Straiton engineering

Guiding your project to success.

Straiton Engineering is a consulting firm focused on mechanical design, electrical design, and building performance analysis.

Our people have the knowledge, experience and energy to guide your project to success. While we operate primarily in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, our projects span Western Canada and our clients include government agencies, developers, business owners, universities, property managers and industrial firms.

What We Do


Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Fire Suppression
Existing Buildings Systems
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Energy Modelling

Energy Modelling

Passive House
Vancouver Green Building Policies and Modelling Guidelines
Indoor thermal comfort analysis
ASHRAE 90.1 and NECB compliance
BC Hydro Power Smart
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Electrical Engineering

Electrical Engineering

Power Distribution
Fire Alarm
Communications and Data
BC Hydro Servicing
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Our Experience


Commercial & Industrial

Ranging from tilt-up warehouses and retail store fit-outs to dust collection systems, explosion-proof process ventilation and power systems, food processing plants, and vehicle repair centres, our team has the experience to move your project smoothly through the entire design and construction cycle in the most cost-effective manner.


Our team has designed mechanical, electrical, and plumbing systems and completed building performance analyses on secondary and post-secondary education projects across the Lower Mainland, both for public sector and private sector institutions. Whether the goal is a science laboratory, a renovation of an administration area, or designing for the flexible and technology-driven learning spaces of tomorrow, Straiton Engineering can help.

Residential Low & Mid Rise

We have designed systems for thousands of wood frame condominium and rental apartment units across British Columbia and Alberta, from large custom homes to townhomes and mixed-use six storey buildings. While most low- and mid-rise projects are of traditional lumber construction, our team has also undertaken projects based on heavy timber and cross-laminated timber structures, as well as concrete construction.

Residential High Rise

High rise projects require special considerations for life safety systems (smoke control, fire alarm, emergency power and fire suppression) in order to function safely and effectively. The Straiton team’s vast experience in high rise design and energy performance optimization of high buildings will aid coordination, reduce project costs and avoid unnecessary construction delays.


Municipal, provincial and federal agencies typically have different time horizons, stakeholders and goals than the private sector. We understand this, and tailor our services to meet the specific need of each project. Our past work includes museums and art galleries, building condition assessments, on-site troubleshooting, and design of government offices and maintenance facilities.


With new technologies rolling out constantly, and network equipment heat densities approaching that of data centres, the need to reliably and efficiently power, cool, and protect telecommunications infrastructure continues to rise. We have completed a multitude of related projects, including chiller plant upgrades, high density cooling, emergency power systems, fire alarm modifications, controls retrofits and adiabatic heat rejection systems. If you have a critical cooling or power application where uptime is paramount, Straiton Engineering will design the right system to protect your assets and your reputation.

Food Services

Having designed mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems for a variety of restaurants from Vancouver to Winnipeg, our team knows how to minimize your starting costs while creating hygienic and safe systems that will keep your business running at top performance. Our team’s experience crosses pubs, fast food, coffee shops, premium casual and everything in between.


Every type of recreational facility has unique characteristics, whether it’s a Bikram yoga studio, pool, fitness centre or ice rink. Our people have performed design and energy audit work on all types of recreational projects in both the public and private sectors. If you manage or build recreational facilities, Straiton Engineering has the expertise to realize your project goals.


Our team has designed pharmaceutical clean rooms, critical care additions, acute care facilities, dental care, mental health wards and various medical offices and support spaces. From HEPA-filtered surgical suites to medical gas systems and onsite emergency power, the Straiton team knows what is needed to deliver buildings systems that value patient wellbeing, energy efficiency and ease of maintenance.