Mark is a Senior Structural Engineer and Project Lead with many years’ experience in the planning, design, sub-consultant coordination, construction and contract supervision of a variety of industrial, civil, commercial, recreational and institutional projects. Project responsibilities ranged from conceptual design to completion of construction. Fields of expertise include structural design and construction of structural steel, steel connections, cast in place concrete, precast concrete and post tensioned concrete for industrial, hydro-electric, civil, commercial, recreational and institutional projects including structural component design of foundations, spillway gates, bridges, retaining walls, shoring, tunnel liners and soil and rock anchors includes permanently post tensioned retaining walls, laterally loaded piles and permafrost foundations. Worked in remote locations included field review and construction coordination for many Government of NWT, NWT Power Corp and private buildings in communities along the northern coast of Canada and the islands of the Canadian Arctic.
In recent years Mark has been instrumental in the assembling and leading teams of engineers and designers for a number of projects including the Kitimat LNG Project, the BC Hydro Gates Reliability Improvement project, the completion of the Meadowbank Gold Mine and the ramp up of the Utilities silo for Suncor Voyageur Heavy Oil Upgrader.
Mark began his career in 1979 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. During his full time working life, Mark has worked for engineering consulting firms large and small and a number of EPC (engineer, procure and construct) companies located in Western Canada on projects across Canada and around the world.
Mark retired from full time employment in 2016 to an island off the coast of Vancouver Island. He occupies his time designing structural steel connections, writing structural engineering software and designing custom house foundations for local builders. Most work is carried out remotely over the internet.
Mark is registered as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia and carries Errors & Omissions Professional Liability insurance for his work. From time to time Mark has obtained Professional Engineer registration in other Canadian provinces through inter-provincial registration agreements for projects outside BC.
Mark is a voting member of the Canadian Standards Association committee which writes and publishes CSA-S16 Design of Steel Structures.