Lane homes, granny suites, garage suits, carriage houses. While they may have many different monikers, they are becoming more and more prominent in major metropolitan centres across Canada. CVL Engineers was retained by Pawprints to complete the structural design for this lane suite involving a ground level 2 car garage, and a new apartment overtop.
Foundation design, tall wall design, and a couple other typical residential design details were all a part of our design scope. While typical residential construction may not need the services of a structural engineer, code requirements do necessitate the requirement for lane suites where the building will be 2 storeys or over a certain footprint size. Engineered drawings were completed, and construction completed of the main structure.