Staff

Robert Heikkila, P.Eng., C.P., MBA : Principal
Robert Heikkila, P.Eng., C.P., MBA
Principal
Robert Heikkila, P.Eng., C.P., MBA : Principal
Robert Heikkila, P.Eng., C.P., MBA
Principal
Mr. Heikkila has a diverse educational and professional background with wide experience in Building Code consulting and fire protection engineering. He completed a Diploma of Technology in Building Technology at the B.C. Institute of Technology in 1979, then worked as a designer of commercial and light industrial HVAC systems with Dominion Construction in Vancouver. Mr. Heikkila completed his Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Civil Engineering at the University of B.C. and joined the Vancouver office of Rolf Jensen & Associates, Ltd. in 1985. From 1985 to 1991, Mr. Heikkila provided Building Code and fire protection consulting services for a wide variety of large and small projects across western Canada as well as in Ontario. Mr. Heikkila was an Associate with Rolf Jensen & Associates, Ltd. He left the firm in 1991 to obtain an MBA at the University of Western Ontario where he was named to the Dean's Honour List. He joined CFT Engineering Inc. in 1993, and is a principal of the firm. During his career, Mr. Heikkila has completed a number of ongoing education programs related to fire protection engineering, on subjects such as smoke management, computer fire modelling, fire protection system design, objective-based design, structural fire protection analysis, and field review, through organizations such as the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE), the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the University of British Columbia. With CFT Engineering Inc., Mr. Heikkila has provided Building Code and fire protection consulting services on various projects throughout B.C. and in Alberta, as well as Certified Professional services in participating municipalities. Mr. Heikkila has been involved in virtually all aspects of Building Code consulting and fire protection engineering, including Code reviews, specialized analyses, inspections, systems reviews and approvals, and client relations. Since 1985, he has produced several hundred technical reports and analyses, developed numerous Building Code equivalencies, negotiated approvals for specific projects with most major municipal building authorities in B.C. and Alberta, and acted as the Certified Professional for more than 50 projects. Mr. Heikkila is registered as a Professional Engineer in B.C., Alberta and Saskatchewan, and is a Certified Professional (C.P.). He is a past member of the Building Codes Committee of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. (APEGBC) and past chair of the APEGBC Fire Protection Subcommittee. Mr. Heikkila is a past chair of the C.P. Committee, which is the advisory body for Certified Professionals. He is a member of the National Fire Protection Association, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, and is a past APEGBC representative on the City of Vancouver Equivalency Review Panel.
Michael A. Linton, P.Eng., C.P. : Principal
Michael A. Linton, P.Eng., C.P.
Principal
Michael A. Linton, P.Eng., C.P. : Principal
Michael A. Linton, P.Eng., C.P.
Principal
As a Building Code and fire protection engineer consultant, he has undertaken both small and large scale projects requiring drawing review, Building Code analysis and review, and application of advanced techniques in fire protection engineering. Mr. Linton has developed conceptual reports and prepared Building Code compliance and fire protection engineering reports for a number of projects which require the integration of both new and existing construction. Mr. Linton has experience in the specification and review of active suppression systems including specialized protection systems.

Mr. Linton is registered as a Professional Engineer in the Province of Ontario and in the Province of British Columbia. Mr. Linton is also registered as a Certified Professional. Michael's Civil Engineering and management sciences background, coupled with his Building Code and fire protection experience, make him a valuable project manager with the team of professionals at CFT Engineering Inc.
Brad Walton, A.Sc.T. : Principal
Brad Walton, A.Sc.T.
Principal
Brad Walton, A.Sc.T. : Principal
Brad Walton, A.Sc.T.
Principal
Mr. Walton represents Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC) and Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) on the BC Fire Code Committee. In addition, he has assisted in the development of education/training programs for the fire service through the BC Fire Academy and is a tutor for the Fire Academy in the Fire Prevention Officers Program. He represented BOMA on the Task Group established by the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and represents BOMA on the B.C. Ministry of Municipal Affairs Fire Safety Advisory Council established to provide a forum for discussion on issues related to fire safety and advise the Fire Commissioner.

