Firm – Who We Are

We hold ourselves to the highest standards.

Our team of professionals are here to help you bring your vision to life using modern technology to create innovative solutions for every challenge. With in-depth knowledge of the bylaws and codes and excellent relationships with city personnel and local builders, you can be confident your project is in capable, knowledgeable hands.

We encourage in-person collaboration to build strong relationships and identify your desired outcomes. We work hard to build strong, respectful, collaborative working relationships with design professionals of all disciplines. We provide structural engineering services for multi-family residential developments, commercial and industrial projects. We embrace new technologies, and our entire team pursues continuing professional development regularly to keep us at the forefront of our industry.

Our team is an excellent mix of personalities and experiences, with varied interests and specialized skill areas that allow us to develop informed and innovative designs and delivery plans for our clients. Above all else, we are committed to open, transparent, and ethical relationships with everyone we work with.

We provide a unique and beneficial experience for our clients because we care. We want to see their vision realized and our community grow and prosper. Everyone on our team uses their individual strengths to contribute to the benefit of the whole. We are all committed to strengthening our reputation as a firm that delivers outstanding customer service and results.

We invite you to come and see the difference Access can make in your project.

VALUES, MISSION, AND CULTURE:

Access Engineering is a values, service, and quality-driven structural engineering firm.

We provide professional, cost-effective, hands-on expertise and use leading-edge technology to design and deliver modern, functional, and sustainable structures for our clients in BC’s building design and construction industry.

We are deeply committed to our work and to ensuring exceptional results for you and your team.

From schematic design to construction review, we are:

Highly Qualified:

Our team includes a designated structural engineer, certified professional, professional engineers, and engineering technologists. We are an associate member of the Building Officials Association of BC with Level 3 building inspector certifications and active members of Engineers and Geoscientists BC. We operate in strict conformance with professional practice guidelines and our professional practice management plan.

Responsive:

Our hands-on approach reflects our commitment to creating a positive customer experience. We assign a team lead to be your main point of contact on every project. We schedule regular one-on-one meetings to keep you informed of exactly where we are in our process and outline what you can expect. And, we are working on providing you with access to a custom portal that allows you to directly collaborate and communicate with our Access Engineering team.

Local Experts:

We live here. We have families, friends, neighbours and deep roots here. As locals, we are deeply invested in the success of our community. People who relocate to join our team are on board for the long haul.

Embracing New Technology:

We keep current with industry-leading technologies like 3D scanning, building-information-modelling, and finite element analysis software — uniting our values and the latest technology.

Process-Driven:

With more than thirty years of experience, we know how a project will go from start to finish and the costs associated. We will walk you through each detailed step of your project and reinforce our professionalism, trust, and transparent culture along the way.

Community Partners:

We are active volunteers and take great pride in contributing and participating. Not only that, but we also enjoy taking the time to get to know our neighbours and fellow businesspeople as we work to better our community.

Our Approach:

Delivering exemplary service regardless of project role.

Whether we’re acting as the coordinating registered professional (CRP) on your project or providing structural engineering services as a subconsultant to another firm, our goal is to deliver exemplary service.

As your CRP, we’re with you from design and planning to the facilitation of final occupancy documents between you, the design team, and the jurisdiction. We provide unique individualized support that takes you through your entire project process. As your subconsultant, we are with you until the last structural inspection, ensuring the primary structure is well constructed.

At times, we occupy roles that fit somewhere in between. All that to say, we’re skilled, versatile, and, above all else, committed to you and your project regardless of our role. When you work with us, you can count on our team of highly qualified and capable engineers.