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. Same-day delivery is provided for most properties. 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

Mike Laurie, P.Eng.

President

Mike has a Civil Engineering degree from the University of Waterloo and certification by the Association of Professional Engineers to perform commercial space audits. He started his career as a builder and founded Planit in 1993.

Albert Mansour, P.Eng

VP, Business Development

Albert has a Civil Engineering Degree with Options in Structural Engineering and Management Science 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 a decade of Business Development leadership experience across several industries. He leads sales, marketing and business development at Planit and, supports Planit innovation projects.

Krista Nozack, B.A.

VP, Operations

For over 20 years, Krista has been involved with a wide range of real estate disciplines including electronic building data collection and management, property acquisitions, appraisals and insuring property valuations. Throughout her career, Krista has led the development of new technologies aimed at streamlining each of these processes and maximizing the value and accuracy of data.

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.

Director of CAD / BIM 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.

Kimberly Corlett

Manager of Field Operations

Kim’s training in Architectural Technology  and Construction Project Management along with extensive drafting and field experience , equip her to lead Planit’s measuring team through any challenge.  Her experience drafting over 4,000 buildings across North America plays an integral role in not only helping to refine measuring standards and Planit’s award-winning MeasuringBoard technology but also to develop a work environment for her team that is varied, fun, and provides opportunities for growth.  This dynamic team lives by Planit’s Core Values  while delivering a superb level of customer service.

Neil Chauhan

Reality Capture Manager

Neil has a Civil Engineering Advanced Diploma and an Honours Bachelor of Technology degree in Construction Management from George Brown College.  During his time there, he was employed by GBC’s Office of Research and Innovation, where he explored 3D laser scanning hardware, software and point cloud applications to BIM workflows.  Prior to joining Planit, Neil gained extensive experience applying his 3D scanning training and knowledge within leading Architecture, Engineering and Construction firms.