What is a Severance (Consent)? A century ago, landowners were free to divide their property—an act called “severing” —in almost any way they wished. Times have changed and severances are now highly regulated and require government approval. The Ontario Planning Act requires that permission (consent) be granted before a parcel of land can be divided… Continue Reading What is Severance Consent?
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.
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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.
Boathouses are a great addition to your property but they can be technically challenging from a land surveying, land-use planning and engineering perspective. Most boat houses encroach on water lots of crown land being the beds of major water bodies. Few properties will own the bed of a water body but the ideal place to… Continue Reading Building a Boat House: Building Code and Zoning Requirements
In order to properly plan a building a number of different professional disciplines will be required. This list is for a typical large commercial building, for smaller buildings and homes some of these professionals aren’t required. We also created the list for Ontario building projects, however it may be applicable to most projects in Canada… Continue Reading 8 Professionals You Need to Plan a Building
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?
Structural Home Inspections
If you suspect something is wrong with your house then it’s time to have an engineer do an inspection. Our engineer is skilled in common residential building design and construction. Some common areas of concern are cracked concrete basement floors and cracked concrete foundation walls.
New Construction, Additions and Renovations
When you are building a new house or it’s time for an addition and renovation then have an engineer assist you with the design and planning. You will require a building permit for your local government which will require drawings of your designs submitted. Don’t risk having your application denied, have an engineer assist you.
Ontario Building Code Design and Review
Structures are required to be designed under the Ontario Building Code. Harness the experience of an engineer to assist you with your design under the Building Code.
Retaining walls over 1 meter or 3 feet high have to be designed by an engineer. These extremely important structures are designed to stringent safety requirements. If you require a new retaining wall or have to repair an existing one, make sure to have the design approved by a professional engineer.
Drafting and 3D Modelling
Ensure you have the design you are looking for by using the latest in 3-dimensional modelling techniques. This will eliminate all of the guess work that comes with reading traditional plans. If you have a big project coming up, ask about our drafting services.
House Structural Engineer
We provide structural engineering services for homes and residential projects.
- Foundation Inspections
- Framing Reviews
- Sagging floors and undersized beams.
- 3D Modelling and Design
- Constructability and visualization modelling.
- Decks and porches.
Full Custom Home Design
- Full Housing Plans
- Building Permit Drawings