Ontario Building Design & Structural Engineering Services

OSES Engineering provides prompt, custom design solutions for buildings and all other structures, including seismic restorations, retrofits, and investigative reports. Our clients are private architects, contractors, and public infrastructure. Our engineers have carried out structural design analysis, and retrofits for many sites in Canada, Haiti and throughout the world.

To discuss new building designs, ways of protecting your structure or upgrading your structure according NBC 2015, or any other applicable code, contact OSES Engineering at any time. Visit our Research page for more details on our work in shear stress prediction, seismic isolation systems, and our new tech for cheaper green fuels and power.

Seismic Retrofits & Reinforcements
OSES engineers work with a variety of structural materials, including wood, concrete, masonry, and/or steel. Structural engineering retrofits, reinforcements, and analysis are available for all types of structures, including:

  • Residential
  • Commercial
  • Industrial
  • High-Rise
  • Historic

Retrofit and research works took place at several locations in highly earthquake-prone Haiti. These project included design of a typical house for 750 houses were built in Jacmel and Port au Prince, another typical house using local materials in Haiti, a historical HRC office building in Jacmel, retrofitting of two existing health centres in Marbial and Lafond. Elastic and plastic structural analyses of an existing two-storey, 550-square-metre building in Jacmel.

After the 2010 earthquake that struck Haiti, our team evaluated the existing protection techniques that were used for specific sites and regions, such as the performance of colombage (half-timbering) construction technique.

Using information obtained during our site investigations, OSES Engineering was able to design two new health centres in the Marbial and Lafond areas of Haiti. These buildings were designed to withstand their particular wind and seismic environment, using a hybrid wood-reinforced masonry system that resists seismic and hurricane forces.