About Us

EffiStruc = Efficient Structural Design & Engineering

Profile

EffiStruc Consulting Inc. is a full-service structural engineering consulting business located in Nelson, BC, with projects throughout British Columbia and Alberta. Founded in 2007, EffiStruc provides complete structural engineering services with an emphasis on sustainable, creative, and efficient design. Our scope of work ranges from public art and entertainment installations to timber framed residential buildings, to steel-framed commercial buildings, and everything in between. We approach every project with enthusiasm and professionalism, assisting our clients in attaining their project goals.

Meet Our Team

Don Willems, P.Eng.

Principal

Don is a professional structural engineer with over 20 years of experience in the design and construction of diverse structure types including: buildings, bridges, recreational structures, art installations, and water and wastewater treatment facilities. Throughout his career, Don has managed the structural design and construction review component for numerous commercial, institutional, and residential projects. His experience includes the design of new structures and rehabilitation of existing structures in wood, steel, concrete and masonry. Don has a keen interest in green building principles and he strives for material and resource efficiencies through efficient design.

Morgan Deschuymer, P.Eng.

Structural Engineer

Morgan is passionate about creating structures that express the architecture of buildings through efficient, exceptionally detailed structural elements. Morgan's engineering experience has focused on heavy timber engineering but has also included design and detailing of concrete, steel and wire rope structural systems. His experience in residential and commercial projects and in pedestrian bridge design includes conceptual layout, detailed design, preparation of tender documents and specifications and field review services. He has also completed structural assessments and design of restorations of several historic structures. Morgan’s encompassing experience in the construction industry, which includes structural engineering, carpentry, architectural design and drafting, enables him to create structural solutions that consider all construction disciplines. He is experienced in designing for mountain climates, drawing on his work in Nelson, BC and Canmore, AB, and in seismic design, acquired during his studies and work in Vancouver, BC.

Rayanne McKay,

Draftsperson

Rayanne is a structural draftsperson with over 15 years of experience in the production of accurate, high quality engineering and architectural design drawings. With a Bachelor of Science in biology as well as a Certificate in Civil and Structural Drafting, Rayanne brings a unique mix of technical skills and interest in environmentally conscious design. Through her experience as an architectural draftsperson, she understands the importance of seamless architectural and structural coordination.

Rod Taylor,

Draftsperson

Rod has a long and diverse background in construction and design, including carpentry, cabinetry, project management and residential design.

As a designer and draftsperson, he has experience producing technical drawings for a range of applications, including civil and structural engineering, as well as steel fabrication.

He brings this combined practical and technical experience to assist him in creating clear and accurate drawings to support the communication and collaboration in any project.

Nicole Walker, EIT.

Project Engineer

After graduating from the University of British Columbia, Nicole moved to Northern BC where she was involved in larger commercial and municipal construction projects as a Project Engineer. Her experience as a project engineer includes municipal road design, land development, servicing design and construction, construction management, and total station & GPS survey. Here at EffiStruc she has advanced her skills in the design of wood, steel, and concrete material for new residential and commercial buildings, commercial renovations, and review of existing structures. Nicole enjoys the challenges of efficient building design and the opportunity to learn new methods of construction.

You

Your Position

We are always looking to work with talented people, so if you have a skill you think we would be interested in we would love to hear from you.

Please head over to our contact page and get in touch with us!

Our Electric Car Story

We are inspired by our natural environment, including the power of water in the Columbia basin.

Electric vehicles can lower carbon emissions if they are powered by low-carbon electricity over their lifetime.

There are more than 6 major hydroelectric dams within 40km of our office in Nelson, BC.

The electric Mini has a range of about 200 km per charge, and most of our projects are located less than 80 km from our office. The electric Mini is small and light, with regenerative braking it is able to create about 25 cents worth of electrical power (about $2.50 worth of gas power) each time it is driven to downtown Nelson, from our office. Our office is about 200 m (600 ft) higher than downtown Nelson.

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