Julio Reynel-Gracia, P.Eng., Building Envelope Engineer
Julio Reynel-Gracia is the president of JRG Building Engineering, Inc. He is a Building Envelope Professional Engineer specializing in the building envelope and energy efficiency for Part 9 buildings and small structures. Julio works closely with residential home builders on energy efficiency in the Building Code and on building envelope design and building assemblies.
Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Julio is a proud graduate of Concordia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Recruited by Owens Corning Canada in September 2008, Julio took a role as the Western Canadian Technical Manager based out of Alberta, where he resided for six years. Now living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Julio operates an engineering and building envelope consulting firm whose primary focus is to work with residential builders on envelope design and deciphering the contents of building code.
Julio believes in living with happiness. Therefore, he consistently surrounds himself with people whose ideas broaden his own.
Abhishek Sharma, EIT, M.A.Sc., Building Envelope Engineer
Abhishek Sharma is a Building Envelope Engineer at JRG Building Engineering. He is predominantly involved in detailing and designing Part 9 buildings and could be found on job sites while conducting building envelope and spray foam field reviews.
He completed his M.A.Sc. from the University of Victoria, specializing in Building Science and is proficient in using hydrothermal modelling tools. He has a keen interest in energy-efficient buildings and sustainable development and, since joining JRG Building Engineering, has continuously upgraded his technical knowledge and skill set.
Apart from working, Abhishek could volunteer for BC SPCA, try out new cuisines, and go on impromptu road trips. A true Ellen DeGeneres fan, Abhishek believes in being kind to everyone.
Youhai Wang, P.E., P.Eng., Chief Structural Engineer
Youhai Wang is a structural engineer at JRG Structural Consultants Ltd. He has been involved in the structural design of primary single-family residential to multi-unit residential and commercial projects in JRG.
He has more than 25 years of progressively responsible experience in steel (heavy and lightweight), timber, concrete, and masonry design for entertainment industry structures such as ride coasters, industrial, commercial/institutional, and residential buildings. He could reach expert levels in structural steel and timber engineering designs. He obtained a master’s degree in Structural Engineering from the University of British Columbia and held a registered professional engineer in Province British Columbia and Washington State.
As a senior structural engineer, his attention to detail, completeness in design, and collaborative management skills enable his projects to be successful. During the design stage, he always incorporates cost-effective solutions that can make proposed engineering decisions easier for contractors to build and for clients to have economical solutions.
Daniel Ray, M.Eng., EIT, Junior Structural Engineer
Daniel Ray joined JRG as a Structural Engineer in training in 2021, after three years of experience in the amusement park industry. His expertise in reinforced concrete and steel design brings these capabilities to the company and wood and CFS design.
He is graduated with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering from McGill University and obtained his Master of Engineering degree from the University of Toronto. He will be receiving his P.Eng. by the end of 2022. His goals are to achieve a high level of efficiency in single-family home design and excel in apartment building engineering.
Daniel regularly trains in boxing. In the summer, he plays beach volleyball, and in the winter, he explores the mountains of BC snowboarding in his spare time.
Flavio Paes, B.Sc. Accounting, PBD Business, Office Coordinator
Since Flavio joined the JRG team, he has been responsible for getting our office running smoothly. He often oversees all administrative activities supporting our engineers on on-site construction and projects. He has extensive expertise in dealing with spreadsheets, forms, reports, financial control, and presentations.
Flavio holds a B.Sc. Accounting degree at the Federal University of Uberlandia and a PBD in Business Management at Capilano University in North Vancouver. You can find him constantly developing our project management, strategies, tools, and routines. But he also schedules meetings, organizes engineers’ calendars, answers phone calls, directs to the appropriate party, and responds to any inquiries to support our team and clients.
Flavio concentrates on spending time with his family and friends, enjoying all BC offers in terms of nature and food in his spare time. Passionate about mountain biking, hiking and concerts, it’s evident why he chose Vancouver as his home.
Rabeeh Hosseini, M.A.Sc. Building Envelope and Energy Specialist
Rabeeh joined JRG in 2022 after two years of research and development on urban building energy modelling and performance analysis.
She has a background in Architectural Engineering and obtained her Master of Building Engineering, focused on building science, from Concordia University in Montreal, QC. During her study, Rabeeh successfully collaborated with Next Generation Cities Institute and NRCan to identify innovative environmental strategies for retrofitting existing Canadian houses. She is keen on advancing customized green solutions over new developments and helping them achieve high efficiency and resiliency. Rabeeh is currently focused on Part 3 buildings and provides professional consultancy for zero-emission buildings in Metro Vancouver.
She enjoys walking in Vancouver, playing volleyball, and meeting new cultures. Rabeeh believes the
world needs more substantial steps for peace, equity, and sustainability for the next generation.
Arman Masoumi, Certified Energy Advisor, Building Envelope Technologist
He accomplished his M.A.Sc from the New York Institute of Technology, specializing in Energy Management focused on Energy Efficiency in buildings. In addition, Arman has a B.Sc. Engineering degree and working experience in interior and architectural design.
He has been passionate about high-performance, sustainable, and low-carbon buildings since joining JRG. Arman is constantly enhancing his technical knowledge and is on the path to becoming a Certified Net Zero Energy Advisor from Canadian Home Builders Association shortly.
Arman believes in self-development, supporting and sharing success in society. Arman plays soccer and other sports activities in his free time and is interested in improving his knowledge in different fields, such as psychology and business.
Hong Wang, Structural Designer
He is always involved in conceiving and preparing drawings for commercial, industrial and residential buildings at JRG. In addition, his experiences in civil construction give him more insights into conducting efficiently and conveniently for contractors.
William Yeganeh, Certified Energy Advisor
He graduated in HVAC Engineering from Azad University with in-field work experience in residential building HVAC system inspection. Through his interest and concern for energy-efficient practices and renewable energy, William joined JRG, and besides fulfilling his desire for a professional platform, he continuously adds to his expertise.
His main passion is exploring Beautiful BC with its excellent restaurants with family and friends. Paddle boarding on the gorgeous lakes in summer and tennis are his favourite activities in his spare time.
Abbie Wen, Structural Engineer in Training
Abbie is passionate about designing and helping to construct reliable and cost-effective buildings that meet clients’ needs. She loves spending time with her family and friends in her spare time. Abbie also enjoys reading books to learn about random topics.