A Talk with Building Consultant: Jordan Bouchard


Do you want to know about the¬†building consulting industry? Jordan Bouchard will give us an overview of the industry and how a building consultant fits into it–role, compensation, and areas of work will be discussed. He will then present a¬†case study about a LEED Gold building in Toronto that Jordan helped design, The George Brown College Waterfront Campus. Jordan will talk about the energy modelling, mechanical systems, and the design challenges encountered while on this project. Throughout the case study, there will be a series of “design insights”, which focus on a particular design problem to share the lessons learned and offer advice for your future careers.

Bio: Jordan Bouchard graduated from the University of Waterloo in 2008 with a BASc in mechanical engineering. After graduation, he worked in the building consulting industry as a mechanical designer and later as a mechanical engineer. During this time he performed sustainability assessments using the LEED rating system, constructed energy models, designed mechanical systems for institutional and commercial buildings, and provided construction administration. In his few years of practice, Jordan has worked on diverse selection of projects including: hospitals, schools, restaurants, fuel oil systems, control system retrofits, recreation centres, office and retail space, and detention facilities. Some completed projects in Toronto are: George Brown College Health Science Water Front Campus, Jack Astor’s St. Lawrence, SIRCORP restaurants at Yonge and Gerrard, and Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (energy modelling). In 2013, he started his graduate studies at the University of Toronto, earning a MASc in Chemical Engineering and Applied Chemistry in 2015. He is currently pursuing a PhD in mechanical engineering at the University of Toronto.

Where: BA2135

When: March 23rd

Time: 4-5pm