Structural Engineering

Established in 1984, Krahn Engineering Ltd. is the structural division and founding firm of the Krahn Group of Companies. For nearly four decades, we have been committed to meeting our clients’ design goals with quality structural solutions.

Fusing aesthetics and functionality, we strive to meet our clients’ requirements and expectations through a deep understanding of industry codes, approval processes, and safety standards. Our team is passionate about reaching new heights of innovation and excellence in design.

From small specialty engineering projects to large-scale capital works projects, we have the resources and expertise to guarantee even the most complex structural challenges are met with innovative solutions and rigorous attention to detail.

Leadership

Vancouver

Doug Birch, P.Eng., Struct.Eng., MIStructE

Doug Birch, P.Eng., Struct.Eng., MIStructE

Principal

After graduating from the University of British Columbia in 1985 with a Bachelor of Applied Science Degree (Civil) specializing in structural engineering, Doug worked with Stelco Canada doing Structural Steel Design, subsequently moving onto the nuclear power industry with Stone and Webster Canada. In 1987, Doug joined Krahn Engineering to provide structural engineering services to our clients through our Vancouver office. Throughout his career, Doug has focused on institutional and specialized heavy industrial work. Doug is a Registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territories, Nunavut, and Ontario.

Michael Hallidy, P.Eng.

Michael Hallidy, P.Eng.

Structural Engineer

Graduating from Lakehead University (Ontario) in 2007 with a Bachelor in Engineering, Michael joined Krahn Engineering in 2008.  He provides structural engineering services to clients through our Vancouver office, specializing in institutional, commercial, multi-family residential, recreational, and medium industrial projects.  He has a strong knowledge of Building Information Modeling (BIM) using Autodesk Revit and is an experienced user of several design and analysis software suites, including Etabs, SAP 2000, and SAFE.  Michael is a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba.

Vancouver

Gráinne Warren, P.Eng., MIStructE

Gráinne Warren, P.Eng., MIStructE

Structural Engineer, Team Lead

Gráinne is the Structural Team Lead in the Vancouver office and a Senior Structural Engineer with over 17 years of structural experience in Canada and internationally. Gráinne joined Krahn engineering in 2011 and has been responsible for the structural design of various unique and challenging projects across Canada. She has a deep understanding of various different building materials such as wood, concrete and structural steel.

Abbotsford

Geoff Krahn, P.Eng., MBA

Geoff Krahn, P.Eng., MBA

Structural Engineer, Team Lead

Geoff grew up working on, and building, various Krahn Group projects and officially joined in 2009. His hands-on experience has been invaluable in his engineering career and allows him to bring practical and economic solutions to many challenging situations. Using his strong leadership skills, problem-solving skills, and fresh perspectives, he has led the design and construction of various successful projects including custom houses, mixed-use buildings, commercial buildings, industrial tilt-up and pre-cast buildings. He has experience in a wide range of construction types, such as structural steel, concrete, wood frame, heavy timber, and precast buildings.

Edmonton

Lauchlin Smith, P.Eng.

Lauchlin Smith, P.Eng.

Director of Structural Engineering

With almost three decades of experience in structural design and project management, Lauchlin leads Krahn’s Structural team in Alberta as Director of Structural Engineering. As a member of our Senior Leadership team, he pursues new projects and client relationships while maintaining close involvement in projects, providing mentorship, guidance, and direction to his team throughout a project. Relied upon for his expertise in quality assurance and design prowess by clients, Lauchlin is known for his hands-on approach throughout the design process, and his tireless pursuit of excellence.

Toronto

Walid Salman P.Eng., Struct. Eng.

Walid Salman P.Eng., Struct. Eng.

Principal

Walid brings over 20 years of experience to manage the structural engineering discipline out of Krahn’s Toronto office. His experience includes overseeing structural design and construction of steel, concrete, and tilt-up structures for industrial, commercial, retail, and institutional buildings. A graduate of the American University of Beirut and the University of Toronto, Walid has a depth of knowledge and vast experience delivering structural solutions for the most complex projects. Walid is a licensed Structural Engineer in Alberta, BC, Washington state, and a number of other Canadian provinces/territories and US states.

Approach

Over the years, we have built and fostered strong relationships with clients and contractors throughout the regions we serve, with the goal of providing cost-effective designs.

We offer an extensive range of services across a variety of projects using a wealth of shared experience among our teams in the design of concrete tilt-up and precast building, residential wood-frame apartment buildings and townhomes, and structural steel frame commercial buildings. 

Our team takes a proactive approach to design solutions to avoid major redesigns or costly changes for our clients. We draw on the experience of a diverse group of engineers who have worked in various locations around the world on a variety of projects.

Services

Key Benefits

DIVERSE EXPERIENCE

We bring a wide range of past project experience to every new project for well-rounded support

VALUABLE INSIGHTS

Timely advice to help you make informed decisions regarding your project

COST-EFFECTIVE SUPPORT

Eliminate waste by harnessing our team’s expertise to help you cut costs and reduce unnecessary resources

PROACTIVE PROCESS

Our design process is tailored to identify issues before they arise to help keep your project on track

DOCUMENT REVIEWS

Our team ensures you’ll never miss important paperwork or critical details throughout your project

QUALITY RESULTS

Spaces that make efficient use of resources

Recent Projects

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