Keith Robinson has worked as a specifications writer since 1981, joining Cohos Evamy in December 1997. Cohos Evamy became DIALOG in September of 2010, providing fully integrated, all discipline architectural, engineering, interior design and urban planning services from four studios located in Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto.
Throughout his career, Keith has provided technical solutions to a variety of major architectural projects in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, the Northwest Territories, Egypt, Japan and Costa Rica. He is currently responsible for preparing specifications and contract documents, and providing technical support and design assistance, providing unique and innovative specification solutions for DIALOG’s most complex projects.
He became a LEED® Accredited Professional in 2004, and has participated on over 50 Certified, Silver and Gold rated projects having construction values ranging from 2 million dollars to 400 million dollars, and is currently working on 2 LEED® Platinum and 1 Living Building Challenge projects. Keith has spent several years updating DIALOG’s library and master specifications to reflect the various challenges of identifying building materials and environmentally sustainable construction. He is currently working with the DIALOG Building Modelling team to fully integrate documents and communications strategies using paperless delivery processes.
Outside of DIALOG, Keith instructs several courses for the University of Alberta Extension in their Construction Administration program ranging from sustainable material selection, understanding specifications and blueprint reading. He is an active member on several international committees including OmniClass and is chair of the MasterFormat Maintenance Task Team. Keith currently sits on several standards review committees for CSA, ASTM and NFPA and provides commentary relating to performance issues affecting architectural elements. He is also a member of CSC’s Executive Council, and served as President during the 2014-2015 term.
During his spare time, Keith can be found in the North Saskatchewan River Valley; hiking in the winter months, and rowing throughout the rest of the year. He also spends time with his grandkids playing soccer and taking them on adventures.