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KWA is comprised of a dedicated and innovative team of senior, intermediate and junior professionals who are dedicated to our relationships with our clients and associates.
At KWA we have taken our broad range of experience from across the country and applied it to all forms of Residential, Industrial and Commercial developments. Our clients come back to us because of our responsiveness, our quality of work, and our multifaceted site development advice. We don’t believe in excuses, but we do believe in challenging the norm.
Many consultants become experts in the workings of a single municipality. At KWA we strive to become experts in our clients business, and assist them to open successful projects wherever they may develop across Canada.
Meet the Team
Adriano has been in land development design for over 12 years. In that time Adriano has gained experience across Canada on a wide variety of sites from the earliest stages of site investigations to the final stages of contract administration including residential, mixed-use, institutional and commercial sites. Adriano takes ownership of his projects and is committed to deliver the product on time for the client.
In his personal time Adriano enjoys volunteering through his local parish, the Knights of Columbus, World Vision and the local soccer club.
Adriano graduated from Seneca College’s Civil Engineering Technology program in 2005.
Alex Karadjov, P.Eng.
Co-founding partner of KWA Site Development Consulting Inc., Alex has 23+ years of engineering and construction industry expertise, known in the industry as execution driven with a passion for achieving results for his clients.
Alex’s experience covers all aspects of land development consulting, starting from the property negotiation stages through to permitting negotiations and construction completion. He has been the project engineer and project lead for over 10+ million square feet of constructed large multi-tenant developments across Canada. Throughout his career he has been involved in some of the largest commercial big-box developments in the country and carried out 100’s of due diligence feasibility analyses on behalf of the largest commercial developers and retailers in the country.
Alex has extensive experience in commercial land development, institutional, municipal infrastructure and residential subdivision projects including storm-water management from the planning stage through to construction. In addition, he has contract administration and field experience in road reconstruction, industrial and commercial building projects and residential subdivision projects.
As a co-founding partner at KWA, Alex covers business development, project management and operation of the company.
Alex is a graduate of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Civil Engineering) program at the University of Toronto, and is a Licenced Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Ontario and Newfoundland & Labrador.
Outside of work, Alex enjoys skiing with his kids and traveling with his family.
Bailie Paplinskie, P. Eng.
Bailie has over 7 years of experience in contract administration, project management, and detailed design of site development projects across the country. With her main strength in contract administration and project management, Bailie takes pride in ensuring field construction is carried out to meet client, municipal and provincial standards. Her on site problem solving, strong communication skills, and understanding of client expectations yields projects to be successful throughout the construction phase.
In her personal time, Bailie enjoys the outdoors, sports, and travelling.
Bailie graduated from the Civil Engineering program at Queen’s University in 2011, Project Management program at Humber College in 2014, and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario.
Site Plan Manager
Brendan has been a part of the land development industry since 2001, specializing in site plan design and due diligence investigations, all with the aim of maximizing the yield of his client’s investment. A veteran of the industry, Brendan has been involved in over 120 commercial developments and investigations from coast-to-coast in both design and project management capacities. It is this experience, combined with his versatility, responsiveness, and true care for his client’s needs that have allowed him to develop long-term, trusting relationships with his clients.
Outside of the office, Brendan is an avid golfer and snowmobile enthusiast. He has volunteered with the United Way for many years with a special emphasis on their Day of Caring program: an opportunity to put his tools and handyman skills to good use.
Brendan is a graduate of the Civil Engineering Technology program at Seneca College.
Brian Choi, P.Eng
Brian is an enthusiastic and passionate civil engineering graduate from Queen’s University. During the years in university, he developed strong interest in municipal engineering and construction management. Brian has an international experience as an assistant contract administrator in Seoul, Korea. He is looking to bring unique perspective, disciplined work ethic, and can-do attitude to ensure the quality of projects exceeds client’s expectations.
After work hours, Brian spends his time going to live jazz concerts and swing dancing.
Brian is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario and is working towards his Professional Engineering License.
Carlo Del Buono, P. Eng., LEED AP
Team Leader / Senior Engineer
Carlo is a project manager and designer with experience in low to high rise residential developments and commercial developments across Canada. He has completed numerous functional servicing reports for high-rise developments and specializes in providing servicing solutions to support intensification developments in the GTA. In 2014, Carlo spent one year working on the contractor side leading a redevelopment project at the St. Lawrence Market in the City of Toronto.
Carlo thrives on providing value and service to his clients in all aspects of the development process. He understands that the key to a projects success is establishing trusting relationships with all project team members and approval agencies.
Carlo graduated from the University of Toronto in 2008 and is a Licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario.
Rob Walker, MCIP, RPP
A 25-year veteran of municipal and land development planning and a co-founding partner of KWA Site Development Consulting Inc.
Rob’s started as a planning technician graduating from Mohawk College’s Municipal Planning Program. His early experiences were designing residential subdivisions and managing aggregate licence applications in Central Ontario, along with providing municipal advisory services to Townships within Simcoe County. He was actively involved with Canadian Association of Certified Planning Technicians as a member and President.
Upon Rob’s graduation from the University of Waterloo he worked in the public sector where he took the lead in the creation of a first generation Official Plan, Growth Management Study and Commercial Land Needs Study. Rob returned to private consulting which exposed him to many new challenges including Niagara Escarpment, Parkway Belt and Regional and Local Official Plan Amendments associated with various development projects within the Golden Horseshoe.
For the past 18 years Rob has actively participated in millions of square feet of commercial development across Canada. He has led a team of professionals that includes engineers, architects, surveyors, landscapers, environmental, geotechnical, traffic and legal colleagues that are actively involved from site acquisition to final construction. Rob has developed long lasting relationships with several of Canada’s largest retailers and developers who rely on his varied experiences and project management skills.
In Rob’s time away from work he generally can be found in a hockey arena watching one of his sons or in the summer months on his motorcycle enjoying the back roads.
Rob is a full member of the Canadian Institute of Planners and Ontario Professional Planners Institute.
Rod Alderson, P. Eng.
Rod has been a Land Development Consultant for over 20 years. Starting his career from the ground up, he has had a chance to wear all the “hats” from Surveyor to Cad Designer, to Project Manager, to Team Leader, to Business Leader.
In the past 15 years, a large portion of his work has been on Site Development projects across the country. He has been exposed to almost every type of approval challenge a land developer will ever face. With this in mind, he is able to help anticipate challenges before they occur, which allows his clients to work around possible solutions ahead of time. He enjoys the fast pace and the ever changing aspects of site development and building relationships with his clients and professional colleagues. Rod spent a year on the development side in 2001, which left him with great perspective on how to think like a client, which is invaluable in anticipating and meeting the client’s needs.
As a co-founding partner, Rod is involved in most facets of the business, from business development, to project management to business operations.
Away from the office he spends his time with his family at their cottage and playing sports. Giving back to the youth of the community is something that he values whether it is in coaching or involvement in charitable events.
Rod is a graduate of Queens University (1994), and is a Licenced Professional Engineer in Ontario and Manitoba.