Patrick Habib President

Mr. Habib has more than 20 years of experience on large scale construction projects in Canada, the United States and overseas. Mr. Habib has extensive experience in project management, project controls, construction estimating and the preparation of claims for contractors as well as the analysis of claims for owners. Functions include the preparation of construction claims documents, the evaluation of construction progress, contract negotiations and the preparation of expert reports.

Mr. Habib has managed the construction of major pipeline contracts in Canada and North Africa. He has specialized in the analysis and preparation of estimates for linear construction projects, including highways, railroads, water main pipelines, and natural gas pipelines.


Ashok Chauhan – senior partner

A senior partner of the firm, Mr. Chauhan has over 35 years of experience at progressively higher levels in well diversified technical and supervisory responsibilities in cost estimating and project controls.

Extensive experience and expertise, from feasibility to commissioning stages, in cost estimating, cost control, claims analysis and financial management in the energy, chemical, refining, environmental, pharmaceutical, metallurgical, and mining industries among others.

He has worked extensively as an Owner’s representative on cost, planning and contractual matters and has assisted in making various capital investment decisions, including performing cost audits, risk analysis and reviews for major clients on projects around the world up to $10.0 billion.

Hiran Dassoruth –Senior Cost Estimating Professional

A diligent professional quantity surveyor with over 35 years of experience in the construction industry ranging from small to large scale building and civil engineering projects both in the private and public sector. Currently, Mr Dassoruth is a senior cost estimating professional for our group who is responsible for reviewing and certifying all Monitoring reports prepared for banks and financial institutions as well as being the lead estimator for our group.

M Dassoruth has extensive experience in the preparation of estimates for large scale construction projects, including Commercial Projects, Institutional, heavy civil works, highways, bridges, airports, Industrial and Mining projects. Further to this, he has participated in the preparation of several expert reports in claim resolution manners. His experience also includes contract administration, change management and the preparation of monthly progress and cost reports.


Sam Melki– principal estimator

Mr. Melki has over 40 years of experience in project management, estimating and cost management for large construction projects in Canada as well as internationally. Projects include underground subways,

roads, bridges and highways, hydroelectric works, nuclear power plants, aluminum smelters, mines, and major commercial real estate developments in Montreal.

As lead estimator for several large companies, Mr. Melki was responsible for the detailed cost estimate of many major projects. As a senior project controls manager, his responsibilities include the preparation of preliminary estimates and detailed cost plans, project management and the administrative coordination thereof.

Mr. Melki has extensive experience in the heavy civil and industrial industry, whereby Mr. Melki lead a team of estimators in the execution of thousands of kilometers of roads, highways, tunnels, piping and related works in Europe, the Middle East and Asia. As part of LCO, Mr. Melki has lead and participated in the preparation of several multibillion dollar estimates.

ashvani Nayar senior estimator

Mr. Nayar is an electrical engineer with 40 years of experience on large industrial projects. His experience covers aluminium smelting, mining and metallurgy, power generation, power distribution and general industrial, petrochemical and telecommunication projects. His responsibilities have ranged from estimating and scheduling to supervision, testing and commissioning of substations, switchgear and other associated electrical distribution. As a cost engineer, he has managed large local and overseas projects.


leslie summers-
senior estimator

Mr. Summers is a senior electrical engineer with a wide range of experience including engineering and estimating of electrical and instrumentation work. He has more than 40 years of experience on industrial projects (refining, chemical, aluminium, steel, etc.) and on new as well as revamp projects.

Basem El Musa –
senior estimator

Mr. El-Musa is a senior estimator with more than 25 years with a wide range of experience in Electrical, Instrumentation, Mechanical and Piping. He has worked extensively on construction sites as well as from our home office.

Peter Nicholson –
senior planner

Mr. Nicholson has over 40 years of experience in the design, implementation and use of project control systems on major EPC projects in Canada and abroad. These include a wide range of projects in chemical/petroleum plants, industrial complexes, aluminum smelters, alumina refineries, pulp and paper mills, commercial and institutional buildings, as well as avionics systems integration, aircraft development/maintenance and, nuclear power plants.