Mr. Walton is registered as an Applied Science Technologist in the Province of British Columbia and is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, the National Fire Protection Association, BC Building Inspectors Association, Vancouver Fire Prevention Officers Association and the Canadian Fire Alarm Association.
Emilia Mazzonna, P.Eng., C.P., M.Eng. : Principal
Emilia Mazzonna, P.Eng., C.P., M.Eng.
Principal
Emilia Mazzonna, P.Eng., C.P., M.Eng. : Principal
Emilia Mazzonna, P.Eng., C.P., M.Eng.
Principal
Ms. Mazzonna has a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree in Building Engineering from Concordia University, Montreal. During her studies, Ms. Mazzonna took part in the Centre for Building Studies (CBS) which is the only Canadian-based university unit that offers an integrated programme of teaching and research in all aspects of building engineering. Ms. Mazzonna has been with CFT Engineering Inc. since 1997. In this time, Ms. Mazzonna has gained experience with a variety of building type projects which include residential, commercial, and industrial development. With CFT Engineering Inc. she has reviewed sprinkler shop drawings for Code compliance, written equivalency reports and Building Code Compliance reports, conducted timed exit analyses, and completed life safety studies and fire safety plans. Ms. Mazzonna's work experience has gained her experience with the Vancouver Building By-Law, BC Building Code and the National Building Code of Canada. Ms. Mazzonna is registered as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia and is a Certified Professional (C.P.). Ms. Mazzonna is currently a member of APEGBC's Building Codes Committee. She is also a member of the Building Officials Association of BC and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers.
Samir Eidnani, P.Eng., C.P. : Principal
Samir Eidnani, P.Eng., C.P.
Principal
Samir Eidnani, P.Eng., C.P. : Principal
Samir Eidnani, P.Eng., C.P.
Principal
Mr. Eidnani is a Project Manager and Building and Fire Code Consultant. He has developed Code analysis reports and Building Code Alternative Solutions for many projects including industrial, institutional, commercial and residential buildings. In consulting practice, Mr. Eidnani has also participated in the design of these buildings. Mr. Eidnani is experienced in risk analysis, design development of fire protection concepts, preparation of fire protection and Building Code studies as well as preparation of complete fire protection programs for new projects and rehabilitation of existing buildings. In addition to the skills set and the expertise he has developed, Mr. Eidnani continues to broaden his education. Since graduation, Mr. Eidnani has completed academic certificate programs and training courses at the British Columbia Institute of Technology, related to the Building Code and Fire Code. Mr. Eidnani has completed the 2007/2008 Certified Professional program offered through the Fire Division of the Justice Institute of British Columbia. Mr. Eidnani is an active member of the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia, and volunteers as a member of the APEG BC Temporary Structures working group. He is also a member of the executive committee of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, British Columbia Chapter.
Katarina Burgess, P.Eng., C.P., MBA : Project Manager
Katarina Burgess, P.Eng., C.P., MBA
Project Manager
Katarina Burgess, P.Eng., C.P., MBA : Project Manager
Katarina Burgess, P.Eng., C.P., MBA
Project Manager
Ms. Burgess is a Project Manager and Building and Fire Code Consultant and joined CFT Engineering in 2004. She is a graduate of Queen's University, with a B.Sc. in Chemical Engineering. She holds a Masters of Business Administration from Keele University, Staffordshire, England. Ms. Burgess is a Registered Professional Engineer in the Province of British Columbia and the Province of Alberta, and is a Certified Professional (C.P.). She is also a member of the Institution of Chemical Engineers (based in the UK) and is a Chartered Engineer in the UK. Ms. Burgess has over 15 years experience in fire safety and loss prevention with a particular interest in industrial and chemical facilities.
John Bolduc, P.Eng., C.P. : Project Manager
John Bolduc, P.Eng., C.P.
Project Manager
John Bolduc, P.Eng., C.P. : Project Manager
John Bolduc, P.Eng., C.P.
