Western Asphalt Products was a concept in 2011 with the goal of building two emulsified asphalt terminals in western Canada within a two-year timeframe. Each project had over a mile of pipe, new office construction, various acids, emulsifiers, solvents and asphalt cement ranging in temperature up to 400°F. The attention to detail on this project was astonishing as all the piping had to be within millimetres for off site pre-fabrication. Northstar Engineering was selected as the Engineering firm of choice for their advanced 3-D modeling capabilities. The precision technology eliminated costly overruns during construction.As the owner of the projects I have worked extensively with David and Northstar Engineering over the past two years. David has guided our team through two provincial boiler safety associations, health and safety codes, electrical codes and requirements for importing foreign specialized equipment. The amount of time and labour required to engineer the project was incredible. David and staff frequently went above and beyond making himself available on evenings and weekends to answer questions and complete the projection schedule.Overall, I have thoroughly enjoyed working with David and Northstar Engineering staff. I felt I had superior support throughout the project. Northstar Engineering consistently added value to procurement suggesting new methods of manufacturing as well as common sense approaches working in the best interest of the client.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank-you for another successful project completion. Renovations can be challenging and you were able to meet the needs of the project nicely. When challenges arose you and your team were able to respond quickly and with expertise. It was a pleasure working with you and your team again and look forward to the next project.
From the start, we have found David to be skilled and honest in his approach to business as well as engineering challenges. He has been consistently accessible and willing to extend extra effort to explain design decisions, assist contractors and provide advice. At critical times during the project, his assistance was invaluable in finding the most suitable solution to the issue at hand. It is a distinct pleasure to recommend Northstar as consultants for mechanical, electrical and plumbing services and I would not hesitate to retain their services again in the future.
The work in both projects comprised of demolition, design and reconstruction of the space as per our customer’s needs. The designs, mechanical know how and the timely delivery of the mechanical designs surpassed our expectations and David and his staff were professional in all aspects.David impressed us with his knowledge of the building code, his attention to detail, progress reporting and inspections and his ability to effectively communicate any changes required to our staff plus to our customers as required.It is without hesitation that we recommend Northstar Engineering and David Long and his staff.
As we reflect on 30 years in business, we can honestly say that we have not had the pleasure of working with another mechanical / electrical engineering firm that works as collaboratively on the team to achieve the best design quality. We have always believed “quality” at initial design saves the project time and cost!Your entire team pays attention to the myriad of small details that make a project successful by actively reviewing all of the design features in advance, allowing us to build it right the first time. You understand that by actively listening to the requirements of the client and building with the strength of all of the team members, we can deliver success with unrivaled professionalism on our projects. We wish you well, and we look forward to many more successful projects in the years to come.
His time spent here was nothing short of excellent and I would highly recommend him for any job. It was a pleasure to work with such a professional company and employees. Any future work I may be doing on my Midland Inn and Suites I would definitely keep Northstar Engineering & Technologies Ltd and David Long in mind.