Building Structures

Associated delivers complete structural engineering solutions for public and private sector clients across all of our sectors. We assist clients in all phases of a project, from concept development to detailed design, tender support, construction management, structural and seismic assessments and material choices. Whether the project is a new facility or the retrofit or audit of an existing, our approach focuses on sustainable design, considering functionality, performance, comfort, and life-cycle costs. Our goal is to design functional and sustainable facilities that are user and operator-friendly, and enhance the community.  We have a broad expertise in the building structures field, including:

  • Resilience, Blast and Mission Critical Design
  • Retrofit & Modernization 
  • Seismic Design 
  • Sustainable Buildings Design 
  • Structural Materials

For more information, please contact Mark Porter (National Practice Leader, Building Services) at


2016 Royal Architectural Institute of Canada - National Urban Design Award

Kinsmen Park (Miniature Train Station)

ACEC-BC 2015 Award of Merit

Wood Innovation & Design Centre

Alberta Chapter American Concrete Institute 2015 Award of Excellence (Restoration)

City of Edmonton Central LRT Restoration

Saskatchewan Masonry Institute 2012 Award of Merit (Structural Masonry Design)

City of Saskatoon Raw Water Intake

Saskatchewan Masonry Institute 2012 Honourable Mention (Artistic Use of Masonry Design)

RCMP Cemetery Redevelopment

additional resources

Net Zero Design - Mitigating Climate Change

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Reaching the tipping point of performance-based building design

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Continual evolution of technology improves engineering production processes

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Building the business case for energy efficient buildings

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Design Charrettes lead to creative solutions

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Proposed rainwater harvesting system at YVR strengthens Vancouver Airport Authority’s sustainable design leadership

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Treatment for glycol-contaminated stormwater at Calgary Airport reduces environmental impact of discharge

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Saskatoon’s Kinsmen Park Train Station receives National Urban Design Award from Royal Architectural Institute

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Alta Gas


ATCO Power

Cenovus Energy

City of Edmonton

City of Melville

City of Nanaimo

City of Saskatoon

City of Surrey

District of Elford

District of Tofino


Fort Hills (Suncor Energy)

Fortis BC

Government of Nanavut

Government of Northwest Territories

Lac La Ronge Indian Band

Local Practice Architecture

McLennan Design

Metro Vancouver

P3 Architecture Partnership

Public Works and Government Services Canada

Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo

Santos Construction


space2place Landscape Architects

Suncor Energy Inc.

Town of Ladysmith

Town of Langham

Town of Norman Wells

Township of Langley

Tsawwassen First Nation

University of Saskatchewan

Vancouver Airport Authority

Village of Gitwinksihlkw