What We’ve Done

Scientext Technical Writing is proud to share our portfolio of experience gained through employment as a Senior Project Manager, Associate and Senior Specifier with some of the best professional firms and public sector organizations in the country, including MMM Group, Toronto Transit Commission, Stantec, B+H Architects, Dialog, P3 Architecture Partnership (P3A), and Halsall.

The Eglinton-Scarborough Crosstown LRT, Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Transit Commission)
(Roles: Design and Contracts Manager, 2010-2012, and Senior Project Manager, 2012-2013)

  • Comparative exegesis of engineering design criteria with independent outcome trajectories for tunneling and grade level construction;
  • Directed, supervised and monitored the performance of a team Senior Contract Administrators in providing pre-award procurement and post-award contract administration services;
  • Responsible for the development, preparation and review of contract documents for this multi-discipline, multi-billion dollar Transit Expansion Program, and the resolution of major contract issues. In addition, responsible for coordinating the development and review of the design standards and criteria for the Program, and managing the design review process for releasing design and construction contracts for tender.

South LRT Expansion, Edmonton, Alberta
Consultant – Dialog (Cohos Evamy)
(Role: Senior Specifier, 2009)

  • Prepared specifications for one of the LRT stations and several related buildings at the site. Provided technical guidance and drawing review to the design team.

Downsview Station Connection to Wilson Yard, Toronto, Ontario (Toronto Transit Commission)
(Role: Senior Specifier, 2009)

  • Prepared architectural specifications, reviewed engineering specifications, and prepared project manual for this cut and cover subway tunnel.

Eglinton Square Interior Renovations, Toronto, Ontario
Prime Consultant – Dialog (Cohos Evamy) (Role: Senior Specifier, 2008)

  • Prepared specifications for renovations and upgrades, and constructability review of drawings.

Fairview Shopping Centre, Ontario
Prime Consultant – Dialog (Cohos Evamy) (Role: Senior Specifier, 2007)

  • Prepared specifications for renovations and upgrades, and constructability review of drawings.

Ottawa Convention Centre, Ottawa, Ontario
Prime Consultant – B+H Architects (Role: Director of Specifications | Associate, 2008)

  • Prepared the output specifications and technical submission criteria for the Request for Proposal used to hire the design-build-finance consortium for this P3 project.
  • The output specifications were developed to pursue LEED Silver certification.
  • The Convention Centre is a Tier II facility providing a total area of 258,334 square feet, with 215,278 square feet of rentable meeting rooms and convention floor space, supported by kitchen, storage, administration and related support spaces.

Regina Provincial Correctional Centre, Regina, Saskatchewan
Prime Consultant – SPRA (Role: Senior Specifier, 2005 2006); LEED Silver
(Role: Senior Specifier, 2005-2006)

As specifications team leader, oversaw and prepared the specifications for this facility, including extensive collaboration with design stakeholders. Strategic Prairie Regional Alliance (SPRA) is a joint venture of P3Architecture, ONPA, and AODBT. RPCC is a LEED Silver Correctional Facility project that involved a major addition (new building) in the context of an existing, operational facility. The project was developed in conjunction with SPRA Architects to address operational shortcomings of the existing facility and enhance overall basic site security. The project involved development of a new Administration Building, incorporating a new Principle Entry, Admissions and Discharge, Staff Lockers and Showers, and a new ERT facility. The project also included development of 144 Remand Cells, 50 Secure Cells, 10 Medium Secure Cells, and 12 Medical Cells, as well as a Health Care Clinic, a new Control Centre for the entire facility, and realignment of the perimeter security fence.

Art Gallery of Ontario: Moore Gallery Redevelopment, Toronto, Ontario
Prime Consultant – B+H Architects
(Role: Director of Specifications | Associate, 2007)

  • Prepared a project description and contract specifications for this renovation project establishing a new gallery within the facility.

