Inspired by people. Driven by results.
Greg Burghardt, PEng President & CEO, Arrow Engineering
At Arrow Engineering, we put people first. At Arrow Engineering, contributing to a successful project is our number one goal. I firmly believe that we need to take good care of our team in order for them to provide great outcomes and look after our clients. To us, that means creating a productive, supportive, and friendly working environment where our team can do their best work. I’m very proud of the team at Arrow, and the culture they’ve helped to maintain for over a decade. Our people are known for being ‘easy to work with’ by our clients, and they strive to deliver high-quality, buildable designs through a wide range of projects. We believe that Arrow is a refreshing choice for the construction industry. Our orientation towards collaboration and relationships make us a partner who will actually pick up the phone and take your requests and desires to heart as we work through design.
While considering the end user in every project we’re a part of, we strive to deliver high-quality designs which provide the best total value; we work hard to provide well-defined drawings so contractors can lower their prices and move through construction with relative ease. Through everything, we strive to stay flexible and responsive to our clients’ needs as a means of delivering value-driven results. At Arrow, contributing to a successful project is our number one priority.
We do everything in our power to make our client’s vision a reality. We work hard to consistently deliver high quality work while remaining a truly collaborative partner. Part of this process involves sitting down with our clients at the start of each project to have a frank and open conversation about their vision and goals, which allows us to gather a good understanding of their priorities and the factors that will make their project a success.
utilizes the expertise of our senior members to review each project before it is delivered to our clients. We’ve streamlined our internal processes further by assigning a Project Captain to projects that contain multiple disciplines; this individual schedules internal checks, collaboration time, and tracks external deadlines to ensure that we’re delivering a cohesive product on time.
Before we start on a project, we determine which of our highly trained engineers or project managers has the most relevant experience to cater to the unique needs of each project. By putting this time in at the start of a project we develop a strong foundation with which to propel the project forward successfully.
We realize that each project owner will have a unique vision and goal for what their end product must be. We are committed to being a flexible, responsive team that listens to our clients’ needs so that we deliver a project that aligns with their vision. We are happy to work together to find answers to your unique problems, advise on alternatives, and innovate for creative resolutions.
As a project progresses we implement a number of checks along the way to help us improve efficiency and reduce errors. Our highly collaborative team
Q U A L I T Y D E S I G N M AT T E R S
“Not only are quality designs easier and less expensive to build, they help to lower the overall lifecycle cost of a building.” – Paul Burdett, Principal / Senior Vice President, Operations
Paul Burdett Principal / Senior Vice President, Operations
Arrowâ€™s mechanical engineers are poised to take on any building challenge as they help improve the long-term value and efficiency of each project.
Mechanical Engineering T H E T EC H N I C A L I T I E S
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Arrow’s mechanical engineers are poised to take on any building challenge as they help improve the longterm value and efficiency of each project.
“Our goal is to make our clients look good.”
Through each project, the mechanical team works to gain a deep understanding of the clients’ needs and expectations so that they can make construction as seamless as possible. Mechanical team members are trained to provide quality designs, which ultimately decrease life cycle costs. Ultimately, this saves building owners time and money. Project design teams are kept consistent whenever possible to allow each unit to find its rhythm for work processes and deliver a straightforward product that our clients can depend on.
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Each team member brings something unique that creates great opportunities for knowledge sharing and learning on the go. For every job, our mechanical engineering team provides building systems that meet the specific needs of our clients without costing them an arm and a leg, and creates an environment that is fun, friendly, and engaging.
W H AT W E ’ R E P R O U D O F “For our team, the best result is if our work is so seamless that the owners, and ultimately the end users, don’t even know we were there,” Scott remarks. “It means we’ve done a good job of listening to our clients’ needs.”
The mechanical engineering team, led by Scott Kohen, is the longest standing and largest team in our office. Over the years, this close-knit group created an enviable culture and puts high-quality work as a priority, but always makes room for a little lighthearted fun.
