Value Analysis Canada

ABOUT US

Board members


Thomas Fletcher, President/ Président
Company: The Fletcher Group ,  Website
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Tom Fletcher is an experienced senior results oriented manager with over 40 years experience in the public and private sector including Project and Program Management, Value Engineering, Transportation Engineering, Construction Management and Aggregate Evaluation.

Tom is the senior engineering manager responsible for all the Value Management/ Analysis projects within the Fletcher Group.. The VE/ VM projects are conducted to the approved standards of the Canadian Society for Value Analysis and SAVE International.

Tom has demonstrated a high skill level in documenting client's needs, prioritizing the needs and advising clients on the most efficient and cost effective solution to their particular project.

Prior to establishing the Fletcher Group, Mr. Fletcher held many senior management positions at the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario (MTO) including Senior Value Engineer, Manager Traffic Office, Area Construction Engineer, Manager Resources Planning & Scheduling Office, Manager,Engineering Systems (Northern Region) and as a Senior Engineering Manager with the Ministry of Natural Resources.

Tom has excellent presentation and facilitation skills that have been developed through many years of presentations to senior management and conducting VE workshops.

Tom is a Past President of the Canadian Society for Value Analysis/ Engineering and past Vice Chair of the Upper New York State Value Engineering Chapter. Tom was also awarded the “Lifetime Achievement Award “in Value Engineering by the CSVA in 2010.

In July 2013, The Fletcher Group and The Ministry of Transportation were presented with an award for Outstanding Value Engineering Achievement in Process Improvement for the Ministry of Transportation.

Azzeddine Oudjehane, VP Finance
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Dr. Azzeddine Oudjehane has over 20 years of experience leading multi-disciplinary projects in R&D, business innovation and market development working with various stakeholders from Academia, Government and Industry. Azzeddine holds graduate degrees in both Applied Science and Business Administration.

He is the Principal of AZZO Consulting and is currently teaching construction project management courses at SAIT. In 2012, Azzeddine joined the first undergraduate BSc in Construction Project Management in Canada. Azzeddine strives through teaching excellence to train the next generation of construction project managers in Alberta and Canada, while developing scholarly applied research that meets the needs of the Alberta industries.

In 2014, Azzeddine was elected to the Board of Directors of the Alberta Chapter of the Canada Green Building Council, where he led various green building initiatives across Alberta, including the 1st Green School Summit in Canada held in Calgary in September 2015. Azzeddine has continuously advocated the benefits of sustainable construction inside the classroom at SAIT preparing the next generation of leaders in construction. He has also led and supported various applied research projects demonstrating the feasibility and value of sustainable practices in construction and deconstruction. One of his current research emphases is on bringing innovative and energy efficient and sustainable construction methods to Alberta. He also collaborates and continues supporting the Unmanned Aerial Systems research team at SAIT with a focus on the various applications and implications of UAVs, in construction project management.

With over 50 publications and presentations at international conferences, Dr. Oudjehane serves in various journal review committees and has chaired sessions at conferences. In the past year, he gave several presentations and keynotes on the role of innovation for sustainable construction practices.

Ted Lane, Director/membre du conseil
Company: Ainley Group
Tel: 613-384-3962
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Ted Lane is a Professional Engineer, licensed in Ontario, and holds the Associate Value Specialist designation from SAVE-International. Ted has served on the CSVA Board and Executive in several positions, including as President in 2010.

Upon graduating from the University of Western Ontario in 1975, Ted joined the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, beginning a 35 year career at focused on the planning, design, construction, and management of highways and bridges.

In 1996, Ted was tasked to investigate Value Engineering for the Ministry of Transportation. The program that Ted initiated is now an internationally recognized VA program. Since its implementation MTO’s VE program has achieved implemented savings approaching $1 Billion.

In 2004, Ted received SAVE-International's Award of Merit in recognition of his contributions to Value Engineering in Government. Ted remained involved in growing the MTO's Value Program, and participated in the development of the ministry's Value Analysis in Action training program which he has presented on behalf of the CSVA on several occasions.

Since his retirement from the MTO in 2010, Ted has practiced as a Value Analysis consultant, facilitating over 25 Value Analysis and Functional Performance Specification Workshops.

Ted lives in Kingston Ontario, with his wife Marilyn. They have a son and a daughter, and recently welcomed a granddaughter.

