Our approach to every project includes:

  • Integration with the client’s team. Some clients participate as project team members, and some concentrate on running their business and let us take the reins.  Your choice.
  • Optimizing the building’s purpose first. We will determine the “right size” of the building, and the infrastructure around the process throughput requirements, thus minimizing the costs of building and concentrating on where the client reaps profits.
  • A collaborative team. We work together, not in the silos of traditional engineering disciplines.  Visit our office and you’ll witness the team dynamic to solve problems and create value-added solutions.  You’ll hear us challenging each other constructively… and also laughing together!

IFAB’s services within the planning and construction of manufacturing company processes begin at the planning stage, through installation and implementation. Our full-service offerings include:

  • Strategic growth planning and preliminary concept design through to permitting, construction management, and commissioning.
  • Engineering of high efficiency food processing facilities, including particular attention to thermal envelope requirements with heat, moisture, and refrigeration components.
  • Significant experience in hygienic facility design and compliance with food safety and processing regulations, including CFIA, FDA, BRC, AMI, Campden, and HACCP.
  • Process flow efficiency evaluations for manufacturing and supply chain optimization.

Project Management

We use the PMI® methods for project management, including standardized tools and templates for change management, risk mitigation and budget tracking.  Our people cross-train functionally, so that we have a collective understanding of both good building design and sound project management practices.  Projects managed include brand new multi-million dollar facilities with design teams of more than 20 professionals.

We have developed proven procurement documents for clear contracts with general contractors or design-builders, and are able to manage multiple contracts for any size of project. As well, we offer on-site project management where any client wants the added daily monitoring of scope, schedule and budget.