Green construction technology company Nexii Building Solutions Inc. has announced new leadership hires in engineering, architecture and manufacturing divisions.
Rob Simpson has joined the company as senior vice-president of engineering. Formerly with structural engineering firm Glotman Simpson, he has more than 35 years of experience and is one of Canada’s most well-regarded structural engineers and designers. His notable projects include Vancouver House, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver’s Olympic Village, the Richmond Speed Skating Oval, and Whistler’s Peak to Peak Gondola.
In his new role, Simpson will spearhead design investigation into the structural application of Nexii products, and continue to explore and innovate new methods to enhance Nexii’s sustainable building designs.
Laurenz Kosichek, formerly a principal at Stantec Architecture, is now vice-president of architecture with Nexii. He was lead architect for the complete refurbishment of BC Place Stadium, and also the Architect of Record for The Amazing Brentwood shopping mall in Burnaby from 2013 to 2017.
Passionate about designing high-quality, sustainable buildings, Kosichek’s focus will be on the application of the company’s products to architecturally innovative projects.
Nexii’s senior leadership team has also brought on Brian Carter, P.Eng., as executive vice-president of manufacturing, and David Fisher as VP of business optimization.
Founded in 2018, Nexii is headquartered in Vancouver and is committed to accelerating the supply of sustainable and cost-efficient buildings. A new player in the construction industry, Nexii has developed an innovative solution that has the potential to both significantly reduce the construction sector’s impact on the environment and help tackle the global housing crisis. The company’s Nexiite concrete-replacement material is a granite-like composite designed to reduce a building’s carbon footprint.