Sylvain is actively involved with the American Water Works Association and has worked closely with them, updating a manual of practice, and is the lead for rewriting Chapter 5 of Backflow Prevention & Cross Connection Control. This partnership has not only extended his network in Canada, but to the United States.
These connections allows the team at Darspec to be informed on current trends and technologies. As a result, Darspec has seamlessly integrated innovative tools such as 3D scanning, 3D drawing, Building Information Modeling (BIM), and cloud-based ERP and CRM applications to enhance productivity and efficiency.
Sylvain’s strategic vision for Darspec revolves around curating an exceptional team of leaders who will take the company to greater heights. Darspec is starting to expand into new markets in Ontario for engineering services and other provinces for laboratory services, with the goal of establishing itself as a national reference across Canada.
Since starting Darspec, Sylvain aspired to streamline data collection and reporting in the company. Recognizing the data-rich information they have, Darspec has harnessed the potential of big data to train an algorithm, replacing preventative maintenance with predictive maintenance. This innovation has also inspired the company to embrace the digital era, with a goal of becoming a paperless business by mid-2024. However, the company remains conscious of the diversity of comfort levels within the industry regarding digitalization. Therefore, the company is committed to communicate frequently with its partners, suppliers, and customers, ensuring that their needs are being met.