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Our Team

Our Advisors are experts in construction technology and innovation. From data analytics and machine learning to BIM and Advanced Work Packaging, our Advisors leverage deep experience to support a multitude of client engagements.

We're Change Makers

We're change makers, never satisfied with the status quo. Our colleagues push the boundaries of industry innovation every day to help clients realize opportunities and improve organizational and construction project performance.

Each of our Advisors have varied and diverse training, experience, and interest areas. Our collective combination of academic expertise, field experience, and program deployment engagements enables clients to leverage the collective knowledge of our team to identify opportunities, gain insights, and solve complex problems.

Leadership Team

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Tannis Liviniuk
MBA, SCPM

President

Areas of Expertise:

  • Business Process Improvement

  • Digital Project Delivery

  • Strategic Culture Change

Tannis is an industry leader in project performance improvement, assisting clients in developing and deploying practical programs and practices that drive quantifiable project improvements. Tannis has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry, and works with global teams on projects of all sizes and in all industry sectors. She is an active industry advocate and regularly speaks at global events and University classes on topics of digital project delivery, leadership and innovation, and improving opportunities for women in construction.

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Shilpa Sharma
M.A Econ.

VP Analytics and Operations

Areas of Expertise:

  • Data Analytics

  • Data Science - Machine Learning and Deep Learning

  • Business Intelligence

Shilpa is a leader, strategic decision-maker, and analytical thinker who brings her vast experience of working with clients in Oil & Gas and Utilities sectors to solving complicated problems. Over the past decade, she has worked with various global organizations on strategic planning initiatives by harnessing the power of big data analytics and has helped them maximize profitability. Giving back to the community is deeply meaningful to her. Apart from being a Board Director at the Calgary Homeless Foundation, Shilpa also serves on the Board of the Famous 5 Foundation.  Shilpa is a Fulbright scholar and holds a master’s degree from The George Washington University in D.C.

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Gary Orton
SCPM, RSE, CITP

VP Strategic Services

Areas of Expertise:

  • Project Management

  • Constructability

  • Advanced Work Packaging

Gary is an innovative construction leader with over 30 years of global experience in the planning, design, construction, and commissioning of best-in-class construction projects. He is a subject matter expert in Lean, Advanced Work Packaging and WorkFace Planning; he works with industry-leading clients to develop and deploy processes, procedures, and technology that provide quantifiable improvements in project and organizational performance. Gary is actively engaged in industry committees and working groups, and speaks regularly at industry events and conferences on construction project improvement topics. 

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John Boudreau
 

Director of Business Development and Sales

Areas of Expertise:

  • Collaborative Contracting

  • Business Development

  • Completions and Commissioning

 John is a passionate sales leader with nearly twenty years of experience across a variety of energy, heavy industrial, commercial, and institutional projects.  John invests significant personal time to improve industry collaboration and competitiveness by partnering with industry stakeholders' initiatives. He supports industry committees on Collaborative Contracting and Professional Leadership & Development, including mentoring his peers and industry colleagues.  John strives to uncover the needs of his clients and deliver a customized solution to address the unique project challenges.

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Ben Howlett
SCPM, RSE, CITP

Manager of Project Delivery

Areas of Expertise:

  • 4D / 5D Planning

  • Project Controls

  • Data Analytics

 Ben has 14 years of construction experience in the residential, commercial, and heavy industrial fields. In addition to hands-on construction knowledge, he has spent most of the last 10 years in Project Planning and Scheduling as well as Project Coordination. Ben believes in bringing value to projects through the accurate collection and analysis of data, as well as through implementing concrete plans based on the lessons learned throughout project execution.

Advisors and Colleagues

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Edwin Aguirre
G.I.T., MDSA

Data Scientist

Areas of Expertise:

  • Data Science (Classical machine Learning & Deep Learning)

  • Geophysics/Physics

  • Project Management

Edwin is a data science professional with experience in the mining and oil & gas industries. His background in geophysics and physics has provided him with the technical knowledge to tackle any non-trivial problem. Having completed all course work for the Master’s in Data Science program offered at the University of Calgary, Edwin is excited to apply his knowledge and work experience to produce scalable solutions using the data science project life cycle. He is a challenge-oriented individual who enjoys teamwork and taking on new challenges that require learning new skills. 

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Barry Cymbaluk
RSE, CSM

Construction Advisor

Areas of Expertise:

  • Constructability

  • Advanced Work Packaging and WorkFace Planning

  • Productivity Improvement

Barry is a motivated construction professional with a diverse industry background. He started his career in the construction trades, achieving dual Journeyman tickets in welding and steamfitting. Since then, he has gained experience in project planning and coordination roles on projects ranging in size and scope. Barry is a collaborative Advisor with a continuous improvement focus. He is a strong advocate of digitization and Advanced Work Packaging to drive quantifiable improvements on construction projects. 

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Darryl Driedger
RSE

Construction Advisor

Areas of Expertise:

  • WorkFace Planning

  • Systems Creation/Solutions

  • Commissioning

  • Data Analytics

Darryl is an experienced Construction professional with 20+ years of experience including a well-rounded background in residential, commercial, and industrial sectors. In addition to field experience he has a strong focus on project control, data management and accuracy through the creation of tracking/management systems. Darryl values accurate data collection, management, and foresight in assisting projects to achieve maximum potential for quality, safety, and success.

