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Project Commissioning Team


Ken Wilson is the manager of Western Mechanical?s Commissioning Division and has been commissioning full time with Western Mechanical since June, 1998. Ken is a certified mechanical technologist with extensive experience in commissioning as well as design and inspection of HVAC, plumbing and fire protection systems in commercial and industrial buildings. Ken was a senior designer with Reid Crowther & Partners Ltd (now known as Earth Tech) in Vancouver for fifteen years before coming to Western Mechanical. His past experience in mechanical system design and field inspection provided him with a unique understanding of how the system components and controls are intended to work and the ability to obtain optimum performance from building systems.

Ken pays attention to detail. He has always taken a hands-on approach to commissioning and he demands a high standard for all those who work in his division.
Russel Smalley has worked as a commissioning agent for Western Mechanical since May, 2006. His previous experience included design, management, troubleshooting and maintenance of automatic temperature control systems for commercial and educational buildings. This background prepared him well for his current field work in Western Mechanical?s commissioning division that includes performance testing of many different types and arrangements of complex computerized temperature control systems in new and retrofitted buildings.

Russ?s years of experience as a commissioning agent in British Columbia in a wide variety of buildings, include Richmond Hospital, Ambulatory Care, BCIT Gateway Project, BC Place, Trout Lake Ice Rink, Forensic Psychiatric Institution, Riverview Cyprus Lodge, Carisbrooke Secondary School, North Vancouver, Belmont Residence (a large LEED residential project), St Paul?s Hospital, Burnaby Youth Justice Services, T & T Supermarket and Maple Ridge Care Facility.
Charlie Domingo is a professional mechanical engineer who received his Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering degree through Lakehead University in Thunder Bay after completing his Mechanical Engineering Technologist certification at BCIT. He has been in the building system commissioning field since 2003 and with WMS since 2006. Previous to 2003 Charlie had 12 years of experience in the hospital, pharmaceutical and construction industry, including engineering maintenance, construction management and mechanical system design.

Some of the major projects Charlie has commissioned since being with WMS include the Vancouver Police Department Tactical Training Centre and Forensic Laboratory and Storage Facilities, Mount Royal University in Calgary, West Jet Headquarters Building in Calgary, LDS Temple in Langley, Hillcrest Curling Venue for 2010 Olympics, Killarney Ice Rink, Columbia Street Pump Station, Peace Arch Hospital MRI, Richmond Hospital MRI, Burnaby Secondary School, Cloverdale Multipurpose Centre, Hydromax Clowhorn Project (Hydro Electric Power Generation), BC Hydro Mount pleasant Sub Station, Langley Hospital Sterile Processing Department, Surrey RCMP Detachment Annex, Surrey Memorial Hospital CT Scanner Upgrade, Chilliwack Hospital DDC System Upgrade, BCGEU Fraser Valley Office in Langley, Maple Ridge Community Safety Building, Maple Ridge and Cottonwood Lodge, Coquitlam BC.

Charlie?s engineering knowledge and experience has been utilized and expanded in his involvement conducting peer review of building system design, preparing and implementing commissioning plans, field verification and performance testing of building mechanical and electrical and temperature control systems, preparing and submitting LEED documentation, organizing and chairing commissioning meetings, coordinating building system demonstrations as part of building takeover by owners and preparing and implementing re-commissioning plans.
David Horan has been with Western Mechanical since March, 2010. He attended the Dublin Institute of Technology before coming to Vancouver. He was originally hired to assist in the Testing and Balancing Division of the company, preparing the schematic drawings and making arrangements with clients and consultants, completing balancing reports including computer aided drawings (CAD) showing the specified and actual conditions achieved.

David spent several months in the field working with the testing and balancing technicians, gaining valuable practical experience with field testing and adjusting for mechanical systems. He has been assisting the Commissioning Department, working with the experienced commissioning agents and is training to develop into a commissioning technologist.
Gary Jones is a valued member of Western Mechanical?s commissioning team. His qualifications in several disciplines and his varied experience suit him well in his work as a commissioning technologist for mechanical and electrical building systems. After receiving his technical certification at Kimberley Technical School in South Africa, he completed his apprenticeship as an electrician with DeBeers Consolidated Mines and later worked for the same company as a heavy duty electrician. During his compulsory military training, he was trained as a refrigeration and propane technician. He obtained further experience in the refrigeration field with De Beers and later with Surefreeze in Vancouver BC for several years. He successfully challenged the BC Trade Qualification exam in 1996 and also passed his gas ? B ticket. He managed his own mechanical services company for eleven years prior to joining Western Mechanical as a member of the commissioning team.

Since joining Western Mechanical, Gary has worked on a variety of commissioning projects including Mount Royal University in Calgary, North Vancouver Fire Hall, Brewery District No 2 in New Westminster and Mer et Montagne School in Campbell River.
Rechillo Fajardo is a building services mechanical engineer, registered in the Philippines who obtained his bachelor degree at the University of Eastern Philippines in 1996. He is a member of the Philippine Society of Mechanical Engineers, Manila HOST Chapter. He has specialized in Building Services, including HVAC, plumbing and fire protection. He joined Western Mechanical’s Commissioning Division in 2011. Rechillo has had international engineering experience as a project engineer in the Philippines and in Dubai, UAE and Malaysia, designing and commissioning HVAC and plumbing services for buildings.

Rechillo gained valuable design experience with Parsons International Ltd in the Philippines and with SmithGroup Inc, involved in the design of a 6,000 Ton refrigeration system for the Gizan Military Hospital in Saudi Arabia and has worked on the Northwest Airline Midfield Terminal in Detroit Michigan project, developing a bill of quantity for plumbing, fire and air conditioning systems. He worked for the Building Care Corporation in the Philippines in the design and commissioning services for high rise office buildings.

He worked on the design for a major shopping pavilion complex in Kuala Lampur, as well as apartment complexes, hotels and the Malaysian Airline A380 Hangar.

While with Mott MacDonald in Dubai, he was part of the design team for the Deira City Centre that involved the replacement of existing 29,000 kW air-cooled chillers into water cooled central cooling plant. He also worked on the Bahrain City Centre cooling plant and the Dubai Investment Park.

While with Cansult Maunsell Ltd in Dubai, UAE in 2007 and 2008, he was involved in various aspects of design and project coordination for projects that included ABN Amro DOZ Internal Fitout Project, Dubai Metro DC Network, Al Raha Beach Development and Bab Al Shams Development

He worked with the Norr Group Consultancy Ltd in Dubai, UAE in 2008 – 2009 and reviewed the mechanical, electrical and plumbing services design for Universal Studios and HVAC design and coordination of water cooled central cooling plant as well as in the design of drainage, cold and hot water, and fire protection system for the East Hotel.

His range of experience in all aspects of mechanical systems, including mechanical system design in a variety of locations and conditions is a valuable asset to Western Mechanical’s commissioning division.