Sandy MacElheron

Element Industrial Solutions, Founder & CEO

Sandy is the founder and CEO of Element Industrial Solutions. He brings over twenty years of industrial construction experience mixed with business creation and operations.  This includes his experience being a former North American corporate manager for a major EPCM company and leading this company to win winning a Construction Owners Association of America (COAA) Best Practice Award for the best implementation of Workface Planning in 2008. 


Janaka Ruwanpura

Ph.D., P.Eng. PQS, MRICS

Dr. Janaka Ruwanpura has recently been appointed Vice-Provost (International), effective Feb. 1, 2013. He also holds an appointment as a Canada Research Chair Tier II in Project Management Systems, which he has held since 2007. Ruwanpura is the founding Director of the Centre for Project Management Excellence and has been the Director of Project Management Specialization in the Schulich School of Engineering since 2005.


George Jergeas

PhD, P.Eng.

George is currently a professor of Project Management at the University of Calgary and acts as Councilor for the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of Alberta (APEGA).  Has been contracted by Alberta government, major oil companies, and engineering groups to publish papers and act as a professional consultant Dr. Jergeas' expertise includes construction claims and disputes, delay analysis, alternative dispute resolution, risk allocation and management, project controls and contract administration.