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Mohandes Sep Seminar: Design and Construction of Transit Facilities

  • Wednesday, September 06, 2017
  • 6:15 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Sheraton Hotel - 600 Hwy 7 E, Richmond Hill, ON L4B 1B2


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Dear Memebrs,

You are cordially invited to join us in Mohandes Monthly Seminar entitled:

"Design and Construction of Transit Facilities"

Wednesday, Sep 6th, 2017 at 6:15 PM

Sheraton Hotel 600 Hwy 7 E, Richmond Hill

Agenda of the Meeting:  

  • 6:15 pm  Refreshments & Professional Networking
  • 7:00 pm  Welcoming by the Chair
  • 7:10 pm  Statement by the Honorary Chair of the session, Prof. Badakhshan
  • 7:20 pm  Seminar Presentation
  • 8:10 pm  Q/A


These are exciting times in Canada from an infrastructure perspective, particularly in the transit world.  TTC's Union Station second platform and concourse improvement and Front Street revitalization project is the winner of:


2016 Consulting Engineer of Ontario, Willis Chipman Award 

2016 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence

2017 Toronto Urban Design Award 


It would have to rank right up there as being one of the most challenging projects we have seen this decade:  not only was it technically daunting, but it all had to be done with 100,000 passengers flowing through the station each day; and it had to be completed with a very firm deadline: the Pan Am games.

Honorary Chair of the Session:

Prof. Amir Badakhshan

About the Speaker:

Mr. Abbas Khayyam, P.Eng., PMP

Abbas is the director of operations for the Buildings + Places Business Line in Western Canada/Toronto Metro+ Region. The group  consists of 350 professionals including Professional Engineers, Architects, Project Managers, Technologists and Technicians,  providing program management, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering services as well as architectural and landscape architecture services for a wide variety of facilities, which routinely include transit facilities, health care & institutional buildings, municipal infrastructure, and environmental projects. He is responsible for operations and P&L for the Business Line in the Region.

Abbas specializes in project management of infrastructure projects including Front Street Revitalization, TTC projects including Union Station ($200M); TYSSE Stations ($260M); Leslie Barns ($370M) and ongoing Consultant Design Services and Project Management Services contracts for Toronto Transit Commission. He brings to the team 28 years of design and construction experience from several multi discipline projects in aviation, transit, transportation, and other infrastructure projects. Abbas has dedicated the last fifteen years to transit infrastructure projects.  He is a certified project management professional who continues to successfully deliver projects, managing multi-discipline teams using his certified quality management skills.  He is also involved in training and mentoring staff in the field of project management, in particular the areas of project controls and project delivery.


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