Yuri Bartzis

Innovation Director - Building Operations, Pomerleau

An advocate for innovation in construction, Yuri Bartzis is a mentor, leader, influencer and a strategist. After several years of gaining site experience supporting construction projects and bringing BIM to a national player in the market, Bartzis transitioned to Pomerleau Construction as an innovation manager. 

Three years later, he became one of the company’s directors of innovation operations, leading a team of over 50 VDC coordinators throughout Canada. A virtual design and construction specialist himself, he participated in building the innovation team at Pomerleau and continues to be involved in adopting new technologies in construction. Outside of Pomerleau, 

Yuri is an active member of the BIM Community and leading the implementation of innovation in the construction industry as part of the Ontario General Contractors Association (OGCA) Technology Committee and with the Building Transformations (formerly Canadian BIM Organization (CanBIM)). As Co-Chair of the Building Transformations Construction Management Think Tank Committee he is providing support to the direction and influence of digital technology in the construction industry from a General Contractors perspective. Yuri’s experience and motivation to influence change has helped guide the Committee’s success. 

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