New Look Equilibrium

With lots of positive changes happening at Equilibrium, we took the opportunity to refresh our branding to reflect the exciting and ambitious future ahead.

Founding Principal Eric Karsh said “We are very excited to launch our new website and branding as a way to celebrate our recent return to independent ownership, but also to mark a new era of growth with the incorporation of a branch in Seattle, WA and Paris, France. The new simple and contemporary branding reflects our approach to design with a nod to our mass timber expertise, while the new website highlights a small fraction of our award-winning  work over the past 20+ years. With many exciting projects lined up in the coming year, we are looking forward to continued creative cooperation and success with our current clients, and very much looking forward to developing fulfilling new relationships.”

Take a look through our new website, where we outline our approach to building design, introduce the team and showcase a few of our favourite projects from the Equilibrium archive, while taking a deeper dive in to some in the Case Studies section.

Three Equilibrium Projects Win Awards

We are excited to announce that it’s been a succesful few weeks for Equilibrium projects recently.

Oregon State University Forest Sciences Complex received a Commendation at the Institution of Structural Engineers Structural Awards in London, in the Zero Carbon Ambition category. Read more about what the judges had to say and see the other winners here.

Upper Skeena Recreation Centre received two awards at the Architectural Foundation of British Columbia awards; a Design Excellence Award in the Community & Civic Category and the Lieutenant Governor General Award for Architecture in British Columbia.

1 Lonsdale, a Passive House certified Mass Timber commercial project located in North Vancouver also picked up an AFBC Design Excellence Innovation Award. Read more about the project here.

Matt Kantner speaking at Greenbuild

Matt Kantner, PE, SE, from Equilibrium’s Atlanta office, will be speaking at Greenbuild in San Diego on September 21.

Along with three of his colleagues from SEI’s SE 2050 Committee, Matt will be educating attendees on the SE 2050 Commitment and the importance of embodied carbon.

Learn more about Greenbuild here.

OSU Shortlisted for IStructE Structural Award

We are pleased to announce the Oregon State University, Forest Sciences Complex has been nominated for an Institution of Structural Engineers 2021 Structural award.

The international awards, established in 1968, are the world’s leading awards for structural engineering excellence.

The project is shortlisted for the Zero-Carbon Ambition award, which is awarded to projects which demonstrate excellence in the pursuit of low-, zero-, or negative-carbon solutions across the design and construction of the project, highlighting the sustainable benefits of mass timber construction.

The Forest Sciences Complex includes the critically acclaimed Peavy Hall and the AWP Laboratory buildings.

See the full list of nominations for this years awards here.

Equilibrium and Katerra

We are pleased to announce that Eric Karsh, founding partner of Equilibrium, has finalized a deal with Katerra to regain full control of the company.

In addition to our head office in Vancouver, Canada, Equilibrium is now also incorporated in in the US, with staff in Seattle and Atlanta.

Our team is more excited than ever to continue building on our two decades of engineering excellence and innovation and take on new projects on both sides of the border.

Jobs – Intermediate / Senior Engineer – Atlanta

INTERMEDIATE / SENIOR ENGINEER – ATLANTA

Post Date:             September 16, 2022
Close Date:           Open until filled
Location:               Atlanta, GA (Remote US position may be considered for the right applicant)

Equilibrium Consulting Inc. is an award-winning mid-sized consulting Structural Engineering firm working on a diverse range of ambitious projects both locally and internationally. Equilibrium was founded in Vancouver in 1998 with a focus on progressive and innovative building projects, particularly those utilizing timber construction.
With our head office in Vancouver, Canada, we have ambitious plans for the future and have recently started expansion into the United States and France. We strive to have an open and collaborative culture that fosters creativity and provides opportunities for our employees.

We have several projects in design across the US including advanced technology buildings in Silicon Valley, commercial towers in the Midwest and a residential project in Texas, all utilizing mass timber.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for a talented and ambitious structural engineer with 3+ years of experience to join our growing team in the US.

WHAT YOU’LL GET UP TO
– Perform structural analysis and develop designs from concept through construction with the support of your team and under the supervision of the senior design team and Principal.
– Communicate your designs to our drafting team and coordinate the development of structural BIM models and drawings.
– Manage your own projects and work as part of a wider team on larger projects.
– Have active involvement in design coordination with other consultants, contractors, suppliers, and stakeholders for your projects.
– Participate in focus groups seeking to push the boundaries of sustainable design, develop company technical tools and standards, and promote a healthy office culture.
– An opportunity to be involved with business development and help grow the Atlanta office and US operations.
– Exact responsibilities will be dependent on experience level.

REQUIREMENTS
– Bachelor’s Degree from a Civil/Structural Engineering program required. Master’s degree preferred.
– Licensed Engineer in the US (PE or SE) or ability to gain license within 12 months of starting the role.
– Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in a similar role.
– Be interested in mass timber. Mass timber experience a bonus.
– Care about the planet and strive to find ways to lower our impact on the environment through the designs we produce.
– Familiarity with US design codes, or a burning desire to learn them.
– Seismic analysis and design experience an asset.
– Quality written and verbal communication skills.
– Experience with structural analysis software such as RFEM, RSTAB, ETABS, GSA, Tedds, RAM etc.
– Valid work status in the US.

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT EQUILIBRIUM
Equilibrium is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and ability including:

– Opportunities for career progression in a growing company.
– Performance bonuses.
– Retirement savings plan.
– Health benefits.
– Healthy and flexible vacation policy.
– Annual adventure bonus (ask us about this).
– Continuing education allowance.

