CURRICULUM VITAE of
Associate Consultant to J.W. Cowie Engineering Limited
1977 - B.Sc. (Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering)
University of Alberta
1974 - B.Sc. (Physics and Mathematics)
University of Alberta
LICENSED PROFESSIONAL ENGINEER (P.Eng.)
- Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), Registration#100025781, since August 2000
Designated Consulting Engineer, since June 2011
- Association of Professional Engineers, Geologists and Geophysicists of Alberta (APEGGA), since March 1980
2010 – Present, Founding Partner
Konsolidated Structural, Toronto, ON
Peter Kula has extensive and diverse experience specializing in structural design of building structures for over 35 years working for a nationally based consulting structural engineering firm. Peter's years of design office practice tempered with on-site troubleshooting expertise enables him to provide reliable and efficient structural design for new buildings as well as investigate structural failures and provide restoration design services.
SELECTED PROJECTS with Konsolidated Structural, Toronto, ON
2010 - Present
Conversion of Heritage Church and Condominium Development (Current), Toronto, ON
De Cartier Development Corp., Toronto
Adaptive re-use of a heritage designated church (original construction circa 1913) into condominium with 14 suites, as well as new construction of free-standing townhouse block consisting of 12 stacked units. Structural challenges included upgrading church structure to present day building codes.
Data Centre – Building Conversion for CenturyLink (2014), Markham, ON
Pacific Design Consultants, Tustin, California
Conversion of an existing warehouse building (approx. 1000,000 sq. ft.) into a state-of-the-art data centre; major structural scope items include mezzanine addition, foundation design for primary mechanical and electrical equipment, free-standing 20 ft. high acoustic wall. This colocation data centre represents a significant expansion of this industry leader's presence in the GTA market.
Windsor International Aquatic and Training Centre (2013), Windsor, ON
HCMA, Victoria/BBA, Whitby/Archon, Windsor
Konsolidated Structural was engaged as specialty structural sub-consultants to provide analysis and design of long-span portions of the structure housing an Olympic size swimming pool and competitive diving tank, as well as a family water park. Additionally, the lateral load resisting system comprising a system of full-height braced bays was designed in structural steel to resist seismic and wind loads in accordance with the Ontario Building Code.
RJC LTD., TORONTO, ON AND CALGARY, AB
Principal, Group Leader – 1978 – 2010
Five High Rise Condominium Towers at Cityplace (2000 – 2004)
Page + Steele Architects, Toronto, ON
Architects Alliance, Toronto, ON
These reinforced concrete high-rise condominiums were designed and constructed in three phases over approximately 4 years with a total of over 1600 suites over four levels of underground parking. These projects include two swimming pools and numerous amenity spaces, as well as ground floor plazas and a structural steel pedestrian bridge inter-connecting the first two phases. Portions of the complex included vibration-isolation design due to the proximity of the CN and GO Transit rail corridor.
Bow Valley Square Office Complex (1978 – 1993), Calgary, AB
WZMH Architects, Toronto, ON
Starting as a junior jobsite reviewer during original construction of towers #3 and #4 of this major downtown office complex, this property represents the beginnings of a career. This exposure evolved into a long-term association with owners, designers, tenants and contractors for ongoing renovations and improvements over 15 years. The property consists of 4 towers (25 – 40 floors), a 3 level interconnecting retail podium and 4 below-grade parking levels.
OTHER SELECTED PROJECTS WITH RJC LTD., TORONTO, ON
- 2008 Green Roof Addition to Covenant House, Toronto, ON
- 2006 – 2008 GO Transit Garages (3) incl. Streetsville GO Transit Offices, Greater Toronto Area, ON
- 2004 Legends Centre, Oshawa, ON 2002 South Fish Creek Recreation Centre and High School, Calgary, AB
- 2002 Foundation Design for Wind Turbine at Exhibition Place, Toronto, ON
- 1997 Canadian Pacific Railway Head Offices and Operations, Calgary, AB
- 1995 Cariboo Memorial Hospital – Emergency Wing Addition, Williams Lake, BC
- 1994 Abbotsford Agricultural Centre, Abbotsford, BC 1987 Banff Springs Hotel Parkade, Banff, AB 1987 Post Hotel, Lake Louise, AB