The Alvin Hamilton Building, Regina (PWGSC Project)
Prime Consultant – P3 Architecture Partnership (P3A) (Role: Project Manager, 2003 – 2006)

  • The Alvin Hamilton Building was retrofit of a 260,000 s.f. shopping centre. This is a public building that is intended to reflect the client’s image of an accessible and open government entity situated in the heart of downtown Regina. The design draws upon the Saskatchewan landscape for inspiration and the interior provides a dramatic reinterpretation of the existing atrium space. The existing tower curtain wall underwent an innovative upgrade, and highly efficient new mechanical and electrical systems were installed. P3 Architecture Partnership (P3A) was able to design the Alvin Hamilton Building retrofit to achieve a LEED Silver rating.
  • Prepared the specifications and bid documents, including constructability reviews, creation of quality control mock-up curtain wall testing, and mentoring staff during contract administration phase.

Saskatchewan Disease Control Laboratory, Regina
Prime Consultant – P3 Architecture Partnership (P3A) (Role: Senior Specifier, 2005-2006)

  • The SDCL Project was conducted for the Ministry of Government Services and the Ministry of Health. This project, currently in the submission process for LEED Silver Certification, is one of the most complex buildings in southern Saskatchewan. The facility was conceived as a ‘machine’ to facilitate the efficient processing of material, samples, and tests.
  • The building marked a significant shift in environment for the staff and management with an emphasis on collaborative workspaces, flexible lab environments, and sustainable design.
  • Prepared the specifications and contract documents.

Oskana Community Correctional Centre, Regina
Prime Consultant – P3 Architecture Partnership (P3A) (Role: Senior Specifier, 2005-2006)

  • This project was a Community Correctional Centre designed for Corrections Canada to help federal inmates transition back into society. It contains five, six bedroom apartments as well as classrooms, activity spaces, an aboriginal room, meeting rooms and offices.
  • Prepared the specifications and contract documents.

Bell Canada Creekbank – Phase III, Toronto, Ontario
Prime Consultant – B+H Architects
(Role: Director of Specifications | Associate, 2007)

  • Prepared specifications and provided detailed contract analyses for this new 5-story, LEED Silver office building (333,000 square feet).

RBC Centre, Toronto, Ontario
Prime Consultant – B+H Architects
(Role: Director of Specifications | Associate, 2007)

  • Prepared specifications and provided specification consultation during construction of this 43-story, 1.2 million square foot office tower in downtown Toronto.
  • Specifications were developed to pursue LEED Gold certification.
  • 25,000 square foot floor plates; 15,000 square feet of retail; and over 400 underground parking stalls.

MacEwan University Service Centre, Edmonton, Alberta
Prime Consultant – Stantec (Role: Senior Specifier, 2010)

  • Developed bidding documents, Division 01, and managed preparation of the construction specifications for this 60,000 square foot, $13.5million educational facility.
  • Stantec provided a creative and sustainable solution for the development, design, and implementation of a new administration office floor on top of their existing parking structure. This new addition is anticipated to achieve a minimum LEED® Silver certification. The single floor plate consolidated administration staff into an open collaborative plan in a central location, resulting in relief of the campus’ immediate pressure for educational space. This new environment created a highly collaborative and dynamic human-centered space.
  • Stantec’s services included identifying the existing state and aligning the future plans with the business strategy and goals, developing a communication plan and change management strategy, engaging users in exploring and developing ideas, facilitating cross-functional staff workshops, concept development and workplace design solutions, implementing the workplace strategy, establishing new furniture standards, construction documents, LEED compliance, and construction coordination and administration.
  • This project received an Interior Designers of Alberta Honorable Mention Award in 2011.

Research and Innovation Centre, University of Regina Campus
Prime Consultant – P3 Architecture Partnership (P3A) (Role: Senior Specifier, 2005-2006)

  • The Research and Innovation Centre (RIC) is a state of the art research laboratory building at the U of R. Spaces include research and teaching labs, drybench labs, offices, atrium spaces, lounges, café spaces, study rooms, meeting and seminar rooms, and a 160 seat theatre. P3 Architecture Partnership (P3A) was responsible for all interior design including furniture selection. Spaces are sophisticated and utilize refined materials as a reflection of a mature Campus of a high quality post-secondary institution.
  • Prepared the specifications for this 150,000 square foot, $50-million wet-lab research facility.
  • Provided detailed technical advice to the design team, including constructability reviews.

