Residential • Commercial • Industrial
Structural Engineers

building confidence.

As a leading structural engineering firm in Prince George, with in-depth knowledge of the bylaws and codes and excellent relationships with city personnel and local builders, you can be confident in knowing that your project is in capable, experienced hands.

  • Access Engineering is founded by Fergus Foley, P. Eng., Struct. Eng.
  • Bruce Johnston joins the team as a Structural E.I.T.
  • Bruce Johnston obtains certification as a Professional Engineer (P.Eng.)
  • Bruce Johnston and Allisha Clemetson purchase controlling shares at Access Engineering.
  • The team grows; the work space is at capacity.
  • Design commences for the new office building at 787 Vancouver Street.
  • Access Engineering relocates to the new space.

    We believe in leading by example, so we designed and constructed in accordance with LEED Certification Requirements.
  • Stay tuned...

Save money and time: you can depend on our motivation and years of experience to achieve your goals efficiently, saving you time and money.
Accurate cost-estimates and timelines: you will know up front how the project is going to go from start to finish, and what the costs will be – no surprises.
One point of contact: you have one partner working with you throughout the project who will address all your questions and concerns.

What we do

Embracing new technology
We use 3D Building Information Modelling (BIM) software in the preparation of all our design packages.
Community Minded
We have extensive experience working on projects in Northern BC, and often work with First Nation Communities. Our strong roots in the community mean we genuinely care and take pride in contributing to the place we call home.

Responsive
Our hands-on approach reflects our commitment to creating a positive customer experience.
Process-driven
With over thirty years of experience, we know how a project is going to play out from start to finish, and what it’s going to cost.

Highly qualified
Our team includes a Designated Structural Engineer, Professional Engineers, Engineering Technologists, a Level 3 Building Inspector, and we continue to grow. We are also Organizational Quality Management (OQM) certified through the Engineers & Geoscientists Association of BC.

Services we offer

  • Structural Engineering
  • Building Design & Inspection
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Building Code Consulting
  • Cost Consulting and Estimates
  • Structural Engineering
  • Building Design & Inspection
  • Building Information Modelling
  • Building Code Consulting
  • Cost Consulting and Estimates

Projects

Select a project for more information.

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial

Our team

Meet the team.

Bruce Johnston, P.Eng., RSE, RBO - Principal
Bruce is the company’s principal and managing partner. In addition to holding a designation as a Professional Engineer, he holds a Certificate and Red Seal Endorsement as a carpenter and certification as a Registered Building Official. His field experience working as a carpenter with PCL Builders Inc. has provided him with a thorough knowledge of building construction and work sequencing. Because of this field experience, constructability ranks high on his priority list.
Fergus Foley, P.Eng., Struct. Eng. – Chief Design Engineer
Fergus is the company's chief design engineer and one of few designated structural engineers outside the lower mainland. With in-depth knowledge of seismic design requirements and over 30 years of experience, he ensures each structural design is scrutinized appropriately and that its going to work. A wealth of knowledge, he is conversant with regional conditions, design and building regulations, and is well respected by contractors and authorities alike.
Lyndon Martell, Structural, E.I.T.
Lyndon is an incredibly quick learner and well beyond his years. Born in northern BC and raised in Prince George, he takes pride in each building project he works on. Lyndon has completed all of the educational requirements to obtain a designation from Canadian Institute of Steel Construction as a Certified Steel Connection Designer. His focus on structural steel has him on the path to becoming an expert in the field of structural steel design. An avid golfer, he often spends his spare time on the links.
Haider Albayati, M. Eng., P. Eng., Senior Structural Engineer
Haider is a subject matter expert in structural steel and concrete building design and has over 20 years of experience with Canadian codes and standards. Calm and collected, he has an innate ability to communicate arcane concepts with ease. He provides an air of professionalism, expected by a man of his stature, and leaves you feeling well understood and in good hands.
Tanner Braaten, Structural, E.I.T.
Tanner moved to Prince George from the Fraser Valley where he amassed 5 years of commercial and residential structural design experience. Growing up in a logging family fostered a passion for utilizing BC’s greatest natural resource, wood. In addition to his expertise in wood design, he is also skilled in reinforced concrete design. Starting his career in the Fraser Valley provided an ideal environment wherein he obtained extensive seismic design experience. Outside of the office, Tanner is passionate about lifting heavy things; he is a national level powerlifter and coach.
Sean Gibson, Dipl. Eng. Tech., B.A. Geography – Building Design Technologist
Sean has extensive experience in civil and structural design technology, construction supervision, surveying, and computer information technology. He has returned to the field of building design after taking a hiatus to become a business owner and systems analyst. As such, he is well-suited to the changing environment of building design technology as it moves into the world of building-information-modeling (BIM), 3D modelling and virtual reality.
Kris Talkington, Building Design Technologist
Kris completed the Building Design Technology program at the College of New Caledonia in 2000. Since then, he’s obtained extensive experience in architectural and structural design technology as well as interior design. His wizardry in BIM and breadth of knowledge in building design is impressive and enable the production of comprehensive building design packages. From log homes to steel superstructures, this guy really can do it all. Kris enjoys hunting, snowmobiling and general outdoorsmanship.
Helmut Schoenfeld, Architectural and Engineering Technologist
Helmut graduated in 2018 with a diploma in Architecture & Engineering Technology from Thompson Rivers University. Perhaps the most interesting employee of Access, he has over 20 years of field experience in structural steel fabrication. He knows just what the field personnel need to build it right the first time; this results in the production of outstanding design drawings. In his free time, Helmut is an inventor and enjoys designing and building his ideas.
Allisha Clemetson, Office Manager
Allisha has a background in administration and accounting. Seemingly natural, she is well suited to her position of office manager and a valuable asset to our team. Hers is the first smile you will see coming into our office and a major contributor to our efficiency and positive atmosphere. An erudite woman, she enjoys travelling the world in her off time.
Icaro R. Scherma, IT / Software Developer
Icaro has deep logic building and problem solving skills and excellent comprehension of data structures and algorithms. Always accompanied with his jumbo-size mug of coffee, he is a technoholic that loves to help people understand wibbly wobbly timey wimey things.

Access Engineering - founded on teamwork.
At Access, we don’t just accept difference – we celebrate and support it. With ample opportunity for professional development through education and training, it won’t take you long to gain building confidence.
If you are interested in joining our team, please submit your resume and cover letter through our company LinkedIn page. See below.

Contact us

At Access, our hands-on approach reflects our commitment to creating a positive customer experience.

Meet us in person!

Here at Access we encourage an in-person meeting.
Pay us a visit and try one of the best coffees in town.

+1 (250) 562-9345

787 Vancouver Street
Prince George, BC
V2L 0E7

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