October 14, 2016 by On-Site Magazine
The Canadian Design-Build Institute (CDBI) has elected Samuel (Uel) McFall as its new chair, with past-chair Roy Timms ending his two-year term. The election took place at the CDBI annual general meeting, held in conjunction with its 2016 National Design-Build Conference October 13 and 14 in Winnipeg.
Also announced at the annual meeting was the election of Simon Daniels from BA Blacktop Ltd. as a new council member.
McFall is director of construction services with Deltro Group Ltd. He is involved and participates in the business community in the Waterloo, ON region, and is the past chairman of the Chamber of Commerce in Cambridge, ON.
“My role as the chair will be to work with our council. We are anxious to increase the level of knowledge of design-build. The CDBI is a great organization for educating and providing help for anyone interested in doing design-build projects across the country,” said McFall.
McFall has been involved in all aspects of the industry, from early hands-on experience with his father, a carpenter joiner from the old country, right through to a team leader at a large North American company, and recently the president of an open shop general contractor/design-build firm. His experience is augmented by professional accreditation as a full member of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors with a Professional Quantity Surveyor designation.
McFall’s knowledge and understanding of the construction industry in the design-builder role is appreciated by all of the stakeholders he works with, and he has put that experience to work as an owners’ advocate. In this role he has assisted clients with proposal calls, budgeting, tendering, municipal approvals and all contract management.