Wood

Whether you’re planning an open-concept living space and need to take down a partition wall, or you’re hoping to build a new wood deck, we can help. We have experience in the design and analysis of wood structures in compliance with the Ontario Building Code (OBC) and CSA O86 “Engineering Design In Wood”.

We can analyze the existing framing of your house, find any deficiencies, and design new framing. New designs can be undertaken in nominal lumber, glulam or laminated veneer lumber (LVL), as is suitable for the application.

Wood beams and framing

Masonry

Do you have cracked bricks or foundation walls and are worried about their structural integrity? Then let us put your mind at ease. We can investigate the deficiencies, examine the root causes and recommend remedial actions to fix the problem.

We have experience in the design and analysis of masonry construction in accordance with the Ontario Building Code and CSA S304 “Design of Masonry Structures”. If you’re looking to add a new or larger door or window to your house, then let us design the proper steel lintel that supports the brick above and mitigates cracking.

Masonry restoration, brick replacement, steel lintel repair

Concrete

Do you want to build foundations for your new house? A concrete pad for your garage or shed? How about a retaining wall that can support a mountain of soil? We can design almost anything you might need in reinforced concrete, from footings and piers to beams and columns.

We have experience in the design and analysis of reinforced and plain concrete in accordance with the Ontario Building Code and CSA A23.3 “Design of Concrete Structures”. Our expertise extends to the external reinforcement of concrete using fibre-reinforced polymers (FRP) to improve performance or rehabilitate deficient concrete as per CSA S806 “Design and Construction of Building Structures with Fibre-Reinforced Polymers”.

Reinforced concrete slabs, walls, piers

Steel

Whether it’s the design of a single steel beam for a house or the framing system of an entire building, we can do it all out of steel. We have experience in the design and analysis of steel structures in compliance with the Ontario Building Code, CSA S16 “Design of Steel Structures” and CSA S136 “North American Specification for the Design of Cold-Formed Steel Structural Members”.

If you’re adding a new rooftop mechanical unit, we can analyze the loading and determine the need for reinforcement of existing steel beams and open-web steel joists (OWSJ). We can design steel beams and columns to support new equipment, a new mezzanine floor, or to facilitate modifications such as adding openings in walls, floors and roofs.

Steel columns, beams, joists, studs