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HOME RENOVATION or ADDITION

Why do you need a structural engineer?

Removing Interior Walls
We will help you determine whether this wall is a load or non-load bearing wall.
Walls are part of a skeleton system that supports vertical and lateral loads. When a wall is removed, we helped anylyze whether we have weakened the skeletal system or not.
Lowering a Basement
We will recommend a suitable method for increasing the head room of your basement by Site Consultation to review the existing foundation. Underpinning the foundation walls or benching methods.

Addition or Renovation
If you are planning on increasing the area of your home or adding balcony / deck, we offer recommendations that will satisfy Part 4 (Building Code Structural Design) and Part 3 & (Houses and Small Buildings) of the Province of B.C. We can take measurements of your house and prepare permit ready drawings showing all the addition and renovation changes both exterior and interior.

STRUCTURAL REPAIRS

How do you know that the repair is done the right way?

Sloping Floors?
A site visit to determine whether it is a foundation problem or structural framing issue. Conduct Site & Field Review and prepare a report to summarize our observation and recommendation.
Cracked Walls or Ceiling?
Often times these are just hairline cracks which are cosmetic concerns. Otherwise, they could also be signs of structural stability issues.
Sagging Roof Overhangs?
We have encountered a lot of these lately. What we found is inadequate detailing for the framer to follow.
TENANT RENOVATION

When is the Right Time to Call a Structural Engineer?

New Interior Layout?
We can provide you with Site Consultation to give you ideas on solutions for additional mezzanines, access floors or new interior wall locations.
Additional Loads on Structure?
We determine the design load capacities of exsiting structures for intended loadings such as vaults, equipment, cabinets, mechanical and electrical equipment.
New Floor and Wall Openings?
We find solutions through acceptable structural design modifications to accommodate openings for stairs, windows, mechanical and electrical systems.
WE ARE STRUCTURAL ENGINEERS

We Listen to Your Needs and Offer Stability.

New Homes
We provide detailed architectural and structural drawings. We provide building code related specifications needed for building permit application.
Site Visit & Report
Call us so we can assess your specific structural concerns for your unit or home. If we determine we need to be on site, we will go to your place to document existing conditions and carry out site consultation and follow up with a written report with our recommendation.
Seismic Anchorage
Medical and research equipment anchorage. Mechanical & electrical equipment and conduits hangers and supports.

Established in 2006, J.Manrique Consultants Ltd. is a team of structural engineers who specialize in the design, site consultation for renovation and repair of houses and small buildings.

With 30 years of experience in structural engineering, you can rest assured that your development and renovation project will be on the right track to good and long term structural stability.

It is an organization that have met the Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Certification criteria and hold current OQM Certificate endorsed by APEGBC.

 

We aspire to leave a positive, lasting impact on people. Our organization and our people are aligned with the critical needs of our clients. Our position and service offerings are broad, deep and respected by both our peers and clients.

 

We work closely with homeowners, contractors, architects, realtors and property managers to provide solutions to new and old houses structural concerns.

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We are structural engineers who provide specifications, and prepare plans and design details that work.

We have worked on unique and challenging projects in the past. We realized that the most important thing we developed during the process of providing solutions is not how we were able to solve a complex problem or how efficient and timely our solutions were. But how we nurture and foster each newfound relationship.

Residential and Tenant Renovations
Load Bearing Wall Removal
Structural Steel Connection Design
Seismic Retrofit / Upgrade
Seismic Anchorage
Site Visit & Report
Tilt-Up Panels Design & Analysis
New Residential House
Architectual Drawings

Testimonials

We learn from our clients and we evolve understanding their needs. We look forward working with you and becoming a part of your family too.

Erasmo Diaz
Homeowner, North Vancouver
``Being the 'home' my biggest asset, I was concerned about hiring a qualified, honest, sincere, and knowledgeable professional, and I found that in Lito. Lito observed the problem and gave his accurate opinion. Lito is a very friendly, honest, reliable, and knowledgeable...professional.``
Ron and Ruth Domingo
Homeowner, Burnaby
``We had no concerns at all since we were confident that you will be able to assist us with our request. You not only provided with us with your expert opinion but thoroughly explained everything in a clear and professional manner. You took time to do an ocular visit which gave us an opportunity to give you more information on our renovation plans. We will definitely recommend you to our friends/acquaintances and assure them that they are getting a professional, credible, reliable expert assessment with excellent service.``
Rob Hughes and Allen Hunt
Homeowners, New Westminster
``We were home renovation newbies and suffered some bad experiences with contractors, both in terms of the quality and costs of the work performed. We had never worked with an engineer before, so we were nervous whether we would be taken with outrageous bills. It was a pleasant and reassuring experience to meet you for the first time and discover that you were genuinely interested in our house restoration. Lito is the best!``
Imran and Alyshah Jiwa
Homeowners, Vancouver
``Our biggest concern was whether the services were going to address our need, which was to get an engineer report confirming whether or not a wall in our condo was load bearing. The report we received was exactly what we wanted. It was professional and well received by the City. Lito understood exactly what we needed. After some email/phone conversations, we were able to meet with Lito and go over the structure of our place. It was clear that he understood what we wanted, and delivered immediate results during our first meeting. All his responses and communication was professional and timely. As first time home buyers, we weren't sure what to expect from an engineer. We were nervous that our inexperience would leave us with a hefty bill for services we didn't need. None of that was a concern after our first meeting with Lito. He was very easy to work with, and was clear on what he was going to deliver. ``

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6864 Burford Street,
Burnaby, B.C.
V5E 1S1

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604 - 518 - 2983