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Garry Kirkham

Garry spacer obtained a B.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering from the University of British Columbia in 1979, and has supplemented his degree with other courses at BCIT and UBC, including the Certified Professional Program. He has developed and taught a course on cold–formed steel at BCIT as part of their Civil Engineering Technology part–time studies program. Garry has designed a large variety of buildings in Vancouver, including large concrete high–rise office buildings such as the Bentall IV and CIBC Bank Tower. He is also a recognized expert in structural steel design, having consulted to many structural engineer practitioners in Vancouver. He is the author of the open web steel joist software used by a leading manufacturer in Vancouver. Garry continues to provide maintenance and support for the software that has automated structural design and drafting facilities.

1994–Present : Bogdonov Pao Associates Ltd., Partner, Senior Structural Engineer

Senior Structural Engineer responsible for a variety of building projects including residential, office and commercial structures utilizing steel, concrete, masonry and timber.

Consultant to the steel fabrication industry.

1989–1994 : XL Ironworks, Chief Engineer.

• Responsible for the design of over 20 million square feet of open web steel joist structures in British Columbia.
• Involved in the design of several hundred steel buildings.
• Design of steel connections, HSS trusses, pre–engineered and specialized steel structures.
• Technical expertise in steel design and construction provided to Lower Mainland Structural Engineers.
• Optimization design of steel structures for preliminary bids and design–build bids.
• Authored open web steel joist design, estimating and detailing computer software.

1986–1989 : City of Vancouver, Permits and Licenses Dept., Plan Checker, Engineer

• Structural Engineer responsible for reviewing commercial building design drawings for conformance to the Vancouver Building Bylaw. Co–ordination with other design professionals to develop quality projects while maintaining a pro–development environment.

1984–1986 : Structural Engineering and Computer Consultant

• A wide variety of experience in structural design and computer systems development.

1979–1984 : Dominion Construction Co., Structural Engineer

• Structural design of a diverse assortment of building structures in a design–build developer environment. Office towers Bentall Tower IV and C.I.B.C., Vancouver, as well as numerous tilt–up warehouse, office and commercial buildings.


Garry Kirkham

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