Project Manager
Mr. Bolduc is a project manager who has been working with CFT Engineering Inc. since 2011. He is a graduate of the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Integrated Engineering. Mr. Bolduc is registered as a Professional Engineer in British Columbia with APEGBC and successfully completed the Certified Professional (CP) Course in 2016. Mr. Bolduc is skilled in methods for performance based analysis, such as computer-based fire modeling. Mr. Bolduc has demonstrated his skills both by the development of Building Code alternative solutions and by providing third-party peer reviews to assist municipalities for their review of complex buildings. His technical background and project experience as a Building Code consultant is also constructive for addressing complex issues related to the phasing of large projects, quantifying and mitigating the risk of fire exposure onto adjacent buildings during construction, and the implementing development approaches that use legal agreements to address issues related to existing property lines and/or air space parcel subdivision. In addition to Building Code consulting and Certified Professional services, Mr. Bolduc provides fire protection engineering and Fire Code consulting services for heavy industrial clients. For this scope of work Mr. Bolduc has addressed requirements of the Fire Code and fire protection standards referenced by the Code, assisted in the development of coordinated approaches to reduce risk, and has assisted in the review of emergency response plans with consideration the capabilities of responding Fire Departments and their available equipment and strategies for firefighting.
Batya Wan, A.Sc.T. : Project Manager
Batya Wan, A.Sc.T.
Project Manager
Batya Wan, A.Sc.T. : Project Manager
Batya Wan, A.Sc.T.
Project Manager
Ms. Wan is a Project Manager and Building and Fire Code Consultant who has been a member of  CFT Engineering Inc. since January 2011. Ms. Wan is currently registered as an Applied Science Technologist in the Province of British Columbia, with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC). Ms. Wan is a chapter member of the local BC Chapter of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers (SFPE). Over the past 6 years, Ms. Wan has provided Building Code and fire protection engineering consulting services to the development community, architects, and engineers. These services have included the research of active and passive fire safety systems for project specific alternative solutions and fire protection system upgrades, the preparation of Building Code compliance reports, the review of drawings for Building Code and Fire Code compliance, the review of sprinkler shop drawings, field review of construction for Code compliance and confirmation of alternative solutions, mark-up of Code compliance drawings for building permit application, and the coordination and review of Certified Professional Program documentation and drawings for building permit submission. Her project experience include Building Code compliance review of large commercial and residential high-rise developments, mid-rise residential buildings, townhouses, institutional buildings, industrial buildings, tenant improvements, and review of Fire Code compliance with respect to the storage and handling of flammable liquids, dangerous goods, rack storage, and analysis of the required sprinkler systems and fire alarm systems for existing buildings. Ms. Wan has extensive project management experience with the Certified Professional Program building permit process for buildings and tenant improvements within the City of Vancouver and City of Surrey.
Anastasia Holoviznina, A.Sc.T. : Project Manager
Anastasia Holoviznina, A.Sc.T.
Project Manager
Anastasia Holoviznina, A.Sc.T. : Project Manager
Anastasia Holoviznina, A.Sc.T.
Project Manager
Ms. Holoviznina is a project manager who has been working with CFT Engineering Inc. since 2011. She is a graduate of the Architectural Building Engineering Technology Diploma Program and the Construction Management Degree Program at the British Columbia Institute of Technology. Ms. Holoviznina is currently registered as an Applied Science Technologist in the Province of British Columbia, with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of British Columbia (ASTTBC). As a Project Manager at CFT Engineering, Ms. Holoviznina has assisted in providing Building Code and fire protection engineering consulting services to the development community, architects, and engineers. These services have included the research of fire safety systems for specific alternative solutions and fire protection system upgrades, the preparation of Building Code compliance reports, the review of drawings for Building Code and Fire Code compliance, the review of sprinkler shop drawings, field review of construction for Code compliance and confirmation of alternative solutions, mark-up of Code compliance drawings for building permit application, and the coordination and review of Certified Professional Program documentation and drawings for building permit submission. Ms. Holoviznina completed academic courses at the British Columbia Institute of Technology related to the Building Code and Fire Code.
