CanBIM has been very busy in the last few years, developing a new website, initiating new programs and gowing our audience. We have so much more to accomplish in the Canadian building and infrastructure industry.

CanBIM is excited to announce three new Board Members. Derek Cheung, Manager, Building Information Management & Strategic Sourcing at Mattamy Homes, Mark Cichy, Principal at HOK, and Andrea Lee, Partner at Glaholt Bowles LLP were voted in as part of the incoming slate of Directors at the AGM on December 2nd.

There were 36 nominations submitted as part of the Call For Board Nominations. With so many great candidates to consider the CanBIM Nominations Committee put forward Derek and Mark, all of whom stood out as innovative leaders in their respective disciplines.

We look forward to engaging the expertise of our new Board Members in leading our organization activities and programs. With so much to accomplish going into 2021 and beyond, we are confident that our new Board Members will be great contributors to CanBIM's success.

Meet Our New Board Members

Derek Cheung

Manager, Building Information Management & Strategic Sourcing - Mattamy Homes

Derek is a Licensed Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and an MBA from Ivey Business School, with recognized success leading diverse teams and driving results. He has a diverse background in oil & gas / mining engineering and supply chain / distribution. Derek is currently operating in the residential real estate space, with a focus on digital transformation and process improvement through the cross-functional management of Building Information Management and Strategic Sourcing Programs at Mattamy Homes Canada.

Mark Cichy

Principal - HOK

Mark is a steadfast believer in the power of collaborative design, with a professional and academic focus on parametric design, software development, and the construction and fabrication of complex projects. In practice, he uses computer algorithms to generate design solutions that engage users and stakeholders, respond to people and place, and also inspire awe.

Mark helps HOK's global offices design generative algorithms using software platforms that interface with most AEC and PLM software platforms. His solutions cross disciplinary boundaries and go beyond design theory considering the pragmatic aspects of design process – Mark designs custom computer algorithms to solve real-world design challenges.

Mark has almost 20 years of professional experience in architecture, he leverages Computational Design to create highly functional spaces that also push the boundaries of form, transforming the improbable into the possible to create iconic design solutions specifically tailored to the Client’s needs. He has worked on some of the most noted projects designed in Canada in recent years as well as significant works internationally.

Andrea Lee

Partner - Glaholt Bowles LLP

Andrea Lee is certified as a Specialist in Construction Law by the Law Society of Ontario and has been recognized by Lexpert and Benchmark Litigation. She is the 2020 - 2021 Chair of the Ontario Bar Association, Construction and Infrastructure Section Executive, and is a Fellow of the Canadian College of Construction Lawyers.

Andrea obtained her Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Toronto and a Bachelor of Law from Queen’s University. She has practiced exclusively in construction law since her call to the bar in 2006. She acts for owners, contractors, design professionals and insurers in a variety of proceedings including litigation and arbitration involving liens, trust claims, delay claims and professional negligence. Andrea regularly advises parties in the industry with respect to construction contracts and professional design agreements.

Andrea is a co-founder of the construction law course at Queen's University and teaches construction law as part of Osgoode's LL.M program. She is also a skills instructor at The Advocates' Society. Andrea regularly speaks at programs offered by the legal and industry associations, published articles and papers on construction law topics and co-authored chapters focused on design professionals in Halsbury's Laws of Canada, Construction and Review of Construction Law: Recent Developments. Andrea has also co-edited Bidding and Tendering, What is the Law? (6th edition).

Andrea has completed her LEED certification and RICS Diploma in construction adjudication. She was the Past Chair of the national CanBIM Project Delivery & Risk Management Think Tank. She is a member of the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada and the Canadian Association of Women in Construction. Andrea is a mentor to young lawyers through the OBA mentorship program and the Federation of Asian Canadian Lawyers.

Welcome aboard Derek, Mark and Andrea!

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