Tom Stephenson, BAS, MBA

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Tom Stephenson,


Tom brings a diverse background to teaching having taught and worked in the disciplines of Construction Management and Construction Business Management, Architecture, Carpentry and Brick and Stone Masonry. As a dual professional, Tom works closely with industry having worked with companies such as Mattamy Homes, EllisDon Construction and projects such as the Ottawa Light Rail Transit P3 project assisting them in the development and delivery of their in-house project management and scheduling courses.

Tom has written or is working on several textbooks including Understanding Construction Drawings for Housing and Small Buildings, Project Management / Planning, Scheduling and Controlling Construction Projects. Tom currently represents George Brown College as an associate member for the Professional Development Committee of the Canadian Home Builders Association. He also teaches Project Management to professional organizations such as The Construction Institute of Canada, Ontario General Contractors Association Gold Seal Courses and taught Building Science courses at University of Toronto and Ryerson University.

Tom created and developed the Building Renovation programs that are offered at George Brown College.

Academic Credentials

MBA Lansbridge University, New Brunswick 2007

Bachelor of Administrative Studies Degree, York University 1999

PMP, Project Management Professional (current)

CM Lean (current)

Certificate of Qualification General Carpenter

Certificate of Qualification Brick & Stone Mason

Certificate of Qualification Industrial Woodworker

Areas of Specialization

Project Management

Planning and Scheduling

Lean Construction

Site Management

Construction Business Management

Low Rise Residential Construction


Areas of Expertise

Project Management

Construction Economics

Human Resource Management




Business Management

Site Management

Construction Delay Analysis

Cost Control

Change and Claim Management

Career Highlights

2007-Present – Part-time Professor, Master of Engineering Program, University of Toronto

2004-Present – Part-time Instructor, The Construction Institute of Canada

1991-Present – Professor of Construction Management, Architectural, Building Renovation/Restoration, Masonry and Information Technology Programs, George Brown College

1991-Present – General Contractor and Training Consultant, Tom Stephenson General Contracting, North York

1992-2013 – Coordinator positions formerly held Core Science and Technology Courses, Building Renovation Programs, Construction Engineering Programs, Mattamy Homes Program, George Brown College

2008-2011 – Part-time Professor, Architecture (Building Science Specialization), Ryerson University

2004-2010 – Coordinator/Teacher, Building Science Program, University of Toronto

2002-2003 – Acting Director, Centre of Advanced Building Technology, George Brown College

2001-2003 – Manager of Apprenticeship Operations, George Brown College

1979-1990 – General Contractor, Simon Stephenson Contracting, Toronto

Other Activities

Associate Member – Professional Development Committee for the Canadian Home

Builders Association

Mentoring Graduates


National College Sector award given by the Society of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 2014 (STLHE)

George Brown College Teaching and Learning award 2013

George Brown College Award of Excellence 2000 for Team Achievement (Building Renovation Program)

George Brown College Award of Excellence 1997 for Team Achievement (Cluster Coordinators)

George Brown College’s Board of Governors Award of Excellence 1994 for Educational Achievement and Innovation

Dean’s Commendation 1994

NISOD Excellence Award, University of Texas 1994