Instructor Bios

Tammy Harper, M.Ed., B.A., LEED AP
Program Coordinator – Technology Soltutions for the Workplace
RRC Instructor

Tammy is in instructor in the Construction Management Degree Program at Red River College where she has been teaching since 2014. During that time she has provided Red River students and industry with courses on Leadership and Management, Environmental Management, the Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings, Section 9.36 Energy Efficiency in Housing and Small Buildings and Manitoba Building Bylaws.

Tammy came to RRC from the Office of the Fire Commissioner as the Chief Building Official. While there, she worked on many code development committees at both the provincial and national level, and was responsible for reviewing the codes for adoption as well as writing and enforcing the regulations under the Building and Mobile Homes Act.

She was recently appointed to the Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) for the 2020 code cycle.

Courses: Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings, Manitoba Building Code Section 9.36, Manitoba Building Bylaws


Marcel Brascoupe
Contract Instructor

Marcel is a general construction contractor with a background in electrical and building systems/HVAC, working in the province of Quebec specializing in the installation of radon mitigation systems. He is C-NRPP certified for both radon measurement and radon mitigation and has been supervising crews and installing radon mitigation systems since 2008.

Marcel is a founding board member and Director of the Canadian Association of Radon Scientists and Technologists (CARST). Marcel is committed to promoting radon awareness across Canada.

Course: Radon Mitigation


Adam Ding
RRC Instructor

Adam Ding has been an instructor with Red River College since January 2010. Prior to that, he had extensive experience in planning, estimating and managing a variety of commercial, institutional, residential, heavy/civil, and infrastructure projects.

He holds a Master’s degree in Building Construction from Auburn University, a Project Management Professional certificate from Project Management Institute, a Professional Quantity Surveying diploma from Canadian Institute of Quantity Surveyors, a Gold Seal certificate from Canadian Construction Association, a LEED AP (BD+C) certificate from Green Building Certification Institute and a Competent Communicator certificate from Toastmaster International.

Course: Materials and Methods


Brian Fountain
Contract Instructor

Brian has been involved in energy efficiency in buildings since graduating from university in 1991. He is listed on the CaGBC experienced modellers list. In the past, Brian has conducted training workshops on using NRCan’s EE4 software and on using eQUEST. He is actively involved in day-to-day energy simulation both in his own practice, GreenSim. Brian was involved in the CAN-QUEST development effort through Natural Resources Canada – Office of Energy Efficiency.

Courses: Introduction to Canquest, Advanced Canquest


Al Gray
Contract Instructor

Al Gray has been a proud member of Manitoba’s Emergency Services for over 36 years. Retired from the Manitoba Office of the Fire Commissioner after twenty-one plus years, Al brings with him a wealth of information in Emergency Management, Incident Command, Fire Officer, Fire Inspector, Safety and Risk Management.

In most recent years, Al served as Senior Fire Inspector and Acting Manager of the Fire Safety Inspection unit of the OFC, as well as chaired various Committees to strengthen the protection Manitoban’s receive through proper Fire Code application.

Al is a respected speaker and a proponent of Life Long Learning in efforts of keeping members of the Emergency Services and the Public they serve free from harm.

Course: Introduction to the Manitoba Building and Fire Codes (Divisions A and C)


Rick Guilbault, RSE, C-NRPP Certified
RRC Instructor

Rick is a Red Seal Endorsed Plumber, Licensed Gas Fitter, Registered Contractor, and Radon Mitigation Specialist. With over 25 years’ experience in the trade, working in both residential and commercial plumbing – specializing in new construction. He is a qualified instructor in the piping trades and currently teaches at Red River College.

Before coming to Red River College, Rick spent a number of years with Apprenticeship Manitoba. As the Apprenticeship Training Coordinator for the piping trades in the province, he was responsible for apprentice development and progress, both through industry and technical training. Rick is committed to the promoting and development of the trades, and takes an active role in industry and their needs.

Course: Plumbing Codes, Blueprint Reading – Plumbing


Darryl Hammond
RRC Instructor

Born and raised in Manitoba, Darryl completed an Economics Degree at the University of Brandon before moving to British Columbia where he continued his studies at the University of Victoria at the Master’s level. He achieved a first class academic average while specializing in Health Economics and Business Administration.

Darryl has two decades of senior management experience in the public and private sectors.  With the government he has held such positions as Policy Analyst and Senior Economist for the Ministries of Health and Education as well as special advisor to the Premier’s Task Force on Health Care Wait Times. As a successful business owner Darryl focused on Business Communications and Marketing.

Currently he teaches full time at Red River College where he has been for the last eight years.  He specializes in Business Communications, Organizational Behaviour, Supervision & Management, Business Ethics, Report Writing and Cultural Diversity. He also teaches part time at the Universities of Manitoba and Winnipeg and has for the last 14 years. There he teaches Social Marketing, Transportation Economics, Academic Writing and Advanced Digital Marketing.

Course: Diversity and Inclusiveness


Dave Hanneson, BASc, MBA, P.Eng, C-NRPP Radon Measurement Specialist
Contract Instructor

Dave is a professional engineer who is an instrumentation and measurement specialist. He has been directly involved with the advancement of Radon measurement technology for 30 years. He is a qualified instructor for topics of radon measurement, quality assurance, indoor air quality and marketing and is intimately familiar with the Canadian radon industry and Canadian radon measurement practices.

Course: Radon Measurement


Rick Hiebert, BSc
RRC Instructor

Rick is the Program Coordinator for the Construction Management Degree Program and an instructor in the Civil Engineering Technology Department at RRC. He has worked over 30 years in both the residential and commercial industry as a draftsman, designer and project manager and is fluent in the topics related to the design and production of contract documents. His career has evolved with technology. Rick has worked with computers and their applications since 1985 when he purchased the first computer aided drafting station for the Province of Manitoba. He started teaching AutoCAD part time at RRC in 1996 and in 2005 began his full time teaching career at the College as one of the AutoCAD and Advanced CAD instructors. His experience has also taken him to the University of Manitoba in 2010, where he teaches both AutoCAD and Revit to students in the Faculty of Architecture.

Course: Introduction to BIM with Autodesk Revit


Robin Hutchinson
RRC Instructor

Robin Hutchinson is an instructor in the Structural Engineering Technology Program at Red River College, teaching courses in Structural Analysis, Reinforced Concrete Design and Materials Testing. She is currently leading several applied research projects on structural topics, including: the use of micro-reinforcement for structural concrete.

Robin earned her doctorate from the University of Manitoba in 1999, conducting research in the use of Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) for strengthening of concrete bridge girders. She was an assistant professor and researcher at the University of Manitoba before joining Red River College in 2003.

Robin has experience as a structural design consultant with Crosier Kilgour & Partners, and more recently (2010-2012) as a consultant for precast-prestressed concrete design. She is registered as a Professional Engineer in Manitoba.

Course: ACI Concrete Field Testing


Manfred Kehrer
Contract Instructor

Manfred has been active in the field and heat and moisture analysis in Building Science for more than 25 years. After many years of scientific work at Fraunhofer IBP, Germany, where he was leading the WUFI® software development as well as conducted laboratory measurements, he worked for the Oak Ridge National Laboratory, TN, USA, for five years as a Sr. Researcher in Building Science. Since early 2016, he is president of the start-up company justSmart Solutions LLC in the field of building science consulting and acts as the Official WUFI® Collaboration Partner for USA and Canada. Mr. Kehrer is a voting member of several ASHRAE and ASTM committees and on the editorial board of the “Journal of Building Physics”.

Course: WUFI Workshop


Bright Ng’andu
RRC Instructor

Dr Bright M. Ng’andu is an instructor in the Construction Management Degree Program at the Red River College. Prior to joining the college, he worked as a structural engineer at Crosier Kilgour and Partners in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Before then he worked as a design engineering and project planning consultant in Europe and Africa. He particularly has expertise in analytical and numerical modelling of (irregular) structures with non-linear material behaviour. Bright also possesses vast experience from years of research and teaching at the University of Zambia and the University of Eindhoven in the Netherlands.

Bright holds PhD and Master of Science Degrees in Structural Engineering and a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering. His PhD research was in modelling and development of design rules for steel frames infilled with ‘precast masonry type’ wall elements.

At the Red River College, Bright teaches courses in Structural Design of structural steel and reinforced concrete structures, in Construction Planning and Scheduling and supervises students in Applied Research Projects.

Course: Structural Design


Rob Officer
RRC Instructor

Rob has been teaching for almost 20 years as an instructor in the Greenspace Management, Landscape Technician and Civil Engineering programs at Red River College.

