Truax Engineering Ltd.

We are a structural engineering firm located in Kitchener,
serving all of Ontario.

I, Andrew Truax, CEO and founder of this structural design firm, have worked in the Kitchener-Waterloo region (Ontario, Canada) since 1977 through a wide variety of experience in the design of residential, institutional, commercial, and industrial buildings, and have designed numerous multi-million dollar projects.

I am proud of the projects I have worked on, however big or small.

We are competitive, and capable of adapting to today’s changing requirements.

We are using the team approach and computer networking for maximum efficiency and utilization of manpower and experience.

On all our undertakings, we ensure a senior member of our team takes personal responsibility for management, design and co-ordination, and site reviews during construction to ensure that the same high standard of care and attention is maintained throughout the entire project.


But, mind you, images tell a lot more than a blob of text.

Please take a picture tour of our projects, from the founding of the company to nowadays on some of the projects that we have laid out. Feel free to contact us and we will be pleased to work with you on any of the projects you may have.

The Team

Andrew Truax

After Civil Engineering graduation from Sir George Williams University in 1973, I was employed by the Canadian Pacific Railway, and later Canadian National Railway in Montreal.

I moved to Ontario in 1977 and went to work for Lingwood Roberton Architects and Engineers.

Following that I was employed by Swain & Rupnow Engineers, The Waterloo County Board of Education as construction engineer and then Sze Straka Engineers as a junior partner before starting my own company in 1999, Truax Engineering Ltd.

Wendy Cai

I am a specialist in computer analysis and seismic design.

I have been working in this company since 2007 and have successfully designed schools, libraries and multi-use facilities, mid rise residential buildings and industrial buildings.

My expertise goes toward designing industrial, residential, institutional, commercial and office buildings, evaluating and retrofitting existing buildings, enstructing local construction processes, as well as cost-estimating the new buildings.

I am speaking English as well as Mandarin.

Michael Lin

I am a Structural Engineer with PEO since 2011 as well as a technologist.

I have successfully completed many projects for Truax Engineering Ltd since I joined the company in 2008 where I started as a Structural Draftsman and Designer.

I am fluent in both English and Mandarin (我会讲流利的英语和普通话).

I excell in completing design and analysis of structures, producing design drawings for construction purposes, reviewing drawings prior to issue, conducting periodic site reviews to ensure compliance with design drawings and Building Code, and issuing site review reports, contemplated change notices, site instructions, and correspondence related to projects.


Since this company was founded, we have designed industrial, commercial, institutional and residential buildings, in structural steel, reinforced concrete and wood, either as a new project or through renovations to existing establishments.

In fact, more than two thousand individual projects were successfully completed over the years.

Here are some of them.

Wellington Dufferin Public Health Building, Guelph
Construction nearing completion.
New Education Centre, Hamilton
Construction nearing completion.
Moffat Creek Public School, Cambridge
Construction nearing completion.
JW Gerth Public School, Kitchener
Region of Waterloo POA Courthouse, Kitchener
Renovations, 2010
Fred Nichols Campus Centre WLU, Waterloo
Wellington Ontario Provincial Police, Fergus
Civic Museum, Guelph
Addition and major renovations to Loretto Convent, 2008
Museum Collections Building, Markham
Woolwich Township Community Centre Gym, Breslau
Woolwich Township Firestation, Floradale
Wellington Multi-use Community Centre, Arthur
Wellington North Multi-use Community Services Centre, Mt Forest
Wellington Public Library, Drayton
Civic Centre, Milton
Major Addition and renovation
St Bernadette Catholic School, Ajax
Wilmot Township Administration, Baden
Woolwich Township Administration, Elmira
Wellington Ontario Provincial Police, Rockwood
Wellington Multi-use Community Centre, Clifford
Armoury Office, Simcoe
LB. Pearson school, Waterloo
Castle Kilbride, Baden
Major renovation as well as addition (Before firm establishment by Andy Truax)

Contact us

Whether or not you wish to decide to use our services, we will be very happy to meet with you.

You may add us to your contact list with this vCard (click to download and add us to your contact list).

We can meet at your place or ours to review your project no matter how big or small.

Truax Engineering Ltd.
Andy Truax,
Consulting Structural Engineer

122 Locust Street
Kitchener (ON) Canada
N2H 1W9

Phone: (519) 570-9035
Fax: (519) 744-5241

Looking forward to hearing from you.