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The partners

DOUG GAIRNS, P.ENG.

Structural Engineer
Partner

Doug has over 30 years of structural engineering experience primarily within the industrial sector. He has designed many industrial structures and has extensive expertise in computer modelling and design. Doug is known for his thorough, methodical, and detailed approach to completing large projects. A sampling of Doug’s projects include:

  • DNCG Building and Duct Supports
  • Structural Design of New 15,000 ft2 Administration Building
  • New Precipitator Support Structure
  • Sludge Press Buildings
  • Ash Bin Support Structures
  • Blow Tank Foundations

A FEW OF DOUG'S PROJECTS

DNCG Building Admin Building

Lift of 105,800 lb Surface Condenser PGPP Ash Bunkers

NELSON SANTOS, P.ENG.

Structural Engineer
Partner

Nelson has over 26 years of engineering experience, including three years as a project engineer for Northwood Pulp-Canfor. He has provided structural services on many projects in the design, retrofit, and repair of buildings and industrial structures.

Nelson has applied a creative and practical approach to solving industrial structural problems. A sampling of Nelson's projects include:

  • Safely removing a fire damaged elevated wood conveyor gallery from its tower supports, without causing harm to the buildings below
  • Several projects removing and replacing heavy equipment in congested areas during critical path shutdowns
  • Lifting a 100 ton railcar dumper out of a concrete dump pit without damaging adjacent structures

Nelson is also experienced in providing project coordination services, where he’s been the registered coordinating professional on a team of structural, mechanical, electrical and architectural designers. Nelson was the project lead on the retrofit of a railcar maintenance building into a new intermodal and transload facility. He provided project coordination services as well as structural design services for the concrete foundation reinforcement, retaining wall, slab and steel wall framing.

A FEW OF NELSON'S PROJECTS

Cradle for Removal of Burned Conveyor Gallery 15 Ton Steaming Vessel

CN Rail Intermodal Building Admin Building Project Coordination Services

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