Rick Cunliffe, M. Eng., P. Eng.- Principal
Rick graduated from the engineering program at Carleton University with high distinction in 1985 and followed up with a Master of Engineering degree in 1988. Rick began his career in a consulting engineering office in 1987 and began the integration of real construction and engineering experience with the theory of academia. These tools have provided a greater design freedom to explore innovative solutions to structural engineering challenges.
Rick was a Sessional Lecturer at Carleton University involved with Architecture courses in structural analysis and design between 1989 and 1997. Rick is interested in Heritage Conservation and has worked with the Heritage Conservation (Program) Directorate for Parks Canada.
Brad Armstrong, P. Eng. Design Engineer
With over a decade of engineering experience, Brad has worked on a variety of projects, which include both new construction and additions to existing buildings, ranging from high rise concrete condominiums to schools and commercial buildings of steel and masonry. He specializes in the design of concrete structures, and has been the primary senior or project engineer on numerous projects including mid to high rise condominiums, retirement residences, long term care centres, and office buildings.
As a project engineer, his primary role is manage the design of a structure from concept to construction, while ensuring that the design is efficient and meets the needs of the client. His responsibilities include: developing concepts, analyzing and designing structures, coordinating and meeting with the consultant team and client, guiding draftsmen in the preparation of drawings, preparing reports and specifications, preparing proposals, overseeing the work of junior engineers, and providing engineering support for the site review staff.
David Harding, B.Eng., C.E.T. - Senior Inspector
Dave's primary duty is to oversee the construction phase services for projects which include site reviews, shop drawing and testing report reviews, quality control, co-ordination with design team, meeting with and advising clients on practical, efficient site solutions, engineering design and analysis, supervising junior site reviewers, and co-ordination with contractors and other construction personnel to ensure a high level of construction standards are met. He also has experience conducting site investigation into matters involving existing structures and the preparation of building condition assessment reports.
Ronald Waghorn, CAD Manager
Ron is responsible for the preparation of structural working drawings in structural steel, reinforced concrete, masonry and wood, and is in charge of coordination and organization of the drafting department. Other responsibilities included architectural coordination, providing support for the design engineers, supervising junior draftsmen, shop drawing review, site review and construction coordination.
Paul Dolan, Senior Design Technologist
Paul's has a great ability to explore new technology and has led the way with 3D modelling in Revit. Revit is an important structural tool that allows full appreciation of structural configuration and complex member interconnectivity. The clear 3D view aids our structural analysis and design, permits better understanding by the outside design team and clearly indicates the tendering and construction phases of projects.
Paulís responsibilities include architectural coordination, providing support for the design engineers, supervising junior draftsmen, shop drawing review, site review, construction coordination, and IT support within the office.
Vincent Leung, M. Sc., P. Eng. - Earthquake Design Specialist
The heights of buildings in the city have increased to the point where the dynamic response to wind loading is becoming an important design consideration. Vincent understanding of building dynamics has also provided leadership to our team in wind engineering.
Vincent has been a Professional Engineer in Ontario since 1985 and gained experience in geotechnical engineering, industrial engineering and structural guidance for a municipality before joining our firm. Vincent has an undergraduate Civil Engineering degree from California State University, and a M.Sc. from San Jose State University in 1979.
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