Mel O’Keeffe, a Principal at Glotman•Simpson, is a senior engineer with 29 years of structural design experience including design in reinforced concrete, post-tensioned concrete, structural steel, wood-frame, and heavy timber. He has participated in residential, commercial, and institutional building projects throughout British Columbia, encompassing most structural forms and building materials. These projects have included heath care facilities, office buildings, multi-storey residential housing, steel structures, tilt-up warehouses, renovations, and structural upgrades including seismic retrofit projects.
Mel has also participated in numerous building evaluation assignments ranging from due-diligence assessment reports to forensic engineering and litigation support for the insurance and legal professions on a variety of claims.
Mel is responsible for all P3 and Design/Build procurements for the firm. From initial RFQ, through to RFP pursuit and project design and construction, Mel is involved in all facets of these unique and rewarding projects and brings an experienced and collaborative approach to the project team.
As a mentor, firm leader, and results-driven Principal with Glotman•Simpson, Mel specializes in bringing teams together to achieve solutions and goals. His focused involvement within the operations of Glotman•Simpson have been instrumental in the firms success. Amongst numerous other achievements, Mel’s extraordinary leadership and project management skills led to the acquisition of Sayers Engineering Ltd., which now operates as GS Sayers Engineering Ltd., where he is the Managing Principal and invaluable to daily operations.
Mel has been the Principal in Charge on several large scale building projects, including the Jim Pattison Outpatient Hospital P3 project, the RCMP “E” Division Campus P3 project, Vancouver Olympic Village, and the Penticton Hospital Patient Care Tower.