The Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing has launched a public consultation on proposed changes to the Building Code related to building permits and inspections for Tiny Homes and to clarify the requirements for remote inspections. Continue Reading Tiny Houses Consultation with the Ontario Building Code
IN Engineering has offered professional engineering services to help with the reconstruction of the Coal Shoal Lighthouse that burnt down earlier this year. We are excited to use our expertise with this exciting historical project. Continue Reading Coal Shoal Lighthouse Reconstruction
Structural engineers design buildings to take the forces created from the weight of objects, materials, people and snow. What if we allowed engineers to design a structure for the forces caused by fire and explosions? With the effects of climate change, designing structures to withstand fire loads will become more and more important. You may… Continue Reading Structural Fire Engineering
In Part 11: Renovations of the Ontario Building Code there are some clauses that may help you during the design and planning of your project. Follow the link to learn more. Continue Reading Are you Renovating? Part 11 of the Ontario Building Code
The Ontario Building Code has special provisions for Renovating. If you have a renovation coming up then you may be interested. An accompanying article to explain Part 11 is coming soon. Continue Reading Ontario Building Code Part 11: Renovations
Brockville ON: A local firm recently marked a new generation of surveying excellence with the certification of Ontario Land Surveyor, John Monahan. Monahan, Assistant Manager of Surveying for IN Engineering + Surveying (INEAS), had been articling with the firm since last year and recently achieved his official designation as an Ontario Land Surveyor (OLS). For… Continue Reading IN Engineering + Surveying Celebrates New Generation of Survey Excellence
Enbridge is planning a new operations centre on Central Ave. The project is currently seeking re-zoning for the new building Continue Reading Enbridge Proposes New Operations Centre on Central Ave in Brockville
A seniors community is being proposed at the West end of Parkdale Ave behind the former Wendy’s building. The community will offer 55+ seniors with rental bungalow townhomes and include a clubhouse and fitness club. Continue Reading Seniors Community Proposed on Parkdale Ave
In 2018, A structural engineer reviewed the condominium that collapsed in Florida in June 2021.
The report called for serious repairs to the primary structural system of the concrete slab and piers. The report indicated re-cracking of a previously repaired slab and extensive water damage throughout the building. Continue Reading Structural Engineer’s Report in Florida Condo Collapse
Missing: Senior Ontario Land Surveyor (OLS) The dynamic team at IN Engineering + Surveying is looking for a Senior Ontario Land Surveyor. “We are a multi-disciplinary service firm that specializes in residential, commercial, industrial and institutional construction and development projects—large or small,” says company president Andrew Melchers, P.Eng. “We are looking for a very special… Continue Reading Have You Seen This Person? Looking for OLS
IN Engineering + Surveying is looking for an Intermediate Ontario Licensed Architect (OAA) that can manage our Architectural Division and assist our team by providing the services of an architect on our projects. Consideration will be made for qualified persons to become a partner within the firm. Who We Are IN Engineering + Surveying is… Continue Reading Intermediate Ontario Licensed Architect (OAA)
We are looking for a Junior Structural Engineer or Structural Engineering Intern. Send us your CV to email@example.com. Continue Reading Structural Engineer/Engineering Intern
The City of Brockville is seeking redevelopment proposals for the Woolworth’s Building in Downtown Brockville – what do you think this space should be used for? Continue Reading City of Brockville Seeks Development Proposals for Former Woolworth’s Building
Our team provided a topographic survey and site plan for the re-development of the Delta waterfront. The designs were completed by Riverview Design Solutions. The project is now entering it’s third construction phase. Interested contractors can view the documents to submit a bid at the Township of Rideau Lakes Website. Continue Reading Delta Waterfront Park
There are many benefits to surveying in the Winter, it’s like our survey crew has super powers. We have the ability to walk on water and see through dense forest. Of course none of that will come to a surprise to someone who is use to a Canadian Winter. Our survey team will work year… Continue Reading Land Surveying in Winter – Our Superpower!
Using a Trimble SX10 3D laser scanner we produced a detailed point cloud of this cottage in Rideau Lakes, Ontario. The difficult terrain made typical workflows not possible. By using Trimble Scan Essentials we imported the 3D point cloud into Sketchup to create a 3D model.
#trimble #sx10 #sketchup #surveying #engineering #architecture #3dscan #brockville Continue Reading 3D Modelling Using Point Clouds and Sketchup
When submitting a permit application for renovations, an addition, or a new build construction project, a document that is often overlooked is the Energy Efficiency Design Summary (EEDS). This document is not always required for a permit, however, it is a great way to summarize the information that is required by your local building inspector.… Continue Reading Making Sense of SB12: Energy Efficiency and the Ontario Building Code
When you are purchasing a property there are a lot of questions that need to be answered. We can review the property from various different perspectives including land-use, planning, surveying, and engineering. Before you buy that property make sure you understand all the limitations.
#planning #urbanplanning #ruralplanning #surveying #engineering #ontario Continue Reading Before You Buy That Property
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?
