Sense Engineering started with two guys coming together with a common goal, to provide client centric consulting engineering services. We have a culture of being nimble, listening to and working very closely with our clients to best suit their needs, and creating great relationships founded on trust and value.
At Sense Engineering we put our client’s needs above our own. We strive to fully understand our clients and their needs and immediately start walking through solutions (sensible solutions). We are direct and honest with our clients. We explain things in clear and simple terms. We strive to maintain clients over the long term, clients we establish deep relationships with, and clients who treat Sense Engineering as real partners and trusted team members. At Sense Engineering we enjoy working with our clients and they enjoy working with us, which makes the work more rewarding.
This approach to consulting allows us to more effectively serve and help our clients in meaningful ways, and our clients say so…
“Our Strata did a complete rain screen re-cladding of the building, including new windows, and some excellent additional touches courtesy of Sense Engineering. Cost was approximately one million dollars. Sense Engineering guided us from the beginning to the end of the project. They were very good. The personnel of the company were personable, professional, and patient. We were on budget, on time, and now have a beautiful new building. It was a pleasure working with Sense Engineering on our project. I would recommend Sense Engineering without hesitation. What at times seemed overwhelming to our owners became possible and very positive with Sense Engineering.” – Don Wilson, Strata President, VR 2495
“We greatly appreciate the efforts Sense Engineering made to understand our building and the Strata Corporation’s needs in preparing our Depreciation Report. Sense Engineering did a fine job of turning the mystery of our building into a readable understandable document, and maintaining a high level of professional expertise. We were in awe of their speed and ability to listen and incorporate our suggestions throughout the process. I would not hesitate in recommending Sense Engineering to others. They were an absolute pleasure to work with.” – Iris McEwen, The Symphony, North Vancouver, Strata Council President
“Many thanks Sense Engineering! We knew you had an excellent reputation at the outset of the project, but the quality of your work, your availability, speed of delivery and your courteous nature exceeded our already high expectations. Sense Engineering really saved the day for us and we would recommend you to anyone in need of the services you provide.” – Bernie Ross, CEO, Nature Clean
“SHARE Family & Community Services had a terrific experience with Sense Engineering. Sense responded to our need for a building inspection promptly, professionally and courteously. We received the information that we needed, in language that we could understand, which helped us make an informed decision. Thank you for your great service!” – Martin Wyant, Chief Executive Officer, SHARE Family & Community Services
“I just did a walk around with a home inspector who was at our building on behalf of an interested buyer of one of the suites. The inspector was talking about our Depreciation Report that Sense Engineering did for us and he kept commenting about the high quality and depth of the report. He said that he must read about 40-50 Depreciation Reports a month as part of his work and yours is amongst the best he’s ever read. Quote “My god, they even did the chain drag in the garage”. Kudos to Sense Engineering.” – Steve Brown, Vista Royal, New Westminster, Strata Council Representative
what we work on.
WHAT WE DO.
We provide Restoration Consulting and Capital Planning services, predominantly to owners and managers of existing strata, multi-res, commercial, industrial and hotel properties in the BC Lower Mainland and Sea-to-Sky Corridor. We provide highly experienced and knowledgeable personnel on all projects. These are personnel who are driven to understand and care about the client's needs first and foremost. At Sense Engineering, we seek to understand our client's needs, provide sensible solutions, deliver on or ahead of schedule, and are pleasant to work with.... every time!
What they say about us.
Both Ted and Brennan have been in the industry for well over 20 years. The addition of Nichole, Melissa, Michael, Jason, Heidi and others to the Team was in keeping with our promise to deliver our services at an exceptionally high level and with outstanding resources. The Team at Sense Engineering knows the BC market well, they are well established, and well connected. The Team at Sense Engineering, as individuals and collectively, also have a respected reputation: a reputation for being likeable, knowledgeable, practical, fair and committed.
“A huge thank you to you, for not only your extremely quick and professional service, but friendly service as well. Returning calls and emails immediately is somewhat rare these days, and so it does not go unnoticed.”
- Jillian Harris, Bachlorette 2009 and Host of Love it or List it Vancouver
“I’ve enjoyed working with you very much over the years. I’ve always found you to be someone that understands what the client is looking for and can get the project done. That is a rarity in today’s business world.”
- Kathy Ireland, Manulife Real Estate Vancouver Property Director
“Our strata engaged Sense Engineering for the first time in 2016 to complete our building depreciation report. We were immediately pleased with the simple and straight-talking approach of Project Leader Mr. Jason Ching who worked closely with us to collect the required data and to get a thorough picture of our building structures, systems and equipment. We were also fortunate to engage with Principal Mr. Ted Denniston who provided us much needed interpretation and recommendations based on the high quality report which was delivered. Based on our satisfaction with the report and with the generous follow-up provided by Sense Engineering, our council has expressed great confidence to the strata owners on the recommendations made therein. I would most definitely recommend engaging this team and engaging Sense Engineering based on this very positive experience.”
- David Cookson, Strata Council President of The Gallery at 1010 Richards Street
“Many thanks for your patience with us as our first bona fide Depreciation Report was created. Your attendance to our numerous questions and concerns and regular updates was appreciated and certainly made this process very productive and straightforward.
Depreciation Reports are very new to many of us strata owners and we are very pleased with the document Sense Engineering produced for us. The combined years of experience amongst the staff at Sense Engineering was extremely beneficial in producing this document. The Report was very well documented, easy to comprehend and we feel accurately represented our complex. Definitely informative and certainly helps with our future planning for maintenance and financing.
It was a pleasure working with you Jason, and your firm. Well done Sense Engineering!”
