About

WHO WE ARE

Joel A. Hampson, CD, MASc, PEng, GMICE, LEED AP, is a senior engineer and has over thirty years of construction experience. Joel designs with wood, steel, reinforced concrete and other materials, and he is experienced with post-disaster building evaluation. He is a skilled field investigator and has repaired & retrofit buildings for seismic events, extreme weather, construction & design errors and vehicle impacts. Joel is a Natural Sciences and Research Council of Canada (NSERC) scholar; his area of research is structural engineering with wood. Joel is an Engineer with Heavy Urban Search and Rescue Task-Force 1, Engineering Officer with the Canadian Armed Forces and former Instructor with the British Columbia Institute of Technology.

Les Wilson is the Senior Technologist, and he has over thirty years of construction experience. Les has created drawings for many types and sizes of projects: high-rise buildings, new construction, crane foundations, concrete form-work, structural and building envelope repairs, excavation shoring and architecture. Les possess a high level of skill for creating practical engineering and construction documentation. Schooled in the days of manual drafting, Les is a talented operator of modern computer-aided drawing and modelling software packages.

PUBLICATIONS

Hampson, JA & Allen, K, Structural Engineering Properties of Wood: Fire, Newsletter, Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia Newsletter, Vol. 41, pp. 3-6 (2018)

Hampson, JA, Hurricane Matthew: An Engineer’s Recent Experience in Haiti, Newsletter, Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia, Vol. 38, pp. 19-21 (2017)

Hampson, JA & Ash-Anderson, S, A Practical Guide to Wood-Frame Design: Shearwalls, Newsletter, Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia, Vol. 35, pp. 20-25 (2016)

Hampson, JA, E22: Introduction to Heavy Timber Design, Newsletter, Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia, Vol. 34, p. 22 (2016)

Hampson, JA & Ash-Anderson, S, A Practical Guide to Wood-Frame Design: Nail Connections, Newsletter, Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia, Vol. 32, pp. 21-26 (2015)

Hampson, JA & Ash-Anderson, S, A Practical Guide to Wood-Frame Design: Built-up Lumber Columns Errata, Newsletter, Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia, Vol. 31, pp. 26-27 (2015)

Hampson, JA & Ash-Anderson, S, A Practical Guide to Wood-Frame Design: Built-up Lumber Columns, Newsletter, Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia, Vol. 30, pp. 21-24 (2015)

Hampson, JA, A Practical Guide to Wood-Frame Design: Lumber Beams, Newsletter, Structural Engineers Association of British Columbia, Vol. 29, pp. 15-18 (2015)

Hampson, JA, A Practical Guide to Wood-Frame Design: Lumber Properties, Newsletter, SEABC, Vol. 27, pp. 19-21 (2014)

Hampson, JA, Amazing Wood Structures, Equilibrium, Structural Engineers Association of Washington (2004)

Hampson, JA, Prion, HGL & Lam, F, The Effect of End-Distance on the Moment Resistance of Timber Rivet Connections, Canadian Journal of Civil Engineering National Research Council Canada, Vol. 30, No. 5, pp. 945-948 (2003)