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Building Alternatives, Inc.


We are a consulting engineering firm practising in Canada, with licenses in British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and Northwest Territories/Nunavut. We specialize in non-conventional building materials, especially 'natural' or 'pre-industrial' materials: timber, stone, earth, and straw.

Building Alternatives founder, Dr. Kris Dick, is a professor in Biosystems Engineering at the University of Manitoba and the director of the Alternative Village - a working laboratory for alternative materials and energy at the Fort Garry campus in Winnipeg, Manitoba.


We offer structural and building envelope engineering and consulting services for residential and small scale commercial/industrial buildings.


209 Loomis Rd.
Codrington, ON K0K 1R0



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