The engineers at Williams Engineering Canada are inspired by the potential of a skyline, the functionality of a highly efficient office complex, and the bliss of a well-appointed hotel. The property sector experts at Williams Engineering Canada are also keenly aware that our clients are equally concerned with maintaining their assets, growing their property investments, and managing their environmental impact. To make this possible, building performance must be kept at optimum levels. This is accomplished by providing proactive and innovative engineering solutions that help maintain and manage our clients’ assets more efficiently. Our work can include assessment, planning, construction management, fit-out and operations to refurbishment, and post-occupancy services. With project experience that includes the Bellanca Building in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, the Hecla Oasis Resort located in Manitoba, and the SMART™ Technologies building located in Calgary, Alberta, we provide sound engineering solutions. Williams Engineering Canada passionately pursues sustainable solutions and practices, transferring our extensive knowledge of current improvements and trends to your buildings and properties.
British Columbia Investment Management Corporation (bcIMC) Realty Corporation and British Columbia Investment Management Corporation, represented by its agent, Bentall Real Estate Services, approached Williams in December 2006 to conduct facility evaluations for a 48 property industrial portfolio.
The Atlantic Art Block adds character to Calgary’s artsy Inglewood community.
Located on the east edge of downtown Calgary, the Atlantic Avenue Art Block is a four-storey retail, office, and art gallery building complete with underground and surface parking. The new facility boasts a sleek, modern design with hints of inspiration from the community’s historical setting. The building also incorporates many LEED® design components and has achieved LEED® Silver certification.
Located in downtown Yellowknife, the ten-storey, 5,575-square-metre Bellanca Building houses Government of Canada offices and ground floor commercial space. Our firm was retained in the fall of 2006 to provide an opinion on the condition of the building envelope.
Boilermakers Local Lodge 146 was chartered in 1948 by 63 men working at the Sparling Davis Plant in Edmonton, Alberta. With a current membership of almost 5,000 they have grown to become the largest local in the International Brotherhood of Boilermakers. Their members have played a large part in the development of Alberta's oil sands and are an in demand trade at industrial facilities all over the province, particularly in Northern Alberta.
From humble beginnings where president and CEO, Dale Wishewan, first developed a smoothie creation in his very own kitchen in hometown Sherwood Park, Alberta, the fruit smoothie giant, Booster Juice, has taken the Canadian fast food market by storm. For the past 14 years, Booster Juice has shaken the traditional idea of unhealthy fast food and shaped it into an opportunity to bring the world a tasty, but healthy, drink.
Williams Engineering’s Abbotsford office was selected as the mechanical and electrical design team for various Brown’s Socialhouse franchises that you may see popping up throughout Western Canada. The Socialhouses are a cross between upscale and casual dining with a pub-style social flare and are strategically placed in upcoming communities that have a smaller footprint thus providing a warmer and friendlier atmosphere for neighbourhood dining.
City Centre One (CC-1), designed by Wensley Architecture and developed by Lark Group, is a 12-storey LEED® Gold designed office building located in the heart of Surrey, British Columbia. Designed to provide optimal environments and productivity, CC-1 promotes cost-effective solutions that maximize the use of space.
The Yellowknife Eco-Housing project, with funding and support from the City of Yellowknife, aims to develop an ultra efficient 24-unit multi-family residence with ground-level commercial space. The main goals of the project are to develop an energy efficient facility that will help develop neighbourhood sustainability, as well as assist in the cost of living and housing affordability in northern Canada.
As part of Williams Engineering Canada Inc.'s existing relationship with the communities of the Paintearth region, our firm was asked to provide conceptual planning, design, and engineering services for the new County of Paintearth municipal office and planned light industrial/highway commercial sub-division. Williams Engineering produced the conceptual plan for the phased development of the site which at build-out will be home to the municipal office, a truck stop serving the high-load Highway 36 corridor, and 15 Light Industrial/Highway Commercial lots.
As a request from Maverick Equties Inc., Williams Engineering completed the necessary planning design, documents, and approvals, including conceptual servicing for lands located to the west of Stoney Plain in Parkland County, Alberta, legally known as NE-3-53-1-W5M.
The Eastgate Environment Canada office located in southeast Edmonton, Alberta is a remarkable three-storey structure with approximately 77,920 sq. ft. of suburban office development space and a Public Works and Government Services Centre tenant fit-up area which includes a data centre. The building was designed using an innovative HVAC system to support the pursuit of LEED® Gold certification. The project includes a large weather office with digital workstations for the weather analysts.