- Creek Village Strata Council VR 466
“Thank you for following up with us at Glasshouse Lofts. Your detailed explanations and pro-active advice are much appreciated .… I’m also glad to know that my new property at Verve is also being serviced by Sense, which gives me a sense of comfort.”
- Vivian Wong, Strata Council Representative EPS 1370
“We found your team punctual, professional, well informed and knowledgeable and most helpful with all questions during our site visits, our email communication and our phone conversations… It was a pleasure working with your team and we recommend the services you provide.”
- Jo Tonita, President of Strata Council BCS 3334
Melissa Roussel is one of those people you look forward to speaking with and whose integrity and work you don’t question because you know that what she says she will do and will do it to the best of her ability. My interaction with Melissa is solely via impersonal means of communication; telephone and email, and any one would be proud to be represented by an employee such as Melissa, whose friendliness, professionalism, and willingness to help and go the extra mile is always evident even through those mediums. I look forward to working with Melissa in the future.
- Penny Hall, Property Manager Previously at Gateway Property Management Corporation (now at Bentall Kennedy)
Melissa came to us with little to no office related experience or computer skills, and originally volunteered to work at our reception for free, in an effort to gain some valuable work experience for her resume. Instead she was hired on a probationary basis, and subsequently adapted to her role faster than any Administrative Assistant I can remember. Melissa is always willing to help, and gives her full attention and effort on every task. Her attention to detail is second to none, and a document prepared by Melissa often requires no further edits. Due to her quick learning curve and positive attitude, Melissa has become a real asset to our team, and her skill and dedication are appreciated and sought after by all her coworkers.
- Torsten T. Ball, P.Eng., RRO, GRP, LEED AP Project Principal, Parsons Brinckerhoff Halsall
Melissa is a pleasure to work with and is a dependable, professional member of our team. Above and beyond Melissa’s regular administration duties, she has supported me for many years by helping to manage my calendar and appointments, saving emails, and completing expense reports. Her reliably and timely help has greatly improved my efficiency. Members of my team often tell me they prefer to give their work to Melissa, knowing that she is approachable, friendly and always willing to help. She has demonstrated her commitment to Halsall’s goals and core values by:
– Delivering the best service: clients and coworkers consistently give Melissa feedback that she meets and exceeds their expectations. Melissa goes beyond just making edits and often identifies additional, necessary changes.
– Commitment to Team Success: her positive attitude and willingness to help demonstrate her commitment to the team. I often see Melissa staying late to help the team meet a critical deadline.
– Creating Best Careers: Melissa has learned so much since her first day at Halsall. Her commitment to learning the role and improving her computer skills and aptitude is commendable!
I feel fortunate to work with someone like Melissa and I look forward to continuing to work with her.
- Maeri Machado, P.Eng., LEED AP Senior Project Manager, Parsons Brinckerhoff Halsall
Mike has been a dependable team member for his communication and in-depth knowledge of the project; a benefit as the project scope has changed over time. He is able to identify and effectively articulate issues as they arise and communicate their impact on the project allowing others to make timely decisions. Mike is reliable, professional and has been a great asset to our project team.
- Bethanay Wade, Assistant Project Manager at MHPM Project Managers Inc.
I began working with Michael on a residential townhome project that required substantial repairs. His genuine passion and hard work was paramount to the project’s success and his expertise in Engineering was evident in his solutions. It is with no hesitation that I recommend Michael Chow.
- Jihad Faris, Property Manager at Gateway Property Management Corporation
We have worked with Michael Chow on 3 large building remediation projects over the last two years. He has exemplified a diligent work ethic with prompt, clear communication. Michael is detail oriented yet adaptable to meet the needs of his clients. We look forward to engaging his professional services on future projects.
- Mike Dimbleby, Property Consultant at Path 2 Property
” Ted is dedicated to delivering services to the highest possible level. His understanding of technical details combined with an acute awareness of the big picture distinguishes him from many others in the field.
Ted’s passion for developing and maintaining long-lasting client relationships is an inspiration to colleagues and employees alike. Ted is a strong leader and his enthusiastic mentoring has personally helped me define and work towards my own career aspirations
- Luke Smeaton, Acting Executive Director at Light House
“Ted is a dedicated, knowledgeable and well respected building science professional. He is focused on understanding his client’s needs. Whenever I need fast, accurate answers to difficult questions, I always go to Ted. If you have the opportunity to work with Ted, you’ll be lucky.”
- Branko Cvoric, Gateway Property Management Corporation
“I have worked with Ted numerous times over the years and have always found Ted…. to provide expert, detailed reports and evaluations of building condition, required repairs and capital planning. Always a pleasure to work with Ted.”
- Colin Murray, President at West Pender Property Group
“Ted is one of those people you love to work with – very affable, knowledgeable and skillful. He gets things done and done right with enthusiasm.”
- Paul LaBranche, Executive VP at BOMA BC
“Ted is a very good manager (people, projects, business, work-life balance, etc.) and an even better leader. He is in tune with his employees and very focused on helping to create a work place that will allow the company to flourish together, while also allowing individual employees to achieve their personal and professional goals. As a project supervisor, Ted quickly understands the problems presented, sees the end goal, and helps the team guide itself to the right solution. As a business manager, Ted is very open with his employees about the goals and standings of the company and is very good at helping employees understand the bigger picture of what they are working towards as a team.
Ted is a great leader, and through his hard work and talent, does a great job inspiring employees (and ex-employees) to do great things.”
- Brett Hahnenkamp, Founder of Lynk-it, LLC/Project Manager at Parsons Brinckerhoff
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