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Bertha Lai

B.Eng., M.A.Sc., P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C

Throughout her sixteen year career, Bertha has established herself as an unparalleled mechanical engineer and a trusted project leader. A leader of Smith + Andersen's national healthcare team, Bertha's experience with healthcare and laboratory design is second-to-none, with project management skills that are above reproach. Bertha is a strong advocate for mentorship, and an active member of the CaGBC, the Professional Engineers of Ontario, the Women in Healthcare Toronto Chapter, and the ASHRAE Toronto Chapter. Her commitment to innovation is evident on every project, and Bertha is well-versed in specialties such as infection control requirements in healthcare facilities. Her understanding of the funding challenges and limitations with healthcare projects is a valuable asset, as she works collaboratively with stakeholders to find realistic yet sustainable solutions. Over the course of her career, Bertha has developed strong relationships, and has earned the trust of clients and colleagues alike.

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Associate Principal


Ryerson University / Mechanical Engineering / B.Eng.

Ryerson University / Mechanical Engineering / M.A.Sc.

Professional Affiliation

  • Professional Engineers of Ontario
  • American Society of Heating Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Engineers Toronto Chapter
  • Canadian Green Building Council
  • Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society