Elim Village is a well established Christian-based independent living, assisted living, and residential care community that is currently under expansion and renovation. The residence, located in Surrey, B.C., is conveniently minutes from shopping, pharmacies, hotels, doctors’ offices and grocery stores; making it an ideal spot for senior citizens transitioning into the different stages of retirement.
Located on 70 acres in Hecla Provincial Park, Manitoba, the Hecla Oasis Resort is a one of a kind adventure destination and a jewel of Manitoba’s growing holiday and recreation industry. With a construction budget of $15 million plus, the resort includes a variety of accommodations including a family water park, adult full service spa with mineral pools, a health and wellness centre, and Manitoba’s highest rated public golf course, as well as breathtaking views of Lake Winnipeg.
The Horn Hill Solid Waste Transfer Station is located 10 km south of the City of Red Deer in Red Deer county on an extensively landscaped 8 ha. The site includes a scale and scale house, pesticide container recycling building, household hazardous waste building, household recycled goods area, and a 1,250 m2 transfer building that includes an office and shop.
Laureates Walk, a luxurious townhouse residence located at Harvard Gardens in south Surrey, British Columbia was designed by Rositch Hemphill Architects and constructed by Polygon Homes. This grouping of 40 townhouses is unique in appearance as the architecture was inspired by urban Boston row homes. Unlike any other development situated at Harvard Gardens, Laureates Walk homes consist of two to four bedroom homes that champion strong, secure and prestigious architecture and modern finishings.
Boasting Provincial Historical Resource designation, Lemarchand Mansion is situated on the edge of Edmonton’s beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley and one of the most outstanding examples of classical architecture in the downtown area. Originally constructed in 1912 as a luxury apartment complex, the landmark building required extensive renovations to make it suitable for the modern multi-tenant facility the client wished to develop, which includes both residential and commercial units.
Williams Engineering Canada has provided a range of multi-disciplinary services, including structural, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering to MasterBUILT Hotels from the start-up stage through to the construction phase of each project. To date, Williams Engineering Canada has been involved in the design of four new Microtel Hotels located in Fort McMurray A.B., Whitecourt, A.B.; Fort St. John, B.C., and Kitimat, B.C. Three of the four hotels are now under construction with spring / summer 2015 projected opening dates.
Standing at 32 storeys, Moda by Polygon is a modern and stylish condominium tower located in Burnaby, British Columbia, bordering the Metrotown community. The Moda is designed with the young professional in mind. It is located a short distance from the city core, with an endless variety of restaurants, shopping, entertainment, and public transportation. Designed by IBI/HB Architects, the tower consists of two-bedroom suites with state-of-the-art appliances and floor-to-ceiling windows.
Situated just off of Queen Elizabeth #2 Highway in Blackfalds, Alberta, is the prime location for the placement of a 600+ residential lot subdivision known as Panorama Estates. Our firm stepped into the already active project to effectively provide a smooth transition in the areas of planning, engineering design, and construction services.
Renaissance Tower is a 120,000 square foot 90-unit residential complex designed to meet the needs of Aboriginals, seniors, and persons with disabilities. Special features of the facility include a rooftop garden fully accessible by wheelchair and a spiritual gathering room.
Rutherford Heights is a $14.5 million retirement residence recently completed in Edmonton, Alberta. Carefully designed to modern tastes, the new Rutherford Retirement Residence offers 170 first-class suites in a variety of layouts, plus a full range of services including a theatre, spa, workout gym, and internet lounge.
Sail is a growing community of 172 one, two, and three bedroom apartment homes located in the University of British Columbia (UBC) peninsula. Sail is the first six-storey wood frame development at UBC and was built to REAP Platinum Standards with sustainable eco-friendly green technology. The location features beautiful views of Vancouver and is in close proximity to shopping, public transportation and the University.
Williams Engineering was proud to be working with GEC Architecture on this 27,000 m2 complex at the University of Calgary Research Park. The project is for a global private sector client, SMART Technologies Inc., involved in the research, design, and manufacturing of telecommunications equipment.
St. John's Tenth Street is a new mixed-use, eight story, 95-unit highrise, which includes street-level retail space. The building is located in the sought-after community of Kensington, which is within walking distance of Calgary's downtown. The building was the first highrise developed by Streetside Developments and has proven to be a success.
