About the Partnership
OC’s vision is clear – we seek to elevate the collective consciousness of the construction industry to align with that of a modern and ever-changing society.
  • We believe construction and real estate are among the few remaining major sectors of our society that still operate on the premise – “we’ve always done it that way.”
  • We seek out clients and partners who share our values. Ehvert was founded with the same vision with a focus in the Critical Facility sector in both Canada and the US.
  • The combined firms operate from a shared vision to challenge the status quo, employ a robust construction management platform of professionals and technology, and have a proven track record of executing complex critical facilities projects for both the government and private sectors.
About Event
Ehvert has been providing engineering, construction and operations services for complex and mission critical facilities since 1988. From Ehvert’s head office in Toronto, Ehvert has implemented projects throughout Canada, the United States and Europe.

Ehvert is a single source service provider of building and IT infrastructure to corporations and institutions in the public and private sectors. Ehvert offers holistic solutions and is able to provide design-build-operate services that cover all segments of a facility from the initial design to the buildout of a criticial facility, through to technology relocation, integration, and ongoing systems support. Learn more at ehvert.com.

Jonathan
Ninnis, RA

Principal and CEO

Jonathan Ninnis, RA

Principal and CEO

Jonathan serves as Principal and CEO of OC Construction Management. OC is a Construction Management Services firm specializing in commercial repositioning, corporate interiors and base building redevelopments across all real state sectors. As the firm’s CEO, Mr. Ninnis remains actively involved in the daily execution of OC’s projects while also setting the strategic direction of the company. Mr. Ninnis brings to the table more than 20 years of experience and unlike many others in the field, a foundation in architecture with a highly technical background and knowledge in both design and construction. This expertise by nature creates a pro-active rather than reactive management style and allows a strategic approach to the many facets of completing a complex project. Prior to founding OC Construction Management, Mr. Ninnis has held positions throughout the Real Estate Industry including Vice President of Development at L&L Holding Company, Senior Associate at VVA Project Managers, and Managing Agent at Citi for Cushman and Wakefield. These positions have allowed Jonathan to complete prestigious projects for many well-known clients such as Citi, JP Morgan, NYU Langone Medical Center, City University of New York, the Union Club of the City of New York, Beacon Capital and many others. Over the course of his career, Jonathan has completed over $800 million in projects spanning across 4.5 million square feet of real estate throughout the greater NYC, NJ, and Boston areas. Mr. Ninnis is a registered architect and holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from New Jersey Institute of Technology. Jonathan also serves on NJIT’s Dean’s Executive Counsel.

Michael
Sci

Principal and Chief
Operating Officer

Michael Sci

Principal and Chief Operating Officer

Mr. Sci serves as a Principal and Chief Operating Officer (COO) of OC Construction Management. As COO, Michael is responsible for creating a platform for the efficient and transparent implementation of all business units within OC. These units are inclusive of but not limited to Project Management, Construction Management and Asset Reinvestment Strategy. OC is dedicated to providing turnkey development services while communicating openly, honestly and clearly to our clients. As COO, Mr. Sci’s responsibilities are primarily focused on building an internal infrastructure to ensure employees and clients are on the same page with respect to schedule, cost, risk and opportunity. Mr. Sci also brings a very hands-on coaching and mentoring background established in his 25 years of building and developing large teams within major corporations. Prior to joining OC, Mr. Sci has held positions throughout the Real Estate Industry including SVP at JLL within their Corporate Solutions Division. In this role, Michael was responsible for 12 million square feet throughout 13 states in the Northeast, Midwest, and Southeast Regions on the JPMC account. He oversaw a team of 170+ employees who managed New Store, Relocation, Renovation, Signage, and Improvement projects. Prior to JLL, Mr. Sci was the Northeast Regional Lead at TD Bank; he and his team managed the NE new build capital plan and were responsible for TD’s most aggressive “Take NY” organic growth initiative. However, it was Mr. Sci’s work as the North American (NAM) Head for Retail PM at Citigroup where he was first recognized for his outstanding leadership skills. In his role at Citigroup, Michael’s team delivered over 2000 projects within the US. In addition, he has worked on retail bank projects in APAC and LATAM. Michael has been a LEED AP since 2007 with vast experience in the LEED volume build program and piloted the first volume prototype for Citi with the USGBC. Mr. Sci holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Applied Mathematics from Queens College in Queens, NY. He is also a LEED AP O+M, CoreNet Member, ICSC Member, and USGBC Member. He has been a presenter at the Sustainable Operations Summit.

James
Robinson

Principal and Director
of Construction

James Robinson

Principal and Director of Construction

Mr. Robinson serves as Principal and Director of Construction at OC Development Management. With more than 25 years of extensive experience, Mr. Robinson is responsible for the oversight of a team of internal project managers and superintendents with accountability for all projects managed by that team. His focus includes the safety protocols and quality controls for the company and its projects while developing and training a diverse team of leaders. Through unique and strong complementary skills in project management, development and civil engineering, he has consistently led successful teams on large public and private sector projects through critical elements of all development and construction phases. Mr. Robinson coordinates among clients, public agencies, designers, consultants and subcontractors while providing insight into risks, requirements and opportunities for effective project and personnel leadership. Mr. Robinson’s work on both coasts include JFKIAT Terminal 4, WTC Recovery, New York Times Building, Brooklyn Bridge Park, Kaiser Permanente Hospital and Medical Office Facilities and 150 5th Avenue. The proud alumnus of the University of Virginia served as Secretary for the Contractors Association of Greater New York, is an avid supporter of the NYC ACE mentoring program and currently enjoys his time volunteering as an AYSO soccer coach and Mites hockey coach for his children.

Vello
Ehvert

Principal

Vello Ehvert

Principal

Vello is currently the president of Ehvert, a vertically integrated multi-disciplinary engineering and construction firm specializing in the design, construction, and operation of complex facilities. Ehvert uses a manufacturing approach to construction and is a global leader in the use of Building Information Modelling, Automated Design, Digital Construction, and Automation System Programming for critical facilities operations. Vello Ehvert is a professional engineer registered in Ontario, Manitoba, Alberta, Nova Scotia, and British Columbia. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, Uptime Accredited Tier Designer and a Broker of Record with Adelaide Realty Inc. He holds an RBQ certification for construction in the Province of Quebec.
Services

Construction
Services

Our team provides exceptional construction services to our clients, but also recognize that the depth of data center needs are often expanded. As such, please also review our expanded, supplemental service offerings as required. Virtual design and construction including:

  • 3D scanning, modeling & asbuilts
  • Design for manufacturer & assembly
  • Construction simulation
  • Budgeting, bidding, & procurement
  • Design review & coordination
  • Construction oversight & management
  • Pre-fabrication
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Startup & commissioning support
  • Post construction

Supplemental
Services

In addition to the exceptional construction services offered to our clients, we recognize that the depth of data center needs often require expanded, supplemental services:

  • Site selection and planning
  • MEP engineering services
  • Structured cable plant design
  • Connectivity management
  • Labeling / documentation
  • Architectural/structural detailing
  • Containment assembly detailing
  • Controls and automation system design
  • Commissioning and generator commissioning
  • Operations & Support
Technologies