Francesco Rizzardo, AScT

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Francesco Rizzardo, AScT


  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Civil Engineering
  • Current Employer: Emcon Services Inc
  • Position: President of Emcon Services Inc,The Florentine Seniors Residence ,VP of Nicola Lakeshore Estates ,
  • Post Secondary: First year General Science ,UBC
  • High School: Vancouver Technical Secondary

Career Experience

After working in general design and then longer term Functional Studies , I moved into Highway operations , travelling the province ,applying and adding to my training . In 1988 after 15 years with the Ministry I and a group of employees started , along with a partner Emcon Services Inc to bid on Highway Maintenance contracts in BC . One contract in 1988 ended in 6 at the peek . We now operate 3 contracts with 10 year terms in Vancouver Island and the West Kootenays .

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • The need for Job satisfaction was the main driver , design something ,get it built and see it operate !

Career Highlights

  • Participated in the first LRT presentation to WACHO in early 70
  • HIghway design of many key Highway projects throughout BC
  • Managed and helped develop people in six Maintenance Districts in BC
  • Started and continue to manage a sucessfull Company dedicated to quality and cost effectiveness..
  • Proud father of Four great boys who all continue to pursue their dreams .

Professional & Community Activities

  • Past president of Merritt Rotary,BCRoadbuilder and Heavy Construction Association WCRHCA,Secretary Treasurer of Canadian Construction Association,Past Director and Life member of TAC, founding member of TAC Foundation . Member of World Road Association , Technical Committee .