Since inception as a consulting firm in 1983, Access Engineering has been providing structural engineering and building design services to a wide range of clients in Northern BC.  We have a long list of successfully completed projects, both large and small. Currently, we are licensed to practice in the Provinces of British Columbia and Alberta and hold an associate membership with the Building Officials Association of BC.


Bruce Johnston (principal - p.eng., RSE, RBO)

Bruce is the company’s principal and managing partner. In addition to holding a designation as a Professional Engineer, he holds a Certificate and Red Seal Endorsement as a carpenter and certification as a Registered Building Official. His field experience working as a carpenter with PCL Builders Inc. has provided him with a thorough knowledge of building construction and work sequencing. Because of this field experience, constructability ranks high on his priority list.

Fergus foley (Chief design engineer - p.eng., struct. eng.)

Fergus is the company's chief design engineer. He has over thirty years of design experience in Northern BC and is fully conversant with local conditions and practices.

Lyndon Martell (Structural, e.I.T.)

Lyndon is an incredibly quick learner and well beyond his years. Born and raised in Prince George, he has a strong sense of pride in each building project he works on. His dedication to continuing professional development speaks to his character. Although not yet a P.Eng., Lyndon has completed all of the educational requirements to obtain a designation from CISC as a Certified Steel Connection Designer.

tanner Braaten (Structural, E.I.T.)

Tanner recently ‘Moved Up’ to Prince George from the lower mainland where he spent the last five years specializing in the structural design of conventional wood-framed buildings. Holding a provincial record from the Canadian Powerlifting Union, he also doubles as the office bodyguard. A fellow dog enthusiast, we’re sure he’ll fit right in.

Sean gibson (Building design technologist - dipl. eng. tech., geography ba)

Sean has extensive experience in structural design technology. He has returned to the field of building design after taking a hiatus to work in computer technology as a systems analyst. As such, he is well-suited to the ever changing environment of building design technology.

Jacquie mckay (Building Design technologist -

Jacquie has a strong background in architectural design and drafting. She is one of the hardest working members of the team and cares deeply about our clients and the success of their projects.

Leonard werk (Building Design Technologist)

Leonard has over ten years experience as an architectural design technologist. He has an appetite for knowledge, and, with purpose, applies it to his work. 

helmut Schoenfeld (Architectural & Engineering technologist)

Helmut has over 20 years of field experience in structural steel fabrication as a B level welder and inspector. This wealth of knowledge, along with his attention to detail and technical prowess in building information modelling, results in the production of outstanding structural steel design drawings. He knows just what field personnel need to build it right the first time.

Allisha Clemetson (office Manager)

Allisha joined our team as office manager in 2016. Hers is the first smile you will see coming into our office and a major contributor to our efficiency and positive atmosphere.