Tammy Dow, Director/membre du conseil
Company: AECOM ,  Website
Tel: 519.650.8656
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Tammy Dow, M.Sc.E., P.Eng., CVS is a Project Manager and Certified Value Specialist (CVS) with over 15 years of experience in highway preliminary design, transportation planning, traffic engineering and value engineering for both the private and public sectors. Over the last 8 years, Ms. Dow has served as the Project Manager and Assistant VE Team Leader on numerous Value Engineering and Functional Performance Specification (FPS) Studies. Several of these involved projects with construction value of $100M to $1.6 Billion. Many of these studies have involved the management and coordination of very large multi-disciplinary VE Teams (e.g. 20-40 VE Team members). Several of the VE Studies undertaken by Ms. Dow have also included a parallel cost and schedule risk assessment which she also managed and coordinated. Ms. Dow received her Certified Value Specialist certification from SAVE International in 2011. She is a member of both SAVE International and the Canadian Society of Value Analysis (CSVA). She has served on the CSVA Board of Directors since 2007 and also served as the 2008 CSVA Conference Chair. Since 2011, Ms. Dow has been a Professor of VE for Conestoga College's Architecture and Facility Management Program. Ms. Dow received an award in recognition of her exceptional contribution to the advancement of Value Management and support of the CSVA at the 2012 CSVA conference. Ms. Dow has a National Charrette Institute (NCI) System Training Certificate as well as the NCI Charrette Management and Facilitation Certificate.
Scot McClintock, Director/membre du conseil
Company: Faithful + Gould ,  Website
Tel: 315-457-1914
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Scot McClintock, PE, CVS-Life, PVM, FSAVE, and Head of Value Management for Faithful+Gould is a well-qualified value practitioner with 31 years of VA/VE experience. Scot has balanced cost and quality in over 325 VA project and training workshops to identify value improvements of nearly $4 billion on projects totaling over $20 billion. He has used customized applications of VA tools to meet the needs of the client, from facilitation of public meetings through extended VA workshops. Scot has incorporated the use of Risk Management into his VA workshops, as well as leading edge consensus-building techniques such as Performance Criteria and Measures, Choosing by Advantages, and Functional Performance Specification. Of those workshops, 85 have been performed in Canada including 59 for the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario (MTO). Scot was instrumental in helping MTO adapt Performance Criteria and Measures techniques to their VA program. He also introduced Risk Registers and Cumulative Cost FAST Diagrams to their workshops. Approved by SAVE International since 1994 to teach Module1 value training workshops, he has trained over 400 personnel for agencies and corporations in the U.S. and Canada. Scot received the inaugural Stars & Stripes Award from CSVA in 2004 and was inducted into the SAVE College of Fellows in 2008. He currently serves the VA community as President of the Mid-NYS Chapter of SAVE and Director of the CSVA. He previously served as President of CSVA and CVS Director for the SAVE Certification Board.
Mushtaq Rabbi, Director/membre du conseil
Company: The City of Calgary ,  Website
Tel: 403-268-4988
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Mushtaq Rabbi is an architect, a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and a Certified Value Specialist (CVS). He has over twenty years of experience in both private and public sectors in planning and designing projects. Mushtaq has been with the City of Calgary since 2005. Prior to Calgary he had worked as an urban planner at City of Mississauga and at Fort McMurray, Alberta. At present, he is working with Corporate Analytics and Innovation as Project Management Consultant. Since 2009 he has administered over 20 VA studies on large infrastructure projects of the City of Calgary. The outcome of these studies resulted in The City's administration to mandate VM for programs or projects above a certain threshold. In addition, he has hosted numerous VA training sessions and VA presentations for City's program and project managers. In 2012, he was the conference coordinator of the first Value Management conference in Western Canada in Calgary, Alberta. As a Director of the Board he is involved in promoting Value Methodology in the West and applying the same for the City of Calgary infrastructure programs and projects.

Rakesh Shreewastav, Director/membre du conseil
Company: METROLINX
Tel: 416 202 3169
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Rakesh Shreewastav is a Lieutenant Governor appointee to the Council of the Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), and also serves on the board of director of Engineers Canada.

Mr. Shreewastav obtained his MSc degree in civil engineering from Moscow State University, Russia, and currently works for Metrolinx, an agency of the Government of Ontario. Previously, he worked for the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, Ontario Power Generation, and multi-disciplinary engineering companies and government sectors in Russia and Nepal.

Rakesh also served as the membership director of the Greater Michigan Chapter of SAVE International and has been involved in the Value Society SAVE International.

Hussien Al-Battaineh, Director/membre du conseil
Company: EHan Engineering ,  Website
Tel: (780) 705-9988
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Hussien Al-Battaineh, Ph.D., P.Eng., CVS is the founder and president of EHan Engineering, an ambitious Edmonton-based consulting company specialising in value management, project management, and infrastructure management. His fifteen years of progressive experience include leading value management and risk analysis workshops, managing complex civil engineering and infrastructure projects, conducting constructability review studies for transportation, construction, and wastewater projects. His professional accomplishments have been recognised through a number of awards and scholarships including the Canadian Society for Civil Engineering's Award for Governmental Leadership in Sustainable Infrastructure (2012) and the Consulting Engineers of Alberta Award of Excellence and Award of Merit (2013) for developing the Risk-based Infrastructure Management System (RIMS).

Hussien holds two Master of Science degrees in Construction Engineering and Structural Engineering. In 2007, he received his Doctor of Philosophy degree in Construction Engineering and Management from the University of Alberta. Hussien is pursuing his academic career as an Adjunct Professor of Civil and Construction Engineering at the Western Michigan University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

In early 2016, Hussien was appointed Director of Western Canada Region of Value Analysis Canada.

