Project Team Lead & Senior Mechanical Designer, PlanGroup
During his career in commercial construction, Ethan Lalonde has always preferred the job site to the office, believing that for BIM to be taken advantage of to the fullest, an understanding needs to be fostered between those developing it and those utilizing it. By integrating into the daily life of each of his projects and interfacing directly with the construction teams he gained an in-depth knowledge of the project life-cycle and the methods of installation that make designs a reality. In turn, he would work with the forepersons to educate them on BIM's capabilities and to develop an optimized BIM program that was integrated into the construction process from the ground up that served to reduce material, field labour and information management requirements.
As Plan Group's Senior Mechanical Designer, Ethan brings his knowledge of the trades and understanding of the client's needs in an advisory role, educating Junior Designers and working with Operations to develop a standardized BIM / Construction Process that promotes synergy between the designers and the field. As a BIM Project Team Lead, he utilizes his knowledge of project life-cycles to integrate the BIM process into the project schedule, manage the design team, and facilitate multi-disciplinary coordination.