John Briggs, AScT
My technology career began with my first job in 1975 as an Engineering Technologist in the CP Rail Regional Engineerâ??s office in Winnipeg, Man. Work included the upgrading of track as well as buildings and bridges. In 1977 I transferred to the CP Rail Division Engineerâ??s office in Saskatoon for more hands on experience at the ground level. From 1979 to 85 I worked in the City of Saskatoon Engineering department as a draftsman in the water and sewer and streets and sidewalk design departments. I left the City of Saskatoon in 1985 and began working on my own operating a consulting service providing design and drafting services to a broad range of clients primarily associated with the commercial property development. I moved to Vancouver with my wife in 1992 and accepted a position as Building Technologist with Simon Fraser Universityâ??s Facilities Management Department. My work included the design and preparation of drawings and specifications for tender and project management for a broad range of building renovation projects on campus. In 2004 I was promoted to my current position of Project Planner in Campus Planning & Development where I continue to work on large scale building renovation projects coordinating the design with consultants and project management during construction. In 2008 I was promoted to a management position as Supervisor of Client Services in Facilities Services Operations Department. I supervise the work group responsible for overseeing minor work order requests, project management of building and infrastructure renovations, coordinating of Facilities trades for event setups and the coordination of movie and TV filming on campus.
Why I Became A Technology Professional
- I grew up fascinated by architecture and the construction of buildings throughout history. In high school I discovered becoming a technologist could give me the opportunity to have hands on involvement with design, drafting and construction of buildings and other structures at many different levels.
Professional & Community Activities
- Bagpipe Band drummer (over 50 years)Instructor for private drumming lessons.Toastmasters International. Volunteer SFU United Way. Volunteer Crossroads Hospice