ABOUT US

Trusted Building Consultants
Since 1997

CMS Building Consultants entered the construction management and professional services industry in 1997. We specialize in the building restoration field, ranging from condition assessments, technical audits, reserve fund study, financial feasibility study, fire retrofit and planning, building alterations, preventative maintenance plans, to the implementation of remedial measures with our comprehensive project management services.

CMS offers a wide range of professional engineering and construction management services. We have a team of professional staff with civil engineering, architectural science, and project management backgrounds. Our team has great depth and breadth of expertise in these fields, and always strives to assist our clients to achieve their goals.

We succeed when our clients succeed.

  • Assessments
    & Reports
  • Engineering
    & Design
  • Project
    Management

Assessments & Reports

CMS provides thorough building assessments and reports, including:

Engineering & Design

CMS offers extensive engineering and design services, from preliminary design concepts to detailed engineering design plans and shop drawings. CMS specializes in building rehabilitation for existing buildings, including the engineering and design of:

Project Management

CMS offers comprehensive project management and construction administration services for construction projects. CMS: 

Engineering & Design

CMS offers extensive engineering and design services, from preliminary design concepts to detailed engineering design plans and shop drawings. CMS specializes in building rehabilitation for existing buildings, including the engineering and design of:

  • Building envelopes;
  • Parking garage repairs;
  • Site component remedial work;
  • Interior renovations; and,
  • Structural repairs.

Project Management

CMS offers comprehensive project management and construction administration services for construction projects. CMS:

  • Ensures proper administration of construction contracts;
  • Facilities communication between different parties;
  • Advises the client in decision-making;
  • Coordinates the work between various parties;
  • Reviews contractor’s on-site work; and,
  • Ensures smooth flow and completion of the project.

 

 

OUR TEAM

Billy LaI:

Billy Lai is one of the founding principals of CMS Building Consultants Inc. As the guiding visionary of CMS, Billy is a well-seasoned building consultant who has been practicing building pathology in Southern Ontario for over 30 years, and prior to this, another 10 years overseas. Throughout his career, Billy has been accumulating a wealth of knowledge and experience in building science and building deterioration patterns. He is actively participating in major building rehabilitation and renovation programs for federal and provincial social housing. Billy also enjoys pursuing the ever-evolving new building technologies, green building techniques, and energy conservation methods.

James Ho:

James Ho is a Senior Project Engineer at CMS Building Consultants Inc. He has over 19 years of professional experience in design and project management for building restorations and new construction. Various types of restoration projects that James has worked on include: sloped and flat roof replacement, balcony remedial work, window and door replacement, brick masonry remedial work, EIFS over-cladding, siding replacement, parking garage remedial work, podium and foundation waterproofing, structural repairs, site remedial work, interior renovation, and building additions. James is a detail-oriented and methodical engineer, whose expertise is often sought after by others.

Nathalie Moreno:

Nathalie Moreno is a Building Consultant at CMS Building Consultants Inc., graduated with a Masters in Civil Engineering from Ryerson University. She has 3 years of practical experience in condition assessments, reserve fund study, design, and contract administration, and project management for restorations, repairs and retrofits of existing buildings. Nathalie is a lifelong learner who continually strives to grow her knowledge of new industry methodologies, standards, and technologies. She is a high achiever who takes great care and pride in all her work. You can often find Nathalie working with a cup of coffee at her desk.

Jonathan Chan:

Jonathan Chan is a Senior Project Manager at CMS Building Consultants Inc. He is an Architectural Science graduate from Ryerson University. With his breadth of knowledge in building science, Jonathan holds a Building Science Specialist (i.e., BSS®) designation. He has over 12 years of practical experience in building assessments, reserve fund study, design, contract administration, and management of restoration projects to existing buildings and site components. Jonathan is passionate about enforcing proper contract administration and ensuring that high standards are maintained on construction sites.

Want to Join Our Team?

If you have any questions or would like to be part of the team at CMS, feel free to contact us at the email below!