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With a focus in the heavy civil and electrical infrastructure sectors, our experienced team has successfully managed facets for many of the largest notable infrastructure projects in Western Canada; including:

South Fraser Perimeter Road (Hwy. 17) – A $700 million, 40 km/4 lane expressway easing arterial traffic and connecting major highways;

Canada Line Metro (Cut & Cover Tunnel) – A $250 million commuter rail line connecting downtown Vancouver with other major transit lines and YVR.

FortisBC Intermediate and Transmission Pressure Lines – A $400 million, 20km gas line project through a congested urban environment in Metro Vancouver.

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An Elevated Level of Service

Our breadth of experience provides us the ability to mitigate risk and navigate unforeseen circumstances, including sensitive environmental factors, utility and earthworks roadblocks, and addressing community response. Since inception, RAM has solidified a trusted industry leading reputation in the heavy civil construction management sector.

Our background, trusted relationships with subcontractors, and proprietary Project Management System deliver projects ahead of schedule and under budget. We pride ourselves on the trust we have earned from our clients and the lasting relationships our team has built. As a specialized firm, the people at RAM provide a truly hands-on approach, giving projects ample attention and service to ensure success.

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Quality & Safety

Ultimately, there is nothing as important as quality and safety. The success of every project we embark on is measured by these two factors. With stringent attention to detail, elevated expertise, and forward-thinking rationale, along with an Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Certification from Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC), our projects result in quality excellence.

Safety is always top-of-mind, never a compromise. RAM is proud to have developed an industry-leading Operational Health and Safety Program, which is COR certified from the BC Construction Safety Alliance, and in good standing with WorkSafeBC. Continuous safety training ensures our people are always current on industry best practices, mitigating risk and keeping the public and employees safe.

 

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OUR VALUES

RAM delivers projects on the five values that drive us: Safety, Innovation, Integrity, Sustainability, and Fun:

  • Safety

    The safety and welfare of the public, clients, and our employees is of the upmost importance and that is reflected in our daily operations. We have an industry leading safety management program and we are dedicated to continuously training our team. We are COR certified from the BC Construction Safety Alliance and in good standing with WorkSafe BC.

  • Innovation

    We are advocators of professional development and continuous enhancement of best practices in the engineering and construction management industry. With a reputation as industry thought-leaders, our people are keen to stay current on global industry trends, sustainable practices, and cost-effective measures. Our collaborative approach and team ideation mean your projects are always carefully considered.

  • Integrity

    RAM is committed to providing services to clients that are honest, transparent, and safe. With a hands-on approach to projects, we remain accountable and place great value on the lasting relationships built with clients, partners, and trades.

  • Fun

    Our workplace is lighthearted, friendly, and collaborative. We have fun with the work we do and with each other. We promote and defend a healthy Work-Life balance and believe in cultivating real and meaningful relationships among our team. We also believe in the importance of enhancing our community through our philanthropic efforts. It is important for us to engage with our neighbourhood and contribute to local charitable initiatives.

  • Sustainability

    Passionate about the environment, RAM promotes the use of sustainable practices in all aspects of our business. This is reflected in our eco-friendly offices and all projects under our care. Our team is well-versed in environmental regulations, consulting with environmental scientists to ensure historic landmarks and ecological habitats are respected during the construction process.

Invested in our communities

Recognizing that our impact on the community goes beyond improving civil works like roads and bridges, we are strong advocates for investing in the communities we live in and help build. As a team, we fundraise and donate our time to meaningful organizations including the Canadian Cancer Society, ALS Research, Plan Canada, and Canuck Place.

RAM offers mentorship opportunities with recent engineering graduates, and our consultants regularly speak to engineering classes and are actively involved with university co-op programs. RAM is an accredited member of the provincial Member in Training Program that mentors young engineers and assists them in gaining their professional accreditation. Our Young Professionals Group pairs mentee with mentor, combining hands-on learning with real-world technical experience.

Sustainability in our work is always top of mind. RAM promote sustainable practices and ensures that our projects are able to not just minimize environmental impact but improve them.

Executive Team

Ziad Boustany
Principal

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Ziad Boustany

P.Eng., PMP, Principal

Ziad is a Principal and Partner at RAM.  Ziad graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with EGBC and a Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). Ziad has extensive experience in construction management and estimating, having managed the successful implementation of a variety of projects throughout BC. He has a knack for adapting to meet the unique needs of his clients; developing plans that comply with local policies, implementing strategies when working in difficult or remote terrain, and coordinating the efforts of the project team to reduce disruption to the community. Ziad is multilingual, speaking English, French and Arabic fluently. He is also proficient in several industry specific softwares such as HCSS Heavy Bid, MS Project, Primavera, Explorer Contract Manager, AutoCAD, MathCAD, 4P Document Control, Tableau in addition to being Level 1 First Aid Training Certified.

Joe Di Placito
Principal

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Joe Di Placito

P.Eng., PMP, Principal

Joe is a Principal and Partner at RAM. Joe graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with EGBC and a Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute. He has worked with public and private project owners on traditional and design-build undertakings throughout BC. Joe has extensive experience leading complex multi-discipline projects from design to construction. Successful notable project experience include the Canada Line, South Fraser Perimeter Road (Highway 17), and FortisBC’s Coastal Transmission System Project.

