Robert is a Professional Technologist (architectural discipline) certified by the Association of Engineering Technicians and Technologists of Newfoundland and Labrador (AETTNL) and graduate of Architectural Engineering Technology from the College of the North Atlantic. He is a Member of the Canadian Association of Home and Property Inspectors (CAHPI) and an Approved Designer of septic systems by the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador.
His commitment is to the highest standard of professional practice and, as such, he has developed the mantra "one building, a couple centuries, and many people." This idea—although it may not be expressly stated—is a fundamental duty of designers and building authorities. It is Robert's belief that buildings serve the greater community and must do so adequately and safety. Furthermore, he believes the longevity of a building is dependent on smart design, and maintenance, and therefore a natural extension of conservation: to reduce material and energy waste. All of his work focuses on the needs of the community, and our environment.
In order to promote safe housing, and good building practices, Robert publishes code interpretations and architectural drawings under a Creative Commons license (like "free"). His practice as a home inspector offers pro bono work where a need for improved housing, and a financial disparity, exist.
Robert enjoys his personal time with his wife, daughter, and Newfoundland dog. His little girl is a constant source of amazement and reminder that sometimes a ball can be the best thing, ever. Every now and then, he finds just enough free time to ride adventure bikes.
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