Joanne Chai, Dipl.Tech. : Project Manager
Joanne Chai, Dipl.Tech.
Project Manager
Joanne Chai, Dipl.Tech. : Project Manager
Joanne Chai, Dipl.Tech.
Project Manager
Joanne Chai is a Project Manager for CFT Engineering. Joanne is responsible for mark-up of Code compliance drawings, conducting sprinkler shop drawing reviews and assisting engineers in preparation of Building Code reports.
Pavla Breska : Project Manager
Pavla Breska
Project Manager
Pavla Breska : Project Manager
Pavla Breska
Project Manager
Ms. Breska is a Project Manager and Building and Fire Code consultant since summer 2014. She is a graduate of the VSB - Technical University of Ostrava, Czech Republic with a Master’s degree in Fire Protection and Industrial Safety Engineering. Ms. Breska has assisted in providing Building Code and fire protection engineering consulting services to the development community, architects, and engineers. These services have included the research of fire safety systems for specific alternative solutions and fire protection system upgrades, the preparation of Building Code compliance reports, the review of drawings for Building Code and Fire Code compliance, the review of sprinkler shop drawings, field review of construction for Code compliance and confirmation of alternative solutions, mark-up of Code compliance drawings for building permit application, and the coordination and review of Certified Professional Program documentation and drawings for building permit submission. Ms. Breska is also involved with the use of computer modeling programs to simulate fire conditions in buildings. Ms. Breska has completed a supplementary fire and life safety courses and seminars, included BC Building Code - Part 3 at the British Columbia Institute of Technology.
David Ho, P.Eng. : Project Manager
David Ho, P.Eng.
Project Manager
David Ho, P.Eng. : Project Manager
David Ho, P.Eng.
Project Manager
Mr. Ho is a Project Manager and Building and Fire Code Consultant currently registered as a Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia.  He is a graduate (2003) of the University of Regina with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Industrial Systems Engineering.   Prior to joining CFT Engineering Inc., Mr. Ho was a Project Manager for Viking Fire Protection Inc. in Burnaby, BC.  He managed projects and designed fire protection systems for various structures such as mixed use lowrise and single family dwellings, commercial highrises, schools, hospitals, detention centers, police and RCMP centers, repair and service stations, grain processing facilities and hangars projects.  He has also designed special hazard systems, such clean agent and FM 200, for industrial, commercial and institutional buildings.   As a Project Manager and Building and Fire Code Consultant with CFT Engineering since April 2016, Mr. Ho has assisted in providing Building Code and fire protection engineering consulting services to the development community, architects, and engineers.  These services have included the research of fire safety systems for specific alternative solutions and fire protection system upgrades, the preparation of Building Code compliance reports, the review of drawings for Building Code and Fire Code compliance, the review of sprinkler shop drawings, field review of construction for Code compliance and confirmation of alternative solutions, mark-up of Code compliance drawings for building permit application, and the coordination and review of Certified Professional Program documentation and drawings for building permit submission.   As part of his continued professional development, Mr. Ho has completed academic courses at the Justice Institute of British Columbia and the British Columbia Institute of Technology related to the Building Code and Fire Code.
Evan Mercer : Assistant Project Manager
Evan Mercer
Assistant Project Manager
Evan Mercer : Assistant Project Manager
Evan Mercer
Assistant Project Manager
Kevin Chen : Assistant Project Manager
Kevin Chen
Assistant Project Manager
Kevin Chen : Assistant Project Manager
Kevin Chen
Assistant Project Manager
Kristi Decker : Administrative Manager
Kristi Decker
Administrative Manager
Kristi Decker : Administrative Manager
Kristi Decker
Administrative Manager
Jennifer Decker : Administrative Manager/Bookkeeper
Jennifer Decker
Administrative Manager/Bookkeeper
Jennifer Decker : Administrative Manager/Bookkeeper
Jennifer Decker
Administrative Manager/Bookkeeper
Tanya Rostotska : Adminstative Assistant
Tanya Rostotska
Adminstative Assistant
Tanya Rostotska : Adminstative Assistant
Tanya Rostotska
Adminstative Assistant