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Current Responsibilities

Chris McGrath is a Project Manager with the Commissioning & Building Analytics Team. His role includes overseeing quality assurance methods to ensure the planning, design, construction and operational processes for new buildings and existing building renovations are achieving their goals. His position requires close collaboration with a team of design professionals, LEED consultants, PM's, contractors, trades and in-house technical personnel. Chris is an effective leader, who utilizes his technical background, organization and communication skills to oversee and manage successful commissioning projects ensuring proper performance of building systems. He is continually applying his expertise as a critical thinker to manage project risks by predicting potential issues and developing proactive solutions. In addition, he excels at devising impromptu methods to resolve unforeseen issues throughout project delivery.  Chris' role includes application of strong written skills in the development of commissioning related work products, as well as his technical capabilities via on-site observations and functional testing.

Experience

As part of CBA, Chris has led the commissioning of several large scale, complex projects including the 800,000 sq.ft One York Street office tower, TD Bank's new 250,000 sq.ft commercial office fit-up at 320 Front Street West as well as the 950,000 sq.ft Waterpark Place Phase III. Chris was also Project Manager for the Princess Margaret Hospital HVAC Assessment Project. In addition, Chris has been involved in the commissioning of multiple small scale fit-up projects at the Toronto Dominion Centre, and has recently extended his leadership into the United States on the Apple Commercial Fit-Up in Seattle and the Zurich North America Headquarters Project in Illinois.

Prior to joining JLL, Chris worked for over three years as an O&M Design Engineer on Climate Control in vehicles. The work involved the fabrication and design of industry leading designs of efficient insulation packages for major clients such as Mercedes Benz, La Rocca and Tim Hortons.

Before that, Chris worked as a design consultant for XMG Games Studio as well as a QA/QC Analyst. As a designer he was responsible for formulas that would be used by the developers for computer game logic and motion of race cars. In the same facet, his input heavily influenced the behaviour of game assets and aesthetics. As an Analyst, Chris was responsible for creating testing procedures to ensure the stability of a product before release on Apple's App Store. This involved understanding the infrastructure and strings within the code to figure out ways in which to expose flaws in the system.

Projects

  • TD Bank Trading Floors, EY Tower, Toronto Dominion Centre.
  • Pritzker Offices – 150 N Riverside, Chicago, IL. (2 floors)
  • Revera Condition Assessments, Toronto & GTA. (15 properties)
  • St. Michaels Hospital Redevelopment, Toronto. (renovations and new patient care tower)
  • Wells Fargo Commercial Fit-out, 1250 Rene-Levesque Ouest, Montreal, QC. (1.5 floors)
  • NBA Headquarters, 645 5th Avenue, NY, New York. (9 floors)
  • Mattamy Homes – Vita on the Lake, Toronto. (54 storey condo)
  • Archives of Ontario Condition Assessment, York University, Toronto.
  • 16 York Tower, Core and Shell Commissioning, Toronto.
  • IDEXX Laboratories, Markham, ON.

Education and Affiliations

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical), Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • Industrial Pneumatics, Dundalk Institute of Technology
  • LEED Green Associate (LEED GA)