Luba Ebert
Director, Project Delivery

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Luba Ebert

P.Eng., PMP, Director, Project Delivery

Luba is Director of Project Delivery at RAM. Luba graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with EGBC and a Project Management Professional (PMP) with the Project Management Institute (PMI). Luba is experienced in managing transmission and distribution projects for BC Hydro including the delivery of over $200 million of engineering and construction work annually. Her past projects vary from strategic asset management to managing large multi-disciplinary design teams for transit and gas line facilities.

Rita Gareb
Manager, Corporate Services

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Rita Gareb

Manager, Corporate Services

Rita is Manager of Corporate Services at RAM. Rita graduated with a Bachelor’s in Science.

Rita has spent a decade of her career working at a law firm and more recently, as a Sales and Operations Manager at an athletic performance and rehabilitation facility. Throughout her career, Rita’s primary focus has been to foster a positive organizational culture and cultivate a safe and secure work environment. By exhibiting a genuine interest in aligning team members’ goals with organizational goals, Rita has been able to promote continual individual growth and development within her team. In addition, her professional education and diverse work experience brings a unique set of skills to an engineering office, enabling her to adapt and lead a variety of projects successfully.

Nathan Gloag
Director, Major Projects

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Nathan Gloag

Director, Major Projects

Nathan is Director of Major Projects at RAM. Nathan graduated from the University of Technology Sydney with a degree in Civil Engineering and a Graduate Diploma in Legal Studies from the University of New South Wales respectively.

Nathan is a project executive with nineteen years’ experience in the development and execution of major projects across the energy, power, water and infrastructure sectors with exposure to working in remote locations and sub‐zero environments. Having worked for top tier Engineering Service Providers, EPC Contractor’s, Major Professional Consulting Firms and Owner’s teams alike, Nathan spent ten years of his career delivering major projects with EPC Contractors throughout Australia, gaining a solid foundation in project development/executing before relocating to Canada in January of 2009.

Nathan has been involved in all phases of the project life cycle (early concept development – Front End Engineering Design – procurement – execution – operations and regulatory permitting throughout Australia, U.S and Canada). He has delivered a diverse range of projects under various delivery models including Lump Sum EPC, Design‐Build, EPCM, Joint Venture, ECI & Alliance style contracting.

 

Gagan Oberoi
Manager, Land Development

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Gagan Oberoi

P.Eng., Manager, Land Development

Gagan is Manager of Land Development at RAM. Gagan graduated from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering.

Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with Engineers and Geoscientists BC (EGBC), and a BC Certified Erosion and Sediment Control (BCCESCL) specialist with the Erosion and Sediment Control Association of British Columbia (ESCABC). Gagan has over eight (8) years of experience in design and construction management of residential and municipal land development projects pertaining to roadworks, sanitary, storm and water. He also played an important role in the construction management of the South Fraser Perimeter Road, adding to his heavy civil construction experience, particularly in drainage, earthworks and utilities.

Joe Saliba
Director, Construction Management

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Joe Saliba

P.Eng., Director, Construction Management

Joe is Director of Construction Management at RAM. He graduated with First Class standings from Lakehead University’s Engineering program in 2006, with a degree in Electrical Engineering.

Registered Professional Engineer (P.Eng.) with EGBC. Throughout the years, Joe has garnered extensive knowledge of the construction industry, including supervision, project management, cost reporting, scheduling, quality assurance, quality control, estimating, design coordination and contract administration. Joe has successfully completed work for numerous clients including Alterra Power Corp., Toba Montrose General Partnership, Worley Parsons, Shell Canada and BC Hydro.

Christine Tschetter
Manager, Supply Chain and Inspection Services

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Christine Tschetter

Manager, Supply Chain and Inspection Services

Christine is Manager of Supply Chain and Inspection Services at RAM. Christine graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sciences at the University of Alberta.

A supply chain and construction management professional with 10 years of progressive leadership experience in various small capital and major projects, Christine has significant experience in utility and facility construction. Christine has proven capability in supply chain and contract management, budgeting, and construction management. As a relationship-focused management professional, Christine flawlessly resolves issues and promotes team work.

Jesse Unke
Director, Project Management

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Jesse Unke

P.Eng., PMP, Director, Project Management

Jesse is Director of Project Management at RAM. Jesse graduated from the University of British Columbia with a degree in Civil Engineering.

Registered Project Management Professional (PMP) and Risk Management Professional (RMP), Jesse is experienced in all areas of project and construction leadership overseeing large, complex, high-profile municipal infrastructure and transportation projects. Jesse has an intimate knowledge with multiple project delivery methods, project management models, and scope, financial, schedule, and risk management tools and techniques. During Jesse’s career, he has developed an ability to understand his client’s “why”, work collaboratively leading teams, and implement successful strategic initiatives for multiple project stakeholders and groups.

With a background as a Professional Engineer in Canada (P.Eng.) and the United States (PE), a LEED Accredited Professional (LEED AP), Envision Sustainability Professional (ENV SP), and a MMCD Certified Contract Administrator (MMCD CCA), Jesse has the ability to lead projects effectively, incorporate sustainable design and construction principles, interpret and administer contracts, and understand the technical aspects of his projects. Jesse’s effective written and verbal communication, workshop facilitation, and engaging presentation skills to both technical and non-technical audiences, allow him to serve as a knowledgeable leader and advisor to his clients.

Jesse enjoys being actively engaged in the project management/construction community, volunteering as current President with the British Columbia Construction Roundtable (BCCR), and Board Member positions (past and present) with the Association for the Advancement of Cost Engineering (AACE), Project Management Institute Canadian – Westcoast Chapter (PMI-CWCC), Master Municipal Construction Documents (MMCD), and Young Professionals in Energy (YPE).

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