About Design Works Engineering

Who We Are

Buildings are innately human. So, at Design Works Engineering, we put people at the forefront of our business, working closely with our valued clients and supporting our brilliant teams.

Our senior leadership, guided by Haydar Al Dahhan, P.Eng. and John Lehners, P.Eng. since launching Design Works Engineering in 2014, have endeavoured to create a unique brand of engineering services that evolves with changing cultural, economic, and technological needs. Thanks to the strength of our global partner network, we’re able to ensure we not only provide the latest engineering solutions but that they’re the right ones for each unique project and client.

Our Culture
The best ideas don’t just come from one individual. We strive to better ourselves and our projects by learning from each other, exploring new concepts, and bringing out the best in everyone. We take great pride in delivering results as a team.

Excellent designers are always striving to improve. Our people are empowered to develop professionally with access to lifelong learning and cutting-edge technology.
Our Communities
Design Works is committed to completing the highest quality construction projects for our communities in a safe and responsible manner.

From consistently developing safety best-practices to continually implementing emerging environmental technology, we are always striving to make a positive impact in our communities.

Create solutions that build great projects and better relationships.

Design Works Engineering is committed to completing the highest quality construction projects in a schedule-sensitive manner at the lowest possible cost utilizing customer-driven solutions and safe construction methods.

Highlights

Design Works is What a 21'st Century Engineering Firm Looks Like.

Design Works Engineering is one of the nation’s fastest growing companies for a reason: we deliver reliable, high-quality designs to our clients that maximize cost savings while utilizing the latest technology.

Design Works Engineering is a worldwide venture based in Canada, working from eight offices globally. Finding cost-effective solutions isn’t restrained by borders, and we’ve discovered forward-thinking companies around the world that not only want the latest technology built into their design, they also want to work with a company that cares about their bottom line. That’s part of the reason we’ve experienced more than 10% growth in each year of our operation.

Our success isn’t an accident: the hard work of our 72 team members has led Design Works Engineering to successfully complete more than 3,200 projects over the course of our history.

Our Core Values

01
Scalable
We successfully deliver projects of all sizes while maintaining the expertise and workforce necessary for the largest, most complex jobs.
02
Affordable
We balance cost and quality according to the detailed needs of our clients, building partnerships that guarantee mutual prosperity.
03
Integrated
By maintaining a full complement of core engineering services, we enable our clients to invest in a single relationship with our firm for all projects.
04
Client-Focused
We are dedicated to our clients and their specific requirements, building lasting relationships beyond the successful completion of every project.

Our Timeline

2014
Design Works Launches in Grande Prairie — February 2014
Our founding partners— Haydar Al Dahhan and John Lehners— start Design Works Engineering & Inspections
2015
Edmonton Office Opens — January 2015
Design Works Engineering opens their first office in downtown Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
2015
Makati, Cebu, and Davao Offices Open in the Philippines — August 2015
Design Works Engineering begins their expansion beyond Canada and opens offices in three strategic cities in the Philippines.
2017
Calgary Office Opens — January 2017
Design Works Engineering establishes an office in Calgary, Alberta, Canada
2017
Edmonton + Grande Prairie Offices Expand — August 2017
We continue to build and expand our core locations as Design Works Engineering grows larger and more capable
2018
Round #2 — Edmonton + Grande Prairie Offices Expand — August 2018
Again, as we continue to grow larger and more capable our core locations are expanded to better meet our client's needs
2019
Toronto Office Opens — January 2019
Our Canadian operations continue to grow as we expand into the Eastern market with our new office in Toronto, Ontario
2019
Vancouver Office Opens — April 2019
Our Canadian operations continue to grow as we expand to the West Coast and open our office in Vancouver, BC
2019
Global Expansion Continues — 2024
Design Works Engineering will continue to grow operations outside of North America and into global markets