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Team profile

Tarek Ghazzaoui, Eng.

Principal BIM Consultant & Senior BIM Manager


Tarek is a building engineer with experience in Design Technology since 2010, with a keen interest in business management, change management and innovation. As a results-driven and detail-oriented professional, he is passionate about helping AEC firms manage change and leverage the use of technology and computational design. His management experience coupled with his technical expertise helped improve organizational cultures, tackle complex workflows and overcome challenging designs.

Tarek had the privilege of working with and managing interdisciplinary BIM teams of up to 70+ members on major construction projects ranging from $200M to $2.2B, including airports, hospitals, sports complexes, factories as well as residential, commercial and mixed-use projects.

Tarek holds certificates in project management, marketing and product development, and I am a professional member of OIQ, ASHRAE and PMI. He is also fluent in English, French and Arabic, intermediate in Russian and beginner in Mandarin Chinese.

During his free time, Tarek enjoys hiking, swimming, playing golf, biking, snowboarding, playing the piano, cooking and learning about history.


  • Concordia University, Bachelor’s in Building Engineering
  • BCIT, Certificate in Project Management
  • McGill University, Certificat in Project Management
  • Concordia University, Certificate in Marketing
  • Concordia University, Certificate in Product Development


  • Gensler, Design Technology Lead | Northwest
  • ZGF Architects, Design Technology Manager
  • Virtual Construction and Technology BIM One, BIM Manager & Business Development Manager – Western Canada
  • Virtual Construction and Technology BIM One, BIM Manager
  • Laporte Consultants, BIM Manager
  • BIM Competent, BIM Manager
  • Cansel, BIM Director – Building
  • Cansel, AEC Applications Engineer
  • Le Groupe BusCom, AEC Applications Junior Engineer
  • SNC-Lavalin, Global Procurement Director’s Assistant – Asia Region (Intern)
  • Various institutions, academic instructor and consultant


  • Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), Professional Member
  • Project Management Institute (PMI), Professional Member
  • American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), Associate Member


  • English, fluent written and oral
  • French, fluent written and oral
  • Arabic, fluent written and oral
  • Russian, intermediate written and oral
  • Chinese (Mandarin), beginner oral

Projects portfolio

  • Stuart Lake Hospitals (SLHR), BIM Manager (Architecture)
  • PeaceHealth Southwest Medical Center (SWMC), BIM Manager (Architecture)
  • Century City Holland Park, BIM Manager (Architecture)
  • Vancouver Airport (YVR) – Pier D Expansion, BIM Manager (Architecture)
  • Nouveau Complexe Hospitalier, BIM Manager (Architectural Consortium)
  • Northstar Kitchens Factory, BIM Manager (MEP Engineering)
  • Quebec City Jean Lesage International Airport (YQB), BIM Consultant (MEP Engineering)
  • Place Bell, BIM Consultant (MEP Engineering)
  • Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de Sainte-Justine (CHUSJ), BIM Consultant (Architecture)
  • Centre Hospitalier de l’Université de Montréal (CHUM), BIM Consultant (Architecture)
  • Various confidential and other projects, BIM Manager and Consultant


  • Junior Achievement British Columbia (JABC), Instructor Volunteer – Entrepreneurship Program
  • Convergence BC, Senior Advisor
  • Minoru Centre for Active Living, Community Advisor – Program Committee
  • BC SPCA, Volunteer – Barn Services
  • Jeune Chambre de Commerce de Montréal (JCCM), Collaborator – Development and Fidelity Committee
  • Project Management Institute (PMI) – Montreal Chapter, Job Site Director
  • Association des Firmes de Génie-Conseil du Québec (AFG), One Drive Hole Auditor at “Tournoi des Présidents”
  • Solar Decathlon International Competition (2005), Building Construction Worker
  • Canada Science and Technology Museum, Volunteer
  • IVe Jeux de la Francophonie, Volunteer Coordinator