Andrew Melchers, President of IN Engineering + Surveying was interviewed by Susan McReynolds on CBC Ontario Morning about the reconstruction of the Five Mile Light. Not many engineers get a chance to design a historic lighthouse, listen as Andrew talks about the challenges of the project. Continue Reading CBC Ontario Morning Interview – Reconstruction of the Five Mile Light
The Ontario Ministry of Transportation (MTO) has retained Stantec Consulting Ltd. to undertake a Planning, Preliminary Design, and Class Environmental Assessment (Class EA) Study on Highway 401 for the rehabilitation and/or replacement of structures; interchange modifications; and establishing the footprint of future six and eight lanes, to address current and future transportation needs, from 2 km west of Stewart Boulevard to 750 m east of Augusta Road, a length of approximately 4.5 km within the City of Brockville. Continue Reading Highway 401 Through Brockville to be Expanded
Click to watch Smart Net Alliance’s Focus on Mass Timber. Industry professionals gathered at SNA’s online Green Drinks to discuss how mass timber can reduce our carbon footprint. Continue Reading Green Drinks Focus on Mass Timber
What is Site Plan Control? Understanding what Site Plan control is and how it affects YOU is the first step to getting involved. We can help guide you through this process and even act on your behalf (as an agent). Contact us: www.inengineering.ca Site Plan control is the TOOL that is used by your City… Continue Reading What is Site Plan Control?
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
If you have a short term rental or Airbnb in the Town of Gananoque there are new planning and by-law considerations for your property. You will need a Class III development license that may need consulting services such as surveying and planning to ensure you are providing enough parking, building life safety and compatibility with the community. Continue Reading New Planning Considerations in Gananoque for Short Term Rentals
Plotting the Future: Contributions to the History of Canada by Surveyors and Contracting Engineers from Eastern Ontario Charles Broad Willem Melchers UE For Discussion / Editing / Peer Review June 2020 Announced recently, the merger of IN Engineering with Collett Surveying Limited marks a return of full-service engineering services to Brockville, Ontario and surrounding area.… Continue Reading Our History Since 1881
As Ontario starts reopening there is a foreseeable issue with water stagnation in pipes that haven’t been used in a few weeks. The stagnate water can pose a serious health risk. Building owners should flush their water system to ensure safe drinking water. See the attached guide from the Ontario government to ensure your water… Continue Reading Water Stagnation in Plumbing
Professional planners have the expertise and education to work with communities (cities, town and rural) to create places where people want to live, work, and play. They have the education, ethical framework, and experience to assist elected officials and private businesses best develop inspired communities. Continue Reading Why hire a professional planner?
Planning is a profession dedicated to helping society manage change – and that oftentimes means a great deal of change…over time. Planners work in cities and regions to guide growth and development, enhance communities, and improve the quality of life. Continue Reading What is Urban Planning?
Construction has begun for the replica lighthouse on Cole Shoal in Brockville, Ontario. The lighthouse is nicknamed the Five Mile Light since it is five miles from Brockville’s City Hall. In July of 2018 the lighthouse was struck by lighting and burned down. A committee was put together to help fund raise to replace the… Continue Reading Five Mile Lighthouse – Under Construction
We are looking for an architectural designer and drafter who is interested in joining our surveying and engineering team at our office in Brockville, Ontario. We require someone who is experienced with drafting and design of buildings. Our ideal candidate would be highly motivated, knowledgeable and interested in innovative ideas. You will be working with our current surveying and engineering team to expand our services. #careers Continue Reading Architectural Designer
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
A minor variance is a change or permission from the specific requirements of the Town’s zoning by-law. It is a small variation from the requirements of the zoning by-law. The minor variance process allows a property owner the opportunity to seek permission or relief from a specific provision of the Town’s zoning by-law by applying to the Committee of Adjustment. They are used for issues such as small changes to building setback or parking requirements. A minor variance is a small variation from the requirements of the zoning bylaw. Continue Reading What is a Minor Variance?
Andrew Melchers and Brent Collett are proud to announce the formation of IN Engineering and Surveying in Brockville, Ontario. IN Engineering and Surveying will provide Surveying, Building Design and Engineering services to commercial, residential and community projects across Eastern Ontario, ensuring intelligent, intuitive and inspired solutions to any problem. Andrew’s experience as an innovative engineer… Continue Reading Introducing IN Engineering and Surveying
Click the image to view the 3D Model for this concept plan of a residential development in Brockville, ON.
We have moved our office to Downtown Brockville in order to serve our community better. We are now located at the Chipman Centre at : 51 King St E Suite 205, Brockville, ON K6V 1A8
When you are planning a construction project the first step is to establish a budget which can be difficult to do on your own. We can provide you with a Needs & Options report that will outline key aspects of your project, including: -Project Requirements and Scope of Work -Expected Project Challenges and Requirements -Consultants… Continue Reading How much is my construction project going to cost?
