Company Profile

History

Avalon Mechanical Consultants Ltd. has been operating in Victoria since 1984.  Over this time, we have completed thousands of varied projects which have involved close coordination with clients and government bodies of various sizes.  This has included the design, tender, coordination and completion of many of these projects.  We have developed excellent working relationships with the municipal governments and their personnel across Vancouver Island.  Working on these projects has also involved large amounts of coordination with architects, developers, owners, and other consultants.

 

General Company Info

As a full-service mechanical engineering firm we are able to offer services in all areas of plumbing, HVAC, and fire suppression for both new and existing buildings.  These projects are in a range of industries, including: small tenant improvements, residential buildings, commercial developments, government buildings, institutional organizations and military bases.  The systems designed and installed for these projects range from simple to complex, highly energy efficient systems.  We have a proven record of moving quickly on projects as they are started and managing our workload to maintain schedules on demanding projects.

Avalon Mechanical is a fully licensed and insured professional engineering firm.  With respect to reporting, our internal reporting procedures are in accordance with APEGBC Guidelines for Excellence, and have been reviewed and approved by APEGBC.

 

 

Avalon Mechanical Staff

Mirek Demidow, MSc, P.Eng.

Mirek Demidow, MSc, P.Eng.

Principal, Mechanical Engineer

Mirek is one of the founding partners of Avalon Mechanical, joining with Bob in 1989, and continues to maintain an integral role in the daily operation of the company. He is the senior engineer in the company and is heavily involved in many of the projects which Avalon is involved. His extensive experience results in cost effective designs for clients and provides mentorship for staff.

Jonathan Edgell, P.Eng.

Jonathan Edgell, P.Eng.

Principal, Mechanical Engineer

Jon has been with Avalon Mechanical since 2003 and is a partner at the company. His experience has spanned all components of mechanical design, with a focus on fire suppression design. Jon has established himself as one of the most experienced and effective fire suppression designers on Vancouver Island.

Kevin Jackson, P.Eng.

Kevin Jackson, P.Eng.

Principal, Mechanical Engineer

Kevin has been with Avalon Mechanical since 2006 and is a partner at the company. He is involved in a wide variety of projects, with experience in heathcare, indoor agricultural, and industrial designs.

Tim Robertson, P.Eng.

Tim Robertson, P.Eng.

Principal, Mechanical Engineer

Tim has been with Avalon Mechanical since 2007 and is a partner at the company. He is the lead engineer at the Nanaimo office and is responsible for all mechanical designs that are completed in that office. He maintains a focus on the community that he grew up in, helping to develop the region from Nanaimo up to the North end of Vancouver Island.

Jamie Clarke, P.Eng.

Jamie Clarke, P.Eng.

Principal, Mechanical Engineer

Jamie began with Avalon as a mechanical technologist in 2003. He returned to school in 2007 and received his degree from UBC in 2010. Jamie worked with other companies before returning to Avalon Mechanical in 2015, finding it to be the best fit. His experience spans from residential and commercial to institutional and industrial projects. When he is not in the office, he is often enjoying the outdoors with his family.

Jesse Anderson, P.Eng.

Jesse Anderson, P.Eng.

Mechanical Engineer

Jesse is a mechanical engineer with over 5 years experience who has been part of the Avalon team since 2015. He has a wide range of experience from small commercial and residential buildings to large healthcare and institutional projects. Born and raised in Port Alberni, he has returned to work in the region in which he grew up, to continue to live, work, and play in that community.

Brian Cockburn, EIT, LEED AP

Brian Cockburn, EIT, LEED AP

Mechanical Engineer-In-Training

Brian has been with Avalon since 2010, becoming a LEED Accredited Professional the same year. Brian has a variety of experience in manufacturing, engineering research, and industrial processes which contribute to his continuing experience with evolving mechanical systems. With a personal belief in energy consciousness, Brian is heavily involved in the sustainable work that Avalon undertakes.

Colin Pye

Colin Pye

Mechanical

Colin has been with Avalon Mechanical since 2000. Heavily involved in the design and production of mechanical design documents, he has continually been part of the core at Avalon. Colin attends and visits many local events around the City, taking a personal interest in new projects and developments.

