Who We Are
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 28+ year career in senior positions for leading architectural and engineering firms and the public sector. Extensive knowledge of specifications, applied building sciences, quality control and commercial contracts, with projects increasing in complexity from the multi-millions to the multi-billions of dollars over the course of career. Expert skill level in preparing contract documents for public-private partnerships, design-build, construction management, unit price, and lump sum 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, tunnelling, 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 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.
Awards have included the Dalton Pen Communications Award, Thomas B. McQuesten Award in Architectural Conservation (letter of acknowledgement), and seven university awards for academic excellence and achievement.
- Registered Specifications Writer (RSW) since 2004.
- Certified Construction Contract Administrator (CCCA) since 2001.
- Continuous member of CSC for over 20 years.
- CSAZ317.13 Certified.
Personal Skills Development: enriched and developed personal skills by taking over 30 full-length courses (graded), workshops and seminars since university graduation. Technology: proficient in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, OpenOffice, ProjectLibre, PDF Creator, PDF Architect, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Adobe InDesign and SmartDraw; experienced with Sharefile, SharePoint, GoToMeeting, Skype, WordPress, and social media such as LinkedIn, Facebook and Twitter.
Academic Achievements and Degrees
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.