Building Engineering

CBCL Limited's Building Engineering services include the core disciplines of structural, mechanical, electrical and civil engineering. These core disciplines are supported by specialists in; urban planning, landscape architecture, water resources, transportation and environmental engineering.


Featured Project Gallery

  • Halifax Central Library
  • Hopedale Assembly Building
  • Luckett Vineyard
  • Medical Examiners Facility
  • Mona Campbell Academic Building
  • Pictou County Wellness Center
  • Queens General Hospital
  • Valley Waste Resource Management
Halifax Central Library1 Hopedale Assembly Building2 Luckett Vineyard3 Medical Examiners Facility4 Mona Campbell Academic Building5 Pictou County Wellness Center6 Queens General Hospital7 Valley Waste Resource Management8

Approach to design

A good design:

Is the product of multidiscipline teamwork that correctly interprets a projects vision

Blends innovation with the benefits of past experience

Is efficient, robust and cost effective, balancing first and life cycle costs

Applies sustainability principles within the project context

Meets its schedule and cost targets without compromising quality or value

Recognises that total completion is a start as well as a finish


Sustainable design

CBCL has the skills and experience required to perform key roles in a project team's goals for achievement with various Green Building or sustainable design rating systems, like LEED®, BOMA BESt or Green Globes. We have 18 LEED® Accredited professionals and over 30 LEED® registered projects at various stages of design, construction, post construction evaluation and accreditation. Four recent projects have achieved LEED certified at the Gold level. CBCL Limited also supports the Green Building and Sustainable Design body of knowledge as a regular technical contributor to the work of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) at both the regional and national levels

High Performance Buildings

Stringent new energy codes are demanding significantly higher levels of energy performance from new building designs. As an integrated part of our M&E design services we offer energy modeling and energy efficiency expertise. We work closely with the building envelope designers to develop an optimized, balanced solution between envelope and energy consumption. CBCL offers the technical expertise to make these energy goals economically achievable.

BIM/Integrated design

CBCL offers a complete integrated mechanical electrical and structural Auto Desk Revit™ model on building design assignments. Through the use of Navisworks™ we offer advanced levels of design integration including interference checks, 3d visualization, construction scheduling, quantity take offs and digital drawings based O&M Manuals. CBCL Limited's inherent multidisciplinary advantage is reinforced with the use of these 3D parametric design/modeling tools that allow the architects and engineers to work collaboratively on one integrated model. CBCL continues to explore ways to use these advanced modeling techniques to further bridge the gap between design and construction activities. To learn more about our use of BIM, click here.

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