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Jamie McCLelland

Jamie graduated with honours from Nottingham Trent University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Construction Management. Jamie worked with Taylor Woodrow Consturction in the United Kingdom before moving to France to oepn his first consturction manageent company in the Alps. While in Europe, he brought the construction plans and dreams of British owners to life, completing in-­‐depth design and build renovations to homes, chalets and small hotels. His love of the mountains brought him to Vancouver in 2005, where he has specialized in the estimation and project management of commercial structures. Jamie brings leadership skills that he gained while managing successful construction projects, which were completed on time and on budget. He is Gold Seal Certified in Estimation and Contracts and Contract Law. Some highlights include UBC Student residence's, The Coast Hotel Downtown Vancouver, Fitzsimmion creek debris barrier and various BC Hydro communiation and control building foundations projects.

John Allbutt

Senior Estimator/Project Manager
John graduated from Red River College in Winnipeg in 1996 as a Civil Engineering Technologist. In 2004 John earned his CSO Certification at the BC Safety Council. John has over 15 years experience in various positions; as a surveyor, site co-ordinator, estimator, project manager and corporate safety manager. John is currently the Senior Estimator and Project Manager for Empirica. Some highlights include Burrard Street Bridge, Peak to Peak Gondola, Golden Ears Bridge, and many industrial civil projects.

Peter Jones

Peter became a Journeyman Carpenter in 2002 and has since worked his way up to running projects as a Site Foreman with Empirica. Some highlights include many industrial, civil, energy and utility projects.

Grace Lu

Grace is a designated Chartered Professional Accountant and graduated with a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. Grace brings her expertise in finance and accounting that she gained from leading companies throughout Canada. Previously, Grace was an integral member of the fund accounting department at Trez Capital, one of Canada’s largest non-bank commercial mortgage lenders where she was responsible for the financial reporting process for a wide range of Canadian and American investment funds. Prior to moving to Vancouver, Grace worked in Toronto as a Senior Financial Analyst at Munich RE, Canada’s leading reinsurance company where she utilized her financial analysis skills on large challenging client profiles. Grace was a Regional Controller in Alberta for Paragon Gaming where she was responsible for financial reporting and operations management.
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