Fasulo - Senior Architectural Specifications Writer - Hawally, Hawally Governorate, Kuwait

Mario Fasulo

Hawally, Hawally Governorate, Kuwait


Senior Architectural Specifications Writer

Work History

specifications writer


From July 2013

Was brought on-board to work on projects requiring CSI MF04 specifications and to develop a new and up to date CSI MF04 master.

Partial Projects List:
Kuwait University, Kuwait
Avenues Mall Phase 4, Kuwait
Cultural Center @ Sabah Al-Ahmad City, Kuwait
New Jahra Hospital, Kuwait

Senior Specifications Consultant

Foster and Partners

April 2013 - July 2013

so I decided to leave. My decision to leave had nothing to do with the firm or the people, it basically had to do with the city of London itself, the cost of living, and lifestyle etc.

Partial Projects List:
Tocumen International Airport, Panama
Development of their new CSI MF04

Owner/President MJF Specifications Solutions


October 2010 - March 2013

Working on projects in North America and the Middle and Far East. I have an extensive background from working on many large and complex projects such as, but not limited to, airports, healthcare facilities, universities and high rise residential, hospitality, commercial, manufacturing and food preparation facilities, laboratories and much more. We can provide specifications/documentation in CSI MF95 or MF04 and BS formats. This is a small firm of three architectural specifications writers, writing specifications and other specification related documents for all kinds of projects.

Partial Projects List:
Several Oil/Gas Projects for Middle East Consultants
New College of Engineering, Qatar University $700 million

Head of Architectural Specifications Unit


January 2010 - September 2011

Joined the specifications department to help re-structure the Architectural Specifications Unit and bring a more traditional North American background and expertise to Dar and the architectural specification writing team here in Beirut. I had a staff which consists of three spec writers and one administrative assistant. I also oversaw the specification department in Pune India.

Partial Projects List:
Syria Healthcare Centre (Damascus Syria) $22 million
Syria Hospital (Damascus, Syria) $270 million
King Abdullah Financial District (Riyadh, KSA) $6 billion
Kuwait University (Kuwait City, Kuwait) $900 million

Senior Specifications Writer


October 2008 - February 2010

Joined the specifications department to write specifications specifically for health care projects based on my familiarity with hospitals and health care facilities.

Partial Projects List:
Bridgepoint Hospital (Toronto, ON) $200 million
Humber River Regional Hospital (Toronto, ON) $800 million
77 Charles Street (Toronto, ON) $70 million
Women's College Hospital (La Salle, ON) $900 million
Canada Post Mail Sorting Facility (Kanata, ON) $12 million

Chief Specifications Writer

Salter Pilon Architects

March 2007 - October 2008

Joined the specifications department to fill the position of the company's retiring specifications writer. Part of my mandate was to develop a new company master, in time to be utilized on a major local hospital, the current version of the master specification at that time was quite dated.

Partial Projects List:
Royal Victoria Hospital (Barrie, Ontario) $300 million
Georgian Manor Retirement Facility (Penetanguishene, ON) $40 million
Bradford Affordable Housing Complex (Toronto) $6 million
Extendicare (La Salle, ON) $18 million
Various schools (Toronto) $120 million

Specifications Writer

Bregman and Hamann Architects

June 2005 - March 2007

Joined the specifications department to assist in developing specifications for various major capital projects. I was part of a team of specifications writers that dealt in LEEDS issues, cutting edge technology and assisted in developing a new master specifications based on the latest version of the NMS, (National Master Specifications).

Partial Projects List:
Ripley's Aquarium (Niagara Falls, Ontario) $60 million
Manulife Centre Renovation (Toronto) $40 million
Fairview Mall Renovation (Toronto) $70 million
Royal Bank Tower (Toronto) $120 million
Royal Ontario Museum, (Toronto)

Specifications Writer

Adamson Architects Associates

September 2001 - November 2004

Joined the specifications department to assist in developing specifications for the Terminal 1 expansion project at Toronto's Pearson International Airport. As the company became aware of my strengths and experience in specifications, I was asked to head up the specifications department. Part of my mandate was to develop a new company master, the current version at that time was quite dated. I had an assistant and later selected two other company employees as candidates to train for positions of specifications writers.

Partial Projects List:
Terminal 1, Pearson International Airport (in partnership with S.O.M., USA) (Toronto) $6 billion
MaRS Project (Toronto) $55 million
One Bryant Park (New York) $175 million
Xanadu (New Jersey) $24 million

Standards Coordinator (Chief Specifications Writer)

Canadian Tire Real Estate

April 1995 - June 2001

Responsible for developing and maintaining a current company master specification document. Responsible for researching materials, construction methods and cutting edge technology and determining the benefits of including them in the company master. Part of my duties involved conducting inspections at the company's construction sites across Canada, to determine compliance with our construction documents. My position involved extensive travel across Canada and the USA. I departed the company as part of a companywide downsizing of approximately six hundred employees.

