Williams Engineering Canada is committed to providing our clients with innovative and cost effective structural design solutions. Our teams bring a versatile and responsive approach to help our clients achieve their goals and vision.
Our engineers ensure that the structural systems, employed to facilitate the construction and/or renovation of any structure, take into account long-term usage and the ability to adapt to suit the end user’s requirements. We take locally available construction materials, the labour force, and available resources into consideration to ensure that once a facility is constructed minimal effort is required to maintain that facility.
Williams Engineering Canada’s integrated design approach coupled with Building Information Modelling techniques provide value added services for our clients.
Construction began in March 2011 to build a province-wide two-way radio network for public safety first responder agencies including police, fire, and ambulance. The Alberta First Responders Radio Communications System (AFRRCS) will help coordinate first responders in the event of emergencies and/or natural disasters, and it will also be used for day-to-day operations. According to the Alberta Government, the goals of this $370 million project are to:
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.
As many Canadians are using email and social media for communicating, what changes does Canada Post need to implement to ensure it continues to meet the demands of Canadians and fulfill its purpose of providing Canadians with world-class postal service? The answer is Canada Post's "Building the Modern Post" initiative.
Capital Health, serving over one million Edmonton and area patients, provides various high technology services including organ transplants, inpatient acute care, rehabilitation care, extended care, and immunizations. Capital Health required the expertise of an engineering firm to guide the deconstruction of the existing Outpatient Resident Building located at 8315 – 114 Street in Edmonton Alberta.
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.
WEC has built upon a long-standing relationship with École Allain St-Cyr that began in 1998 to provide engineering design and consultation services. During the initial phase of the project, WEC provided structural and electrical engineering design and construction services for the new French language school in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories. École Allain St-Cyr was a significant opportunity for our engineers to be as creative as possible; this resulted in a modern, innovative, and cost-effective design that met the needs of the client and the community.
The Islamic Academy of Edmonton is a triumph of collaboration that provides traditional education with modern sensibility for more than 1,000 students from kindergarten to grade twelve. Williams and Barr Ryder Architects and Interior Designers worked together as prime consultants to design and build an institution that is functional, beautiful, and representative of Canada’s multi-cultural spirit.
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.
The Hamlet of Kugluktuk draws its water from the Coppermine River about 2.5 km upstream from the Coronation Gulf. Numerous issues have been reported with the water system over the years including chronic excessive turbidity, seasonal salt water intrusion, sand and silt build-up around the intake pipe, the need for a new intake pump house (instability of the riverbank lead to damage of the intake pump house and pipe), and sufficient water storage. Many of these issues are interrelated (i.e., intake sedimentation affecting water quality).
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.
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.
Canada’s first outdoor wheeled gravity ride, the Skyline Luge, gives Calgarians and visitors to the city of Calgary a taste of what it’s actually like for Olympic luge athletes to race down a luge track. Located at the Canada Olympic Park in Calgary, Alberta, the Skyline Luge is an exciting summer family attraction that runs next to the famous Winsport Olympic luge path and is the longest track of its kind in the world. The track stretches nearly 2 kilometres in length and twists and turns through a 100 metre elevation change.
The City of Yellowknife's Somba K'e Civic Plaza is a prominent landmark in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories and is located next door to City Hall. An alluring attraction for visitors, this plaza features an amphitheater with a view across from the scenic Frame Lake, a maintenance support building, sculptural areas, and a large green space. Williams Engineering Canada is very proud to have taken part in the structural, mechanical, electrical, and civil engineering aspects of this project for Nadji Architects.
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.
Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) provided Suncor with design services to construct a new operational complex in Fort McMurray, comprised of an office building, lube warehouse and truck shop. WEC assessed the priority items, which included research and confirmation of the lube system. Specific requirements and timelines for permitting were established with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. This facilitated the submission of the development and building permits, and enabled completion of a detailed project schedule.
Built in 1983, the Talisman Centre is locally known as an iconic building on the Calgary, Alberta skyline. Owned by the City of Calgary and operated by Lindsey Park Sports Society, the Talisman Centre boasts more than just five full-sized gymnasiums for local residents.
Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) was awarded the project management contract by the Hamlet of Tulita in March 2014. The project included the design and construction of a 6000 square foot office, council chamber and cultural centre. As the project manager, WEC assisted in the development of the building program, aided in the procurement of modular systems, and reviewed designs prior to construction.
Williams Engineering Canada (WEC) provided mechanical, electrical and structural engineering services for the renovations of Yellowknife’s City Hall lobby, Council Chamber, and reception to the Mayor’s office. Yellowknife's City Hall is centrally located in the downtown core along Frame Lake. The lobby was renovated to provide a safe, secure, functional, and aesthetically appealing central area for the interaction of residents with the city for many of the in-person services available at City Hall.
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.