Yuri Bartzis 2022 Winner

Innovation Director of Operations, Canadian Building Operations/ Quebec Building Operations at Pomerleau


An advocate for innovation in construction, Yuri Bartzis is a mentor, leader, influencer and 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.

In 2019, Pomerleau, and Bartzis’ team, was recognized by Building Transformations (formerly CanBIM) with its General Contractor’s Award for the development of the Willow Square Continuing Care Centre long-term care facility in Fort McMurray, Alta.

Bartzis is also a sought-after speaker on the topics of BIM and digital construction tools and techniques and sits on several industry think tanks and advisory committees.


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