Rob earned his Master of Environment Degree from the University of Manitoba, and Bachelor of Environmental Studies and Bachelor of Business Administration Degrees from the University of Winnipeg. Rob also holds Diploma’s in Vocational Teacher Education, Horticulture and Turfgrass Management.

Prior to coming to the college, Rob worked in the golf course management profession for 15 years with 12 of those as a Golf Course Superintendent.

Rob has worked at private, semi-private and public facilities and oversaw construction of the Grand Pines Golf course at Victoria Beach Manitoba prior to coming to the college.

Rob was also the recipient of the 2016 Canadian Golf Superintendents Association John B. Steel Distinguished Service award for his long time contributions to the betterment of the Golf Course Superintendent profession.

Courses: Turf grass Maintenance, Golf Course Development.


Gary Proskiw
Contract Instructor

The course will be taught by Gary Proskiw P. Eng. of Proskiw Engineering Ltd. Gary is a mechanical engineer with over 40 years of experience in building science, energy management, research and training. Using HOT2000, he performed the detailed energy analyses for development of Section 9.36 “Energy Efficiency” for both the Manitoba and National Building Codes. Gary has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters in Building Science.

Course Taught: Hot 2000 – Residential Building Energy Modelling


Derrick Reykdal
RRC Instructor

Derrick is a past graduate of the Civil Engineering Technology department of Red River College. Derrick has over 20 years of experience in construction, design and engineering as well as over 10 years of experience as a fire fighter. Most recently Derrick was employed as the manager of the codes and standards section of the Office of the Fire Commissioner. This blend of training and experience gives Derrick a unique perspective regarding fire and life safety in buildings.

Courses: Manitoba Building Code Section 9.36, Manitoba Building Bylaws, Part 9 Small Buildings, Part 9 Housing, Part 3 Large Buildings, Part 3 Complex Buildings


David Stones
Contract Instructor

David graduated in 1972 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Manitoba. He has over 40 years of experience in construction and code related work.

He commenced his career with several years as a building inspector and plan examiner with the building standards section of the Department of Labour (Manitoba). He then worked for an architectural firm for 19 years in field services, specification writing, code reviews before tendering and contract administration.

He worked for 12 years with an organization called The Forks North Portage Partnership in facility management and new development. More recently he was quality control manager and then commissioning authority at the James Armstrong Richardson Winnipeg International Airport that opened in 2011.

His direct code experience comes from all of his work background and also with membership since 1993 on the Standing Committee for Environmental Separation for Part 5 of the National Building Code.

Course: Part 3 HVAC


Chris Urbanski
RRC Instructor

Chris is an Architectural Technologist and faculty member of the Civil Engineering Technology Department at RRC where he currently teaches Technical Graphics, Applied Technical Graphics and Constructions Graphics. Before becoming an instructor, Chris graduated from the Building Design Diploma program at RRC and worked as an Architectural Technologist at LM Architectural Group in Winnipeg.

As a member of LM Architectural Group team, Chris played an instrumental role in the development, implementation and enforcement of BIM strategies. He led BIM project teams, mentored project teams on BIM project start-ups and provided strategies to BIM project teams to yield the best results. Additionally, he was a cross-discipline mentor for project teams on complex BIM projects.

Chris’ current role as an instructor provides him the opportunity to stay at the forefront of technology utilized in the Architectural, Engineering and Construction (AEC) industries.

Course: Intermediate Revit


Brea Williams
RRC Instructor

Brea is an instructor in the Construction Management Degree program at Red River College.  Prior to joining RRC in 2010, she worked with Halsall Associates Ltd. In Ottawa, Ontario as a Project Engineer specializing in new building design, retrofits, audits and seismic restraint of mechanical/electrical equipment.

Brea earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from the University of Manitoba, carrying out research in the area of modular glass Fibre Reinforced Polymers (FRP) bridge decks. She completed her doctorate degree in 2004 at Queen’s University having completed her research in partnership with Fyfe Co. LLC and the National Research Council Canada studying the fire resistance of FRP-strengthened concrete beams and slabs.

Brea is registered as a Professional Engineer in Manitoba, and has earned her LEED AP BD+C and Envision SP designations.

Course: ACI Concrete Field Testing, Sustainable Infrastructure, Structural Analysis