If you are interested in learning about mass timber and wood construction here is a great group of speakers who will be speaking through the Smartnet Alliance! Our talk will be focused on the resurgence of traditional timber framing in residential and commercial projects and how it was the original mass timber construction. Continue Reading Focus on Mass Timber – Green Drinks
For this project we designed a new retaining wall to replace an existing failed retaining wall. The house and deck has an overlooking view of the St. Lawrence River near Brockville, ON. Part of the design was to ensure the structure was aesthetically pleasing to compliment the views and atmosphere.
#engineering #brockville #ontario #construction #design #architecture #1000islands #kingston #ottawa #kemptville Continue Reading Retaining Wall and Deck Design
Click below for a complicated deck we designed and modelled in 3D. From the 3D model we produce permit and construction drawings. Modelling the project allows you to make design choices before construction begins, it also creates the final design more constructable and easier for contractors.
During the construction of your project you will require inspections from a Professional Engineer and/or an Architect. These inspections are required under the Ontario Building Code and Professional Engineer’s Act in order to ensure the performance and quality of the construction. Don’t skip this important step! Continue Reading Do I Need Construction Inspections?
Recently the Ontario Provincial Government announced they are making cuts to the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario’s office and has come out with a less than enthusiastic environmental policy. Silencing the environmental critic isn’t going to change the fact that we have to do something about Climate Change.
Since the Ontario government isn’t going to take responsibility for our environment it falls on our businesses to take up the challenge.
That got us thinking, what can engineers do to reduce green house gases, especially in the construction industry?
We designed a small concrete, steel and wood beam. We then calculated the CO2 emissions of each beam – the results may not be surprising but it does demonstrate the impact engineers can have on green house gases.
Continue Reading Reducing Greenhouse Gases in the Engineering Industry
Retaining walls over 1 meter or 3 feet are considered designated structures in the Ontario Building Code. This means they require a structural engineer to design it as well as a subsurface soil investigation by a geotechnical engineer. Having these structures properly designed ensures safety for the owner and public. Continue Reading Retaining Walls