Building the world with innovation and skill

Engineering companies from Ontario have both the experience and the expertise needed to help communities and companies balance their economic, social and environmental needs.

Why countries worldwide use our practices, techniques and technologies:

Innovative and adaptable technologies

Building products companies from Ontario are known for green innovation and excellence, producing everything from energy-efficient insulation, thermal windows and “green“ concrete, to smart lighting, efficient heat recovery systems and state-of-the-art air quality technologies.

At Western University's WindEEE Research Institute, scientists are modelling new engineering techniques for tall buildings. Researchers in other centres are developing advanced structural materials, nano-coatings, embedded sensor networks and other promising technologies and processes.

Ontario building products companies, coming from a country where temperatures can range from +35C (95F) in the summer to -40C (-40F) in the winter, have developed innovative housing systems, technologies and services that are adaptable to the challenges of any location.

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Expertise in integrating green building processes

Ontario firms help clients worldwide reduce environmental footprints and achieve LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design), BRE (Building Research Establishment) or HQE (Haute Qualité Environnementale) certification.

This focus on sustainability is one of the reasons the World Green Building Council, with 32,000 members in 160 countries and territories, chose Ontario for its international headquarters.

In 2015, for the second year in a row, the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) ranked Canada as the leading country outside the U.S. for LEED, the world's most widely used and recognized green building rating system.

International experience and cost savings solutions

From New York to New Delhi, engineering and architectural firms from Ontario are collaborating with foreign governments, communities and companies to develop cost effective and project solutions worldwide.

Ontario’s engineering and architecture industry has broad capacity and deep expertise.

Leading firms include EllisDon, Golder Associates, MMM Group, Morrison Hershfield and RWDI (Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin).

World-class expertise and talent

Ontario engineering and architecture firms have completed thousands of projects across every sector, including airports, underground mines, water and waste management systems, oil and gas plants, residential and retail developments, smarter transportation networks, the re-use of heritage buildings, acoustical engineering challenges and environmental remediation.

Ontario’s Public-Private Partnership model (P3) has received global recognition for delivering better value for money and actively seeks opportunities abroad to apply its expertise.

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Building strong partnerships

Many Ontario engineering and building products companies provide multilingual services. In Ontario, one of the most diverse societies in the world, we speak more than 150 languages.

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