Sandra Burnell

Sandra Burnell

Senior Consultant BES, BArch, OAA

p: (416) 498 1303 | ext. 211

f: (416) 491 0578

a: 2255 Sheppard Avenue East | Suite 402
Toronto, Ontario M2J 4Y1

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Sandra Burnell, is a registered Architect with the Ontario Association of Architects (OAA). She received her Bachelor of Environmental Studies (BES), Pre-Professional Architecture from the University of Waterloo in 1982 followed by her Bachelor of Architecture (BArch) at the University of Waterloo, 1986.

Sandra brings over 35 years of varied construction related experience as a designer, owner and construction manager to her role as a Senior Consultant with Revay. During her tenure with Revay, she has applied this range of experience to focus extensively on the forensic analysis of troubled projects in the preparation or defense of claims, and successful provision of expert reports and testimony on construction projects valued from $10 to $238 million, with the claims ranging anywhere from hundreds of thousands to over $200 million.

Proficient in the area of risk management, Sandra also continues to assist a number of clients with her project management expertise. Immediately prior to joining Revay, Sandra worked for six years as a key member of the construction manager’s staff on the delivery of the $2.1 billion Terminal One at Lester B. Pearson International Airport. The previous nine years were spent working for the owner on various aspects of the $4.4 billion airport development program, providing project planning, proposal development, scope definition, and budget and cost control services. Sandra is proficient in the use of various computer software including Microsoft Project and Primavera P6.

In addition to presenting at numerous conferences and the University of Toronto School of Architecture, and co-hosting an annual claims management course for the Ontario General Contractors Association, Sandra served as a Director and President of the Ontario Building Envelope Council, and now sits on the Toronto Construction Association’s Environmental Committee, the Ontario Water Works Association’s Construction Committee and the Ryerson Study Steering Committee for the Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO). She has also been awarded the Toronto Construction Association’s Best of the Best “Distinguished Volunteer” Award, while her name has been added to the Who’s Who Legal listing.


Bachelor of Architecture
University of Waterloo, 1986

Bachelor of Environmental Studies
Pre-Professional Architecture
University of Waterloo, 1986



Professional Affiliations

Ontario Order of Architects (OAA)

Toronto Construction Association (TCA)
Environmental Committee Member

Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA)
Construction Committee Member

Construction and Design Alliance of Ontario (CDAO)
Steering Committee Member

Ontario Building Envelope Council (OBEC)
Member and Former President