Bernard Mc Namara After graduating in Architecture from Laval University in Quebec City in 1978, Mr. McNamara evolved mainly as independent entrepreneur. The next fifteen years, his growing expertise allowed him to manage successfully diverse professional contracts in the educational, institutional, industrial, commercial and residential fields. Since 1980 Mr. McNamara has been a very active member of the Order of Architects of Quebec (OAQ), occupying different positions such as President of the Order (1991-1992), President of the Professional Responsibility Insurance Fund (1995-1999), and still today acting as a Member of the Bureau (board) of the OAQ. In the early 90’s, Mr. McNamara began taking a particular interest in low-cost housing further to his participation in trade missions abroad. As a personal and also professional challenge, he decided to design different building systems of low cost and easy to build for developing countries. In 1995 he founded Digigraph Systems to commercialize his new construction techniques and worked in collaboration with the Centre de recherche industrielle du Québec (CRIQ) and the National Research Council Canada (NRC) to test his first building system. Mr. McNamara holds the worldwide marketing rights for all patents and licenses of the construction systems he invented. Timeline 2010 A new partner joined our family. Silverfountain Lda. signed a manufacturing license agreement to fabricate and commercialize our DC BUILDING SYSTEM in Brazil, Portugal and Angola. 2007 DC INTERNATIONAL’s Industrial Department adapted one of its technologies for the realization of reinforced concrete tanks. This permanent forming system allows the construction of tanks of any size and walls thickness. 2005 Signing of a manufacturing license agreement with Intempo Sistemas Constructivos, a Mexican company, to fabricate and commercialise the DC BUILDING SYSTEM in Mexico. Commercial application of the DC FORM system in the construction of a demonstration house in Banda Aceh, Indonesia, one of the areas devastated by the tsunami of December 26, 2004. Design and development of the self-construction anti-hurricane and storage buildings DC SHLETER (patented). 2004 The Digigraph Building System is also known under the name of DC BUILDING SYSTEM (patented). Design and development of the DC FORM System (patents pending), which utilizes injected plastic reusable formwork to build concrete slabs and walls fast and accurately. 2003 Implementation of a training program with the financial collaboration of the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) on the use of the DC BUILDING SYSTEM for the workers who took part in the realization of the OGBA Housing Project in Benin, Nigeria. Bernard McNamara restructured his activities and founded DC International in order to offer a wider range of world-class state-of-the-art products, construction techniques, and professional services. DC International signs a contract with the Christ’s Chosen Church of God to manage the construction of a building able to host 50,000 faithful in Benin, Nigeria. 2002 The signing of a manufacturing license agreement with Medabil Tessenderlo (now doing business under the name of Vipal Medabil) to fabricate and commercialize the Digigraph Building System in Brazil, Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay. 2001 Design and development of an alternative building system, now known as DC INSULATED SYSTEM (patented), which utilizes extruded plastic profiles as well as moulded/expanded plastic (rigid) foam panel components to replace the exterior walls of homes and buildings in places where a superior thermal insulation is required or desirable. 1997 Digigraph Systems offered a building system to construction professionals, comprised of PVC profiles made from recycled plastic, which can be assembled on site into any desired design. Through the following years, the company established and reinforced its presence on the international scene by participating in numerous trade shows and commercial missions, signing distribution agreements in twenty-three countries and realizing a large variety of projects around the world. Awards 2003 Finalist in the Innovation Category at the GALEA 2003 organized by the Canadian Plastics Industry Association 2002 Finalist of the 2002 ADRIQ* Exportation Award. * Association de la recherche Industrielle du Québec 1997 Jury Award “Research and Development applied to the Industry”, presented at the Architecture Festival of Montreal R & D Contest. Housing Special Award presented by the APCHQ* in collaboration with the Canadian Mortgage and Housing Corporation and the Société d’habitation du Québec during the Architecture Festival of Montreal. * Association provinciale des constructeurs d’habitations du Québec Trade Shows and Commercial Mission 2010 2010 2010 2009 2009 2009 2007 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2002 2001 2001 1999 1999 1999 1998 1997 1997 1996 1996 1995 1994 Aqua Sur 2010 Commercial Mission Commercial Mission Commercial Mission Commercial Mission Commercial Mission World of Concrete Show World of Concrete Show International Builders’ Show Commercial Mission Commercial Mission rcial Mission/ San Juan, fn Juan, fn Juan, f III Congreso Internacional sobre Desarrollo de Infraestructuras Física Educativa Salon Batimat Expo CIHAC Expomin Commercial Mission Commercial Mission Le Nouveau Monde des Affaires Fematec 99 Edifica 98 Expoconstrucción y Expodiseño 97 Commercial Mission Commercial Mission Commercial Mission Expoconstrucción Commercial Mission Puerto Montt, Chile Beijing, China Teresina and Recife, Brazil Queretaro, Mexico Lima, Peru Santiago, Puerto Montt, Chile Mexico DF, MEXICO Las Vegas, USA Orlando, USA Jakarta, Indonesia Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic / San Juan, Puerto Rico Puerto Vallarta, MexicoMission/ San Juan Paris, France Ciudad de Mexico, Mexico Santiago, Chile Lagos, Nigeriae Caracas, Venezuela Montreal, Canada Buenos Aires, Argentina Santiago, Chile Bogotá, Colombia Guadalajara, Mexico Bogota and Cartagena, Colombia Havane, Cuba Bogota, Colombia Monterrey, Mexico