Leadership

Individually, we have a proven track record and a wealth of insight and experience.  As a team, our experienced professionals with years of involvement in many different types of projects, are dedicated to ensuring  we meet and surpass the expectations of our clients.

Jim Ryan

B.Sc., PQS

Jim is a Principal of Pelican Woodcliff and leads our Cost Estimating and Cost Planning department.

Jim Ryan

B.Sc., PQS

Jim is a Principal of Pelican Woodcliff and heads up our Cost Estimating and Cost Planning department. He acts as team leader on many of our Cost Planning assignments where typically he is the main point of contact within Pelican Woodcliff and is responsible for reviewing estimates prior to issuing them to our Clients. Jim’s forty-plus years of experience in estimating and cost planning has seen him involved in almost every type of project. His focus continues to be establishing and maintaining realistic construction budgets through consultation and collaboration with our Clients and their Designers. Over the course of his career, Jim has developed an excellent “feeling” for construction costs and a natural ability to flesh out the scope of projects and identify areas of risk during the earliest stages of the design process. This ability to envision project issues and evaluate them based on minimal design input has proved invaluable to many of our Clients by ensuring that initial budgets address the complete project scope with no surprises later in the design process.

Jim’s cost planning capabilities are further enhanced by his awareness and vigilance regarding cost inefficiencies in projects and the potential for cost reduction strategies as a means of preserving, or reducing, the budget.

jim@pelicanwoodcliff.com

Tel: (905) 889-9996 x 302

Donny Afonso

B.Sc. (QS), PQS, MRICS

Donny is a Principal of Pelican Woodcliff Inc., and leads our Project Monitoring and P3 Advisory Team.

Donny Afonso

B.Sc. (QS), PQS, MRICS

Donny is a Principal of Pelican Woodcliff Inc., and leads the Project Monitoring and P3 Advisory Team. He has worked in the industry for over twenty-five years and has a breadth of experience in providing construction cost and schedule advice on numerous projects in the roles of Project Monitoring, Lender’s Technical Advisor, Project Manager and Independent Certifier. Donny was a Board Director and President with the Canadian Association of Consulting Quantity Surveyors (CACQS) in 2019 and 2020.  He was the past Chair of the Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (CIQS) Ontario Chapter. Donny enjoys using his wide range of industry experience to come up with pragmatic solutions for his clients to prevent or mitigate concerns encountered on their projects.
 
 
donny@pelicanwoodcliff.com
Tel: (905) 889-9996 x 305