Arbour has over 15 years of experience working on new construction projects, specializing as a façade system designer and consultant to architects. His professional work has been focused on the conception, detailing and construction of custom-designed building facades. He has a wide-ranging knowledge of building materials and the procedures of fabrication, assembly and construction of diverse building enclosure systems.
He is versed in the development of architectural concepts during the design process and their materialization and transformation through the fabrication and construction processes. This includes creating architectural details, developing structural concept designs, drawing schematic design and design development packages for cladding systems and structures, consulting with architects regarding construction sequencing and material assemblies, coordinating contractors and subcontractors and performing site inspections, as well as researching daylighting and environmental control systems for façades.
Prior to joining Vidaris, Mr. Arbour worked for the German glazing contractor seele, Inc. where he assisted design on a diverse range of specialty façade projects. His responsibilities included the preparation of façade bid documents including cost estimates, proposal drawings and installation and logistics scenarios; and the coordination of structural engineers, façade designers, cost estimators and project management teams for the competitive bidding of custom-fabricated building systems.