Design Works Engineering

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Design Works Engineering
IndustryEngineering, design
  • Haydar Al Dahhan
  • John Lehners
Number of locations
8 (2020)
Area served
  • Canada
  • Africa
  • Middle East
Key people
Haydar Al Dahhan (President & CEO)
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Structural Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
Revenue$5 Million
Number of employees
76 (2020)

Design Works Engineering is a Canadian design company that specializes in electrical, mechanical, structural, and civil engineering. The company was founded in 2014 by Haydar Al Dahhan and John Lehners. As of 2020, Design Works Engineering has eight offices in Canada and the Philippines. The company is known for its integrated engineering service that covers electrical, structural and mechanical engineering. Since its founding, Design Works Engineering has served the civic community, education, health, hospitality, industrial, mixed-use, municipal, office, residential and retail sectors. It has gained media attention for its design and engineering works for buildings including Agora Borealis, Ten88 Tower, Pioneer Place, and Prologis Shop.[1][2][3][4]

In 2014, the company with a team of two has now outgrown to a team of 76 experts. The company induces leading technology like Carrier HAP, Trace 700 HVAC Solution Software, and SolidWorks with decades of experience to serve the vision of creating solutions to build grand projects and stronger relationships. Design Works Engineering is expanding its operations in Africa and the Middle east.[5][6][7][8]


Design Works Engineering was founded in 2014 in Grande Prairie by engineering veterans Haydar Al Dahhan and John Lehners. Right after the launch, the company started seeing  growth and they opened their second office Edmonton in  January 2015. Seven months later, Design Works Engineering expanded beyond Canada and opened offices in Davao, Makati, and Cebu in the Philippines.[9][10][11]

In January 2017, Design Works Engineering opened an office in Calgary for further expansion. The founders also expanded their existing offices in Edmonton and Grande Prairie to add more people in their team. In 2019, the company’s growth continued and they opened Toronto to explore the Eastern market in Canada. Four months later, the company opened another office in Vancouver to expand their business in the West coast.[12][13][14]

Design Works Engineering announced that their expansion will continue and they will open their offices outside of North America and will open offices globally to expand their reach and business.[15][16][17][18][19]


Since its founding in 2014, Design Works Engineering has made their name in Canada and other markets. Below are their major services.

Structural Engineering

  • Damage Assessments
  • Commercial
  • Retail
  • Multifamily Developments
  • Renovation Consultations
  • Industrial Shops and Offices
  • Crane & Bridge Design
  • Industrial / Oilfield Camp Design
  • Building Inspections

Mechanical Engineering

  • Specialized Mechanical System Design
  • HVAC System
  • Construction overview, site meetings, observations, and quality control
  • Plumbing Systems
  • Medical Systems
  • Net Zero
  • Sprinkler & Fire Protection Systems
  • Indoor farming & growing systems

Electrical Engineering

  • Control Room Layouts
  • Communication Wiring & Distribution Systems
  • Grounding Design
  • Load Calculations
  • Electrical System Design & Planning
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Fire Alarm Systems
  • Energy Audits
  • Systems
  • Power Generation Systems
  • Subdivision Electrical & Communication
  • Design
  • Life Safety Systems
  • Heat Trace Design
  • Building Power Distribution Systems
  • Low, Medium, & High Voltage
  • Distribution Systems
  • Stand-by UPS / Emergency Power
  • Security Systems
  • Network Design

Civil Engineering

  • Utilities Design
  • Subdivision and Land Development Engineering
  • Rezoning Applications
  • Sanitary, Stormwater, and Water
  • Stormwater Management Design and Analysis
  • Site Plan Development
  • Servicing Report Analysis

Energy Modeling

  • Reflection Analysis
  • Shadow Analysis
  • Daylight Analysis
  • Energy Compliance
  • Acoustic Analysis
  • Building Assessment Reports

Selected projects

Project Location Services
123 Street Apartment Edmonton, Canada Mechanical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Energy Modelling, Rendering & Drafting
3095 Eglinton Ave Apartments Toronto, Canada Building Envelope, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Modelling, Lighting Design, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Rendering & Drafting, Sustainable Design
Acheson Commercial Corner Acheson, Canada Building Envelope, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Energy Modelling, Lighting Design, Mechanical Engineering, Rendering & Drafting, Structural Engineering
Agora Borealis Edmonton, Canada Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Rendering & Drafting
Athabasca HealthCare Centre Athabasca, Canada Electrical Engineering
Baghdad Tower Baghdad, Iraq Structural Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Building Envelope, Rendering & Drafting, Electrical Engineering
Belgravia Apartments Edmonton, Canada Energy Modelling, Rendering & Drafting
Blackfalds Multiplex Arena Expansion Blackfalds, Canada Civil Engineering
Buffalo Head Mennonite School Buffalo Head Prairie, Canada Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Buster's Pizza Grande Prairie Grande Prairie, Canada Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Canalta Hotel Red Deer, Canada Rendering & Drafting
Cliffe Ave. Apartment Courtenay, Canada Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering
Edmonton Business Campus Edmonton, Canada Sustainable Design, Electrical Engineering
Gateway Industrial Park Dawson Creek, Canada Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Building Assessment Report, Energy Modelling, Civil Engineering, Rendering & Drafting
Hyatt Place & House Vaughan Vaughan, Canada Electrical Engineering, Energy Modelling, Mechanical Engineering
Kitimat Crossroads Kitimat, Canada Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Energy Modelling, Inspections, Rendering & Drafting, Structural Engineering, Sustainable Design
Maynard Nursing Home Toronto, Canada Building Assessment Report, Civil Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Structural Engineering, Rendering & Drafting
Summerland Residences Summerland, Canada Rendering & Drafting, Mechanical Engineering, Sustainable Design, Lighting Design, Electrical Engineering

In the media



  1. "The City of Edmonton announces the winners of its Missing Middle Infill Design Competition". Canadian Architect. 2019-06-12. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  2. Fisher, Erica. "School board trustee questions: Grande Prairie Public School District". My Grande Prairie Now. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
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  12. Fisher, Erica. "Three mixed-use buildings proposed for former York Hotel/Germain Park site". My Grande Prairie Now. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
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  15. Kelsie, Justine. "Underground parking possible for new development downtown". My Grande Prairie Now. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  16. "X-Fusion's Radical Revel HLR - Interbike 2013". Pinkbike. 2013-09-18. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
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