Strathearn School (renovations), Edmonton, Alberta
Prime Consultant – Dialog (Cohos Evamy) (Role: Senior Specifier, 2007)

  • Prepared specifications from the firm’s remote office in Toronto for this major retrofit.

Facility Audit of Westmount Community School, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
Prime Consultant – P3Architecture (Role: Project Manager, 2005)

  • Conducted of facility audit, including detailed quantity and condition assessment of building elements, repair schedule, life-cycle analysis, and budget estimates to bring the facility up to current code requirements and Education Ministry guidelines.
  • Prepared a detailed, well received client report, integrating photographs with text.

The Town of Caledon Building Condition Report, Town of Caledon, Ontario
Prime Consultant – GRG Building Consultants Inc. (Role: Project Manager, 2001)

  • Detailed condition evaluation of 20 facilities, including quantity and condition assessments;
  • Prepared report with photographs, text and functional spreadsheets, including recommendations, budget for repairs and life cycle analysis for a 20-year period for all building elements using the Uniformat coding system.

Jack Astor’s Bar and Grill: Dartmouth, Nova Scotia; Toronto and Burlington, Ontario
Prime Consultant – Dialog (Cohos Evamy) (Role: Senior Specifier, 2007)

  • Prepared project specifications based on client requirements for two restaurants, one in Nova Scotia and the other in Ontario;
  • The specifications were prepared in each case to suit climatic conditions and local product availability and sub trade conventions.

The Richard J. Currie Centre, Fredericton, New Brunswick
Prime Consultant – B+H Architects in Association with Lydon Lynch Architects (Role: Director of Specifications | Associate, 2008)

  • Directed and oversaw specification preparation for the project, which was under the construction management at-risk form of contract delivery, for this $50-million, 140,000 square foot, 5-story facility.
  • The Centre provides facilities for fitness, recreation and high-performance athletics, as well capacity for expanded community research activities and services.

Arctic Truck, Edmonton, Alberta
Prime Consultant – Dialog (Cohos Evamy) 
(Role: Senior Specifier, 2007)

  • Prepared specification for the commercial/industrial project;
  • The client liked them so much they adopted them as there standard. High praise, cementing a relationship and earning long-term future business.

Quantum Business Park, Edmonton, Alberta
Prime Consultant – Dialog (Cohos Evamy) (Role: Senior Specifier, 2007)

  • Prepared the specifications for this commercial business park, including site work and landscaping.

Toronto Hydroelectric System Building, 369 Carlaw Avenue, Toronto
Prime Consultant – Halsall Associates (Role: Project Coordinator, 1999 2000)

  • Three-phase heritage-sensitive restoration project on building built in 1916, including preparing specifications, tendering, tender review, drawings, contract administration, construction review.
  • Project involved brick replacement and stone repairs, repointing, terra cotta restoration (developed Master Specifications based on this project), steel angle and column rehabilitation and waterproofing, lateral retrofit ties, and caulking.

Bruce County Museum and Archives (Historic Restoration), Southampton, Ontario
Prime Consultant – Taylor | Hazel Architects (Role: Project Manager, 1992)

  • Project manager (contractor) for the historic restoration of the museum: estimating, contract administration and management, crew, sub-trade and supplier management and coordination.
  • Contract delivery method was CCDC 2 Stipulated Price.
  • The project involved structural upgrades, window and door replication and restoration, significant masonry restoration, a new replica spire for the tower (which we built on the ground and lifted into position using a crane), and interior renovations and repairs.

