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Building Sciences

TBT Engineering provides complete building engineering services encompassing innovative and practical designs that meet and exceed the expectations of both clients and building users.

Utilizing local market knowledge and technical expertise, our multidisciplinary approach to building design consistently produces cost-effective, functional, sustainable, and inspired solutions.

Our clients come from a broad range of sectors including First Nations, Government, Industrial, Commercial, Institutional, and Residential. From creation to completion, we help clients including contractors, property owners and architects to reach the optimum potential of every project.


Commercial – Institutional

  • Mechanical HVAC and Plumbing Systems
  • Electrical Power Distribution, Lighting and Grounding
  • Life Safety and Fire Protection Systems
  • Communications, Cabling, and Security
  • Feasibility Studies, Reports, and Costing
  • Asset Condition Assessments
  • Contract Administration
  • Project Management
  • Insurance Investigation and Reporting


  • Industrial Heating and Ventilation
  • Material Handling
  • Piping and Process Design
  • Electrical  Power Distribution, Protection, and Lighting
  • Feasibility Studies, Reports, and Costing
  • 3D AutoCAD Modeling

First Nations

  • Remote Fuel Stations
  • Diesel Generating Stations
  • Electrification Studies
  • Asset Condition Assessments


  • Energy Audits
  • Certified Commissioning
  • Retro-Commissioning
  • Renewable Energy
  • LEED Certification and Green Building Design



Structural Engineering

  • Commercial, Institutional, Industrial Buildings
  • Concrete, Steel, Wood, Masonry, Precast Structures
  • Static and Dynamic Structural Analysis
  • Structural Design for New Buildings and Renovations to Existing Buildings
  • Building Permit and Construction Drawings
  • Shallow and Deep Foundations
  • Construction Specifications

Contract Administration

  • Shop Drawing Reviews and Multiple Trade Coordination
  • Risk Analysis, Assessment and Management
  • Construction and Certification Reviews
  • Bid Reviews and Negotiation
  • Budget Control and Quantity Tracking
  • Planning and Scheduling
  • Construction Supervision
  • Quality Assurance and Product Control

Building Assessment & Audits

  • Condition Assessment and Pre-Renovation Audits
  • Code Compliance Review
  • Building Materials Testing and Research
  • Structural Failure Investigation
  • Forensic Audits and Claim Validation
  • Environmental and Hazard Assessments
  • Energy Efficiency and Consumption Audits
  • Building Code Consultation
  • Building Envelope Evaluation
  • Foundation Audits and Soil Reports

Feasibility Studies & Reports

  • Construction Cost Estimates
  • Value Engineering
  • Geotechnical Investigation
  • Structural Inspection
  • Field Review Reports
  • Scope and Feasibility Assessment
  • Constructability Study

Environmental & Civil Engineering

  • Storm water Management Reports
  • Site Servicing and Grading Plans
  • Site Drainage Review and Design
  • Functional Servicing Reports
  • Pavement Design
  • Construction Material Testing & Inspection
  • Pile Driving Inspection
  • Land Development Studies
  • Subdivision & Zoning
  • Sanitary and Storm Sewer Investigation
  • Topographic Surveys
  • GIS
  • Environmental Planning & Impact Study
  • Site Assessment and Remediation
  • Transportation Design
  • Traffic Studies
  • Capital Asset Integrity Audits
  • Asset Management Plans

For more information contact:

Franco Gorenszach
Vice President
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Engineering Services

TBTE Engineering Services includes a broad spectrum of consulting, engineering, and analytical services to aid and support our clients with complex questions and issues that arise in today’s global environment. Our services are developed and sharpened in-house by an experienced team of engineers and quality assurance professionals with over 30 years of experience.


We address the requirements of our clients by providing a wide range of geotechnical services. From preliminary studies to detailed design and analyses, we can tailor our services to meet your needs and budget.

  • Detailed Geotechnical Investigations
  • Pavement Design
  • Terrain Analyses
  • Desktop Studies
  • Geothermal Modelling
  • Seepage Analyses
  • Finite Element Stress Analysis
  • Bearing Capacity


Below is a listing of the geotechnical engineering services we provide:

  • Forensic Studies
  • Embankment Design
  • Earth Dam Design
  • Tailings
  • Soft Clays
  • Aggregate Studies
  • Friction Piles
  • End Bearing Piles
  • Rock Socketted Piles
  • Micro Piles
  • Laterally Loaded Pile Analysis
  • Breakwaters
  • Revetments
  • Slope Stabilization
  • Ground Improvement
  • Site Preloads
  • Lagoon Berms / Dykes
  • Pavement Management
  • Comparative Site Studies
  • Settlement Performance Analysis
  • Liquefaction Assessments
  • Instrumentation
  • Field Investigations
  • Monitoring Plans
  • Inspections
  • Pit and Quarry Licensing
  • Mat Foundations
  • Compensated Raft Foundations
  • Shallow Footings
  • Insulated Foundations
  • Frost Protection
  • Design with Light Weight Fills
  • Earth Retaining Systems
  • Laboratory Testing
  • Frost Heave Assessment
  • Construction Monitoring
  • Vibration Monitoring
  • Construction Staging
  • Water Treatment Plants / Reservoirs
  • Clarifiers / Aeration Basins
  • Anchors
  • Sheet Piling
  • Excavation Assessments


