The following list of projects showcase some of the major work done by Mark Pinet while leading Mark F Pinet & Associates Limited and III Intelligent Infrastructure Installations Ltd.

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Project: JDS FITEL/ JDS Uniphase Inc. Facility Expansion

Duration: April 1997 to November 1999

Scope: Our services on the JDS assignments included: Project Management, Space Planning, Move Management, Churn Management and Asset Management systems related to environmentally controlled manufacturing and production space, clean rooms, labs as well as ancillary open and captive offices. Mark F. Pinet & Associates Limited provided Project Management, Strategic Real Estate Planning, Space Planning, and Facilities Special Project services

JDS Uniphase Inc, is one of the worlds largest, full service developers, manufacturers and vendors of fiber optic components and modules. As a requirement of growth in their business, JDS has required their local real estate portfolio to be expanded from 110,000 to 1,000,000 S.F. during our 30-month contract.

Project Management: Mark Pinet managed Phase 1 of the South Merivale Campus in design/construction management format and at the same time developed and managed the space planning team responsible for design and procurement of all JDS renovation work. Since its initiation, the facility construction assignment for JDS FITEL, grew from 90,000 to 265,000 SF (including 30,000 SF of Class 10,000 Clean Room) and the tenant fit up workload increased from one project to a point where over 250 projects were undertaken in the last six months. The single campus, became four campuses, (in the Ottawa area) consisting of a total of 13 buildings.

Special Projects: Concurrent with his responsibilities as Project Manger and Space Planner for Phase 1 of the South Merivale Campus, Mark Pinet has acted in an advisory role and quietly completed many "Special Project" tasks which were essential to moving the projects ahead.

JDS Uniphase has been acknowledged, for their ability to manage growth at a phenomenal pace. We are proud to have been part of the team that supported that growth.

We are proud of our record of accomplishments, our record for client representation and practical, timely, adaptable, original and cost effective solutions


  1. Coordinated development of a Building Profile and Specification for fiber optic-manufacturing facilities for Phases 1 and 2 of the JDS Uniphase South Merivale Campus.
  2. RFP for Phases 1 and 2 JDS Uniphase South Merivale Campus
  3. Development of Phase 1 as Design / Construction Management
  4. Coordinated Phase 2 EOI for Design / Build
  5. Project Management of Phase 1, a 265,000 S.F. manufacturing, R&D and administrative facility
  6. Real Estate Strategic Planning
    • Analysis of six different land assemblies for purchase.
    • Leasing analysis buildings E, F, G, H, L
    • Campus Planning
  7. Space Planning
  8. Logistical Planning
  9. Move management
  10. Procurement Assistance/Management Services:
    • Food Services (ie: Service Contract, Equipment)
    • Furniture
    • Facilities support materials and services
    • Building Automation System
    • Site and Building Security System
    • Voice & Data (Liaison)
    • Process Fiber
    • Architectural Services
    • Interior Design
    • Engineering Design
    • Transportation Planning
    • Environmental Audit (level 1, level 2)
    • HVAC- Exhaust and Scrubbing Systems
  11. Insurance (ie: Facility, Construction, Transportation
  12. Signage
  13. Process Equipment Management
  14. Information packages (ie: Campus orientation document, Sales Logistical Planning Communiqué, Insurance information)
  15. Hazardous Material Inventory
  16. Hazardous Material Facilities
  17. Space Standards
  18. Decision Support Database and Facilities Management System Development including data modules for:
    • Space Management
    • Process Equipment
    • Business Unit/Product infrastructure requirement
    • Hazardous Material
    • Furniture
    • Real Estate forecast
    • Facility Graphical Database
  19. Business Process Reengineering-Facility (re)development
  20. Recruiting
  21. Cable Management System Development
  22. Graduated Clean Room Development
  23. Coordination of Clean Room Validation
  24. Building Code interpretation.
  25. Y2k testing of building systems


Project: GTAA Pearson International Airport Roadside Facility Expansion


Location: Greater Toronto Airports Authority, Bridge 606 and 502

Duration: January 2002 to Current

Solution: Fixed Automated Spray Technology (FAST)

Scope: GTAA is in the process of constructing the approaches to the airport terminal, the ramps to the parking structure and the ramps between the terminals. The configuration of the new terminals relative to the adjacent roadways, freeways, terminal facilities and parking structures has resulted in a roadway access and egress system which is elevated, curvilinear and serves multiple levels at the terminals. This alignment in some instances results, in relatively steep grades from the adjacent terminals and from the approach roads. At the perimeter these ramps are high speed, and in all locations, handle high traffic volumes. Potential reductions in mobility, or driver discomfort as a result of adverse winter driving conditions near the terminal, present a concern for GTAA.

GTAA, based on their research and the experience of other agencies, believes that response times for deicing at critical locations may be significantly improved by implementing a program which involves the remote sensing of ice and frost and the automated application of liquid deicing/anti-icing chemicals.

GTAA approached Mark F. Pinet and Associates Limited (MFPA) to investigate the use of FAST at the airport to address the concerns relating to the roadside access and has selected Bridges 502 and 606 as priority locations for demonstrating FAST.

As part of the Design Study Phase MFPA reviewed and recommend the system, design, methodology and equipment and then suggest a procurement, implementation, and operational strategy which was best suited to GTAA's needs.

Once the Design Study and associated implementation plan was approved by GTAA, MFPA expedited the Deployment Phase which included assistance in procurement; management and leadership of the implementation "contracting team" and providing the necessary instructions, specifications and plans; supervision assistance and coordination of installation; commissioning and training of the operations staff.

