Volume 5, Number 3, Summer 2000
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IRC welcomes new Advisory Board chair
MICHAEL P. BAETZ, NEW CHAIR OF THE ADVISORY BOARD OF THE NRC INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN CONSTRUCTION
Michael P. Baetz, president and CEO of Ainsworth Inc., Toronto, a leading installation and service provider of electrical, communications, mechanical and control systems for industrial, commercial and institutional applications, has been named as chair of the Advisory Board of the NRC Institute for Research in Construction. Mr. Baetz brings to the board his considerable experience in the construction and service sectors. He succeeds Mr. Allan Bennett, of Allan Bennett and Associates, Vancouver, who served as chair from 1993 until June of this year.
Composed of representatives from industry, academia and the public sector from across the country, the advisory board offers IRC a perspective on the construction industry in Canada and worldwide, and provides strategic direction on its research program.
In addition to Mr. Baetz, the members of the advisory board are
Mr. Terrence L. Bedard, Vice President, Investments, Sun Life Assurance Co. of Canada, Toronto
Mr. Harvey Bernstein, President & CEO, Civil Engineering Research Foundation, Washington
Mr. Paul Giannelia, President, Strait Crossing Inc., Calgary
Mr. Jean-François Martin, General Manager, Quebec Region, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation, Montreal
Ms. Maureen McCauley, Vice President, Business Development, Internorth Construction Company Limited, Mississauga
Mr. Lewis T. Nakatsui, President, RCG Developments Inc., Edmonton
Mr. Dennis F. Truss, President & CEO, BC Building Corporation, Victoria
Mr. Yaman Uzumeri, Executive Director & Chief Building Official, City of Toronto, Toronto
Dr. James Venart, Professor Emeritus, Mechanical Engineering, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton
Dr. A. Wayne Clifton, Senior Principal, Clifton Associates, NRC Council Representative, Regina