Tom Pedersen

Tom Pedersen

Mechanical Technologist

Tom has been with Avalon Mechanical on and off since 1990. As an established tradesman, Tom has experience in many different roles throughout the construction industry. He is a hands-on problem solver who enjoys tackling unique projects.

Fred Stahn

Fred Stahn

Mechanical Engineer (Germany)

Fred has been with Avalon Mechanical since 2007. He brings his vast experience designing mechanical systems in Germany and provides different perspectives on design and methodology. Fred is an avid outdoorsman, golfer, and sailor, always taking advantage of good weather.

Sayuri Kashiwazaki

Sayuri Kashiwazaki

Mechanical

Sayuri has been with Avalon Mechanical since 1995. She has been a key part of the production staff at Avalon for many years, providing effective and rapid project delivery.

John Davis, GradTech

John Davis, GradTech

Mechanical Technologist

John is a mechanical technologist, joining Avalon in 2016. As one of the newer members on the Avalon team, he brings his previous experience to contribute to the company’s capabilities.

Kane Evans, GradTech

Kane Evans, GradTech

Mechanical Technologist

Kane is a recent graduate from Camosun College, joining Avalon in 2016. As a new resident to Nanaimo he is excited to help grow Avalon’s local branch.

Jordan Lynn, GradTech

Jordan Lynn, GradTech

Mechanical Technologist

Jordan graduated from Camosun College in 2015 with a diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology. Since then, he has gained experience in the engineering field as a technologist in the manufacturing industry. He joined Avalon in 2017, to pursue his passion in building technologies. In his free time he likes to play sports in the community and give back to the environment.

Malcolm Douglas, GradTech

Malcolm Douglas, GradTech

Mechanical Technologist

Malcolm is a graduate from the Camosun College Mechanical Technologist program and a born and raised Vancouver Islander. He joined the Avalon team in 2016.

Lisa Jeffery

Lisa Jeffery

Administrative Assistant

Lisa joined Avalon in 2017 and brings with her extensive administrative experience in real estate development, finance, energy distribution and construction. She has diplomas in business administration and human resource management.

Avalon Energy Management Staff

Bob Landell, AScT, LEED AP

Bob Landell, AScT, LEED AP

Principal

Bob is one of the founding partners of Avalon Mechanical, starting the company in 1984, and has been an essential part of the company ever since. He brings his personal passion for energy conservation and sustainability to every project he is involved in.

Rick Waddell

Field Staff

For 10 years, from 2002 to 2012, while employed by BCBC/BLJC-WSi Rick was also the Maintenance Team Leader for 4000 Seymour and has extensive knowledge concerning the background of the mechanical systems and problem areas in the building. Rick has been heavily involved in commissioning the expanded Fleet Maintenance Facility at CFB Esquimalt.

Kevin Jeffries, AScT, LEED AP BD+C

Field Staff

Kevin has over 36 years’ experience in technical support and energy management for both new and existing facilities. He enjoys all aspects of work within these broad work areas, but especially the areas of new building, retro-commissioning, DDC controls, HVAC system optimization, and HVAC operational best practices.
In 1990, Kevin won third place in the ASHRAE Energy Awards for existing buildings for the installation and optimization of the DDC and HVAC systems in the Dogwood Building located in Victoria.
Additionally, in 1991, he was awarded recognition by the Association of Energy Engineers, as part of their Corporate Energy Management Award to the British Columbia Buildings Corporation.

Rene Ballard

Rene Ballard

Field Staff - Refrigeration/Energy Expert

Rene started his career in refrigeration 50 years ago when he took a summer job as an assemblyman in a factory making refrigerators. Intending to pursue an academic career, he earned a BA degree, but graduate school was a disappointment, so he returned to his earlier experience and took a job as a refrigeration mechanic.
He became a co-owner of a refrigeration and air conditioning contracting company, where he learned to design, sell, install, and service commercial air conditioning and refrigeration equipment. This led him to a job at a wholesale distributor, where for 25 years he provided technical advice to contractors on design, application, and servicing of refrigeration and air conditioning equipment.
Now semi-retired, he specializes in energy modelling and conservation, where he can use his extensive experience with compressors, fans, motors, controls and computer software to predict and reduce energy costs.