As President, Michael leads the organization's strategic direction and planning process. As a Professional Engineer, Michael also provides planning, engineering and project management services to our clients in both the public and private sectors.
Michael conducts project feasibility studies, oversees preliminary and detailed designs, prepares contract documents, and provides construction administration on a number of diverse projects. Michael’s engineering focus centers on municipal infrastructure, including road construction, storm and sanitary sewers, pumping stations and force-mains, water distribution systems, stormwater detention and siltation control facilities for subdivisions, and major land development projects. With a biological science degree, Michael is committed to sustainable and environmental engineering design and planning and he carries that commitment throughout the organization.
Michael started his engineering career in Ontario in the design and construction inspection of residential and industrial subdivisions, large townhouse developments, stormwater detention facilities, and municipal services. He moved to BC in 1989, working for Hunter Laird Engineering Ltd. of New Westminster as a Professional Engineer and managing the design, contract administration and construction of numerous land development projects. This led to an opportunity to work with PBK Engineering Ltd. as Project Engineer in the civil department that was extensively involved in the re-development of the Expo 86 lands in False Creek.
Michael joined Binnie in 1993 and has held successive positions of leadership within the company; in 2013, he became President. Michael believes that providing employees with education, training, development and opportunities for growth, along with a flexible and team-oriented work environment, will support the continued growth and success of Binnie, and will ensure that our clients continue to have access to the exceptional talent within our organization.