TBT Surveyors Inc (a TBTE company) provides a full range of professional engineering survey services to both the public and private sectors.  The company is managed by Mr. Chris Zappe, who has over 15 years of experience in surveys and plans development though-out Northwestern Ontario.

Chris and his survey crews have assisted with completion of design projects involving roads, bridges, tailings dams, river dredging operations, aggregate resource plans, environmental monitoring plans, subdivisions, base maps, route studies and planning studies.  TBT Surveyors Inc has vast expertise in cost estimation and quantity surveying and can also assist in construction site inspection and supervision.


At TBT Engineering, we provide complete engineering services for road improvements, new road construction and highway maintenance systems. We manage all aspects of highway engineering projects, including consulting, researching and planning, designing, and building.

TBT Engineering can provide clients with feasibility studies that outline the scope of the project, summarizing preferred routes, possible alternatives, assumptions, any environmental and social considerations, economic justification, as well as interim and final reports.

With every project, extensive research and planning are key. TBT Engineering has the expertise to manage and coordinate large teams of industry professionals, incorporating multiple disciplines. Noise and air quality, landscaping, structural design, drainage, and geotechnical appraisals are all aspects we take into consideration to provide the best solutions for the community.

Below is a listing of the services we provide:

  • Total Project Management
  • Engineering Surveys and Plan Preparation
  • Roadway Investigations
  • Traffic Investigations
  • Traffic Impact Assessments
  • Guiderail Evaluation and Design
  • Eccentric Loader Quality Certification
  • Intersection Design
  • Auxiliary Lane Design
  • Roadway Cross-section Design
  • Roadway Drainage Design
  • Automated Quantity Calculations
  • Specification Development
  • Contract Preparation
  • Contract Tendering
  • Land Development Desktop – Plan Design
  • Autocad Drafting – Plans and Typical Drawings
  • Truck Mounted Drill Rigs
  • Solid Stem (Kelly Bar) Augers
  • Horizontal-Vertical Drilling Capabilities
  • 200mm to 600mm diameter holes up to 6m depth
  • Hand Auger (PEDO) Drilling Services
  • Material Classification and Sampling
  • PEDO Sketches – Frost Heaves and Erosion Areas
  • Drainage Evaluation and Design
  • Pavement Surface Evaluation and Ride Rating
  • Pavement Management Alternatives
  • Pavement Design – Life Cycle Costing of Alternatives
  • Pavement Treatment Recommendations
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plans
  • Foundation Engineering

For more information contact:

Gord Maki
Vice President
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Professional Services

TBTE Professional services focus is on managing projects. We offer a complete and integrated solution which manages the entire project lifecycle—Contract, Project Planning and Execution, Sub Contracting, Project Invoicing, Controlling and Finance. Examples of industries we have partnered with include Infrastructure (Energy, Water, Solar), Construction ( Buildings, plants, transportation/ roads), Consulting Services, and many more.


TBTE’s Environmental Services Division offers the services of specialists in water sampling and environmental site assessment, monitoring and remediation, environmental assessments, permitting and biological sampling. We have a comprehensive understanding of environmental regulations and an excellent relationship with regulatory agencies.

TBTE’s Contaminants Group has a detailed and broad understanding of environmental regulations, and an excellent relationship with local agencies and governments. Our staff is fully trained and experienced in the identification of environmental hazards. We assess potential risks for our client, whether environmental or financial, in the development of their project. Our complete environmental engineering services include the planning, design, construction, and operation as it pertains to waste management, fuel spills, environmental site assessments and more.


