Ltd. was established in
1974 as Shelter Development and
Contracting Limited, a Development
company with “In-house” Architectural, Structural,
Project/Construction Management and Marketing expertise. We
focused on multi family residential projects as Joint Venture
In 1982 the name was changed to Shelter
Engineering Ltd. and we specialized in Structural Engineering and Project/Construction
In 1995 we became SEL Engineering
Ltd. and added
the discipline of Building Envelope Consulting. Our main
focus since that time has been Building Envelope Consulting
for new and remedial projects and Structural Engineering.
Since 1974 our team has been involved as Owners, Developers,
Project/Construction Managers, Structural Engineers and Building
Envelope Professionals in a variety of Projects, located
mainly in the Lower Mainland, which has given us a unique
The Structural Division
is principled by Chungmo Chung, P. Eng. The Structural Division
was established as a separate identity in 1997 when Chungmo
Chung opened the Port Moody office. Along with his hard working
team of technicians and draftsmen, Chungmo offers a full
array of Structural Engineering services, designing commercial,
institutional and residential buildings.
The Building Envelope Division, in its present form,
was established in May of 2005 when our principles Frits
A. Huckriede, P.Eng. and Gary Bawtinheimer, Senior Project
Consultant solidified a long standing relationship by forming
a partnership, creating the new Building Envelope Division.
Our team has designed and remediated a great number of Projects
and has developed sound detailing for the building envelope.
We take a great deal of satisfaction and pride in the services
we offer to the Owners of the Projects/Buildings that we
are involved with. Being a smaller firm we are able to provide
a more personal and hands on approach. Our principles of
the Building Envelope Division, Frits A. Huckriede and Gary
Bawtinheimer are personally involved in every aspect of our
projects. We meet with the Owners of the remediation projects
to assure we are providing the type of repairs that they
want. When required we enlist the services of an Architect
in the planning stage to discuss everything from design and
cladding changes to colour selection. The fees of these sub-consultants
are offered at cost, with no additional fees added. We strive
to confirm and thoroughly discuss every aspect of the process
prior to starting the project to assure the Owner is fully
aware of what is going to take place.
Over the years we have
enjoyed an excellent and long-standing reputation with the
Building Departments of Vancouver and the other Municipalities
in the Lower Mainland.
We pride ourselves in giving our clients
prompt, reliable service and sound advice.
Our goal is to provide a quality and economical solution
to your Remediation/Construction needs, assuring long term
performance and ease of maintenance for the exterior cladding/roofing