Our Team

Ivan van den Brink, P.Eng, Struct.Eng

Principal / Senior Engineer

Ivan van den Brink graduated (with Distinction) from the University of British Columbia with a bachelor of Applied Science in 1997. Understanding the value of experience in the construction industry for any structural engineer, Ivan chose to work as a framer, building conventional wood frame buildings prior to and during university

Since graduation, Ivan has been engineering in the structural consulting industry. His design experience has been well diversified with a broad range of projects that include post disaster, institutional, commercial, residential, light industrial, and specialty structures. Design experience incudes a balance of conventional wood frame, heavy timber, structural steel, concrete and masonry. While sound engineering principles are a priority, Ivan also takes pride in the team and solution oriented approach to structural engineering practice.


Principal / Engineer

Brandon Huebert graduated with distinction from the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2012 with a bachelor in Civil Engineering. Since then he has worked on many types of projects including commercial steel buildings, concrete tilt-up, residential single and multi-family dwellings, underground parkades, agricultural buildings, schools and fire training structures. His varied engineering experience, as well as time spent working in the construction industry, give him a unique and well-rounded perspective, and the ability to provide clients with solutions that are both creative and practical.

Kurt Haugseng, P.Eng

Senior Engineer

Kurt Haugseng graduated in 1989 from lakehead University in Thunder Bay , Ontario with a bachlor of Engineering Degree (honors). Prior to this, Kurt gratuated with honours from the British Columbia Institite of Technology in 1983. Before obtaining his engineering degree, Kurt worked in construction both as an estimator and carpenter. He also gained experience in bridge construction and inspections with the BC ministry of transportation and Highways and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation and Communications.

Kurt has been practicing as a structural engineer in the structural consulting industry since 1989. During this time , he has been the design engineer for numerous building projects of virtually all sizes, utilizing all types of structural materials. His wide array of experience in the design of post-disaster, institutional, commercial, residential, light industrial, and specialty structures enable him to provide innovative insight and adaptation to virtually all building structural challenges.


Ryan meyer, E.I.T

Junior Engineer

Ryan graduated with distinction from the University of British Columbia Okanagan in 2018 and received a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering. Following graduation, Ryan joined van den Brink Engineering as a Junior Engineer where he focuses on single and multi-family residential construction. Ryan has also contributed to our commercial and industrial projects, on which he has been able to gain experience designing concrete and steel structures, including the design of post-disaster concrete anchors. Ryan enjoys completing field reviews, designing solutions for construction deficiencies, and seeing a project grow from concept to completed structure.  

David goosen, E.I.T

Junior Engineer

David Goosen began working with van den Brink Engineering during the summers of 2012 and 2013 while attending British Columbia Institure of Technology (BCIT).  Following graduation in spring of 2014, David continued on with van den Brink Engineering as a full-time structural Engineer in Training (E.I.T.).  

David has been designing wood-frame and concrete structures for single-family residential, multi-family residential, and commercial structures during his time at van den Brink Engineering.  In addition to such projects, David has been involved in design and field reviews for various other project types and insurance claim related assessments.

Dylan woelders

Senior Drafting Technician

Dylan Woelders graduated from the University of the Fraser Valley in 2008 with a certificate from the Architectural Drafting Technician program.  After a brief experience working in the Architectural design industry, Dylan joined the van den Brink Engineering team in the fall of 2008 to set out building a career in the structural engineering field.  To gain a better understanding of building structures and design, Dylan chose to work as a framer during high school and the years following before enrolling in the Architectural Drafting Technician program at UFV.

Since joining the team at van den Brink Engineering, Dylan has been involved in a variety of projects, including post disaster, institutional, commercial, residential, light industrial, and specialty structures.  Over the years of experience gained, Dylan has developed an understanding that has enabled him to take on such roles as meeting with clients during the preliminary project stages, performing field reviews, reviewing various shop drawings, and preparing shop drawings for multiple applications.  Dylan takes pride in paying close attention to detail to provide an accurate and complete set of structural drawings to make things easier for the client during the construction stage.

John Short

Drafting Technician

John is a 27-year veteran of the Canadian Forces having served as a Combat Engineer and Heavy Equipment Operator/Supervisor. He graduated from the Academy Canada’s Autocad Technology program in 2010 with honors and distinction. He has completed numerous drafting projects in the telecoms industry and assisted with the drafting of the barge flotilla during the construction of the Hebron oil rig in Newfoundland.

Since joining the van den Brink team, John has been involved with various projects, including residential wood frame construction, agricultural and light industrial drafting.

Professional and they creatively found solutions to our building projects structural plans. I would recommend van den Brink Engineering. Definitely.
R. MacLean

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