Our structural engineering and building envelope experience includes landmark towers and corporate headquarters internationally.

In commercial buildings, we appreciate the need to maximize the usable floor area. We achieve this need through various measures from minimizing the core to reducing column size.

Sustainability is key. We have experience in buildings that have attained LEED Platinum certification.  This knowledge is particularly beneficial for commercial buildings in the reduction of energy required for temperature control and lighting.

With a view to tight construction timelines, we incorporate new technologies into our design process that speed construction. Our designs are informed by an understanding of construction processes. We integrate systems such as the automated climbing and hoist jumping systems right from the start.

Our firm is recognized for developing innovative solutions. We’ve created a customized framing system to accommodate a heritage structure; designed a complex, multi-faceted transfer system for a large column-free ground floor; and engineered a radically new lateral load resisting system for a unique architectural form.

Leading architectural firms and developers call upon our building envelope services group to advise on optimal solutions for commercial projects large and small. Our group of industry experts is known for combining its building science theory with current knowledge of new materials and practices. The result is delivery of high-performance building envelope systems that meet a project’s unique demands.

We provide a full range of building envelope consulting services from design assist and specification writing, building condition assessments/reserve fund studies and commissioning to advanced information modeling and establishing performance benchmarks. Our services also include site review and quality control testing during installation, construction and throughout the life of a building.

Our work includes:

Brookfield Place, Calgary, Canada
Hudson Yards, New York, USA
Bay Adelaide Centre East Tower, Toronto, Canada
Deloitte Tower, Montreal, Canada
York Regional Administrative Centre Annex, Newmarket, Canada



Mike Hillcoat


Randy Thesen