Over the past eight years Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) has had the pleasure of providing building envelope services for the Qualex Group of Companies. Recently WEC provided consulting engineering services from concept to completion for three high-rise tower developments located in Calgary, Alberta. These condominiums include Stella, Nova, and Luna Condominiums.
Located on the southwest side of Edmonton, Alberta, the Steppes Office Campus represents a step forward in sustainable site design. Certified to BOMA BESt Level Four, BOMA’s highest rating for a sustainable building, and winner of BOMA’s 2012 Earth Award, the Steppes Business Campus embodies a “green” building design. The campus showcases nearly 7,000 m2 of premium class A commercial space that spans across two buildings on a three acre site.
The Scenic Estates Residential Subdivision located in the county of Stettler, Alberta is a lakeside community perfectly situated for families and individuals with an active lifestyle who want a peaceful home or seasonal residence away from the city.
The recently completed $13 million Sturgeon Creek II Retirement Residence offers 144 first-class suites in a variety of layouts. The facility is located in the St. James area of Winnipeg, Manitoba and includes a theatre, spa, workout gym, and internet lounge.
Celadon at Windsor Gate is a visually striking concrete high-rise apartment complex consisting of 186 units in a 27-storey tower and 39 units in a four-storey wood framed low-rise. Beautifully designed by Buttjes Architecture, the complex features brick details, large glass windows, and open-plan layouts highlighting floor to ceiling windows. Each unit is furnished with modern details, fixtures, and appliances.
Grove Parkhomes in the Clayton community of Survey, British Columbia epitomize luxurious, convenient family living. The Grove Parkhomes, a new townhouse project located in the trendy community of Clayton in Surrey, British Columbia, is currently being developed by Townline Homes and designed by Robert Ciccozzi Architecture (RCA). The project consists of 141, three-storey spacious wood-framed townhome units and will be completed in six phases consisting of 10 different unit styles that are located in 20 separate building clusters.
The former 8-acre Mt. View school site located in Saanich, British Columbia was recently rezoned and is in the process of redevelopment. Three of the core regional priorities for the redevelopment include the Campus of Care residential housing for seniors, affordable family housing, and housing for the homeless. WEC’s Abbotsford office was responsible for the mechanical and electrical designs of The Heights at Mt. View.
As one of the most northern cities in Canada, and the largest urban centre in the Northwest Territories, the city of Yellowknife is home to approximately 20,000 citizens. While no one will dispute Yellowknife’s beauty with its rich wilderness and striking northern lights, finding housing at times can be scarce. As one of the newer condominium developments in Yellowknife, the Point Condominiums is truly a remarkable luxury residential building.
The Residences at Queen Mary located in North Vancouver, and built adjacent to the historic Queen Mary Elementary School, obtained occupancy in the fall of 2014. The residence consists of 76 units divided between two separate four-storey wood-framed buildings built over a shared parkade. The buildings were designed by Raymond Letkeman Architects Inc. and developed by Polygon. The apartments are built in the Lonsdale neighbourhood close to public transit, shopping, and various amenities.
University City is a vibrant new community in northwest Calgary.
Developed by Knightsbridge Homes, University City is a vibrant new community comprised of five strikingly beautiful condominium buildings located on the northwest edge of Brentwood Village in Calgary, Alberta. The community is surrounded by ample amenities including the University of Calgary Research Park, Foothills Hospital, Alberta Children’s Hospital, and three malls which help make University City a highly sought after location.
Nobel House is a new six-storey residential wood-framed building containing 94 apartment units and underground parking to house faculty and staff of the University of British Columbia (UBC). The residence is located in Wesbrook Place directly in the hub of the university allowing residents to live conveniently near their work. The property neighbours Nobel Park, which features a softball diamond, playground and community gardens.
West Kelowna Assisted Living, otherwise known as Village at Smith Creek, is a well-established assisted living and residential care home that has been serving senior citizens of Kelowna for nearly 25 years. The home, which is currently under expansion and renovation, is conveniently located minutes from retail, pharmacies, hotels, doctors’ offices and grocery stores, making it an opportune spot for senior citizens in need of living with support.
WEC is committed to giving back to the communities in which we live, work, and play. Corporately and individually we volunteer our time, money, and expertise to numerous local not-for-profit organizations, causes, and foundations. That is why WEC was inspired to become involved and support the SPCA’s goal of building a new animal shelter in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories.