Areas of Expertise

New Construction

The focus of the New Construction Department is on the structural engineering and administration required for the construction of new buildings, existing expansions or renovations, and the investigation of existing buildings.

The New Construction Department Engineering, CAD, and Field staff has over 100 years of combined design and construction experience. They have a thorough understanding of all stages of design, analysis, investigation, and construction projects including:


Retail stores, shopping centres, restaurants, storage buildings

Daycares, Montessori Schools, Elementary and High Schools, Colleges, Universities

Health Care
Hospitals, Medical Clinics, Laboratories

Residential, Retirement Homes, and Long Term Care
Houses, Co-op Housing, Assisted and Non-Assisted Living

Community Centres / Religious Facilities
Recreational Facilities, Health Clubs, Churches, Mosques, Arenas, Theatres

Industrial and Manufacturing
Warehouses, Processing Plants, Maintenance Buildings, Co-Generation, Hydro Buildings

Office Buildings
Single and Multi-Tenant, High-Tech, Private and Public, Mixed-Use

Government Public Facilities
Offices, Arenas, Museums, Recreational Centres

Police, Fire, Military Facilities
Headquarters, Stations, Offices, Training Centres

Design-Build and Private Public Partnership (P3)
Offices, Health Care, Industrial, Recreational

Additions and Renovations
Horizontal and Vertical Expansions, Fit-Ups

Studies and Investigations
Feasibility Studies, Seismic Assessments, Master Planning


Building Science

The focus of the Building Science Department is on providing engineering services related to the investigation and restoration of existing buildings and structures. Our team provides services on a variety of project types, including:

Concrete Investigations and Restoration
Parking garages, Concrete cladding, Balconies

Masonry Investigations and Restoration
Stonework, Brick Cladding, Heritage

Site Work Investigations and Restoration
Asphalt Paving, Precast Pavers, Podium hard/soft landscape, Parking lots

Building Envelope Investigations and Restoration
Waterproofing, Foundation, Cladding, Roof, Windows, Sealants, Coating

Building Condition Assessments and reports
Building Condition Reports, Reserve Fund Studies and pre-purchase reviews

Failure and Post Disaster Investigations
Fire, Earthquake, Vehicle Impact, Material Deterioration and Corrosion

Project Management
Management of building restoration and building envelope projects

Foundation Investigations and Restoration
Investigation and repair detailed for damaged building foundations

Dams and Bridges Investigations and Restoration
Condition Assessment

Special Projects

Our Special Projects Department supports a wide variety of smaller projects by providing engineering services including:

Modifications to existing buildings
Openings and existing structure reinforcing

Shoring systems
Temporary support structures

Floor and roof load assessments
Heavy equipment installation and materials loading verification

Building components and stand-alone structures
Ladders, railings, catwalks and roof anchors

Specialty structures
Shelving, tents, non-metal structures and temporary structures

Seismic assessment
Assessment and design of supports for mechanical and electrical equipment

Sustainable energy systems
Solar panels and wind generating structures

Light weight steel framing
Steel stud framing and exterior wall cladding framing

Structural engineering services standing offers