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

Experience

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.

Speed

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.

Credentials

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.

Accuracy

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.

Innovation

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 Management Team

Krista Nozack, B.A.

CEO

For the past 20 years, Krista has led high-performing teams with a focus on disruptive technologies.  Krista’s blend of strategic vision, technical insight and people-first focus has helped Planit achieve Best Place to Work recognition and is setting the stage for an exciting evolution of the company.

Albert Mansour, P.Eng., MBA, PMP

President

Albert is a licensed Professional Engineer, graduating Civil Engineering with an Option in Management Science and a Certificate in Structural Engineering from the University of Waterloo. He also holds an MBA from Wilfried Laurier University and is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).

Albert brings over 15 years of business development and leadership experience across several industries. He leads all areas of Planit’s daily operations with a focus on strategic organizational growth as well as incorporating best in class innovation into the business model.

Mike Laurie, P.Eng.

Founder & Chief Innovator

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 Labs—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.

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 Manager

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.