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    The building and structural division at Johnson Engineering Consultants has been a major component of this company for years. We provide building code compliance review and structural engineering services for residential, commercial, municipal and agricultural projects. Our staff of professionals are dedicated to using the client's concepts, ideas and ultimate goals to provide the best possible solution and outcome.

    Johnson Engineering Consultants is certified as a design firm through the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing (MAH). Bill 124 modifies the Ontario Building Code and requires that design firms become certified through the MAH for different Ontario Building Code (OBC) specialties. The Ontario Building Code is a Provincial Regulation empowered by the Ontario Building Code Act. As such, both the Act and the Regulation (the Ontario Building Code) are available on the website. They keep moving them around so our link may not work, but last we checked, the Regulation (the Ontario Building Code) was available at

    There has been growing interest in installing solar panels, both photovoltaic and water heating systems, on roof tops in Ontario since the Feed-in-tariff (FIT) program was announced by the Ontario Power Authority in September 2009. New buildings that are being proposed for construction can easily and inexpensively have their structural system designed to accommodate the weight (dead load) of these solar energy systems, but at the same time, it is rarely true for existing buildings. We've written a pdf that helps explain the various structural concerns, you can download it here.

    Our projects have included steel, concrete, masonry and wood construction and are designed to comply with the Ontario Building Code and Ontario Fire Code. We have been involved with the following, but not are limited to, structural design and analysis projects:

    • Residential - new, basements, garage sheds (including shallow foundations), additions, and renovations

    • Commercial - new, additions, and renovations

    • Industrial - building additions, catwalks, mezzanines, conveyors, jib cranes, racking systems and lift supports

    • Agricultural - barns, sheds, storage tanks, and silos

    • Municipal - concrete culverts, bridges and piers, road design and reconstruction

    • Falsework and Formwork - design and implementation

    • Ontario Building Code and Ontario Fire Code analysis

    Pre-Engineered Steel Building

    Bridge Falsework and Formwork

    Past Projects

    Engineering services have been performed in a variety of disciplines (not limited to) for the following clients:


    • A.O. Smith: Renovations

    • Beacon Herald: Structural Review of Addition

    • Beaulieu of Canada Inc.: Steel Frame Building Structural Analysis

    • Cleaver Brooks: Structural Design of Addition

    • Commercial Printers: Commercial Building (wood structure)

    • Dunn Manor: Five Unit Apartment Building

    • FRAM/Honeywell: O.W.S.J. Reinforcing and Analysis

    • Fraser Asphalt Paving: Office & Warehouse

    • Hendrickson Canada Ltd.: Building Structural Analysis

    • Hunter Steel: Steel Commercial Building

    • Jenny Trout Medical Centre

    • Magalloy Ltd.: Structural Review & Design

    • Manchester Plastics Ltd.: Structural Design & O.B.C. Review

    • Omex Manufacturing Ltd.: New Building and Site Work

    • Perth Precision Manufacturing: Building Addition and Renovations

    • Samsonite: Structural Reinforcing

    • Sid's Sports Bar: Renovations

    • Societe Laurentide Inc.: Manufacturing, Building Renovation

    • Stackpole Limited: Structural review of Perth Metal Industries for possible purchase

    • Standard Products (Canada) Ltd.: evaluation of existing steel frames supporting latex tanks

    • Steed Standard Transport: Site Work and New Building

    • Vic West Steel Inc.: Structural Reviews & Designs

    Perth County

    • Boemer Anderson Construction, St. Marys: Commercial Building

    • Campbell Soup Company Ltd., St. Marys: Analysis of Concrete Platform for New Storage Racks

    • Diamond Machine Shop, St. Marys: Industrial Building

    • J.D. Welding : Steel Design of a Mixing System Platform

    • Jutzi Funeral Home, Milverton

    • Milverton Foodland, Milverton: Addition

    • Mornington Township Recreational Pavilion

    • Royal Canadian Legion, Mitchell: Building Addition

    • Shakespeare Mills Inc., Shakespeare: Train Car Unloading Station

    • Shakespeare Optimist Club Community Centre, Shakespeare: Addition

    • Shur-Gain - Canada Packers: Research Farm Facilities

    • St. Marys Mini-Storage, St. Marys

    • U-Store-It: Storage and Commercial Wood Frame Building


    • E & S Fuel Services Ltd., Baden: Warehouse and Office Addition

    • Ivory Tower Developments

    • Jamco Trailers, Brucefield: Steel Commercial Building

    • Joe Borges: Bull Arena

    • Nabisco Brands Ltd., Exeter: Various Additions

    • Smith Pet Food Processing, Seaforth: Packaging Facility

    • Township of Morris: Office and Repair Garage

    • Tuckersmith Municipal Telephone System, Varna: Office and Truck Workshop Buildings

    Historical Renovations & Additions

    • Immaculate Conception Roman Catholic Church, Stratford: Renovations and Addition

    • McLean Taylor Construction Ltd., St. Marys: St. Marys Opera House Heritage Restoration

    • National Trust, Stratford: 1989 Restoration of Ontario St. Building, Stratford

    • Ontario Street Baptist Church, Stratford: Wheelchair Lift

    • St. James Anglican Church, Stratford: Historic Restoration

    • Zion United Church, New Hamburg: Restoration of Brick Structure

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