JOHN A. MARKULIN

Senior Structural Engineer | B.A.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng., Struct.Eng., P.E., S.E.

John Markulin, Managing Principal of BMZ, is a senior structural engineer with over 28 years of consulting structural engineering design experience, including tall towers, mixed-use commercial and residential projects, light industrial warehouses, and institutional/public facilities such as ice rinks, sports facilities, social housing and extended health care facilities, hotels, and office buildings and LEED-certified projects utilizing a wide variety of structural materials.

John is responsible for delivering innovative structural engineering solutions for the firms’ most notable projects, including the Port Coquitlam Recreation Complex, Burrard Place, the International Hotel & Tower in Downtown Vancouver, Solo District in North Burnaby, Gilmore Place (Phase 1), and Lougheed Heights. John brings over 28 years oJohn continues to remain involved during all phases of his projects, from the preliminary design consultations phase and throughout all phases to the completion of construction and occupancy.

Prior to joining the BMZ team in 1998, John worked with Weiler Smith Bowers, a Vancouver-based structure engineering company.

As a Managing Principal, John’s emphasis on producing cost effective designs that meet stringent architectural and economic constraints has helped make many projects successful. 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (P.Eng., Struct.Eng.)

  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (P.Eng.)

  • Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia

  • California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists (Civil and Structural)

  • Washington Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (P.E.)

  • Arizona State Board of Technical Registration (P.E.)

  • Texas Board of Professional Engineers (P.E.)

  • CSA-A23-3 Clause 21 Committee, “Seismic Design of Reinforced Concrete” (Member)

 

JOHN G. Zickmantel

Senior Structural Engineer | B.A.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng., Struct.Eng., P.E., S.E.

John Zickmantel, Managing Principal of BMZ, has been involved in the industry for over 28 years and is responsible for many of the firm’s projects, including Rogers Arena South Tower, Transit Village in Surrey, and King Edward Village. John will run the entire job, from the preliminary/conceptual stage, all the way through to the completion of construction. He will scheme the entire structural system of all his projects, including the seismic force resisting system. John has numerous junior and senior engineers who work on his projects and he closely supervises all their work, with close attention being paid to any seismic design being done by others. He also does as much structural design himself as time will permit. John will typically design the most critical and complicated structural elements himself, that require the expertise of an experience structural engineer. Typically, this would entail the seismic design, the column load take-down and design, transfer slabs, or raft slabs in locations where soil conditions require their use. However, one of the most critical aspects of his work is to ensure that the ongoing coordination with the Architect and other consultants does not compromise the integrity of the original structural scheme.

Prior to joining the BMZ team in 1998, John worked with Read Jones Christofferson. 

John’s experience covers a range of project types and materials. As a Managing Principal, John is particularly valued at BMZ for his ability to meet the demands of the firm’s developer clients for cost-effective design and accelerated schedules. 

Professional Affiliations:

  • Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (P.Eng., Struct.Eng.)

  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (P.Eng.)

  • Professional Engineers and Geoscientists Newfoundland & Labrador (P.Eng.)

  • Engineers Nova Scotia (P.Eng.)

  • Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (P.Eng.)

  • Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia

  • Washington Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (P.E.)

Kevin Wurmlinger

Senior Project Engineer & Structural Designer | B.Eng., P.Eng.

Kevin Wurmlinger is a senior engineer with over 17 years of structural design experience. Kevin has worked closely with and John Markulin on a wide variety of project types and has extensive experience with multi-residential and mixed-use commercial buildings ranging from low to high-rise towers. Kevin's background in construction, beginning at an early age working with his family's construction business, along with his academic qualifications, have provided him with a thorough and practical application-based understanding of the construction industry and procedures. 

As a Project Manager, Kevin is involved in all stages of his projects from conceptual design through construction. He has extensive experience in structural design and review, consultant team coordination, drawing preparation, site reviews, as well as construction administration, which has continuously led to the successful delivery of his projects.

Kevin prides himself in his attention to detail and ability to create constructible, efficient solutions. He values his relationships with, and is committed to providing exceptional and prompt service to, all clients, consultants and contractors that he works with aligning itself with the firm's success.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (P.Eng.)

  • Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia

 

Jim DesRoches

Senior Structural Engineer | B.A.Sc., P.Eng., P.E.

Jim DesRoches is a senior structural engineer and has practiced consulting structural engineering for more than 30 years, during which time he has designed a large number and variety of building types. Jim has also been delivering structural designs for projects in the Western United States since 1999, during which time he has worked on more than 50 high-rise projects throughout Washington, Oregon, Nevada, and California. Jim DesRoches is known for his creative structural solutions, his collaborative approach to problem solving, and his emphasis on customer/client service. Jim has also acted as Quality Manager for the past 20 years at his previous firm, and was involved in developing an Operational Quality Management Policy at BMZ. Jim has also been responsible for managing the design and construction of more than 10 recent Performance Based Design tall high-rise projects in San Diego and Los Angeles, California, including managing the city peer review and plan check process.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (P.Eng., Struct.Eng.)

  • Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (P.Eng.)

  • Professional Engineers Ontario (P.Eng.)

  • Washington Board of Registration for Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (P.E.)

  • Nevada Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors (P.E.)

  • American Society for Quality

Jason Stuart

Senior Structural Designer

Jason has worked with BMZ since 2003 as a structural designer specializing in mixed-use commercial and wood-frame residential buildings. 

Vlado Goltes

Senior Structural Field Inspector

Vlado, our head site inspector, has over 20 years of experience as a structural technician, construction site superintendent, and construction inspector.

 

Kyle Frank

Senior Structural Technologist | CAD Manager

Kyle offers over 20 years of experience in civic, institutional, commercial and multi-residential projects, and is also responsible for the firm’s technological efficiency and effectiveness.

Michael Li

Senior Structural Revit Technologist | BIM Manager

Michael has over 15 years of experience as a structural technologist and is proficient in Revit 2012-2019, AutoCAD 2012-2019 and Tekla Structures 11/12. Michael also offers a good knowledge of building structures, having previously worked with Genivar-Pomeroy Consulting Engineers, Jones Kwong Kishi Structural Engineers, Glotman Simpson Consulting Engineers, and Weiler Smith Bowers Structural Engineers.
 

John McPherson

Senior Structural CAD Technologist

John offers over 30 years of experience of structural drafting in civic, institutional, commercial, and multi-residential projects, as well as back-up administrative assistance with site queries.
 

Simon Szarkiewicz

Senior Structural CAD Technologist

Simon Szarkiewicz is a senior structural technologist with more than 14 years of experience with majority of work on concrete and wood-frame residential and commercial projects. Smaller roles involved a wide variety from the Sea to Sky Highway expansion, a Hawaii Rail Transit proposal, pedestrian bridges and a case study from the Ministry of Transportation for expansion of existing side walks. Simon is experienced with AutoCAD and SketchUp. Simon is also BMZ’s resident tilt-up panel expert, having designed more than 1,000 tilt-up panels to date.

Rory Beirne

Senior Project Engineer | B.Sc., M.Eng., P.Eng.

Rory Beirne is a senior project engineer with more than 15 years demonstrated history of working in the construction industry, 11 years of structural design and geotechnical consulting experience, including 8 years Canadian construction and project management experience. Rory works closely with John Markulin on some of their largest projects, and has extensive experience with reinforced concrete high-rise structure, seismic and wind engineering, mid to low-rise steel structure, mid to low-rise wood-frame structure, conventional and deep foundations, earth retaining structure and finite element analysis (FEA).

Professional Affiliations:

  • Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (P.Eng.)

  • Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia

Conor Murtagh

Structural Designer | B.Sc., AScT.

Conor Murtagh is an experienced structural designer with more than 14 years of structural design and drafting experience. Conor has extensive knowledge of CSI SAFE, AutoCAD, WoodWorks Canada Design Office Suite, and similar packages. Conor’s portfolio comprises reinforced concrete design on mid-ride and high-rise projects including slab, beam and column design, basement wall and foundation design, and structural mid-rise wood-frame design including gravity design, roof and floor diaphragm design, and lateral design.

Professional Affiliations:

  • Applied Science Technologists & Technicians of BC (AScT)

  • Canadian Wood Council

  • Institute of Civil Engineers

Jeremy Atkinson

Structural Engineer | B.Sc., M.A.Sc., P.Eng.

Jeremy Atkinson is a professional engineer with more than 7 years of structural design experience. Jeremy joined BMZ as an EIT in 2015 and quickly became licensed as a Professional Engineer with EGBC and is considered a valuable mentor to our younger EITs. Jeremy has strong technical experience with ETABS, SAP2000, PERFORM-3D, AutoCAD, Revit, Opensees, Python, MATLAB, and similar projects. Jeremy is currently in the process of registering with California Board for Professional Engineers, Land Surveyors, and Geologists (Civil).

Professional Affiliations:

  • Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (P.Eng.)

  • Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia

Chris Ford

Senior Structural Technologist

Chris Ford is a senior structural technologist with more than 19 years of structural design experience in timber, steel, and reinforced concrete design.

Chelsea Lewis

Finance and Administrative Manager

Chelsea Lewis has more than 12 years of professional administrative experience. Since joining BMZ in 2009, Chelsea has risen from the ranks of reception and the administrative assistant to the firm’s Finance and Administrative Manager. She is responsible for providing support to the senior leadership team, including project and file management, financial reporting, travel and schedule management, and document preparation. In the past year, Chelsea was responsible for implementing and training in Deltek Vision for the office for full cycle billing of all the firm’s projects, accounts payable, day-to-day bookkeeping and project management.