All applicants should submit a resume and references to hello@eqcanada.com.
Please specify the job title in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Jobs – Junior Engineer – Vancouver, BC

JUNIOR ENGINEER – VANCOUVER, BC

Post Date:             September 16, 2022
Close Date:           Open until filled
Location:               Vancouver, BC

Equilibrium Consulting Inc. is an award-winning mid-sized consulting Structural Engineering firm working on a diverse range of ambitious projects both locally and internationally. Equilibrium was founded in Vancouver in 1998 with a focus on progressive and innovative building projects, particularly those utilizing timber construction.
With our head office in Vancouver, we have ambitious plans for the future and have recently started expansion into the United States and France. We strive to have an open and collaborative culture that fosters creativity and provides opportunities for our employees.

Current projects in design include advanced technology buildings in Silicon Valley, high tech office buildings in France and aquatic centres, schools, museums and libraries in Canada.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for a talented and ambitious Junior Structural Engineer to work on exciting, innovative and award-winning projects as part of our team in Vancouver, BC.

WHAT YOU’LL GET UP TO
– Perform structural analysis and design under the supervision of the senior engineers.
– Communicate your designs to our drafting team and coordinate the development of structural BIM models and drawings.
– Have involvement in design coordination with other consultants, contractors, suppliers, and stakeholders on projects.
– Undertake field reviews and monitor progress of construction on site.
– Ability to participate in focus groups seeking to push the boundaries of sustainable design, develop company technical tools and standards, and promote a healthy office culture.

REQUIREMENTS
– Bachelor’s Degree from a Civil/Structural Engineering program required. Master’s degree preferred.
– 1-3 years of professional experience in a similar role.
– Be interested in mass timber. Mass timber experience is a bonus.
– Care about the planet and strive to find ways to lower our impact on the environment through the designs we produce.
– Basic familiarity with Canadian or US design codes, or a burning desire to learn them
– Seismic analysis and design experience an asset.
– Quality written and verbal communication skills.
– Experience with structural analysis software such as RFEM, RSTAB, ETABS, GSA, Tedds, RAM etc.
– Valid work status in Canada.

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT EQUILIBRIUM
Equilibrium is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and ability including:

– Opportunities for career progression in a growing company.
– Performance bonuses.
– Retirement savings plan matching.
– Extended health benefits contribution.
– Healthy and flexible vacation policy.
– Annual adventure bonus (ask us about this).
– Pet-friendly office environment.
– Personal wellbeing and health support, including in-office fitness classes each week and use of our in-house climbing / bouldering wall!

All applicants should submit a resume and references to hello@eqcanada.com.
Please specify the job title in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

Jobs – Senior Engineer – Vancouver, BC

SENIOR ENGINEER – VANCOUVER, BC

Post Date:             September 16, 2022
Close Date:           Open until filled
Location:               Vancouver, BC

Equilibrium Consulting Inc. is an award-winning mid-sized consulting Structural Engineering firm working on a diverse range of ambitious projects both locally and internationally. Equilibrium was founded in Vancouver in 1998 with a focus on progressive and innovative building projects, particularly those utilizing timber construction.
With our head office in Vancouver, we have ambitious plans for the future and have recently started expansion into the United States and France. We strive to have an open and collaborative culture that fosters creativity and provides opportunities for our employees.

Current projects in design include advanced technology buildings in Silicon Valley, high tech office buildings in France and aquatic centres, schools, museums and libraries in Canada.

WHAT WE’RE LOOKING FOR
We are looking for a talented and ambitious Senior Structural Engineer to work on exciting, innovative and award-winning projects as part of our team in Vancouver, BC.

WHAT YOU’LL GET UP TO
– Perform structural analysis and develop designs from concept through construction with the support of your team and under the supervision of the senior design team and Principal.
– Communicate your designs to our drafting team and coordinate the development of structural BIM models and drawings.
– Manage your own projects and work as part of a wider team on larger projects.
– Have active involvement in design coordination with other consultants, contractors, suppliers, and stakeholders for your projects.
– Participate in focus groups seeking to push the boundaries of sustainable design, develop company technical tools and standards, and promote a healthy office culture.

REQUIREMENTS
– Bachelor’s Degree from a Civil/Structural Engineering program required. Master’s degree preferred.
– P.Eng License or equivalent.
– Minimum of 6 years of professional experience in a similar role.
– Be interested in mass timber. Mass timber experience is a bonus.
– Care about the planet and strive to find ways to lower our impact on the environment through the designs we produce.
– Familiarity with Canadian or US design codes, or a burning desire to learn them
– Seismic analysis and design experience.
– Quality written and verbal communication skills.
– Experience with structural analysis software such as RFEM, RSTAB, ETABS, GSA, Tedds, RAM etc.
– Valid work status in Canada.

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT EQUILIBRIUM
Equilibrium is an equal opportunity employer. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience and ability including:

– Opportunities for career progression in a growing company.
– Performance bonuses.
– Retirement savings plan matching.
– Extended health benefits contribution.
– Healthy and flexible vacation policy.
– Annual adventure bonus (please ask about this).
– Pet-friendly office environment.
– Personal wellbeing and health support, including in-office fitness classes each week and use of our in-house climbing / bouldering wall!

All applicants should submit a resume and references to hello@eqcanada.com.
Please specify the job title in the subject line. No phone calls, please. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.