“We’re known for practical solutions. We work with our clients to come up with simple solutions that work for their specific context.” – Scott Kohen, Vice President, Senior Engineer, Mechanical
Electrical Engineering T H E T EC H N I C A L I T I E S
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Our electrical engineers are positioned to deliver quality on a range of electrical services dealing with all aspects of the built environment. Their close team dynamic and high level of experience creates the ideal situation for knowledge sharing, innovation, and growth.
“It all boils down to listening carefully.”
This team’s experience also lends to its high capacity and ability to deliver projects on time. Throughout the design, construction, and operation phases, the electrical team places the utmost importance on deadlines and understanding the role it plays in the overall picture of each project.
YO U R S P EC I A L I S T S Led by Arvid Schimke, the electrical engineering department is stacked with experienced team members who have worked together for years. This has shaped the team into a close-knit, efficient group, and made them into a true powerhouse in the industry.
The electrical division is focused on and dedicated to listening closely to what our clients want and need. They consistently deliver quality work, while focusing on the specific needs and expectations of our clients. This understanding means the team is capable of adapting to any variety of requests, whether it is for a quick turnaround or innovative technology. We are also capable of remaining flexible to solve problems as they arise.
W H AT W E ’ R E P R O U D O F “There’s no ego on this team,” Arvid asserts. “We’re all pulling in the same direction. Everyone is fighting as hard as they can for what is best for our client.”
“Our team is extremely loyal. If we’re asked to help, you can trust that we’re willing to dig in and get the work done.” – Arvid Schimke, Vice President, Senior Engineer, Electrical
The electrical teamâ€™s close dynamic andÂ high level of experience creates the ideal situation for knowledge sharing, innovation, and growth.
The focus of our structural teamâ€™s work is to create an economical and reliable product that can be built in aÂ straightforward manner.
Structural Engineering T H E T EC H N I C A L I T I E S
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At Arrow Engineering, the structural department is responsible for ensuring the stability and strength of all the designs we consult and work on. The focus of our structural team’s work is to create an economical and reliable product that can be built in a straightforward manner.
“Communication and collaboration are our top priorities.”
This team isn’t content until our clients are happy. Quality needs to be the top deliverable, and as such, this team has a reputation for personally investing a great deal of time and effort into client satisfaction.
YO U R S P EC I A L I S T S Arrow’s structural engineering department, led by Gordon Vetro, is full of driven professionals who have spent years working together in the industry. Their ample experience ranges in upwards of four years to over two decades of delivering quality design.
The structural division is a group that not only believes in the power of communication and collaboration, but lives it every day. A strong mix of experienced senior leaders and more junior team members allows for a great deal of knowledge sharing, education, and teamwork.
W H AT W E ’ R E P R O U D O F “Our diverse experience and collaborative nature give us the ability to approach projects in a very thorough manner,” Gordon reflects. “Our team thrives off of gaining an in-depth understanding of client needs so that we can deliver the best possible project.”
“I work hard to mentor and empower my team so that they have the skills and resources to give our clients the level of care that their projects require.” – Gordon Vetro, Vice President, Senior Engineer, Structural
Civil Engineering T H E T EC H N I C A L I T I E S
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Our civil engineering department strives to be as accessible to clients as possible. Accessibility gives our experts the ability to provide clients with designs that far surpass industry standards. The team also stays nimble when problems arise, while offering strong solutions.
“One half-hour spent in person is worth four hours emailing.”
Civil engineering also requires a great deal of interaction with local governing authorities. By maintaining strong relationships with these bodies, our team is able to provide fast turnaround times.
YO U R S P EC I A L I S T S The civil engineering team is a vibrant group of technical experts led by Mike Shankaruk. A flexible and social group, they are eager to get in front of our clients, listen to their needs, and incorporate innovative techniques to deliver creative and cost-effective solutions solutions.
