Who We Are

Why Use Planit?

We have been in business for over twenty years for a reason.
We focus on our customers and delivering exactly what they need to be successful


Planit has been measuring buildings, professionally certifying areas and developing supporting technologies for all property types across North America since 1993. We are experts in all measuring industry standards and regularly publish articles and deliver presentations at industry forums on a variety of related topics and emerging trends.


Planit’s Building Surveyors can measure a building in less than half the time compared with traditional methods. Our techniques are much less intrusive, allowing one measurer to tackle even the most complex properties rather than a team of technicians with traditional tools. These benefits translate into less hassle and improved service for you and your clients.


Planit has Professional Engineers and Architects on staff for our larger measuring projects and we hold a Certificate of Authorization from several Engineering Associations across North America to provide stamped Engineer’s Certificates to certify building areas.


Planit produces the highest quality digital drawings every time. We use laser measuring precision, minimal manual input and a variety of automated and on-site quality checks to ensure unparalleled accuracy. Our expertise in all relevant industry standards ensures that area calculations are professionally prepared and results are indisputable.


We are members of the US Institute of Building Documentation (USIBD), CanBIM, BOMA International, and the Open Geospatial Consortium (OGC). Our patent pending MeasuringBoard® technology won the Innovative Product and Technology Award by the Toronto Construction Association and was recognized as the Innovative Product of the Year, 2004 by the National Research Council of Canada. Planit has partnered with organizations around the world to help further the technology and standards supporting building documentation.

The Leadership Team

Mike Laurie, P.Eng.

CEO & President

Mike founded Planit Measuring in 1993, when digital building technologies were still in their infancy. Combining a futuristic vision with a passion for innovation, Mike led the development of pioneering reality capture solutions that enabled digital representations of the built world to be produced in real time. In 2019, he co-founded software startup, “Builtstream” to address specific challenges around asset data management and BIM automation. Today, Mike applies his full attention and experience to leading Planit —working toward the real-time creation of true digital twins and forging partnerships with like-minded companies who share his vision of an interconnected and digitally represented built world.

Vimal Lad

Director of Technical Sales

Vimal brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise as being one of the pioneers in the early adoption and fine-tuning of Planit’s MeasuringBoad technology and implementing newer reality capture technologies in the pursuance of advanced existing building documentation.

Vimal’s role as the Director of Technical Sales is backed by his experience of over 10 years in the field, as well as Field Operations Manager and Project Manager. His practical experience on the operations side has equipped him with strong and creative technical expertise to bridge the gap between technical aspects of our services/products and the needs of customers.

Vimal is dedicated to understanding clients’ needs and offering tailored solutions for their digitization needs of their existing buildings.

Vimal continues to collaborate closely with the operations team offering technical solutions and relaying customer feedback to help refines our services and stay ahead of the curve.

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Anna Bulgaru, CPA, CMA


Anna is an experienced Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified Management Accountant with over 8 years of post-qualified experience gained within different industries including telecommunications, manufacturing, tourism and food.  She has a bachelor’s degree in Economics with a Major in Strategic Management.

In addition to overseeing all financial and accounting functions in the company, Anna plays an integral role in helping departments analyze the success of their ongoing business process improvements and works closely with Planit’s Director of Human Resources to maintain Planit’s strong internal culture.

Tyler Blackwood

Project Director

Tyler is a Civil Engineering Technology graduate with over ten years of experience in the field as a Building Surveyor then Manager of Field Operations.  Tyler is able to use both his theoretical knowledge and extensive industry experience to successfully tackle all projects, large or small.

With thousands of buildings measured and scanned across North America, Tyler understands the challenges involved in the reality capture process, and can successfully guide Planit’s clients and project teams through all stages – from pre-planning through to delivery of the final product.  As part of Planit’s management and research teams, Tyler helps ensure that Planit remains at the forefront of innovation; from implementing state-of-the-art equipment and technologies to keeping Planit’s always evolving and revolutionary MeasuringBoard software up-to-date.

Ilja Ferbers, B.A.Sc.

Senior Director of Operations

A civil engineer with extensive, practical CAD experience gained at construction firms in Europe and Canada, Ilja now oversees Planit’s CAD and BIM standards and product quality. Ilja is spearheading a number of initiatives aimed at streamlining the development of as-built Building Information Models (BIM) including the integration of point cloud scanning,photogrammetry and hand-held laser measuring.

Renato Zampa

Project Director

Renato is a Manufacturing Engineer holding Project Management Professional (PMP) and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (LSSBB) certifications. He has over ten years of experience in data analytics, R&D project management, and continuous improvement of business and operations processes across multiple global teams. Besides supporting our Operations team as a Project Manager, Renato leads Planit Labs, our company-wide initiative for technological innovation and business value creation