Sense Engineering

Delivering creative, value-driven solutions - to design and maintain buildings to meet today’s challenges and for future generations

WHAT WE DO

We provide client-centric services in:

- Building Science / Building Enclosure Consulting for New Construction

  • Design assistance to architects, developers, contractors and owners
  • Guidance on detailing, product and material selection, durability, maintenance and expected service life
  • Thermal and hygrothermal simulations of the enclosure
    assemblies – for long-term performance, LEED, energy code
    compliance

- Building Science / Building Enclosure Consulting for Restoration

Extensive experience in building envelope design and repair, including for roofs, walls, windows and doors, and structural restoration of concrete structures including parking garages, balconies and walls.

  • Local problem investigation, such as leaks, drafts, cracking, movements, deterioration of building components
  • Building envelope evaluation – whole building or specific components, such as roofs, walls or windows
  • Parking garage evaluations
  • Balcony evaluations
  • Design and tendering of repair solutions
  • Services during construction, including construction monitoring, contract administration and project management

- Capital Planning

  • Reserve Fund Studies for condominiums and Depreciation Reports for stratas in B.C.
  • Building Condition Assessments and Due Diligence Reports when buying, selling or re-financing
  • Capital Plans for multi-residential, institutional, commercial, retail and industrial properties
  • Performance Audits for condominiums and Warranty Reviews for stratas in BC

- Structural Engineering

Creative and constructive solutions to all types of clients and on all projects, big and small.

  • New construction
  • Additions
  • Renovations and mechanical alterations
  • Seismic evaluations and upgrades
  • Seismic restraint of non-structural components
  • Construction services, including shop drawings, temporary shoring design, construction loading related load checks
  • Feasibility studies and evaluations
  • Compliance and peer review

Experience with all building material types: concrete, structural steel, cold-formed steel, masonry, precast concrete, wood, glass and historic materials through a variety of project delivery methods.

- Sustainability and Energy

Through our in-house experts and best-in-class partner roster, we can precisely address your specific Sustainability and Energy needs in new, existing, or building acquisition plans.

We offer advice from how to manage – and save – on energy, carbon and utilities to how to protect your assets long-term by incorporating sustainability into new designs, capital plans, restoration and renewal projects through the following services:

  • Energy efficiency recommendations for new and existing buildings through energy audits, energy modelling, GHG, embodied energy and life cycle costing analyses
  • Capital Planning that integrates energy efficiency, restoration and renewal measures to achieve a Pathway to NetZero emissions and Decarbonization
  • Energy efficiency, restoration and renewal measure review, design and project management
  • Feasibility assessment and support in accessing financial grants/incentives and achieving certification under building benchmarking programs

- Accessibility

Our team includes several Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certified Professionals who are trained to evaluate and design spaces through the lens of accessibility. Accessibility services include:

  • Accessibility audit and Rick Hansen surveys
  • Accessibility design improvements for existing buildings
  • Accessibility design for new buildings

- Mechanical and Electrical Engineering

Sense provides turnkey mechanical and electrical engineering consulting, including evaluations, design, tendering, construction review, contract administration and project management, for:

  • HVAC
  • Plumbing
  • Building automation systems
  • Emergency power systems
  • Power distribution systems
  • Lighting

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If these values pique your interest, give us a call and come work with us.

OUR TEAM

Our team embraces buildings utilizing technology for greater efficiencies and a greener future. Collectively, with our clients, we look for every opportunity to provide effective solutions, that can be measured by dollars, performance and the impact on our environment.

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SOME THOUGHTS FROM OUR CLIENTS

A NATIONAL PRESENCE

One of the more complex aspects of the engineering process is understanding the subtle and sometimes extreme regional differences that make up the Canadian real estate market. Our team of skilled professionals have built their careers across Canada, in virtually all Canadian marketplaces.

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PROJECTS

CONTACT

All enquires to Sense Engineering can be sent to makesense@senseengineering.com

631 Granrose Terrace
Victoria, BC
V9C 4M3
(250) 514-2707

104 — 788 Copping St.
North Vancouver, BC
V7M 3G6
(604) 396-2850

1631 Dickson Avenue, Suite 1100
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 0B5
(604) 374-5643

1863 17th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
T2T 5W3
(403) 543-2255

189 Delancey Blvd.
Hamilton, ON
L9B 1Z1
(647) 280-2020

15-10 Greensborough Village Circle
Markham, ON
L6E 1M4
(905) 490-8036

141 Gate Street
Welland, ON
L3C 7E9
(647) 280-2020

76 Chamberlain Avenue, Suite 2
Ottawa, ON
K1S 1V9
(613) 884-4785

301 – 168 Hobsons Lake Drive
Beechville, NS
B3S 0H9
(902) 817-5737

631 Granrose Terrace
Victoria, BC
V9C 4M3
(250) 514-2707

104 — 788 Copping St.
North Vancouver, BC
V7M 3G6
(604) 396-2850

1631 Dickson Avenue, Suite 1100
Kelowna, BC
V1Y 0B5
(604) 374-5643

1863 17th Avenue SW
Calgary, AB
T2T 5W3
(403) 543-2258

189 Delancey Blvd.
Hamilton, ON
L9B 1Z1
(647) 280-2020

15-10 Greensborough Village Circle
Markham, ON
L6E 1M4
(905) 490-8036

141 Gate Street
Welland, ON
L3C 7E9
(647) 280-2020

76 Chamberlain Avenue, Suite 2
Ottawa, ON
K1S 1V9
(613) 884-4785

contact-us

301 – 168 Hobsons Lake Drive
Beechville, NS
B3S 0H9
(902) 817-5737