We embrace new technology.
As your trusted partners, we seek out and utilize industry leading technologies to provide you with innovative and effective designs.
Our world is changing, and the need to develop innovative solutions that are safe, well-built, and able to withstand natural disasters is ever evolving. So is the need for cost-effective structures that are durable and benefit communities and their economies.
Our goal is to design creative, highly functional structures that meet your needs. You can trust us to use state-of-the-art computer technology combined with practical experience to deliver consistent, industry-leading results.
The leading edge of Building Information Modelling (BIM).
We use 3D BIM software for all projects. BIM improves collaboration among disciplines and allows for clash detection in pre-construction phase, making it easy to see how MEP will be integrated with the structure.
BIM allows development of accurate design intent models giving detailers the information they need to develop fabrication drawings to a higher level of fidelity and accuracy for installation. This leads to more precise estimating and reduces errors. BIM provides a higher level of analytical automation which supports enhanced collaboration between engineers and project stakeholders and allows teams to build better structures.
We have implemented BIM standardization to improve design development process and ensure high quality information deliverables. We have developed standard system families and parametric detail libraries to improve productivity. AutoDESK viewer links are provided to each client so they can walk through and manipulate their 3D model.
We are also putting the finishing touches on our client portal, where you, regardless of the size of your project, can log in and access project details, including schedule milestone dates, communications, documents, field reviews, action registries and more.
We are proud of our in-house strength in BIM and use it to design and develop all projects effectively and efficiently.
We build community one project at a time.
We genuinely care about and take pride in collaborating to create stronger communities. We treat people fairly and act ethically in all our business practices. As a result, we have cultivated excellent relationships with our clients, city personnel, local builders, and regional First Nations representatives that are based on engagement, open communication, and transparent business practices.
From our base in Prince George, we work with clients across BC to provide design and construction services for residential, commercial, and industrial building developments that are modern, meaningful, and durable.
We are committed to inclusive and respectful project development that recognizes the importance of Indigenous cultures and their contribution to our country’s built and intangible culture.
Using our expertise, we design your project to maximize its benefit for you and your community.
We are responsive to your needs.
We respect your time and financial investment and provide you with individualized service that meets your needs and reflects our commitment to customer service.
To ensure you enjoy a positive experience we:
- Are hands-on, engaged, and interactive from day one.
- Work with you to evaluate your project and determine the appropriate course of action to get you the results you need.
- Assign a team member to work with you and act as your main point of contact for the duration of your project.
- Strive to be open and transparent, consultative, and receptive in every interaction.
- Place a high value on open and frequent communications.
Consistently employing this five-step approach enables us to exceed your expectations and deliver your project on time and budget. Whether it’s quick check in to address your concerns, or a longer discussion about material selection or primary structure, our team of structural engineering experts is here for you.
We are process-driven.
At Access, we are process-driven but people-oriented. Our team can assess the nature of a project quickly and determine appropriate next steps to save clients valuable time and money.
We are methodical. Our step-by-step project planning process allows us to create rock-solid engineering designs compliant with professional practice guidelines, regulations, codes, and standards.
We use an enterprise resource planning (ERP) software, developed in-house, to store project information and for document control. The ERP includes customer relationship management (CRM), project management, accounting, and much more. Our processes and knowledge enable us to:
- accurately define your project timeline and costs,
- determine the appropriate materials and concept scheme for the primary structure,
- navigate you through building code and regulatory requirements as they relate to design, and
- identify design adjustments that need to be made before your project starts
When we present you with a solution, you can rest assured it will be solid and give you a true sense of the scope of work, time, and costs involved to get it done.
We are a highly qualified team.
As a team of highly motivated and skilled professionals, we bring a variety of talents, experiences, and perspectives to our work.
Our diverse backgrounds and passion for innovation, quality and customer satisfaction is a strategic advantage that sets us apart and allows us to deliver exceptional results for our clients, time and time again.
Our team is determined to stay at the leading edge of our field through continuing education, research, and development. We are committed to the highest standards of professionalism and have a passion for adding value to every project.
Our team includes a Designated Structural Engineer, a Certified Professional, Professional Engineers, Engineering Technologists, and we continue to grow.
We are also an associate member of the Building Officials Association of BC with Level 3 Building Inspector certifications. We are active members of Engineers and Geoscientists BC and operate in strict conformance with our Professional Practice Management Plan (PPMP).