We’re risk experts first, and product specialists second.

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What We’re Building

Our vision is to enable any organization to execute infrastructure projects on budget, on time, and while meeting all of its environmental, social, and governance commitments. Does that sound impossible? We don’t think so. There’s no better time to shake things up and bring a new light on how infrastructure can be planned, designed, built, and managed.

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Our Story

dependbuild was founded in Atlantic Canada by Tom Cooper and Conor O’Brien after witnessing firsthand the challenges faced when undertaking large (or even small) infrastructure projects. Every community can feel the impacts when these projects go astray.

Tom, a professor at Memorial University of Newfoundland and longtime consultant for municipalities across North America, was acutely aware of the many challenges modern communities are facing: shifting environments, failing infrastructure, changing community needs, constrained resources, staff turnover… the list goes on.

Conor, a successful entrepreneur within the construction industry, had also noticed a lack of tools that were specific to the nuances of infrastructure development, and especially for public projects. Tom and Conor knew there was a better way that projects could be delivered and risk managed, and after a dinner one night, the duo formed dependbuild.

At dependbuild, we’re reminded of the importance of the work we do every day. We’re committed to not only being a technology company, but a partner that can help ensure the success and resilience of infrastructure around the world- something that’s needed now more than ever.


Management Team

Conor O’Brien



Tom Cooper

Chair and CoFounder

Monjur Ui Hasan

Chief Technology Officer

Umar Shaik

Software Developer

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Jean Poirier

Chief Operating Officer

Our Values


Pride is the cornerstone of the work we do. We approach every engagement with unwavering pride and professionalism, constantly aiming to put our best foot forward.


More information and insight leads to better decisions. We’re committed to understanding our clients’ problems and needs to develop the best solution possible, not just one that will work.


Our clients entrust us with their communities’ critical infrastructure. We don’t take that lightly, that’s why we ensure you can rely on us, always.


We strive for continuous improvement, both professionally and personally. We actively seek ways to better ourselves and the products we develop.


At the end of the day, no matter the project, we aim to be your partner. That means helping you achieve your goals. 

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What our customers think

“Staff with dependbuild have been excellent, positive, and there for you. They help you move forward with your project by asking the right questions.”

Triffie Parsons


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