Érik Poirier
Ivanka Iordanova
Ivanka Iordanova
Daniel Forgues

Erik Andrew Poirier PhD in construction engineering. He holds a master’s degree and a Ph.D. in construction engineering from the École de Technologie Supérieure. He obtained his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Laval University. He completed his post-doctoral internship at the BIM Topics Lab at the University of British Columbia where he taught and participated in the supervision of 8 HQP. He has more than 15 years of industry experience, having worked in Vancouver and Montreal. Erik acts as Vice-President of the BIM Group in Quebec and is a member of the board of directors of buildingSMART Canada. The two non-profit organizations aim to support the built environment sector in digital transformation. He is co-director of the mirror committee ISO / TC59 SC 13 – Organization of information on construction works for the Standards Council of Canada. Erik specializes in integrating and optimizing information flows in value chains and in the life cycle of the built environment.

M.Sc. Architecture, Ph.D. in Environmental Design, LEED AP 
Ms Iordanova holds a masters’ degree in architecture and a Ph.D. in Environmental Design from Université de Montréal. After a few years of architectural practice, she taught architecture at the University of Montreal and was a researcher at the GRCAO (Groupe de recherche en conception assistée par ordinateur) and the GRIDD, where she completed postdoctoral studies. At Pomerleau, she spent a number of years as Innovation Director, where she implemented BIM technologies for building and infrastructure construction. Ms Iordanova authored multiple scientific articles in various domains: from architectural design to quality-focused building construction, with digital technologies and integrated conception as common threads.

Ph.D. arch. PMP

Professor in the Department of Engineering construction of ÉTS with 25 years of experience in managing projects and programs for various sectors including real estate, IT and manufacturing.


Ali Motamedi
Conrad Boton
Danielle Monfet

Ali Motamedi received his Ph.D. from an interdisciplinary engineering program at Concordia University. His research focuses on the applications of emerging IT technologies in construction and facilities management including Internet of Things (IoT), localization, Building Information Modeling (BIM) and data visualization. Ali is the holder of several national and international scholarships, fellowships and awards including JSPS, FQRNT, NSERC, and the Merit Award. His research results have been published in several journals and presented in various conferences. He has also many years of consulting/design experience in the area of facilities management and information technology and has participated in several large scale IT projects.

Ph.D. ing.

Ph.D Ing.

Professor in the department of construction engineering at ÉTS and co-director of the GRIDD. She received her PhD in building engineering from Concordia University in 2011 and specialized in building energy modeling, energy efficient buildings and ongoing commissioning of HVAC systems. Her research interests include building performance analysis, the development of new approaches to improve the energy efficiency and operation of buildings. She is also interested in the use of new technologies such as Building Information Modeling (BIM) to improve the performance of buildings from design to operation.

Research Support Team

Isabelle Jutras

M.Sc. Env. and M. in sociology

Administrative assistant at the GRIDD on a part-time basis, she is mainly in charge of financial management, student scholarship payments and text revision. She holds a degree in land use planning, a master’s degree in environmental sciences and a master’s degree in sociology. She has worked in public consultation on environmental projects, in environmental health with First Nations and in energy efficiency and renewable energy at AQME, as editor of the magazine “La maîtrise de l’énergie” and events coordinator. In addition to the GRIDD, she also works as a sociology teacher at CEGEP level.


Current students

NameLevelYear of enrolment
Adel KasaeePh.D2014
Emmanuelle NoniritMaster2019
Étienne ClémentMaster2019
Hafsa ChbalyPh.D2017
Hamed RaoofiMaster2019
Jade Kim BeltranMaster2016
Jean-François CôtéMaster2014
Marie BoizeMaster2019
Martin MichaudPh.D.2015
Mathieu DupuisPh.D.2013
Mathieu Fokwa SohPh.D.2016
Mathieu RobitailleMaster2019
Mehrzad ShahinmoghadamPh.D2019
Nabil LechhabMaster2019
Nicolas StrangeMaster2019
Pierre MartelMaster2019
Romain LeygonieMaster2019
Samira BakraniMaster2019
Sina KarimiMaster2019
Sylvie RobichaudPh.D2019
Anane WalidMaster2020
Belharet LamiaMaster2020
Filion CarolyneMaster2020
Grégoire AurélieMaster2019
Mahbod SarahMaster2020
Messa Sokoudjo Virginie RaissaMaster2020
Siamak RajabiMaster2020
Mehdipoor AmirhosseinPh.D2020
Audrey ProvostMaster2020
Asad ShahinmoghadamMaster2020
Boufares NouhaMaster2020
Claire DelarueMaster2020
Gosselin GabrielMaster2020
Boudaouara HamedMaster2020
Jean-Paul Kossi AgbohMaster2020
Léo MarcyMaster2020
Mejiri MaroueneMaster2020
Ricardo ClaveauMaster2020
Said MohamedMaster2020
Yasmine AoubachaMaster2020

Graduated Students

NameLevelYear of graduation
Yaya PittiMaster2018
Yassine Ben JemâaMaster2017
Vincent CarignanMaster2017
Vanessa DemersMaster2018
Valérie Bergeron-BibeauMaster2018
Valentin MarchioniMaster2018
Tatiana BotnaruMaster2017
Taïs SchererMaster2018
Sylvain VaudouMaster2017
Simon BourlonMaster2019
Sébastien FrenetteMaster2015
Samer JarmakMaster2017
Sabrina GiguèreMaster2012
Ruth FloresMaster2011
Raphaël SertMaster2014
Ramy MechlebMaster2019
Rami ChetouiMaster2015
Pierre-Olivier CôtéMaster2013
Pierre CollotMaster2015
Michael LéonardMaster2012
Maroua Ben HassineMaster2015
Marie-Hélène CôtéMaster2014
Marc-Yvan QuennevilleMaster2019
Marc-Antoine VigneaultMaster2018
Manon PouteauMaster2016
Mahdi El RemaounMaster2013
Maël DarchenMaster2019
Louis CourboisMaster2019
Lieu DaoMaster2012
Laurent MiossecMaster2016
Kristina KincelovaMaster2019
Khaled KabbaraMaster2012
Juliette BérardMaster2018
Jean-Philippe DionneMaster2015
Imen ChikhiMaster2018
Imane El-HammoumiMaster2017
Georges C. RizkallahMaster2015
Gabriel LachanceMaster2016
Franck Ghislain NingueMaster2016
Francis TrottierMaster2016
Francesco CappaiPh.D.2019
Eva-Charlotte ForguesMaster2017
Estelle GrialouMaster2016
Érik PoirierPh.D.2016
Daniel IzquierdoMaster2015
Clémentine FadeuilheMaster2015
Clément HittierMaster2017
Belkacem BerghoutPh.D.2019
Aymeric FourcadeMaster2013
Axel MartineauMaster2017
Audrey LavalléeMaster2011
Alix TissierMaster2019
Ali AlaghbandradMaster2015
Alexandre DaoustMaster2017
Albéric MasurelMaster2014
Aida FarzanehPh.D.2019
Aïda El KabbajMaster2016
Adrien FortMaster2015
Adil LahnichiMaster2014
Adel TobbiMaster2016
Abdelhak BedahoucheMaster2019
Étienne ClémentMaster2020
Jade Kim BeltranMaster2020
Marie BoizeMaster2020
Nicolas StrangeMaster2020

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