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Dave Burns, PQS (F), CET, GSC

Principle, COO

(403) 217.9321

dave@abcqs.ca

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BIOGRAPHY

Dave is a fully certified Professional Quantity Surveyor registered with the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS). Principal and co-founder of Aquarius Building Consultants, Dave has previously acted in the capacity of President for the CIQS - Prairies and Northwest Territories affiliate region and has also formally sat on the CIQS National Council as Chair of the Board in 2015. Dave has also been granted a Fellowship designation in recognition of his dedication to the profession and for his ongoing work with this professional governing body. Collectively, he has been politically active within his profession for over fifteen years. In addition to these achievements, Dave has been integrally involved in the development and accreditation of a number of post-secondary institutional programs including the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Construction Project Management offered by SAIT Polytechnic and the four year Construction Management Degree Program offered by Red River College in Winnipeg.

For his recognized service to the profession (world-wide), the CEEC (European Council of Construction Economists) formally inducted Dave onto the CEEC Board as an “Honorary Member"; followed shortly after Dave was presented with the highest honour a Canadian QS could be given, the “Gordon Pattison Award of Merit”; as bestowed upon those by the CIQS to recipients, “…in deep appreciation for their many years of service” at the joint CIQS / PAQS (Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors) congress held June 2017 in Vancouver , B.C.

Educated domestically, Dave also brings over twenty years of construction experience with him working in several regions, performing a variety of management and technical functions for an impressive selection of building related professionals. In his past, Dave has constructed high-rise towers for large contractors, performed surveying services with the Federal Government in Ottawa and worked for a variety of nationally recognized Engineering Testing Laboratories.

Dave's comprehensive substance and depth, compliments the efforts of Aquarius Building Consultants with insight, authority and experience.

 

PROJECT ROLE :

Dave principally functions and acts as TEAM PROJECT LEAD of our “Federal Building Codes Design & Implementation Development Advancement Program” . Dave coordinates all Team Members during the Project, assigning  team member roles and establishing performance objectives as project development undertakings progress.

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

PQS (F) - Professional Quantity Surveyor Fellow (CIQS - Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors); CET - Certified Engineering Technologist (ASET - Association of Science and Engineering Technology Professionals of Alberta; GSC - Gold Seal Certified (CCA - Canadian Construction Association); Honorary Member 2016 – Present CEEC European Council of Construction Economists; National Chair of the Board, (2014 – 2015 - CIQS) Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors; President  (2011 - 2013 CIQS –Pr. & NWT) Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors - Prairies and Northwest Territories, Canadian Delegate, 2014 – 2016 for PAQS Pacific Association of Quantity Surveyors; Canadian Delegate, 2014 – 2016 for CEEC European Council of Construction Economists; Canadian National Representative, 2014 at ICEC International Cost Engineering Council; Gordon Pattison Award of Merit - Awarded Vancouver 2017 PAQS/CIQS Congress    Fellowship Quantity Surveyor Diploma - Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, 2015;   Gold Seal Certificate - General Contracting Canadian Construction Association 1998-2012 Quantity Surveyor Diploma - Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, 2002-2004;      Civil Engineering Technology Diploma - Fanshawe College, London, Ontario, 1992-1995.

In addition to these achievements, Dave was  integrally involved with the development and accreditation of a number of post-secondary institutional programs including the Bachelor of Science Degree Program in Construction Project Management offered by SAIT Polytechnic and the four year Construction Management Degree Program offered by Red River College in Winnipeg.

 

YEARS OF WORK EXPERIENCE:

25 YEARS OF DEVELOPMENT & CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY TECHNICAL WORK EXPERIENCE (AS WITH INDUSTRY POLITICAL ASSIGNMENT ROLES)

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2603 23rd Avenue S.W. Calgary, Alberta T3E 0H9

+1.403.217.9321

info@abcqs.ca