Our Services

Our Services

ENGINEERING SERVICES

As business enterprise, the broad and integrated services of Akron Engineering Consultant’s Group Ltd. serve both public and private clients throughout Canada and around the world from our office located in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Akron’s value-based technical areas of expertise fall into broad categories of civil, structural, environmental, mechanical and electrical engineering, project/construction management, quality management & inspection, planning, surveying, feasibility studies, environmental consulting, permitting, landscape architecture and community work involvement. Many of Akron’s managing directors are registered professional engineers with decades of experience in various engineering disciplines. Akron Infinity Ltd., which is majority-owned and operated by McMurray Métis (MNA Local 1935), is the management company of Akron Engineering Consultant’s Group Ltd.

STRUCTURAL

Akron offers professional structural calculation, analysis, design, and drafting services using STAAD Pro for structural modeling and analysis and AutoCAD for design and drafting for large scale multi-story buildings, pipe rack modules, pipe supports, platforms, ladders, stairs and skids. In Compliance with Alberta Building Code Schedules (A-1, A-2, B-1, C-1, C-2), we offer accurate / high quality design drawings with professional engineering stamps on timely and quality manners at a competitive price.

With a staff of highly trained / experienced engineers / drafters, Akron is capable to address structural requirements for all types of steel / concrete structures, including:

  • low, med and high rise buildings
  • low, med and high rise buildings
  • Pipe support
  • Pump foundation
  • Structural modification
  • Substation skid
  • Anchors, guides and expansion barrels for tailing pipes

CIVIL/GEOTECHNICAL

Akron provides comprehensive geotechnical investigation services, both at the preliminary site feasibility and supplementary detailed stages. The services include evaluation, consultation and design in the following categories:

Foundations:

      • Study and recommendation on foundation types (shallow and deep), their design and construction
      • Evaluation of soil bearing capacity and seismic design parameters
      • Investigation of foundation settlement, cracking, heaving and other soil related problems
      • Evaluation of existing foundations for available capacity for upper floor additions
      • Recommendations for underpinning

Slopes/Embankments:

      • Evaluation and recommendations on existing and long-term slope stability
      • Design and recommendations on slope reinforcement and erosion protection
      • Design of cuts and earthfills

Soil Retainment:

      • Evaluation of earth pressures on retaining walls, shoring and other subgrade structures
      • Dam safety review, analysis/evaluation in accordance with Alberta Dam & Canal Safety Guidelines under the water act
      • Recommendations on design and construction of temporary shoring
      • Study and evaluation of effects of surcharge loading and security of excavation cuts

Pavements:

      • Evaluation of existing pavement conditions
      • Recommendation and review of pavement design for vehicle parking, major and minor highways and truck usage

Earthworks:

      • Evaluation and design of engineered fills
      • Recommendations on backfilling, compaction operations and soil improvements
      • Design of subgrade, sub-base and base-course materials for slab-on-grade, service trenches, roadways, etc.
      • Evaluation and recommendation on excavation and grading procedures

MECHANICAL

Akron provides comprehensive Mechanical Engineering services, both at the preliminary site feasibility and supplementary detailed stages. Akron has expertise in HVAC, Plumbing, Fire suppression, Chilled water and storage, Hot water, Wastewater, Compressed air, Tank farms, Residential and commercial elevators and mechanical rooms.

ENVIRONMENTAL

Phase I Environmental Site Assessment:

A review of present and past uses of a site and it’s vicinity for determination of potential environmental impact. The review may include:

  • Visual examination of site,
  • Interviewing persons with knowledge of site (owners, tenants, prospective purchasers, etc.)
  • Assessment of historical records (land titles, municipal directories, aerial photographs, etc.)
  • Contact with government and non-government agencies for records pertaining to the site
  • Issuing a report outlining findings and recommendations on the environmental condition of a site

Phase II Environmental Site Assessment:

An invasive subsurface investigation whose purpose is to define and delineate any contamination that may be present on a site, as a result of findings of a Phase I Environmental Assessment. The investigation includes:

  • Obtaining samples of subsoils and groundwater for site-specific chemical analysis
  • Determination of applicable criteria for chemical analysis based on use of site
  • Interpretation of test results including Risk Assessment and development of Conceptual Site Model
  • Issuing a report outlining findings and providing site-specific remediation plan, if warranted

Remediation & Decommissioning:

