S. S. Engineering Inc

Structural Engineering
Toronto ON M2N 2Y6
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Sherine in Toronto
Sherine in Toronto
1 review Toronto, ON
0/10

Unprofessional, took our money and did not finish the job- be aware

We hired Shawn after seeing the good reviews regarding his service online. As new homebuyers he took advantage of us and made us provide him a cash deposit for his services. Once this was received he continually delayed providing us with permit drawings and finally sent us drawings that were incorrect. He did not correct the drawings and refused to release the drawings to us until he received the rest of his payment, offering no guarantee that the drawings would pass permit inspection. He should not be trusted with the structural integrity of someone’s home. It is clear that he does a poor job at best, and rushed our home inspection resulting in errors he refused to admit or correct. Please hire someone else that you can trust with your home, we hope that this review prevents people from having the same horrible experience we had and losing your money.

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Sherine: facts speak for themselves
Re: service delay and refuse to release drawings.
We met December 22 re: wall removal. We discussed different options how to remove the load bearing walls using cost effective solution. We recommend obtaining building permit due to load bearing walls. You agreed that I will send my assitant to do the physical measurements for the floor plans. I send my assitant the next day December 23. One day after Christmas. December 27 you start to call for drawings and insist that we agreed to provide a free general review report for city inspection. That Time you asked to pay the deposits back and I thought you changed your renovation plan. December 30. I agreed to provide a free construction general review report for city inspection and We email you the floor plans with all structural informations for review anyway. ( have email as evidence)

This is what you mentioned "delay" and refuse releasing drawing"?

Re: wrong drawings
I am so patient to answer so many questions and I understand people want to learn construction . That's ok.
I told you if exterior wall is double brick then beams can directly rest on it and if studs wall with brick veneer then we need 4-2x6 posts. It is so common. The exterior wall need to confirmed double brick or studs wall with veneer
That's what you mentioned "wrong drawings"

Re: guarantee to pass city inspection
I understand that you guys do not have any renovation experience and knowledge. The point is that you do not listen and study what I told you. How can a engineer guarantee that you construction can pass the city inspection? Design and construction is different. If contractor installed the beams as per permit drawings. City inspector will pass. Nobody can pass wrong or poor installation.

I understand you change your plans of renovation. I am ok that you do not respect us and our work. But you can not lie and you can not threat us. I talked with home star about you before your review and we decide to face this. We provide more than 10 years residential engineering services. Our significant experience and knowledge and professional services will not be affected by this type of review. We still provide quick and turn around services.

Everyone want to be successful. Hard working. Keep learning;Honesty;positive; respect and professional are the keys.

AP
AP
1 review Toronto, ON
10/10

Structural design

Shawn was only one of 3 people that picked up the phone on a stat holiday. Although 2 were willing to accommodate my urgent visit request I decided to go with him for a few reasons. As a woman calling he did not treat me as though I was an idiot. The others were so condescending to say the least. His price was similar to the others. Also he graciously met me before his scheduled job early morning. After visiting he made recommendations in regards to the load bearing wall. His sketch was provided promptly within 48 hours. He was readily available to answer my questions. I would use him again and would recommend him to others.

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Thank you Anita

jeff in Toronto
jeff in Toronto
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Home Reno

Structural projects can be intimidating for home owners and if your job isn't big enough, many engineers will turn you away. After meeting with several structural engineers and not getting a good feel about their commitment, or professionalism Shawn came over. His schedule was flexible, he was charismatic and easy going, showed genuine interest in what i wanted to accomplish and educated me as he went along throughout the house explaining my options. I would 100% recommend Shawn to anyone looking to get work done.

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Thank you Jeff for the kind words, much appreciated. Any questions or help during construction, feel free to call us and we will solve the problems and offer the best and cost effective solutions.

thomas
thomas
0 reviews Aurora, ON
10/10

Load bearing wall removal in kitchen

My fiancé and I hired Sean and his company to help us remove a load bearing wall in aurora. Sean was very detailed and precise. He takes his time so you understand every aspect of the job and does not hesitate to pick up the phone when you call. We are very fortunate to have found Sean and his team.
Thank you very much Sean

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Thank you Thomas
Glad to hear that you were satisfied with our service

Bruce Walker
Bruce Walker
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Structural Renovation 3 Story Victorian house Downtown Toronto

This was our first significant renovation, Shawn worked with us to develop the design and the structural plans for a large renovation of our 3 story Victorian home in downtown Toronto. His structural drawings submitted to the city were promptly approved. He guided us through the permit process and overseen the contractors during the construction work to ensure the work quality and their work is according to the plans. When we had questions or concerns he was always accessible and more than willing to help. His pricing is quite fair and reasonable,

We are very pleased and highly recommend Shawn

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Thank you Bruce
Glad to hear that you were satisfied with our service

perry
perry
1 review Markham, ON
10/10

Engineered drawings

We have worked with Shawn for years. His drawings are accurate, he is fully engaged and easy to talk to. I highly recommend his services.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful.
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Thank you Perry. So Glad to work with you and your project managers. It was very impressive of your construction experience and professionalism.

sven_walker
sven_walker
1 review Toronto, ON
9/10

Custom home construction

S.S. performed the structural engineering for my $4 million Toronto custom home. Using the architect's CAD files, Shawn was able to quickly create structural engineering drawings for footings, joists runs, steel beams and steel load-bearing posts. When on-site revisions to the layout of the home were required for a building permit amendment, Shawn showed up promptly to review the framing changes and draft the structural engineering changes and submit the application for the building permit amendment. I would highly recommend Shawn. His price is very reasonable and he knows his stuff.

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Thank you Sven
Glad to hear that you were satisfied with our service

Bravehart Building
Bravehart Building
9 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Knowledgeable Engineer

We have worked with Shawn at SS Engineering on many projects and find him responsive, reliable and knowledgeable. We recommend him fully.
Project types: underpinning (beams), wall removals (beams), new construction and major additions.
Regards, Laura at Bravehart Building

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Thank you Laura.

luigi
luigi
2 reviews Toronto, ON

First Review

10/10

Project Manager

Sean is an extremely skilled and talented structural engineer as well as project manager. If you are looking for someone to build you a house or for a structural engineer who specializes in the residential market, look no further than Sean. His pricing is fair and work quality is outstanding.

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Thank you Luigi

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WELCOME S. S. Engineering Inc Specialize In Residential House Architecture & Structures Architectural &Structural Design for Houses and Small Buildings Building Permits for New custom Houses;Home Renovation; Additions Our Sister Company S. S Homes Provide Project Management Service, for more information please check www. mysshomes. com Why Use Us! S. ...
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