Paul Scarbrough, Director/membre du conseil
Company: Brock University - The Goodman School of Business
Tel: 905 688 5550 x3915
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Professor Scarbrough has been at Brock since 1995 and has held several positions in the Faculty of Business. Prior appointments include Boston University and Bentley University. International teaching experience includes Waseda University [Tokyo] and Linnaeus University [Sweden].

Jean-Stéphane Bédard, Director/membre du conseil
Company: Colliers Project Leaders
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Jean-Stéphane Bédard, ing. M.ing. PMP, is a professional project manager with over 25 years of experience in infrastructure and real-estate projects, involving both new construction and the renovation of existing facilities.  His leadership style, analytical capabilities and communication skills have led his superiors to entrust him with the most complex projects and the most difficult assignments. He has managed an engineering division of more than 400 people, project teams comprising of more than 100 people spread out over multiple locations and projects with budgets exceeding one billion dollars. 


In 1993, he graduated from École Polytechnique de Montréal with a degree in civil engineering with a specialization in transportation.  He then pursued his studies in engineering management at the Université de Sherbrooke where he obtained his degree (M.ing) in 2001 and where he became close friends with Value Analysis techniques.  In 2009, he completed the General Management Program at Harvard Business School.  An avid reader, he is constantly looking to learn new skills and appreciates transferring them to his teams.  He regularly acts as a mentor to technical experts recently promoted to a management position.  He particularly enjoys building teams and then helping them to increase their efficiency.
 
He is currently leading the Quebec business unit for Colliers Project Leaders, acting as the Quebec Regional Chair for Value Analysis Canada and a very proud father of three.”
 

Jamie Wellings, Director/membre du conseil
Company: Fletcher Group Automation Inc.
Tel: 416-528-1659
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Held increasing roles of responsibility in Engineering, Operations, Manufacturing.
Experienced Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the pharmaceutical and Automation industries. Skilled in Project Management, Controls & Robotics Automation Design, Verification and Validation (V&V), Operations Management, Medical Devices, Change Control, and Operating Budgets. Strong engineering professional with a Bachelor's Degree focused in Business Administration and Management, General from Yorkville University.

Amin Sarang, Director/membre du conseil
Company: Smart Phase One Corp.(SPO)
Tel: (647) 528-7711
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Amin Sarang is PhD of Civil Engineering of Sharif University of Technology and DBA of Tehran University as well as frequent research visitor at UBC. He holds MOD I & II and VMA certificates from SAVE-International. Moreover, he has professional licence of APENB. 


Amin has around 10 Yrs extensive experiences in promoting Value Engineering & Value Planning in his home country by educating and training of more than 2000 professional experts especially in municipality of Tehran, ministry of road and urban planning, metro lines, water, energy & environment management sectors, in cross country. Also he is leading many value engineering workshops to optimize and increase value index of mega projects. Since its implementation of Value Engineering method has achieved implemented savings almost $600 Million.


Amin is Founder and Member of Board, Kurit Omran Ariana (KOA) Eng. Corp.,(2011-2018) and managing many mega mixed used urban projects including commercial, hospitality, office, residential and entertainment as a project manager. He also lead many big multi-disciplinary teams with a total Gross Floor Area of around 2 million sqm (e.g. a big development project in city of Tehran 1001 cities including theme park, shopping mall, water park with 1.2 million sqm). Amin has worked with the best international consultants in Europe and Middle East and extensively managed their contracts among the different stakeholders to achieve the desired deliverables. His recent project was to organize an international architectural and urban planning paid competition for NIGC- Gas Urban Village including head office, gas museum, conventional center and hotel. The Gross Floor Area (GFA) of that project is around 380,000 sqm.


Amin is now principal of Smart Phase One (SPO) Corp., and focusing on initial phase of civil projects since he thinks the most failure of any big projects happen in initial phase rather other life cycle phases and VE can help the client and all stakeholders to prevent this issue. 


Amin lives in Fredericton, NB, with his wife and daughter and would like to promote VE in Maritime Zone extensively in 2019. 
 

Holly Parkis, Director/membre du conseil
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Holly Parkis has extensive expertise in value engineering/value analysis facilitation as well as other facilitation techniques, with more than 1,500 hours of VA/VE and risk workshops on projects including light rail, drainage, transportation, wastewater, and heavy manufacturing across Western Canada. Holly is the Manager of Special Studies at SMA Consulting, and has been a major contributor to projects that have won over 15 provincial and national awards in the past five years, with more than ten Canadian Consulting Engineers Awards of Excellence, including the 2018 Canadian Consulting Engineers Awards of Excellence (EIA Failure Analysis of Airport Heating System) and the 2013 Schreyer Award for Technical Excellence and Innovation. She has several publications and is a regular guest lecturer at the University of Alberta. Holly is a Certified Value Specialist and a Project Management Practitioner.