Relationships are everything to our civil team who are committed to being involved in projects as early as possible. This allows the group to develop a clear understanding of expectations and create open lines of communication with clients and contractors.
W H AT W E ’ R E P R O U D O F “We pride ourselves on being an accessible team for our clients,” Mike remarks. “We want to be in front of the client whenever possible, and place a great emphasis on having meaningful personal interactions.”
“We’re able to understand what the cost effective requirements are to get a siten approved, while maintaining a very feasible, economic design—and still ensuring that the design we provide is going to stand the test of time.” – Mike Shankaruk, Vice-President, Senior Project Manager, Civil
Arrowâ€™s civil team is always working to provide clients with designs that far surpass industry standards.
Arrowâ€™s sustainability engineers have years of experience, which provide them the specialized skillset and practical work experience to deliver our clients the most sound and up-to-date solutions.
Sustainable Design T H E T EC H N I C A L I T I E S
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Our entire team at Arrow consistently works to design projects as sustainably as our clients wish, but when we get the chance to make sustainable design one of our highest priorities, our team puts its expertise to work to deliver innovative solutions.
“Considering the sustainable impact of a building is no longer a luxury, but an expectation.”
With an ever-growing appetite for energy efficiency, and recently introduced government regulations, our LEED and Green Globes certified engineers are able to confidently walk clients through the process of smart design. In addition to LEED and Green Globes systems, our team has worked with energy modelling for years. This technology helps determine energy consumption and waste, and in turn promotes techniques for improved efficiency.
The sustainability team members at Arrow have years of experience under their belts, which provides them with the specialized skillset and practical work experience to deliver our clients the most up-todate solutions.
W H AT W E ’ R E P R O U D O F “No matter what project we are working on, our team is always trying to maximize sustainability, while balancing the client’s need to stay within budget.” – Glen Tichkowsky
YO U R S P EC I A L I S T S Sustainability at Arrow is overseen by Glen Tichkowsky, and is made up of a tight-knit group that has focused on sustainability for over a decade. Accredited in LEED and Green Globes, the team stays up to date on industry trends and innovations through extensive on-the-job and industry training opportunities.
“Our expertise and confidence in energy modeling is a big add for our clients. It’s a fairly specialized skillset and one you need proper training and experience to do well.” – Glen Tichkowsky, Project Engineer, Mechanical
Building Information Modeling T H E T EC H N I C A L I T I E S
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Building Information Modeling (BIM) emerged in the mid-2000s as a more robust alternative to traditional construction models. As an early adopter, Arrow began incorporating BIM processes into our service offering as early as 2008.
“We focus on the collaborative aspect of BIM. We make sure we’re coordinating and communicating with everyone that’s working on a project.”
The addition of BIM to Arrow’s already multidisciplinary approach has strengthened our ability to deliver quality products. The process requires a great deal of collaboration with all parties involved in a project, which ultimately results in greater shared knowledge and a more valuable product.
YO U R S P EC I A L I S T S Helen Leblanc guides the BIM team with a decade of experience in the field. Arrow has several dedicated BIM professionals within each discipline that confidently lead clients through the process. As an ever-evolving practice, the BIM team invests time in rigorous training and important knowledge sharing throughout projects.
Whether internally or externally, our BIM team is dedicated to collaboratively sharing knowledge and expanding adoption of this process. Because this is still a relatively new technology, the BIM team is committed to constantly exploring areas for education and improvement.
W H AT W E ’ R E P R O U D O F “Being able to provide a more comprehensive design means we can work with confidence and be an even better advisor for our clients.” – Helen Leblanc
“With BIM, mechanical, electrical, civil, and structural all under one roof, we are able to collaborate and add significant value to our clients’ projects.” – Helen Leblanc, BIM/CAD Manager
The addition of BIM to Arrowâ€™s already multidisciplinary approach has strengthened our ability to deliver a quality product.
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Published on Oct 6, 2017
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