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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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 […]
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.
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.
An interactive model of an engineered wood, post & beam style home.
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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. […]
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 […]
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.
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.
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 […]
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
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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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.
We are looking for Senior Civil Engineer who has an entrepreneurial spirit and is looking to join our engineering team at our office in Brockville, Ontario. We require someone who is a Professional Engineering by PEO with preferably 5 years experience. 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 service.
We are looking for an Ontario Land Surveyor who has an entrepreneurial spirit and is looking to manage and guide our surveying division for our office in Brockville, Ontario. We require someone who is a licensed surveyor by AOLS with preferably 5 years experience. Our ideal candidate would be highly motivated, knowledgeable and interested in innovative ideas. You will be working with our current OLS who has over 30 years of experience. #careers
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 […]
Click the image to view the 3D Model for this concept plan of a residential development in Brockville, ON.
We are looking for an Ontario Licensed Architect that can manage our Architectural Division. Send us your CV to email@example.com. We are looking for someone to 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. Company Information […]
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
A modern twist on traditional timber framing for a commercial property.
We are looking for a Junior Structural Engineer or Structural Engineering Intern. Send us your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
Eastern Ontario has some of the highest seismic loads in Canada. Does your structure or equipment require a 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!
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!
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The Township of Elizabehttown-Kitley is seeking contractors and suppliers that are interested in providing support for the historic reconstruction of the Five Mile Light. The Five Mile Light burnt down last summer and a citizen committee is looking to rebuild it. If you are a contractor who can provide in-kind services or a supplier that can donate materials please respond to this Expression of Interest. Follow the link to respond to the Expression of Interest.
With the new expansion of the 401 on the St. Lawrence River should we add an off ramp at Blockhouse Island to increase traffic to downtown Brockville?
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.
This Request for Proposals is an invitation by the Board of the Leeds Condominium Corporation No. 35, Four Winds (the Board) to prospective bidders to submit bids for to remove and replace a retaining wall with pre-cast concrete blocks.
This Request for Proposals is an invitation by the Board of the Leeds Condominium Corporation No. 35, Four Winds(the Board) to prospective bidders to submit bids to supply and install a new pedestrian bridge for the front entrance.The work includes, but is not limited to:Complete removal of existing concrete pedestrian bridge at front entrance.Re-using existing abutments and piers of existing entrance bridge.Supply and install a new pedestrian bridge at the front entrance.
Andrew is a local engineer and I can’t overstate how valuable his assistance has been. The plans, the specifications and design for the rebuild, including the 3D images on the screen, all the result of Andrew’s volunteer efforts.” – Senator Bob Runciman, February 15, 2019.
We are pleased to help our community with the rebuild efforts of the Five Mile Light in the St. Lawrence River that burnt down last year. To donate to this project visit fivemilelight.ca
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
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 […]
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.
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!
Here is a work in progress, it is a 3D model of a concept for change rooms and zamboni garage at Rotary Park.
Earthships are a unique construction type that require unique engineering considerations. Here we explore the maximum height of a tire retaining wall.
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.
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.
It snowed last week and winter is coming. In this article we explain what you need to know about concrete construction in the cold.
The answer to a question we get a lot, “What does IN stand for?”
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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.
We are excited to have been accepted into the LG Approved Professional program. We are now Leeds and Grenville’s only LG Approved engineering firm which demonstrates our commitment to quality, integrity and consistency.
Andrew has been awarded the 2018 Young Professional of the Year from the Brockville and Area Chamber of Commerce.
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 […]
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
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 […]
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.
A 3D model of new staircase structure.
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 […]
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.
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.
It may be time for a structural inspection – if you suspect a problem contact us today.
Follow the link to find out how we can assist you on your next construction project!
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