Specifications Writer

Ministry of Government Services

August 1991 - November 1994

Hired to develop general trades specifications/contract packages for various ministry owned and/or operated facilities. Part of my responsibilities involved researching technical and trade information for the ministry.

Specifications Writer

Giffels Associates Limited

July 1990 - July 1991

Member of a team of specifications writers involved in developing specification documents for various major capital projects. I was part of a companywide downsizing due to work shortage.

Partial Projects List:
Nova Medical Building (Sarnia) $3 million
Sear Offices Relocation (Toronto) $4 million
Bill Bolton Arena (Milton) $3 million
Toronto Daily Star Facility (member of a team) (Vaughan) $120 million

Architectural Technologist/On-Site Representative for King Ranch Project

Cranke and Boake Architects and Engineers

June 1989 - July 1990

was hired for this capacity and subsequently was given the opportunity to permanently join the specifications department and assist the chief specifications writer. Terminated due to work shortage, but was later invited back when the project load increased, unfortunately I had already joined another firm. I declined in favour of what appeared at the time to be a more stable environment.

Partial Projects List:
King Ranch Spa and Health Centre (King City) $57 million

Ontario Hydro (Ajax) $1.2 million
Various hospital renovations (Toronto)

Architectural Specifications Writer

Dunlop Farrow Architects Inc

February 1987 - June 1989

After completing a specifications course, I was hired by the firm's chief specifications writer, David Pinkney, for the above capacity. However as time passed, I received very little opportunity to write specifications due to my strengths as a manual drafter and an architectural technologist. Left the firm to pursue my interests in the specifications field.

Architectural Technologist: Member of various project teams involved in developing manual working drawings for major capital projects and health care facilities.

Partial Projects List:
Guarantee Trust Computer Centre (Toronto) $23 million
Various healthcare facilities and hospitals (Ontario)

Architectural Technologist/Specifications Department Assistant

Kofman Engineering Limited

November 1984 - February 1987

Developed working drawings as part of a team, working on various new and renovated Cineplex Odeon Theatre Complexes across Canada and the USA. As a result of my strengths as a manual drafter, I developed all of the company's standard drawings and details that are still in use today. Because of my interest of furthering myself and having a desire to learn about specifications, I joined David Fernandez, the firm's senior specifications writer. Eventually left the firm due to minimal potential for advancement and limited work experience to be gained.

Architectural Technologist

Shore Tilbe Henschell Irwin and Peters Architects and Engineers

May 1981 - October 1984

Member of various teams involved in developing manual working drawings for major capital projects.

Partial Projects List:
CIL House (head office) (Toronto) $33 million
Toronto Metropolitan Police Headquarters (Toronto) $48 million
Bruce Nuclear Power Plant (Kincardine) $57 million
Peel Separate School Board Head Office (Mississauga) $24 million
Allelix Laboratories (Mississauga) $14 million


One Bryant Park (New York)

Platinum LEED project in conjunction with SOM

MaRS Project

Research Facility, consisting of 3 new buildings and the restoration of a Toronto Heritage Building.

Terminal 1, Pearson International Airport - Toronto, Ontario

New Toronto airport, designed by SOM New York

Humber River Regional Hospital - Toronto, Ontario

Humber River Regional Hospital

Syria Hospital (Damascus, Syria)

Was never built

Syria Healthcare Centre (Damascus Syria)

Syria Healthcare Centre and Clinic

New College of Pharmacy - Qatar University

New College of Pharmacy

New College of Engineering - Qatar University

New College of Engineering

Tocumen Aiport - Panama

New replacement airport in Panama

Ripleys Aquarium - Niagara Falls Ontario

Ripleys Aquarium, was put on hold for a few years, and eventually was built in Toronto.

Bell Creekbank

Bell Canada office complex facility.

Royal Victoria Hospital - Barrie , Ontario

Royal Victoria Hospital expansion complete with cancer centre

University of Alberta Health Sciences

Teaching hospital.

Bridgepoint Healthcare Facility

Bridgepoint Hospital

Womens College Hostpital - Toronto, Canada

Womens College Hostpital

Canada Post - Kanata Ontario

Mail sorting facility and offices.

King Abdullah Financial District

King Abdullah Financial District

Cultural Center @ Sabah Al-Ahmad City, Kuwait

Cultural Center @ Sabah Al-Ahmad City, Kuwait

Avenues Mall Phases 4 and 5

Avenues Mall Phases 4 and 5

Kuwait University

Kuwait University

Qualifications & Certifications

George Brown College and Ryerson Polytechnical Institute

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