Executive Vice President of Operations, North America
The rapid demolition of the Gardiner Expressway eastbound ramp, Toronto
The rapid demolition of the Gardiner Expressway eastbound ramp was a hugely challenging project for the Priestly team, with only five weekends to complete the work and Monday morning road reopening of a major commuter highway in downtown Toronto.
With over 9,000 hours logged in just five weekends, this project proved to be an example of what can be achieved with strong leadership, excellent planning, the right technology, and a highly trained and dedicated crew.
Brian Priestly joined the Priestly Demolition team in 1997.
Starting as a demolition labourer, Brian has worked his way up the ranks to vice president of operations, overseeing all Priestly’s on-site activity, engineering, logistics, and safety, while managing projects upward of C$120 million (US$88 million) annually.
Brian is an active member of the National Demolition Association, serving on various committees, as well as holding the position of vice president of the board of directors with the Ontario Association of Demolition Contractors.