Project Experience

Our Experience


Commercial & Industrial

Ranging from tilt-up warehouses and retail store fit-outs to dust collection systems, explosion-proof process ventilation, 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 staff have designed mechanical 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 consideration for smoke control systems, pressure piping, fire suppression and general HVAC systems 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 cool telecommunications infrastructure continues to rise. We have completed a multitude of related projects, including chiller plant upgrades, high density cooling solutions, controls upgrades and adiabatic heat rejection systems. If you have a critical cooling application where uptime is paramount, Straiton Engineering will design the right system to protect your assets and your reputation.

Food Services

Having designed mechanical systems for a variety of restaurants from Vancouver to Winnipeg, our people know how to minimize your starting costs while creating hygienic and safe systems that will keep your business running at top performance. Our people’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 people have 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 fuel storage and transport, the Straiton team knows what is needed to deliver mechanical systems that value patient wellbeing, energy efficiency and ease of maintenance.