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Greg Babiak
PQS, Partner (Mechanical)

December 2018

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A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd. is excited to announce that Greg Babiak, PQS, has been appointed to the position of Partner (Mechanical).  Greg brings extensive capabilities and practical work experience to his new role.  He has worked on over 1,000 projects over the past 10 years providing him a diverse range of experience.  Greg is a collaborative team member who has worked on projects ranging from residential, educational buildings, sports facilities, office towers, and specialized in a wide spectrum of commercial buildings such as data centres, museums, performing arts centres and pharmaceutical buildings. Greg’s dedication and hands-on style of scope definition, quantification and project coordination ensures the highest standard of quality in all project cost estimates under his care. He is instrumental in providing mentoring and leadership to his colleagues and is a valued resource to the entire A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd. team.

“I’m honoured and excited to take on this new challenge at A.W. Hooker.  I believe that A.W. Hooker will continue to build on the diversity of our projects while continuing to provide bespoke Quantity Surveying services to our clients.  Before starting with the company I had no idea what it meant to be a Quantity Surveyor, however I am extremely grateful that Malcolm Yates took me under his wing and mentored me to be the Quantity Surveyor I am today. The Senior Leadership here at A.W. Hooker has been extremely supportive in my development and I look forward to continuing to grow as a leader within the company. ” – Greg Babiak

Greg has achieved outstanding results in his highly specialized field, says Alan Hand, CEO.  His attention to detail and doing what it takes to get the job done right and on time can be relied upon.  Many of our longstanding repeat clients have discovered this and love it about him.” – Alan Hand

A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd., located in Oakville, Ontario, was founded in 1975 by the late Arthur W. Hooker, and became a private corporation under the laws of Ontario in 1987. Led by an experienced and talented management team and staff of professional quantity surveyors, the firm provides full service cost consulting services to both the public and private sectors of the construction industry.

 


 

 

Learn how a QS can contribute to the Design Team during the design of a Zero Energy Building!

November 9, 2016

Senior Partner, Malcolm Yates, discusses how a Quantity Surveyor can help control costs during the design and construction of a Zero Energy Building (ZEB).

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Click the following link to learn more: https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/quantity-surveyors-role-design-zero-net-energy-buildings-yates 


Controlling Costs in the Northern Ontario Market

Nipissing Parry Sound District Health Unit

September 19, 2016
North Bay, ON

A.W. Hooker Associates was a valuable member of the design team for the construction of the new two-storey Nipissing Parry Sound District Health Unit located in North Bay, ON. The new health unit will provide health services including primary health care, dental health care, and public health education programs. A.W. Hooker ensured the design of project remained on budget by preparing design stage cost control estimates at the Order of Magnitude, Schematic Design, Design Development and Working Drawing design stage milestones.

Our years of experience working on projects in Northern Ontario have led to an intimate knowledge of the Northern Ontario construction market. Coupled with our highly detailed cost estimates, we are happy to have contributed to a very successful tender of this project!

The accuracy of an estimate at the Working Drawing stage is intended to be +/-10% from the median tender bid received. A.W. Hooker’s Working Drawing Estimate in Q4 2015 was -1.9% compared to the median tender; therefore, this is considered a very successful tender result.

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Welcoming a New Associate to the A.W. Hooker Team!

August 15, 2016

Our Partner’s are pleased to announce the promotion of team member Tarun Pandey to the role of Associate.

TarunTarun Pandey, PQS, GSC, B.ENG (Civil), specializes in the construction and schedule / cost planning of commercial and industrial buildings working in ISO 14000 standards. Tarun joined A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd. in 2013 as a Project Manager / Owner Representative for a large scale food (pizza) manufacturing plant in London, ON. Since the completion of this project, Tarun has been managing the progress and certification of construction projects for some of the firm’s largest projects throughout the GTA. His experience spans some 27 years commencing as a civil engineer working on large scale industrial projects abroad and as a project manager for a construction management company in Toronto.

Tarun’s strengths are his ability to develop work plans, organize, schedule and control the project development to meet milestones and critical path goals.  He is well versed in cost estimating, scheduling and reporting.

Please join us in congratulating Tarun on his new role! You can get in touch with Tarun at:
(905) 823-8111 ext 253, tpandey@awhooker.com


Bringing Projects in On Budget

May 11, 2016

Helping our clients build their projects on budget with great tender results is something that we pride ourselves on!

We are proud to have been the Cost Consultant for this project! The A.W. Hooker Team helped the City of Windsor bring the bids in on budget for their new five storey, 118,000 sq.ft. City Hall. Involved in the project from the very early stages, A.W. Hooker was able to assist the design team to ensure the project remained on schedule and on budget. Discover how happy the Mayor of Windsor is with our work on this project: http://windsorstar.com/bids-come-in-under-budget

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Artist Rendering Courtesy of The City of Windsor


Greg Babiak, Michael Watkinson and Stewart Kyle join A.W. Hooker’s leadership team.

February 5, 2016

Alan Hand, PQS(F) announced yesterday the promotion of three of his team members to the role of Associate.

gbabiakGreg Babiak, CEC,  specializes in Quantity Surveying for Mechanical Building Systems and has been with the company since 2008.  His portfolio includes over 800 projects.  He studied Mechanical Engineering Technology at Sheridan College and is a member of both the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists.