Whitehern Historic House and Garden, Hamilton, Ontario
Prime Consultant – ERA Architects Inc (Role: Project Manager, 1990)

  • Historic restoration of the front portico: estimating, contract administration and management, crew, sub-trade and supplier coordination.
  • Contract delivery method was CCDC 2 Stipulated Price.
  • The project involved masonry restoration (dismantled and rebuilt the entrance steps, replacing each stone to its original location) and sub-grade waterproofing.

Renovation and Rehabilitation of the Hamilton Custom House
Prime Consultant – Alan Seymour Architect (Role: Project Manager, 1987-1989)

  • Award-winning heritage restoration program that included exterior stone repairs and replacement, 100% repointing and cleaning, change of use interior upgrades and renovations, and building code upgrades.
  • Prepared and submitted grant applications, successfully obtaining significant funds and managing compliance to grant conditions, management of multiple stakeholders, reported to the heritage architect work progress and site conditions (Clerk of the Works), and represented the Owner throughout the program.
  • Recognized for project management role by the Architectural Conservancy of Ontario.

Humber College, Lakeshore Campus Restoration, City of Toronto
Prime Consultant – Taylor | Hazel Architects
(Role: Project Manager, 1992-1993)

  • Historic restoration of wood windows sub contract: estimating, contract administration and management, crew and supplier coordination.
  • The project delivery method was fast track, sequentially tendered, construction management.
  • Project involved exacting and precise restoration procedures of historic wood materials.

Doris Avenue, North York
Prime Consultant – Halsall Associates (Role: Project Coordinator, 1999-2000)

  • Forensic review and technical audit, including deficiency analysis of masonry cladding, air and smoke seals, exterior caulking, and waterproofing membrane at underground garage suspended slabs.
  • For Membrane claim, developed specialist-testing strategy of core samples to confirm extent of deficiencies, including microscopic review of membrane, chloride tests, waterproofing membrane effectiveness (saline solution penetration), and thickness measurements.
  • Duties included client contact, proposal and report preparation, specialist testing design and coordination, supervision of staff.

Thistletown 2, Toronto Community Housing, Toronto, Ontario
Prime Consultant – Halsall Associates (Role: Project Coordinator, 1999-2000) (Role: Project Coordinator, 1999-2000)

  • Townhouse repair program for 240 townhouses, including sealant replacement, new stucco system, stucco repairs, parging repairs, new sills, interior perimeter sealants, brickwork, repointing
  • Project management duties included client contact, contract administration, construction review, review of extras, staff supervision, internal budget review, internal schedule review.

RCMP Heritage Centre, Regina
Prime Consultant – P3 Architecture Partnership (P3A) in Association with Arthur Erickson and Nick Milkovich Architects (Role: Senior Specifier, 2005-2006)

  • In 2004 the Mounted Police Heritage Centre commissioned P3 Architecture Partnership (P3A), Arthur Erickson, and Nick Milkovich Architects to develop a new museum, visitor centre, and interpretive centre for the RCMP. The result of this $21m effort is a new national landmark on the prairie landscape. The new RCMP Heritage Centre is a state-of-the-art facility encompassing 7200 square meters of area. This includes public programming and orientation spaces, gift shop, multi-media theatre, support or back-of-house areas, administration offices, and 1600 square meters of exhibit space. RCMP Heritage Centre.
  • Prepared the specifications for this Construction Management project.

Brahms Avenue Underground Garage Rehabilitation, Toronto, Ontario
Prime Consultant – Halsall Associates (Role: Project Coordinator, 1999-2000)

  • Prepared the specifications and bid documents for this major structural restoration project that included significant underground concrete repair and waterproofing;
  • Provided contract administration services throughout the work, including site review, change management, payment certificates, and certificate of Substantial Performance.

Upper Canada Drive Underground Garage Rehabilitation, Toronto, Ontario
Prime Consultant – Halsall Associates (Role: Project Coordinator, 1999-2000)

  • Underground garage restoration, including new structural walls, electrical/mechanical upgrades and installations, concrete repairs, new stairwell enclosures, revised landscaping.
  • Work included preliminary design, design, specifications, selected drawings, client contact and tendering, tender review with recommendations, internal budget and schedule creation.