Commercial Projects

BCB Engineering can provide structural design for almost any commercial need, including office buildings, box stores, restaurants and banks

Water Tower Restaurant
Kustom Autobody | Southwest Design & Construction Ltd. — Coaldale, Alberta — This building addition consisted of a pre-engineered frame on a concrete grade beam & screw pile foundation. The interior mezzanine, designed by BCB, is a steel frame structure which houses office & meeting space and a lunch area above the main work floor. The conditions of this job included ensuring proper techniques were used when connecting this building to the already existing buildings on multiple sides and required cost-effective design and a keen attention to detail. In addition to the foundation design, BCB Engineering was responsible for building and energy code review, the design of new openings in the existing buildings, and coordinating between the disciplines to ensure the final product was satisfactory to the client. This project was completed in less than a year and was finished in Spring of 2018.
Water Tower Restaurant | Bergen & Associates — Lethbridge, AB — The task of converting a water tower into a restaurant is no small feat. The original water tower was analysed with finite element modelling software to design the new window openings in the shell, and to analyse the additional weight of the crown and new snow drift load on the roof. A new double helix stairwell was designed and constructed around the centre shaft where an elevator is now installed. Three floors were installed inside the original tank and all of this was completed more than 100’ above grade.
Future Shop | Coulee Creek Common — Lethbridge, AB — A new retail store for the new Future Shop was designed using conventional steel construction supported on a concrete strip footing and wall foundation. The main entrance included a steel tower and steel decorative canopy.
Bartle & Gibson | Southwest Design & Construction Ltd. — Lethbridge, AB — The new showroom and wholesale warehouse located in north Lethbridge is constructed with a pre- engineered steel building. The foundation is a concrete strip footing and wall. Inside the building is a second floor and mezzanine that overlooks the large warehouse space.
McDonalds Fairway – Play Place Addition | Unity Construction Management — Lethbridge, AB — The Fairway McDonald’s restaurant received a new Play Place addition. The building addition is of wood construction with large windows.
CIBC – Southgate Retail | Silver Ridge Construction Ltd. — Lethbridge, AB — The single storey bank was designed using conventional steel construction. The building has a large glazed entry vestibule tower, brick and aluminum panels. The building is supported by a concrete footing and wall foundation.
West Gate Centre – Building B (Browns) | Wesbridge Construction Ltd. — Lethbridge, AB — Browns Socialhouse restaurant is a single storey conventional steel building with lots of glazing around the exterior walls. The main focal point of the building is the covered glass trellis patio that allows the patio to be used year-round.
Standoff Grocery Store – Kainai Market Place | Alvin Reinhard Fritz Architect — Standoff, AB — A new grocery store was designed and constructed to fill an important need in Standoff, AB. The store is constructed from insulated concrete formed walls around the perimeter and a conventional steel roof. A steel mezzanine inside provides an overlooking inviting space. The front entrance includes heavy timber construction and open web wood trusses that provide a warm welcome.

Additional Projects

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Seed Cleaning & Conditioner Structures
Western Tractor – Lethbridge
Frito-Lay Expansion – Pick Centre
Lethbridge Public Library Crossings Branch