Below is a listing of the services we provide:

Biological Services

  • Fisheries and Terrestrial Assessments
  • Baseline Studies (Mining, Road Building)
  • Species at Risk (SAR) and rare plant surveys
  • Avian surveys and nest searches
  • Environmental Permitting and Planning
  • Environmental Impact Statements (EIS)
  • Erosion and Sediment Control Plans & Monitoring
  • Natural Environment Level 1 and 2 (NEL) Assessments
  • Surface water assessments
  • Fish rescue services including electrofishing
  • Fisheries Contract Specialist Services (MTO RAQS)

Fuel Investigations

  • Site assessment
  • Short and long-term sampling plans
  • Spill delineation
  • Containment and management plans
  • Liaison with private property owners and enforcement agencies
  • Site remediation

Environmental Drilling

  • In-house drill equipment with hollow-stem augers
  • Environmental and geotechnical soil sampling
  • Reg 903 certified groundwater monitoring well installations and decommissioning
  • Well registration (as per O. Reg 903)

Waste Management

  • Landfill assessment and evaluation
  • Landfill Planning
  • Waste volume modelling
  • Site capacity determinations
  • MOE Environmental Compliance Approvals (ECA) and amendment services
  • ECA compliance monitoring, sampling, data interpretation and reporting, and Liaison with regulators
  • Financial Assurance Calculations

Hydrogeological Assessment

  • Soil and groundwater water sampling services
  • Topographical site surveying
  • ACAD drafting services
  • Surface and groundwater depth, quality and flow assessment
  • Water Taking Assessments and MOECC Permit to Take Water Applications

Environmental Site Assessment (ESA’s)

  • Phase I ESA’s
  • Phase II ESA’s
  • Site Remediation
  • Risk Assessment
  • Record of Site Condition

Building Services

  • Designated Substance Surveys (DSS’s)
  • Asbestos Management Plans
  • Radon Measurement (C-NRPP)
  • Hazardous Materials Surveys

Environmental Assessments (EA’s)

  • Federal EA’s
  • Provincial Class EA’s
  • Municipal Class EA’s
  • EA screenings under the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act to identify and mitigate the anticipated environmental effects for our projects

For more information contact:

Scott Peterson

TBT Surveyors Inc.

TBT Surveyors Inc. provide private and corporate clients with legal land surveys of all types including land severances, boundary locations, condominiums, subdivisions, Provincial and Federal Crown lands, First Nations Lands, Utility corridors.  We also provide consultation to clients with respect to boundary disputes and preparation of sketches for land planning/severance applications.

For more information contact:

Peter de Haan

Technical Services

TBT Engineering’s technical services departments include professionals in Drilling, Lab/Field Testing, and Contract Administration.


TBT Engineering’s Drilling Services Department offers comprehensive drilling services and rentals for both environmental and geotechnical projects. Some of the services we offer include:

  • Reg 903 Certified Groundwater Monitoring Well Installations
  • Reg 903 Certified Groundwater Monitoring Well Decommissioning
  • Geotechnical Subsurface Condition Investigations
  • Roadway / Highway / Pavement Investigations
  • Environment Soil Sampling & Investigations
  • Aggregate Source Investigations (ASIs)
  • Rock Quarry Investigations
  • Environmental & Geotechnical Marine Investigations
  • Construction Site Assessments
  • Hazard Assessments

We are capable of running multiple crews and are supported by our first class Geotechnical / Pavement / Aggregates / Environmental / Surveying and Material Testing divisions.


From split spoon sampling to hollow or solid stem auguring, we use cutting edge technology and equipment to ensure you get results of the highest quality, completed on time and on budget. TBTE’s in-house drilling rigs and equipment ensure optimal project scheduling, and our knowledgeable staff will get the job done right the first time, saving you both time and money. We invite you to select from the links below to learn more about the drill rigs and support equipment that we offer.

View our Full Equipment Offering


TBT Engineering provides a wide range material testing and laboratory services to the construction industry. Our laboratory and technologists are fully certified to meet the needs of our clients. From soil investigations to asphalt and concrete testing, we’re here to help. We offer quality testing, analysis and results that are on budget and on time, every time.

  • Laboratory Services
  • Grain Size Analyses
  • Atterberg Limits
  • Unconfined Compression Soil Testing
  • Consolidation Testing
  • Direct Shear Testing
  • Asphalt Testing – Super Pave
  • Concrete Testing
  • Concrete Admixture Testing
  • Aggregate Physical Property Testing
  • Soil and Aggregate Permeability
  • Point Load Testing – Rock
  • Training
  • Petrographic Analysis
  • Rock Core Logging
  • Certifications
  • Canadian Standards Association
  • Canadian Council of Independent Laboratories
  • Ministry of Transportation – RAQS



TBT Engineering provides construction management services throughout Northwestern Ontario, in both the municipal and private sector. Our full management-related services include design and planning, scheduling, cost analysis, contract administration, quality control, and community relations.

We employ the latest technologies to provide our clients with customized technical reports geared to their requirements. TBT Engineering is your first choice for construction administration and management.


Below is a listing of the construction administration and management services we provide.

  • Construction Management
  • Construction Administration
  • Construction Inspection
  • Construction Documentation
  • Construction Quantity Verification
  • Construction Dispute Resolution
  • Construction Quality Verification – Workmanship
  • Construction Quality Verification – Material Testing

For more information contact:

Doug Otto
Vice President