About 2021-01-29T22:14:00+00:00

WHAT WE DO

Matteo Gilfillan & Associates Inc. provides Canadian Building and Fire Code consulting services in the fields of fire protection and life safety.  Our staff have an in-depth understanding of National and Provincial Building and Fire Code requirements.  We apply this understanding to provide a high level of service to architects, engineers, developers, private owners, and the local authorities.

We are focused on providing quality Code consulting services to our clients through understanding the needs of the project and the client, having expert knowledge of the Code requirements and their intent, and by maintaining a professional approach with both clients and authorities

At MGA, exceptional client service is at the core of our values, and we strive to be a trusted partner of our clients.  In addition to providing quality Building and Fire Code consulting services, MGA seeks to develop a strong, on‑going relationship with our clients while garnering professional acknowledgement and respect from the building and fire authorities.

VALUES

The values of Matteo Gilfillan & Associates Inc. are founded upon providing quality, timely and innovative solutions to our clients that suit project needs and design goals with professionalism and integrity.

VISION

At Matteo Gilfillan & Associates Inc., our vision is to protect lives and property in Canada by facilitating compliance with the intent of the Building and Fire Codes, while helping our clients achieve their design goals.

MISSION

Our mission is to foster long-term relationships through quality Building and Fire Code consulting and best in-class service; resulting in more creative and efficient solutions for our client’s projects.

Matteo Gilfillan
Matteo GilfillanLET, B.A.S., C.E.T., CFPS, President

Matteo Gilfillan is the President and founder of MGA. Through his extensive experience in the fire and life safety industry since 2002, Matteo obtained a Licensed Engineering Technologist (LET) designation with the Professional Engineers of Ontario to practice professional engineering in fire and life safety studies and reporting related to Building and Fire Codes and Standards. Matteo is also a Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.), a NFPA Certified Fire Protection Specialist (CFPS), and is a Qualified Designer holding a Building Code Identification Number (BCIN).

Matteo is actively involved in the development of the National and Ontario Building and Fire Codes as well as fire and life safety Standards and lectures extensively on Building and Fire Codes, life safety, and Fire Safety Plan training. Matteo is the past President of the Canadian Fire Safety Association (CFSA) and is an active member of various industry associations.

Matteo is a graduate from the Fire Protection Engineering Technology program at Seneca College and holds a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from Bemidji State University in Minnesota.

David Vickers
David Vickers B.Sc., C.E.T., CFPS, Director, Project Management

David Vickers is the Director of Project Management at MGA. David has been providing Code consulting services in the Fire and Life Safety industry since 2001. He is an expert on the requirements of the Ontario and National Fire and Building Codes.

David is the current President of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Southern Ontario Chapter (SFPE), and a member of the (SFPE) USA National Chapter of the Canadian Fire Safety Association (CFSA).

David is a graduate from the Fire Protection Technology program at Seneca College and holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Trent University.

Murray Pham
Murray PhamB.A. TECH, Project Manager

Murray Pham is a Project Manager at MGA. Murray has been providing Code consulting services in the Fire and Life Safety industry since 2014.

Murray is a member of the Board of Directors for the Canadian Fire Safety Association. He is also a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Southern Ontario Chapter and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.

Murray holds a Bachelor of Applied Technologies degree from the College of Conestoga.

Aneetha Vairavanathan
Aneetha VairavanathanP.Eng., BDS, Senior Project Engineer

Aneetha Vairavanathan is a Senior Project Engineer at MGA. Aneetha has been providing Code consulting services in the Fire and Life Safety industry since 2005.

Aneetha graduated from Ryerson University with her Bachelor of Engineering degree in Electrical Engineering and is a member of the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Kevin Mai
Kevin Mai B.Eng., EIT., Project Consultant

Kevin Mai joined MGA as a Project Consultant in 2019. He is a member of the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Southern Ontario Chapter and a member of the Canadian Fire Safety Association.

Kevin graduated from Ryerson University with his Bachelor of Engineering degree in Mechanical Engineering and is currently an EIT with the Professional Engineers of Ontario.

Rita Cherniavskaya
Rita CherniavskayaDipl. Arch. Tech., Project Manager

Rita Cherniavskaya is a Project Manager at MGA. Rita has been providing Code consulting services in the Fire and Life Safety Industry since 2014.

Rita is a member of the Canadian Fire Safety Association, the Society of Fire Protection Engineers – Southern Ontario Chapter and the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists.

Rita graduated from the Sheridan Institute of Advanced Learning with her Advanced Diploma (Honours) in Architectural Technology.

Justin Candito
Justin CanditoProject Consultant

Justin Candito joined the team at MGA in 2019 as a Project Consultant. He is a member of the Canadian Fire Safety Association and the Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Southern Ontario Chapter.

Justin has his Fire Protection Engineering Technician Diploma from Seneca College and is acknowledged as a member of the President’s Honour List.

REGISTRATIONS

Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario

  • Limited Engineering Technologist (LET), Buildings: Fire & Life Safety
  • Certificate of Authorization (MGA)

Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians & Technologists

  • Certified Engineering Technologist (C.E.T.)

Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing

  • Building Code Identification Number
    • Registered Designer Firm
    • Registered Designer

National Fire Protection Association

  • Certified Fire Protection Specialists (CFPS)
  • Member

Canadian Fire Safety Association

  • Member
  • Past President

Society of Fire Protection Engineers, Southern Ontario Chapter

  • Member

International Code Council

  • Member
Services
Authorized by the Association of Professional Engineers of Ontario to offer professional engineering services.