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Walter Janzen

Walter spacer obtained a B.A.Sc. in 1978, and a M.A.Sc. in Structural Engineering in 1988 from the University of British Columbia and is a registered Engineer in BC, AB and SK. He is registered as a Certified Professional in BC and is also registered as an engineer in Washington and Colorado states. Mr. Janzen has extensive experience in the assessment, design, and construction supervision of numerous types of buildings. Early in his career he was employed as a research engineer at the University of British Columbia Department of Civil Engineering where he developed many innovative computer programs for simplification of engineering design processes. He subsequently joined a prominent design/build company where he developed an acknowledged expertise in the design of tilt-up construction. In addition he was responsible at a senior level for the design of institutional and industrial structures as well as seismic assessment and upgrading. The close association with construction has ensured that his designs are both constructible and economic. Walter is registered as a Certified Professional in BC, thereby being conversant with code matters relating to fire requirements, occupancies and accessibility issues.

2001–Present : Bogdonov Pao Associates Ltd., Associate + Partner, Senior Engineer

Structural Engineer responsible for a number of building projects including office and commercial buildings using steel and concrete; low rise industrial, commercial and residential buildings comprised of concrete tilt-up, steel, masonry and timber.

Utilizing experience gained from his varied professional and corporate career, Walter is a valuable resource for enhancing the company's capabilities in conceptual design, analysis, quality control and mentoring.

1998–2001 : Omicron Consultants, Senior Structural Engineer

• Responsible for providing and managing structural engineering services for startup of new company. Projects included: seven new Home Depot stores; nine Home Depot additions in Canada and the US; four Telus additions; Willowbrook Mall expansion including a Sportcheck; and a Staples store.

1996–1998 : Sandwell Inc., Senior Structural Engineer

• Responsible for design of several light and heavy industrial projects: Canadian Airlines hanger addition; Antelope Coal conveyor galleries and towers; Richmond Cogeneration seismic upgrade report and design; Coast Guard building raft slab; seismic piling for two Armed Forces piers; Grande Prairie pulp mill chipper installation; seismic assessment and preliminary upgrade design of Pacific Geosciences Facility.

1988–1996 : The Dominion Company, Senior Structural Engineer

• Structural design of a wide variety of buildings in a design/build developer environment. Designs incorporated steel, masonry, timber, concrete and tilt-up for retail, commercial, office, institutional and industrial buildings. Projects included nine Home Depots; seventeen industrial park office/warehouse buildings; precast parkades; seismic upgrade assessments and designs for Telus; and midrise office buildings.

1978–1988 : UBC Civil Engineering Department, Research Engineer

• Developed, updated and documented several analysis computer programs including: nonlinear plane frame plastic pushover and stability; finite element plate vibration and stresses, finite element soil stability, seepage and liquefaction; oil sands analysis; finite difference laterally loaded piles; statistical curve fitting; and lumber testing analysis.


• Conducted research utilizing above programs and co-authored several papers and reports.


Walter Janzen

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