Following installation and deployment, MFPA provided system monitoring, technical and service support to ensure that the system continues to operate as designed over the long term and is continuously available for service during the winter season.

MFPA has been involved on a similar basis since 1996 with the Region of Ottawa-Carleton's (now City of Ottawa) ten site RWIS network implementation and operation and with MTO during the FAST installation at Highway 416/401. MFPA will provide qualified knowledgeable staff and/or contractors to support and work with the system vendor to ensure that the system operates as intended.

Project: MTO Fixed Automated Spray Technology (FAST) Demonstration Project

416-401 FAST

Location: Highway 416/401

Duration: April 2000 to Current

Solution: Fixed Automated Spray Technology (FAST)

Scope: Mark F. Pinet & Associates Limited was retained by the Ministry of Transportation, Ontario (MTO) District 42, to complete a feasibility study report and Request for Proposal RFP relating to the purchase and implementation of a Fixed Automated (or Anti-icing) Spray Technology (FAST) system for the Highway 401/416 Interchange Northbound Structure. The structure had experienced 14 weather related incidents during its first winter of operation.

FAST - the combined use of Road Weather Information System (RWIS) and spray deicing systems has been available for 20 years, but only recently has made its way to North America for roadway, highway and airport applications. Because the application is effectively applied, less deicing chemical can be applied to maintain the same level of service. The reduced volume of deicing chemical facilitates the use of less corrosive and/or environmentally inert chemicals, which could otherwise not be used because the costs were prohibitive. In cases where steel or concrete structures are involved this significantly improves cost/benefit of FAST system.

Following the Feasibility Phase, MFPA later provided full consulting engineering, project management, systems integration, instrumentation installation, technical service, training and system administration services for the MTO installation. MFPA has been collecting data for the Ministry of Transportation Ontario (MTO) during the second winter's of operation of a Fixed Automated (or Anti-icing) Spray Technology (FAST) system which was installed at the Highway 416/401 high speed interchange on the northbound freeway to freeway ramp. The Ministry have deemed the demonstration project, a resounding success. The results have shown over the two winters since the system was installed, an impressive 100 percent reduction in the number of accidents, down to zero - from 14 in 1999/2000. The system uses environmentally friendly potassium acetate as a de-icing chemical.

Project: RMOC Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS)


Client: Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton Infrastructure Maintenance Division

Duration: February 1996 to April 1997

Solution: Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS)

Scope: Mark F. Pinet & Associates was retained by the Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton Infrastructure Maintenance Division to act as the Project Manager for implementation of their Road Weather Information System (RWIS). The firms mandate has been to drive the project, and provide a turnkey type operational system for the fall 1996. As such, extensive coordination of the System Installation, and of the implementation team including the Hardware and software Vendor, Environment Canada, AES as the operator, and the RMOC as the end user client, has been necessary. The system is to be end user oriented, providing practical road condition forecasts for use by the Road Maintenance supervisors.

Phase 1 RWIS Implementation study involved:

Phase 2 RWIS Implementation involved:


Project: Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) Business Case Study

RWIS Scan Graph

Client: Environment Canada, Ottawa Regional Office

Duration: January 1997 to March 1997

Scope: Mark F. Pinet & Associates was retained for the Road Weather Information Systems (RWIS) Business Case study, by Environment Canada AES. The assignment Involved participation with staff in the assessment of Environment Canada's potential role in the provision of RWIS services. Work involved review and documentation of a typical RWIS Architecture, a conceptual level design for a RWIS Outstation, development a Conceptual Level Implementation Plan and Cost Model as well as general RWIS Consulting.

Project: SHL Systemhouse GIS Municipal Partnership

Client: Regional Municipality of Ottawa-Carleton (RMOC) Finance Department

Duration: January 1996 to February 1996

Scope: Most municipalities are, as part of their core services and reviews looking to Information technology to play a fundamental role in Business Process Reengineering. As an Application Specialist Mark Pinet participated in the development of a high level data model, process model and application architecture for the provincially and municipally funded SHL Systemhouse GIS Municipal Partnership. The partnership was created to develop a set of integrated Municipal GIS applications. Municipal participants included the RMOC as well as ten of the constituent municipalities. The Architectural-planning phase for the application development involved using enterprise modeling and functional process decomposition techniques to describe all municipal operations in a manner similar to the Municipal Reference Model type analysis. This work led to the priority setting for the 3-year project and resulted in the development of the first annual work plan. Expertise was provided in terms of integrating municipal operations for Municipal and Transportation Engineering, Operations, Property, Planning, and Development functions. Additional expertise was provided in terms of the exchange of value added electronic data with the private sector.

Project: SHL Systemhouse GIS Municipal Partnership

Client: City of Nepean, Public Works Department and City of Kanata, Public Works Department (as of July 1996)

Duration: June 1996 to August 1996

Scope: Mark Pinet acted as the Group 1 (Core) representative on the Roads Infrastructure Application Development team representing the Infrastructure and Traffic sections of the cities' Engineering Divisions and the Operations divisions. The assignment which was the second phase of the Municipal Partnership project involved a more detailed functional business process decomposition, Business case review, and development of logical process and logical data models for the Roadways Infrastructure Application. Work also included the integration of third party application software including Snow Beat Route Optimization, Snow Disposal, Pavement Management, and Maintenance Management models and systems. Subsequent Phases are to include application prototype review and testing; data compilation and final application deployment.