About Us

Our Story

Straiton Engineering was formed by two professional engineers seeking a renewed focus on the quality of design and client service. While we operate primarily in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia, our projects span Western Canada.

Our valued clients include developers, business owners, universities, property managers, government agencies, and industrial companies. We protect our clients’ interests in each and every project while striving for exceptional communication and service.

Our Philosophy

Our corporate philosophy is simple, and follows three basic tenets:

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The trust of our clients is the bedrock of our business; we remind ourselves of this with every action we take.

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Our people are the means of delivering results to our clients; we find and keep people who share our passion for service and design.

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Every decision our people make should better our world in some small way, whether through economic success, sustainability, or quality of the built environment. We do the right thing for our clients, our people, and society. Always.

Our Team

Mike Dixon P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C

Principal

As the engineer-of-record on over five hundred projects across three provinces, Mike’s design experience is extensive and varied. His work ranges from commercial and residential to telecommunications, district energy, post-secondary education and industrial construction. 

With broad knowledge of the interrelations between mechanical systems and other design disciplines, paired with a background in energy modelling and sustainability, Mike adds value to any design team he is a part of.

John Buxton P.Eng., CPHD, LEED AP

Principal

With a deep foundation in building performance analysis dating back over a decade, John has guided hundreds of design teams to their projects’ energy efficiency targets in BC, Alberta, and the Northern Territories. Certified by the Passive House Institute, CaGBC and BC Hydro Power Smart, his deep understanding of the interactions between a building’s envelope, HVAC, lighting and process systems allow him to quickly and effectively optimize the team’s designs for maximum performance at minimum cost. 

John’s knowledge of energy mechanisms and attention to detail also support his design work, which includes district energy plants, ground source heat exchangers, custom energy recovery systems, and the associated controls systems to optimize these plants.

Satwinder Diogan Dipl. Tech

Project Manager

Satwinder Diogan has graduated from BCIT with a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering. Over the past few years, he has gained experience designing and managing a broad spectrum of projects ranging from residential to commercial to healthcare. Prior to BCIT, he had completed his plumbing apprenticeship and worked as a journeyman plumber and gas fitter.

Justin Robertson Dipl. Tech

CAD Systems LEAD

With an eye for detail and over 15 years of CAD experience, Justin is a valuable asset to any design team. After graduating from BCIT in 2014, he has worked on a variety of project types including residential high rises, seniors living homes, dental clinics, and commercial kitchens. In Justin’s free time he enjoys playing baseball and experimenting with 3d printing.

Dylan Wilson EIT

Project Manager

With over 8 years in the construction industry, and 5 years in Mechanical Consulting, Dylan joined the Straiton team at the beginning of 2020, as a Project Manager and Mechanical Designer. After graduating from BCIT in 2013 with a Mechanical Technologist diploma, he continued to Lakehead University, where Dylan received his Bachelor of Engineering Degree. While attending Lakehead, Dylan’s design team placed third in the 2017 ASHRAE Student Design Competition in the Design Calculation category.

Dylan’s knowledge of the construction industry grew from his time working as a plumbing apprentice. His experience on-site helped him learn, first-hand, the ins and outs of mechanical systems, including hot water heating, sanitary and domestic water installations. While working in consulting, Dylan’s experience has ranged from mixed-use residential buildings and tenant improvements, to hospital and courthouse renovations.

Dylan is en-route to receive his Professional Engineering designation later this year.

Matt McEachern Grad Tech

JUNIOR MECHANICAL DESIGNER

Keri Buxton

HR/Marketing

Nicole Dixon

Accounting/Finance