The Eastern Ontario Development Fund is now accepting applications to fund projects. Potential funding for 15% up to $15M is available for major capital projects. We can help you with your application by providing preliminary plans and concept screening, we will also establish a project budget. Contact us today about your expansion or new construction plans.
https://www.ontario.ca/page/eastern-ontario-development-fund Continue Reading Eastern Ontario Development Fund
In the Spring of 2017 and 2019 severe flooding occurred in Eastern Ontario along the St. Lawrence River, Ottawa River and tributary streams and rivers. Many homes and cottages experienced damage due to high water levels. These homes were constructed before modern standards on requirements for foundation heights. Now, local conservation authorities set the required… Continue Reading Raising a Cottage – Foundation Jacking for Flood Protection
The P&G Pavilion is under construction at Brockville’s Rotary Park. This building will add more functionality to the covered outdoor rink. The tower is modelled of the Trinity Church which was demolished in 2018. The structure features a concrete block wall for resiliency and authentic timber framing from local craftsmen, Gibson’s Timber Frames. The existing… Continue Reading P&G Pavilion – Under Construction
Eastern Ontario has some of the highest seismic loads in Canada. Does your structure or equipment require a seismic retrofit? Continue Reading When do I need to Seismic Retrofit?
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.
We used Sketchup’s photo match tool to do a historic mock up of the Holy Trinity Church that was recently demolished in Brockville, ON. Follow the link to find out more! Continue Reading Historical Engineering – Brockville’s Trinity Church
We were very excited to be able to volunteer our civil, architectural and structural engineering services for this project. The new building will be located at Rotary Park in Brockville and house change rooms, washrooms, a zamboni garage, a canteen and a timber framed pavilion. Follow the link to see our interactive 3D model and some more photos!
#architecture #engineering #timberframe #sketchup #brockville Continue Reading P&G Pavilion at Rotary Park – Giving Back to our Community!
On March 24, 2019 we presented to Transition Brockville about the Carbon Emissions of the Construction Industry. With recent advancements in engineered wood products and mass timber it is possible to build mid rise and high rise buildings without using concrete or steel for the main structural system. Mass timber exhibits better fire resistance and earthquake resistance than their concrete and steel counter parts. Mass Timber construction also sequesters carbon and is a renewable resource if farmed and managed properly. Continue Reading Carbon Emissions of the Construction Industry
Have you noticed all of the cranes in the Brockville skyline and construction projects around town? His Worship, Mayor Jason Baker recently reported at his Mayor’s breakfast that 238 building permits have been issued with an estimated construction value of $44,415,994!
Some of these projects are:
Brockville General Hospital expansion.
Royal Brock Retirement Home expansion.
North end hotel under construction.
South end hotel under construction.
Another hotel in the planning stages.
Wall Street village is nearing completion.
7 new commercial projects in 2018.
Starbucks, Popeyes Chicken and Wendy’s.
Rob Thompson’s future King Street Projects.
New elementary school for UCDSB.
Final Phase of Wildwood subdivision.
Bridlewood subdivision growth.
Centre Street subdivision growth.
Oxford Avenue Subdivision Growth
New construction at former Dave Jones Building
Check you the full Mayor’s address on YouTube here.
#Brockville #EasternOntario #Construction Continue Reading Have you noticed all the construction in Brockville?
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
Navigating municipal planning and building permits is difficult for typical construction. Earthships use non-conventional construction methods and may require additional steps. In this article we go through some of those steps to help you through the process.
#earthships Continue Reading Earthships – Property, Planning, and Bylaws
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
Please wait a minute for the information to load. Colour Legend Green: 4 minute Response Time (EMS) Blue: 8 minute Response Time (EMS) Yellow: 9 minute Response Time (Fire – Urban Standard) Orange: 10 minute Response Time (Fire – Suburban Standard) Red: 14 minute Response Time (Fire – Rural Standard) Standard Response Times based on… Continue Reading Fire Hall Location Study – Township of Elizabethtown-Kitley
If you see that your concrete is in poor repair then it may be time for an inspection. In this article we discuss some of the common concrete deficiencies. If you notice these defects in your concrete structure, be sure to call an engineer to have it inspected. Continue Reading Concrete Deficiencies – When do I need an inspection?
Andrew has been awarded the 2018 Young Professional of the Year from the Brockville and Area Chamber of Commerce. Continue Reading Andrew is the 2018 Young Professional of the Year
We have prepared this list for you to follow to help you properly manage your construction project. This process may be applied to any sized projects. In fact, engineers and project managers apply this process daily, from the smallest home renovation to the largest construction project. Stage 1: Planning The Idea: The first step of… Continue Reading Construction Checklist
Part of our mission statement is to help and support the community. IN Engineering was contacted by Arbuckle Construction Ltd. to perform structural inspections on damaged properties in the Arlington Woods Area of Nepean Continue Reading Structural Damage from Ottawa Tornadoes
Finding the right contractor for your project is an important step for your construction project. Below is a list of contractors and trades in Brockville and the surrounding area. No matter which general contractor you use we will work with them to ensure that your project is designed safely and efficiently with our guiding principles… Continue Reading General Contractors in Brockville