Rigid Frame Structural Engineers Inc. And Architects

Structural Engineering
Toronto ON M2N
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Mike in Scarborough
Mike in Scarborough
7 reviews Pickering, ON
9/10

Permit-Ready Drawings

Previous owner did some renovations on the home. All of the work was done without permits and did not consider the appropriate loads and resulting force distribution caused by removing interior walls.
We hired Arvin and Pezhman to provide permit-ready drawings to submit to the city and to shape our overall scope for the renovations.
Arvin and Pezhman came for a site visit, and took all the necessary measurements in order to create their drawings. We discussed possible solutions and decided on what would be an appropriate design. We settled on two single span beams (one flush mounted on the main floor and one dropped in the basement) to keep the open concept aesthetic. It was deemed to have comparable costs as to having multiple beams and footings added in the basement.
I'm not the easiest customer, as I am particular, and like things done properly. I had to change the scope of drawings part way through. Arvin, Pezhman and Emiline were very professional and accommodating to most of my requests. Whenever I had a question they would answer thoroughly and when I didn't understand something we would make sure that the issue was clarified.
When the time came to submit the drawings for permits, the city official had some questions with some particular aspects of the design. Arvin was able to discuss the issue with the official and together we decided on an acceptable path forward to address the city's concern.
When all is said and done, Arvin and Pehzman listened to my concerns, came up with appropriate solutions and were very professional. You can trust them to be thorough and provide excellent quality work.

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Hi Mike. Thanks for this very thorough and well-thought review. We appreciate laying out all the details that transpired during the project. Your firm and quick decisions made the project a success. Thank you so much for your kind words and recommendations.