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Colin Gibling
P. Eng.

Construction Analyst

Areas of Expertise:

  • Constructability

  • Asset Management

  • Data Analytics

Colin is a civil engineer and construction professional with over five years of experience in municipal and industrial infrastructure. He has provided construction engineering expertise over entire project life cycles, and recently completed a Master's program focused on sustainability and innovation within infrastructure construction and asset management. He is enthusiastic about the use of next-generation tools and techniques to contribute to the optimization, value creation, and overall successful completion of projects within the construction industry.

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Wendy Liviniuk
 

Executive Assistant

Areas of Expertise:

  • Accounts Payable

  • Accounts Receivable

  • Travel Coordination

Wendy is an experienced administrator that has over 20 years of experience in the construction industry. She has supported organizations and project teams in various roles, including Quality Control Administrator, Cost Analyst, and Payroll Administrator. Wendy now manages Trillium AR/AP, consultant travel and administrative requirements, ensuring that clients receive exceptional service throughout the duration of each engagement.

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Ahmed Nur
 

Construction Analyst

Areas of Expertise:

  • Project Coordination

  • Constructability

  • WorkFace Planning

Ahmed is a construction professional with 5 years of experience in the industrial sector. In addition to his field experience, he has experience in WorkFace Planning, scheduling, and project coordination. He is passionate about process improvement and leveraging software to promote efficiency in the construction industry. Furthermore, Ahmed is also passionate about data analytics and how data can be utilized to provide insight to the project team. Ahmed has a Construction Engineering Technology Diploma from NAIT (Northern Alberta Institute of Technology).

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Alex O'Flaherty
P. Eng., PMP

Construction Advisor

Areas of Expertise:

  • Project Management

  • WorkFace Planning

  • Constructability

  • Data Analytics

Alex is a versatile construction professional with experience in multi-diciplinary scopes across the oil & gas and petrochemical industries. His career started with field engineering and WorkFace Planning, moving into construction project management. He is a strong mentor for the implementation of new processes and procedures, and has been a key player for the development of new initiatives that are implemented into future project programs. Alex believes sophisticated Data Analysis, Advanced Work Packaging, 4D Modeling, and custom systems developed by a skilled team of construction professionals can have a significant and quantifiable benefit to project design and construction.

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Kevin Peng
P. Eng.

Data Architect

Areas of Expertise:

  • Project Management

  • Data Architecture

  • Data Analytics

Kevin has over 10 years of experience in the oil, gas and mining industries and over 5 years of data engineering experience designing and building systems that facilitate data collection, storage, and analysis at scale. Transitioning from a petroleum engineer to a data engineer, Kevin has developed a passion for writing efficient code, finding trends in datasets, and developing algorithms that transform raw data into usable information which business analysts and data scientists may interpret. Kevin has a Bachelor's degree in petroleum engineering from the University of Calgary and is a Registered Professional Engineer.

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Dylan Underhill
Bygningskonstruktør

BIM/VDC Advisor

Areas of Expertise:

  • Building Information Modeling

  • Virtual Design and Construction 

  • Project Coordination

Dylan has over 5 years of BIM/VDC project experience. Gaining his designation from Denmark, he has worked on projects all around the world. With a genuine enthusiasm for BIM/VDC, Dylan is always looking ahead at the next innovative technology that will take the industry to the next level. Experienced in research and development he looks toward the future of construction, and work processes that benefit the project teams, owners, stakeholders, and community in which the project will live. Dylan has a Bachelor's degree in Architectural Technology and Construction Management, as well as a diploma of architectural technology. 

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Jack Yang
E.I.T., PMP

Construction Advisor

Areas of Expertise:

  • Project Controls

  • Project Management

  • Data Analytics

  • Productivity and Constructability

Jack is a construction professional, civil engineer in training (E.I.T.) and PMP certified Project Manager. He has over 10 years of experience in the oil and gas, mining, and process facilities construction industry. Focusing on Project Management and Project Controls, He has been a team leader during all phases of the project life cycle. He believes in the utilization of Data Analysis to produce improvements in constructability, productivity, cost, and schedule management. Furthermore, Jack is passionate about improving the quality of data gathered through implementation of best practices and training of direct and indirect workforce.

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Nathan Zhao
P. Eng.

Business Intelligence Advisor

Areas of Expertise:

  • Business Intelligence

  • Data Analytics

  • Power BI

  • Database Management

Nathan is an experienced data analyst proficient in Power BI, Spotfire, and database management. His work experience spans multiple industries including electronics, mechanical engineering, and oil and gas. Nathan has 7 years of business intelligence reporting & programming experience; he works closely with project stakeholders to understand business needs, and builds insightful reports and dashboards that empower decision making capabilities. He is passionate about data and promotes and pioneers data driven decision-making within organizations.

Unparalleled Expertise

Our consultants aren't theoretical practitioners; they have timely, practical expertise in the industry sectors that they support. Their field experience guides a pragmatic approach to innovation and change, which has proven to significantly improve client outcomes.