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steve@a2sa.ca
(705) 222 0420 ext. 100

Steve Cairns, M.A.Sc., P.Eng.
Principal engineer

Steve was born and raised in Burlington, Ontario. Since relocating in 2000, he now proudly calls Sudbury his home where he lives with his wife and two children. Steve is a founding principal of A2S.

Engineering is as much about people as it is about science. Whereas it is obviously critical that buildings are safe, economical and of materials appropriate for local manufacturers and trades; it is just as important that all stakeholders (owners, designers, builders and building occupants) are able to communicate effectively to deliver a successful project. Through open communication, the needs and expectations for a given project are identified by the design team, who then endeavour to meet, or better still, exceed these criterion.

professional Designations

  • Professional Engineer - Professional Engineers Ontario since 2002
  • Consulting Engineer - Professional Engineers Ontario since 2015

Awards and Recognition

  • Wood WORKS! Institutional Wood Design Award < $10M (2017)
  • Wood WORKS! Northern Ontario Excellence Award (2016)
  • Wood WORKS! Commercial Wood Design Award < $10M (2014)
  • Wood WORKS! Northern Ontario Excellence Award (2009)
  • Ontario Steel Design Award - First Place Architectural Category (2003)

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Science - University of Toronto (1997)
  • Master of Applied Science - University of Toronto (2001)

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aaron@a2sa.ca
(705) 222 0420 ext. 101

Aaron Dent
LEED AP, M.SC.E., P.ENG.
Principal engineer

Aaron was born and raised in Pembroke, Ontario. After first moving to Lively in 2004, Aaron and his wife and daughter are now settled in Wanup, Ontario where they have a small mixed farm, raising chickens, pigs, and growing vegetables. Aaron is a founding principal of A2S.

Structural engineering is about more than just creating safe buildings; it is about providing a thoughtful approach from start to finish. Whether you are working with Clients to meet tight budgets, or working closely with Architects to emphasize and showcase select structural elements, or considering what materials are appropriate for a given project type or location, it is important to apply rigor to all aspects of a project if it is to be successful on all fronts.

Professional Designations

  • Professional Engineer - Professional Engineers Ontario since 2007
  • LEED Accredited Professional (USGBC) since 2004

Awards and Recognition

  • Wood WORKS! Institutional Wood Design Award < $10M (2017)
  • Wood WORKS! Northern Ontario Excellence Award (2016)
  • Wood WORKS! Commercial Wood Design Award < $10M (2014)
  • Top 40 Under 40 - Northern Ontario Business (2008)

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Queen's University (2002)
  • Master of Science Degree in Engineering - Queen's University (2005)

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sam@A2SA.CA
(705) 222 0420 EXT. 102

Sam Colizza, p.eng.
senior engineer

Sam was born and raised in Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario. After spending a year gaining engineering experience abroad in Ireland and 6 years practicing in British Columbia, Sam and his wife have now come back home to Northern Ontario. Sam joined A2S as a senior engineer in June 2015.

At the outset, each project should be approached with the goal of improving building performance by extending the service life of existing structures with targeted repair and ongoing maintenance, avoiding widespread replacement where possible. Applying a background in restoration engineering and building science allows for creative solutions to structural issues.

Professional Designations

  • Professional Engineer - Professional Engineers Ontario since 2015

Education

  • Bachelor of Applied Science - Queen's University (2007)

miguel@a2sa.ca

miguel@a2sa.ca
(705) 222 0420 ext. 103

Miguel Peña Canas, eit
engineering intern

 

Professional Designations

  • Engineer in Training - Professional Engineers Ontario since 2014

Education

  • Bachelor of Science in Engineering - Florida State University (2013)
  • Master of Engineering in Civil Engineering - Concordia University (2016)