Bradley Engineering, member of Timber Frame Engineering Council

As a result of all the valuable information and contacts made at the TFEC meeting in April, Bradley Engineering has become a member of the Timber Framers Guild and the Timber Frame Engineering Council.  Through this membership Sara hopes to stay current on engineering advances in the analysis and design and inspection of timber, become involved in the many great […]

Bradley Engineering attends Timber Assessment workshop in Massachusetts

Sara joined a group of 20 other engineers, timber framers, sawyers, and educators in western Massachusetts to further her understanding of the use of reclaimed timbers in new construction and assessing and assigning capacities to timber in-situ. A fantastic group of interested people from the eastern US and Canada took part in this three day workshop […]

Erring on the Mount – Sara collaborates with Doug Back

Sara collaborates with Doug Back for her first foray into the work of installation art.  Doug Back is a tenured professor at OCAD University, who has spent over 25 years making electronic, programmed, mechanical, interactive installations.  Their site-specific installation is situated in the 3 story open stairwell at the entrance to the Chapel.  As visitors walk […]

Conservation of Heritage Structures

Sara recently traveled to Guelph, Ontario to spend two days deepening her knowledge and understanding in the area of historic masonry structures. The class focused on conservation of heritage brick and stone masonry. The class was taught by Paul Jeffs, PJ Materials Consultant Ltd.. Mr. Jeffs has been involved in the construction industry for his […]

Historic Brickworks – Repair and Restoration

Sara attended an exciting workshop at the Evergreen Brick Works in Toronto this past week, to learn from Dr. Gerard Lynch “The Red Mason”, an internationally acclaimed and highly respected historic brickwork consultant Many of our historic brick buildings in and around Peterborough County are over 100 years old.  A lack of money, time and knowledge […]

Durisol ICF building

Early June – Project construction begins on a Durisol ICF building. This is our first project experience using the wood fibre and Portland cement based block. Durisol is a proprietary material composed of specially graded raw wood shavings and chips, which undergo some processing before being bonded together with Portland cement. Hardened Durisol is lightweight, […]

Bradley Engineering Gets building in New Hampshire

Bradley Engineering consults with Stewart Structural Engineering to provide structural design services for a 14,000 square foot medical clinic in Franconia, New Hampshire. The 2 storey building was designed with ICF foundations and load bearing walls throughout. The lower level is a slab on grade and the main floor was designed with Hambro composite open-web […]

Bradley Engineering to attend Green Expo

Sara attended the Green Expo in Peterborough. Great exhibitors and speakers! You can visit to see a listing of exhibitors.

Bradley Engineering to attend Bau-Biologie Workshop

April 9th and 10th – Sara attended the Bau-Biologie Workshop in Durham, Ontario on the beautiful grounds of The Riverstone Retreat Centre. This workshop was hosted by Joshua Thorton and Ali Lam from Natural Building and was instructed by Paula Baker-Laporte, Architect and Stephen Collette, Environmental Consultant. Bau-Biologie promotes the use of healthy building principles […]

Bradley Engineering becomes Professional Member of Ontario Straw Bale Building Coalition.

Sara attended the Ontario Straw Bale Building Coalition AGM (, and Bradley Engineering became a Professional member.