration, and innovation.


Memberships / Committees

Construction Industry Institute

  • Modularization Community for Business Advancement

Construction Industry Institute

  • Advanced Work Packaging Community for Business Advancement


  • Prefabrication, Offsite & Modularization Think Tank

Construction Industry Institute - Completed 2020

  • Research Team 362 (Collaborative Scheduling)

Areas of Expertise

  • Constructability

  • Advanced Work Packaging and WorkFace Planning

  • Modularization and Prefabrication

  • Construction Productivity Improvement

  • Pressure Testing (Hydrostatic/Pneumatic)


Government of Canada

  • Red Seal - Steamfitting

Government of Alberta

  • Journeyman Certificate - Steamfitting


Certified International Trade Professional 

  • Forum for International Trade Training

Stanford Certified Project Manager

  • Stanford Center for Professional Development


Bentley Systems - 2016

  • Founders Award - Product Advancement

Construction Owners Association of Alberta

  • Volunteer Recognition Award

  • LinkedIn
  • Twitter

"Constructability programs must incorporate a focus on reducing on-site work in favor of off-site pre-fabrication. The safest hour is the hour not worked."

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