204-227-1151 towells@mts.net

What We Do

Darren B. Towells Inc. has been involved in construction projects in a variety of ways depending on the requirements of each client. This approach has allowed clients to carry out portions of a project with their own forces.

Pre Construction:
Programming, Site & Environmental Analysis, Schematic Design, Engineering Systems Coordination, Building Cost Analysis, Code Research, Design Development, Construction Documents, Specification & Material Research, Document Checking & Coordination.

Construction Administration:
Bidding & Contract Negotiation, Construction Phase – Office, Construction Phase – Site

Project Experience

March 2006 – Present

Darren B Towells Inc.
Structural Consultant

  • Working directly for a number of industrial clients
  • In association with other Engineering & Architectural firms
  • Specializing in smaller renovation projects requiring Building & Structural Engineering designs

March 2002 – March 2006

Structural Engineering Associate
Hanuschak Consultants Inc.
Offices in Winnipeg and Minneapolis

  • Planning, design and inspections of several major projects.
  • Project involvement over $150M per year construction value.
  • Projects have included industrial plants, schools, warehouses, multi-family, and commercial buildings.

US Engineer of Record:

  • Delano Common Bond – Delano, MN
  • Woodbridge of New Hope, MN
  • Town Center – Mendota, MN
  • Common Bond – Northfield, MN
  • Realife – Hibbing, MN
  • Cornelia Place Apartments – Edina, MN
  • Pathways of White Bear Lake, MN
  • Summerhill of Apple Valley, MN
  • City Hall – Milaca, MN

April 1998 – March 2002

Chief Structural Engineer
Roberts Sloane and Associates/SNC Lavalin
Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Responsible for overall production in the Structural Design group.
  • Structural Design Engineer for institutional, commercial and industrial projects.
  • Fully conversant in a number of Canadian and American Building Codes and Standards while designing in the media of reinforced concrete, structural steel, timber and masonry.


  • Structural Steel Detailing to AISC – Connection Design and Checker for:
    Carquinez Bridge
  • Miscellaneous Ironwork for Beck Steel
  • Westmoreland School for Rome Iron Group – Utica N.Y.
  • Curtis Instruments Office Building for Mark and Son Metal Products – N.Y.


  • Concrete Grain Terminals – Killarney, MB, Camrose, AB
  • Seagrams Distillation Line Expansion, Gimli MB
  • Swine Housing
  • Grain Storage Research Laboratory, University of Manitoba
  • Design of Production Model Hopper Bottom for 27’ dia. Steel Bin
  • Mould Remediation and Repairs – Lawrence Sinclai School, Jackhead First Nation

November 1994 – March 1998

Engineering Supervisor
Boge and Boge (1980) Ltd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Engineer of Record on a number of institutional, mining, heavy industrial and commercial projects including ventilation, fire and life safety audits.


  • Addition to Union Gospel Mission – Winnipeg, MB
  • Middle Years School – Winnipeg, MB
  • Addition to H.M. Kellington School – Neepawa, MB
  • Yellowhead Recreational Centre Upgrades – Neepawa, MB
  • Upgrades to Varsity View Community Centre Gymnasium – WInnipeg, MB
  • St. Boniface Diocesan High School Addition – Winnipeg, MB
  • School Condition Survey – Norway House, MB

December 1989 – November 1994

Structural Engineer and Project Manager
UMA AECOM Ltd. Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Major project design involvement including rehabilitation and upgrading of thermal generation plants, various institutional and water treatment facilities.


  • Generating Stations Coal Handling – Brandon and Selkirk, MB
  • 3M Canada Inc. Plant Expansion – Morden MB
  • Dow Corning Silicon Smelting Facility – East Selkirk, MB
  • Can-Oat Milling Inc. Oat Mill – Portage La Prairie, MB
  • Feasibility Study, Community Centre / Arena Upgrade – Town of Neepawa, MB
  • Arena, Structural Design of Building Components – Nipigon, ON
  • Conceptual Planning Study for the 1997 Canada Games – City of Brandon, MB
  • Water Treatment Facilities for the Hollow Water, Eabametoong, Little Black RiverFirst Nations, MB
  • Hamilton Avenue Bridge, Load Rating Study – City of Winnipeg, MB
  • Esso Canada, Pipeline Inspection and Repair Project
  • Various projects Manitoba Sugar
  • Numerous Forensic Engineering Reports

August – October 1991

Project Estimator
Kraft Construction Company Ltd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Tender preparation for the construction of a grain storage facility in Mansura, Egypt.

July 1987 – December 1989

Project Engineer
Central Canadian Structures Ltd.
Winnipeg, Manitoba

  • Institutional, industrial projects including Hotel Okhtinskaya, St. Petersburg, Russia.
  • Grain elevators, machinery foundations.


  • Meadowood Manor Board of Directors – 2005-2009
  • Youth For Christ Fire Hall – Climbing Wall
  • Springs Inter-City – Fire Escape