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David Hine


David has been providing Building Code and fire protection engineering services as a private consultant for the past 20 years.   He has worked as a plans examiner with the Cities of Vaughan and Scarborough Building Departments and worked for various independent Building Code and Fire Protection firms.
In 1997, David became a Partner in Hine Reichard Tomlin Inc, providing Building Code and Fire Protection solutions.  This successful partnership was sold to Schirmer Engineering Corporation* in 2007.  The company was re-branded as HRT/Schirmer.  David remained as a contract employee for 3 years.
Since the end of his contract, David created David Hine Engineering Inc.  This firm allows David to creatively develop innovative methods of compliance.  An example of a technically challenging project is the Ontario College of Art and Design renovation and addition.  


Rather than simply state the Building Code requirements, David's inventive life safety and fire protection concepts have provided building owners, architects and engineers with cost effective options for Code compliance and designs. 


In 1998, David was appointed to the Ontario Provincial Fire Safety Commission by the Executive Council of the Ontario Government and the Lieutenant Governor of Ontario.  David has participated on numerous Commission hearings on fire related concerns in Ontario until 2009 when his terms expired.


In 1999, David began teaching at the Continuing Education program of Ryerson University, Toronto as part of the Certificate Credit in Engineering, Architecture and Science Program.  He teaches the Ontario Building Code and Regulations (CKAR 205).  In 2006, David received a teaching award from the Continuing Education Student Association of Ryerson (CESAR) for excellence in teaching. 
Further David provides thought provoking lectures on the application of the Building Code.  He has lectured at a variety of post secondary Universities and corporations.
*The Principal of David Hine Engineering Inc. (DHE), David Hine is a former employee of Schirmer Engineering Corporation operating as HRT/Schirmer.   As part of David's employment contract with his former employer, DHE cannot work directly for clients that have employed HRT/Schirmer between July 1, 2008 and July 1, 2010.  DHE suggests that these existing relationships be maintained.