Dan Amyotte – Head Surveyor
Meet Dan Amyotte, our Head Surveyor in the Edmonton Office. Dan spends his days leading the survey team and working collaboratively with our BIM team to integrate surveying and different BIM technologies on our projects.
With eight years at Clark Builders, Dan enjoys the challenges his job presents and how his role allows him to work on many different projects and with people across the organization. He thrives when confronted with a problem to solve and when his creativity is required to draft and design. He is always eager to learn new technologies and practices to ensure our team is continuously improving accuracy and efficiency.
Outside of work, this Oilers fan and third-generation carpenter loves to stay active playing various sports, including hockey, golf and snowboarding. In the summer, his Harley takes up a ton of spare time with road trips across Alberta and British Columbia.
What is your favourite part of the job?
My favourite part of my job is problem-solving, drafting and designing. I also thoroughly enjoy being able to work on so many different projects with countless amazing co-workers.
I once met…
I once met my childhood hero, Grant Fuhr. I grew up playing goaltender in hockey, and I always admired his style of play. Not to mention the 5 Stanley Cups he won with my favourite team, the Edmonton Oilers. I was lucky enough to meet him on his golf course in Palm Springs.
What work are you most proud of thus far in your career?
What I am most proud of in my career is my transformation from carpenter to Head Surveyor. I was given the opportunity to be a surveyor with Clark Builders when I finished my carpentry apprenticeship at NAIT. I took it without hesitation and jumped in headfirst. I am very grateful for all of the help from various people within the industry and Clark Builders for teaching me a variety of skillsets I have gained over the years.
A specific project comes to mind that I’m proud of – The Aga Kahn Garden. This project came with daily challenges that gave me no choice but to push myself to develop new techniques of calculating, drafting and layout styles. Not only was I proud of the final product that we turned over to the client, but the knowledge I gained of the culture and what the project symbolized – “It is a living symbol of hope, peace, and unity — a place where cultural understanding can flourish.”
What is your favourite restaurant in Edmonton?
Maki Maki would be my favourite restaurant simply because they offer both Japanese and Vietnamese foods. Sushi and pho!? C’mon!