 

 

mwatkinsonMichael Watkinson, CEC, CET, specializes in Quantity Surveying for Electrical Building Systems.  He joined the company in 2013 and his leadership and strength in estimating and project cost control have contributed to his success.  He studied Electrical Engineering Technology at Niagara College and holds designations from both the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and the Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists.

 

 

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Stewart Kyle, PQS, CET, focuses his practice on Architectural, Structural and Civil Quantity Surveying.  Stewart joined A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd. in 2011 after graduating from Construction Engineering Technology – Architecture at Niagara College.  He holds designations from both the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors an­­­d the Ontario Association of Certified Technicians and Technologists.

 

Please join us in congratulating Greg, Mike and Stew on their promotions.  Get in touch with them at:

Greg (905) 823-8111 ext 241, gbabiak@awhooker.com
Mike (905) 823-8111 ext 250, mwatkinson@awhooker.com
Stewart (905) 823-8111 ext 238, skyle@awhooker.com

 


Alan Hand, PQS(F) elected President of CACQS

June 12, 2014
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Members of the Canadian Association of Consulting Quantity Surveyors have elected  Alan Hand, Senior Partner at A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd. as President at their recent 2014 AGM.

Over the past 25 years, Alan has been a leader and advocate in the Quantity Surveying industry in Canada.  He joined A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd. in 1987 as a Senior Partner and managed the firm’s growth to its current size.

Alan holds a B.Sc. in Quantity Surveying from Curtin University in Western Australia.  His demonstrated expertise and leadership in his field led him to becoming a Fellow Member of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) where he served as a Director.  Previous appointments include the Presidency of the Alberta Institute of Quantity Surveyors and Chairman of the Ontario Institute of Quantity Surveyors.

His expertise includes thorough risk management, cost identification, assessment, sensitivity analysis, contingency planning, on a wide variety of complex assignments.  He is dedicated to raising the profile of the Consulting Quantity Surveying firms within the construction industry and developing new markets for Consulting Quantity Surveyors within Canada.

The CACQS is a national trade association dedicated to advancing the Canadian Quantity Surveying industry and represents 14 firms across Canada.

 


A.W. Hooker Announces Two New Partners

November 4, 2013

A.W. Hooker Associates’ Senior Partner, Alan Hand made the announcement last week at the firm’s annual Meet the People that make the Difference Event that they are appointing two new partners, Tanju Celen and Glenn Hultzer to the growing firm.

Tanju Celen joined A.W. Hooker in 2006 as a Quantity Surveyor and quickly grew to a Senior Associate in 2012.  Tanju has a total of over 26 years of international experience in the construction industry, with 15 years’ experience as a Civil Engineer prior to immigrating to Canada. Tanju is a designate Professional Quantity Surveyor in Canada complimented by his experience in construction contracting, construction management and advisory services. Tanju’s proven ability to lead projects and to deliver first class service and cost estimates to our clients together with his dedication and commitment to our clients has led to him becoming a full Partner in the firm.

Glenn Hultzer joined A.W. Hooker in 2012 as Senior Associate.  Glenn is designate Professional Quantity Surveyor in Canada as well as being a Chartered Professional Quantity Surveyor with the RICS. Glenn has conducted the majority of his Quantity Surveying career over the past 23 years on major projects in South Africa, United States, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates prior to immigrating to Canada in 2010. Glenn’s proven ability to lead projects, deliver a range of Cost Consulting and Advisory services and his commitment to his Clients has led him to become a full Partner in the firm.

“Tanju and Glenn’s combined knowledge and vast experience have made them invaluable to A.W. Hooker and to our clients,” said Senior Partner, Alan Hand. “We’re thrilled that Tanju and Glenn will play a key role in helping shape our firm’s future.”

A.W. Hooker Associates Ltd. is a construction consulting firm established in 1975 by Arthur W. Hooker.  We provide construction cost estimating and related services to a wide variety of clients.  We represent and support our clients throughout the conceptual, developmental and construction phases of projects throughout North America.  Our clients include nationally and internationally known architects as well as numerous cultural and educational institutions, major pharmaceutical companies, public agencies, corporations and individual property owners.  The 7 partners combined have over 200 years of experience and bring extensive knowledge of the construction industry to each project.  The varied backgrounds of the partners include not only the Quantity Surveying profession, but also project management, design/engineering, construction supervision, design-build environments and expert witness.  Our integrated understanding of the full life-cycle of the construction process allows us to balance the needs of each project to attain its specified functional, programmatic and design goals while expertly optimizing all choices to achieve the best possible result within the Clients budget.

Please join us in congratulating Tanju Celen and Glenn Hultzer.

Tanju Celen and Glenn Hultzer can be contacted as following :

Tanju Celen :  email : tcelen@awhooker.com   Tel :  905-823-8111 ext. 231  Cell : 905-399-8652

Glenn Hultzer: email : ghultzer@awhooker.com Tel: 905-823-8111 ext. 225 Cell : 905-876-6601