Directors

Ali Motamedi
Conrad Boton
Daniel Forgues
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. 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.

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.

Ivanka Iordanova

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. 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.

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.

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 a BIM Manager, 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.

Research Support Team

Isabelle Jutras
Jeff Fortin Tam

M.Sc. env.

Administrative Assistant for the GRIDD, she works primarily on monitoring student records. She worked for five years as editor for the AQME the magazine “Energy Management” and as a coordinator for the congresses and symposia of AQME. She is currently studying in education to teach sociology in college.

B.Sc. psy. & post-graduate diploma in management

Jeff holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Montreal and a post-graduate diploma in management from HEC Montreal. He manages the daily logistics of the lab and provides administrative and technical support to the team, as well as communications, events management, and logistics. As a management consultant and founder of the idéemarque branding company, he also provides general design and strategy services.

Research Team

Julien Meyer

Holder of a Master’s degree in Architecture (National School of Architecture of Nancy, France) as well as a master’s degree in civil engineering specializing in wood construction (National School of Technologies and Wood Industries, Epinal, France), all of his training was guided by a culture of materials and construction.

In 2013, Julien Meyer began a doctorate at the Center of Research in Architecture and Engineering (Mixed Research Unit CNRS / MCC) located at the School of Architecture of Nancy. During four years, several fields of study gravitating around the idea of ​​a digital continuum were developed:

  • Digital acquisition closely linked to the challenges of reconstruction / reverse engineering through active acquisition technologies such as lasergrammetry or passive acquisition techniques like photogrammetry.
  • The parametric design which constitutes a phase of integration of advanced modeling techniques (parametric modeling, simulation tools and optimization algorithm) into the genesis and development process of the project.
  • Digital manufacturing brings new development paths related to the concept of digital continuum between the virtual object and the physical object.

In parallel, teaching in the first and second cycles of architecture studies allowed him to share this knowledge.

Today, his involvement in the GRIDD laboratory is focused on optimizing the flow of information in the production and data exchange process during the design and construction phases by taking the perspectives of Design For X.

Members

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

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

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