Prior to their engagement at DFE, the Principals of DFE were involved (in their capacity as employees) as part of a team of professionals at MTE Consultants Inc. that worked on the following projects:

Witton Lofts Apartments Building

Hamilton, ON

This project involved the design of a three-storey superstructure over an existing 100-year-old three-storey school. The total floor space for the final six-storey condominium building was 3,800 m2. The design included composite floor decks supported by steel frames, which were then inserted into existing cast-in-place reinforced concrete slabs on beams and columns.

Belmont Avenue Apartments Building

Kitchener, ON

This project involved the design of 17-storey condo building with 3-level underground parking. The total floor space of the two structures is 21,100 m2. The building consists of cast-in-place flat slabs, placed on concrete walls and columns.

Sugarcreek Trails Apartments

London, ON

This project involved the design of two new five-storey condo buildings with attached underground parking. The total floor space of the two structures is 23,700 m2. The design for above-ground floors included composite slabs on steel beams, placed on concrete walls and columns. Flat slabs of cast-in-place concrete columns and shear walls were utilized above the parking garage of the building. Construction materials used in this design were cast-in-place concrete, structural steel, composite steel and concrete.

King George Banquet Hall - Liuna Station

Hamilton, ON

This project involved the reconstruction of the existing two-storey train station waiting hall. The redesign of this 1600-m2 building included the removal of a row of main supporting columns to enlarge the assembly hall space. This required the use of steel trusses and steel columns to replace cut out existing columns, a cast-in-place concrete floor and frames on the first storey, and steel roof frames on the second storey.

Scenic Trails Apartments

Hamilton, ON

Townhall Oakville

Oakville, ON

To accommodate growth and maintain the viability of the facility, Oakville’s Town Hall underwent a $4.4-million renovation project. Work included the construction of a centralized front entrance for Town Hall visitors, and an expanded Service Oakville counter and contact centre. Four new committee rooms were constructed and upgrades completed to the shipping and receiving area. The project presented an aggressive schedule requiring design and drawings to be completed in a very short time frame. Role: structural engineering and project management of the renovation.

Pror to his engagement at DFE, the Pricipal of DFE, Todor Doytchev was involved (in his capacity as employee) as part of a team of professionals at Vanderwesten Rutherford Mantecon that worked on the following projects:

Carleton University Student residence

Ottawa, ON

This new 10-storey, 16,194-m2 student residence building was constructed with reinforced concrete flat slabs, supported by reinforced concrete columns and shear walls. The materials used were cast-in-place reinforced concrete. The building was designed for earthquake resistance of soil class D, Ottawa area.

Cadbury North America

Hamilton, ON

This project involved the reconstruction of an existing two-storey production facility, and new designs for accompanying cooling towers, silo pads and a utility building. The buildings were constructed with a structural steel roof with braced frames. The total floor space for the new structures totalled 3,720 m2, with an additional 1,600 m2 of reconstruction floor space. They were designed for earthquake resistance for soil class E, Hamilton area.

Prior to his engagement at DFE, the Pricipal of DFE, Todor Doytchev was involved (in his capacity as employee) as part of a team of professionals at Stephenson Engineering Ltd that worked on the following project:

Albany Medical Clinic

Toronto, ON

This six-storey, 6,100-m2 medical clinic was constructed using structural steel and cast-in-place concrete. The design included hollow core slabs on steel structure with braced frames and concrete staircase. It was designed to be earthquake resistant for soil class C, Toronto area.

Staff of DFE worked through their engineering experience on these projects:

Trimontium Hotel

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

This project involved the construction of a six-storey, 12,240-m2 superstructure that was being reconstructed and updated to function as a hotel with restaurants and a casino. The design included a steel-frame roof, reinforced concrete slab floors supported by concrete frames, beams and columns.

Mill Factory “SIMID”

Plovdiv, Bulgaria

This new two-storey, 3,700-m2 industrial factory was constructed with steel beam framing on concrete columns, supported by concrete frames, beams and columns in the basement. The materials used were reinforced concrete and steel roofing.