  • Determining extent of contamination by way of subsurface soil and groundwater sampling for site-specific parameters
  • Devising both in-situ and ex-situ soil and groundwater remedial plans
  • Supervising remedial procedures and carrying out confirmatory sampling of soils and groundwater
  • Monitoring underground storage tank (UST) removal
  • Conducting soil and groundwater sampling for chemical analysis for purpose of off-site disposal
  • Conducting Designated Substance Surveys, in conformance with the Ministry of Labour and regulations set out in the Occupational Health and Safety Act

Hydrogeologic Services:

  • Determination of groundwater level and direction of flow
  • Recommendations on effects of water table on foundations, excavations and subsequent dewatering measures
  • Analysis of groundwater for purpose of discharge into sewers
  • Recommendations on groundwater remediation
  • Analysis, design and recommendation on subsurface drainage, surface water management and infiltration systems

WELDING/MATERIALS

Welding Engineering:

    • Welding Procedure Specifications/Procedure Qualification Record Development

Material Non destructive testing:

  • Overlay Macro Examination
  • Hardness Testing
  • Positive Material Identification

ELECTRICAL

Akron provides comprehensive Electrical Engineering services, both at the preliminary site feasibility and supplementary detailed stages. Akron has expertise in substations, Facility Start-up & Commissioning De-commissioning, SCADA/RTU installations, PLC upgrade and retrofit installations, Modular Skid Wiring, Residential wiring and panels, Cable Tray, Conduit and Raceways, HVAC, UPS systems, Fire suppression system.

QUALITY ENGINEERING & MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Management System/Business Process Improvement

  • Quality Management System Setup and assisting in registration
  • Management System Audit (ISO 9001, 14000 & 18000)
  • Business Process Improvement
  • Six Sigma implementation

In-service Inspection and Advanced NDT

 

        • In-service inspection and turnaround support -API 510/570/653 Inspectors
        • Welding inspection and supervision- CWB Level 1,2 & 3 certified inspectors with various code endorsements 
        • Conventional Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) including -Radiography inspection (RT), Magnetic particle Inspection (MPI), Dye Penetrant (LPI), and ultrasound inspection (UT)
        • Advanced Inspection Technology – Eddy Current, Acoustic Emission, Guided Wave, Time of flight Diffraction (TOFD), Phased Array Ultrasonic Testing.
        • Advanced Tube Inspection- Eddy Current ECT, Internal Rotating Inspection System (IRIS) And Remote Field Testing (RFT).
        • Boroscope Inspection
        • Hybrid Acoustic Technology – An advanced diagnostic and assessment technique coupled with PATENTED digital processing technology that has been developed to QUALIFY & QUANTIFY defects in order to determine the reliability of a specific asset”.
        • Asset Integrity Service, Base line survey, FFS evaluation, RBI service. Routine inspection.  Our experienced Team allows you to maintain your assets in a state fit for service through an asset integrity management program.

     

     

     

 

Procurement

  • Expediting
  • Vendor Quality Surveillance and audit

Reliability Engineering

  • Asset Hierarchy Development
  • Asset Criticality Development
  • Preventive Maintenance Review and Optimization
  • Reliability Centred Maintenance Analysis
  • Specific Equipment Inspection Scope development
  • Safety Critical Elements (SCE) Management
  • Reliability Audit Assessment
  • Asset Systemization
  • Functional Specification and Performance Requirements
  • Risk Based Asset Management
  • Corrosion Circuits
  • Standard Maintenance Procedure Development
  • Root Cause Failure Analysis
  • Integrity Management System Development

PROJECTS MANAGEMENT SUPPORT SERVICES

The success of any project relies heavily on how it is being managed. Project managers are constantly faced with the challenging task of assembling the right resources that will produce the right mixture of teamwork in order to complete the project safely with quality, within costs and schedule. Akron has the necessary expertise to assemble the right team of subject matter experts for client’s project management needs that will ensure the three objectives of a project (Quality, Cost, Schedule) is achieved.

Project Management Support 1

  • Projects development
  • Land acquisitions and development permits
  • Building assessments

Project Management Support 2

  • Projects management and coordination
  • Construction Management and Administration
  • Maintenance management strategies
  • Projects controls, planning, and scheduling

Project Management Support 3

  • QA/QC inspections for piping, mechanical, civil, E&I, and structural segments
  • Construction Coordinators
  • Turnovers coordination
  • Documents control
  • HSE consultancy

Interested In Working On A Project?

If you are interested in working together, send us an inquiry and we will get back to you as soon as we can!