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Andrew Lawson

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Andrew Lawson’s training and experience gives him the ability to understand all aspects of construction from virtually everyone’s perspective, which translates to an ability to relate to all parties and communicate effectively. Knowledge of typical industry practices and standards in multiple jurisdictions from the wet south coast of BC to the desert interior combined with straight forward communication makes him an ideal consultant for surety, dispute resolution, appraisal or any other aspect of construction related consulting. Andrew approaches everything he does open minded, consistently, with integrity, always.

Andrew began his career in construction on the west coast of BC in 1997 and was indentured as an apprentice carpenter from 1998-2002 and was top of his class all four years at BCIT. At that time, carpentry training included all aspects of construction for residential, commercial, industrial and institutional including drywall, fire separations, siding, roofing, insulation, concrete forming, framing including prefabrication and stick, timber framing, pre and post tension concrete, fly forms, rigging, tilt up construction, drainage and water proofing systems, placing structural fills including compaction, interior finishing, building envelope, safety including fall prevention and scaffolding, concrete mix design, architectural concrete forming, interpreting drawings, drafting, BC building code and interpretation, permitting and so on.

During his apprenticeship Andrew was employed by Agius Builders and based on economic conditions at the time had the opportunity to perform most of the operations, receiving training for as part of the apprenticeship primarily building high end custom residential homes on islands including power generation and wastewater systems. This training combined with a wide range of work experience is the sound base on which his career has been built. By age 26 he was superintending for volume single-family and townhome developments that augmented his previous work experience. After the 2008 economic crash he performed various roles from equipment operation in northern Alberta oil sands, to carpentry for industrial mining operations in BC and construction management services. In January 2014 he was hired to start and run the residential wood frame construction division for Aquilini Development and Construction Inc in Vancouver BC Canada. The projects were located on freehold land and multiple different first nations in the area. He was involved with coordinating civil and earthwork for large residential home sites, preconstruction, marketing including value proposition, development, sales, budgeting including pro forma through construction, drawing creation and coordination as part of the consultant teams, liaising with stakeholders including first nations, tendering negotiating and executing construction contracts, resource allocation, permitting, inspections, accounts payable, final inspections for civil infrastructure and homes, key handovers. By 2018 the company was occupying homes at a rate of over 200 per year.

Professional Registration:

Provisional ROWP, BCOSSA 2018

Supervisor Safety Management – Work Safe BC

Built Green BC 2007