David launched Scientext™ in 2013 to offer objective, high-quality services directly to design professionals across Canada. David brings highly respected skills and significant senior experience to his work. Comprehensive leadership, collaboration, technical and problem-solving skills developed over a 30+ year career in senior positions for leading architectural and engineering firms and the public sector.
Extensive knowledge of specifications, building technologies, quality control, and commercial contracts, with projects increasing in complexity from the multi-millions to the multi-billions of dollars over the course of his career. David has an expert skill level in preparing contract documents for public-private partnerships, design-build, construction management, unit price, and stipulated price project delivery methods. Incisive performance and output specifications.
Experience specifying and administrating multiple building types, from conception to completion, including institutional, commercial, government, office, high-rise, multi-use, recreational and sports, retail, restaurants, light industrial and warehouse, condominiums, mass public rail transit, tunneling, building rehabilitation and historic restoration.
After spending over two decades making a study of construction contract case law decisions, commercial contract law trends and practices, product technical data sheets, warranty wordings, building sciences, construction practices, numerous consensus and voluntary industry standards, construction contract administration, procurement, and the numerous details and nuances of the written word, we can confidently say that Scientext™ is well-positioned to make the countless derivative and ancillary decisions, consistent with and in support of the design intent, that results in high-quality work about which your firm can have confidence.
Scientext™ has several experienced and talented specifiers on contract to assist with overload work and during absences. All work is personally reviewed by the Principal, David Organ, before delivery to a client.
Awards have included the Dalton Pen Communications Award, Thomas B. McQuesten Award in Architectural Conservation (letter of acknowledgment), and seven university awards for academic excellence and achievement.
- Registered Specification Writer since 2004
- Certified Construction Contract Administrator since 2001
- A continuous member of CSC for over 20 years
- CSAZ317.13 Certified
- Certified Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) Foundation “The certificate holder has sufficient knowledge and understanding of the PPP Guide to act as an informed team member of a PPP finance project. They can recall, recognize and demonstrate an understanding of the established procedures, roles and institutional responsibilities that determine how the Government selects, implements and manages PPP projects, as outlined in the PPP Guide, including terms used, Process sequences and roles involved.” – APMG International / Toraza Zenith Inc.
Knowledge and Skills: enriched and developed knowledge and skills by taking over 30 full-length courses (graded), workshops and seminars since university graduation. Learning is ongoing with research and study, and attendance at leading industry workshops and classes every year.
Technology: proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, OpenOffice, ProjectLibre, Adobe Acrobat Pro; experienced with Sharefile, SharePoint, GoToMeeting, Skype, WordPress, and social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Degrees and Academic Achievements
McMaster University PhD Candidate, GPA 4.0, Positions/Activities: Teaching Assistant, Student Union Representative.
University of Manitoba / University of Winnipeg Joint Master’s Program Master of Arts (M.A.), GPA 4.0, Positions/Activities/Awards: Sessional Instructor and lecturer, Teaching Assistant, Research Assistant. Awarded Donald V. Snider Fellowship in two consecutive years for academic excellence, gave several public lecturers by invitation, developed and taught eight-week special interest course. Presented a well‑received academic paper to the Learned Societies Conference in Ottawa.
The University of Winnipeg Bachelor of Arts – Honours (B.A. Hons.), GPA 3.5 Awards: Student of Distinction for three consecutive years. Awarded Board of Regents General Proficiency Scholarships for two consecutive years.