Robert Sochowski, AScT

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Robert Sochowski, AScT

Manager of Maintenance and Planning

  • Classification: Applied Science Technologist
  • Discipline: Mechanical Engineering
  • Position: Building Technology Advisor, Mechanical (drinking and waste water systems, HVAC, plumbing, sprinkler
  • Post Secondary: U of C , RRU, UVIC, SAIT, VCC and BCIT
  • High School: Mount Baker Senior Secondary High School, Cranbrook, BC

Career Experience

Government of British Columbia, Victoria—Mechanical Building Technology Advisor
Capital Regional District, Victoria—Cross Connection Control Officer/Regional Coordinator
British Columbia Institute of Technology, Burnaby—Cross Connection Control Program Manager Instructor
City of Nanaimo, Nanaimo—Building/Plumbing Inspector
Keen Engineering Ltd., Victoria—Mechanical Design Technologist
Taks Home Furnishers, Cranbrook—Light commercial refrigeration and appliance service technician

Why I Became A Technology Professional

  • When I was working as a technician in light commercial refrigeration and appliance services, one of my customers commented about my ability to solve design problems and encouraged me to consider a career as a Technologist and in education.

Career Highlights

  • Made positive changes in communities by protecting the public health and safety.
  • Developed and managed a regional cross-connection program for 13 municipalities
  • Designed innovative mechanical systems for many different types buildings
  • Became one of the earlier generation of LEED Accredited Professionals in Canada
  • Involved in professional organizations, national standards and policies

Professional & Community Activities

  • - ASHRAE Vancouver Island Chapter,
    - BCWWA Cross Connection Control Committee,
    - CSA B64.10 Technical Committee,
    - CSA B128.1 Technical Committee,
    - POABC Committee,
    - BOABC Committee,
    I am also the national president for the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association Foundation.