Celebrating Over 30 Years in Business 1988 – 2020

In providing dedicated service to Vancouver and the surrounding cities.

WestCAD Services Ltd. is a multi-discipline operation servicing projects in the Structural, Environmental, Mechanical, Marine Structure, Architectural, and Electrical fields.

A look through the 30 year history of WestCAD Services, it shows we have supported a number of engineering and manufacturing companies in their various disciplines, products and time lines. One advantage of our size is the scope of work we get involved with. This gives us advantages in turn-around time, and being cost effective to our clients.

WestCAD Services is proud to be a part of the Fisheries & Oceans, Small Craft Harbour group for the past 29 years. Working on many harbour related projects with them directly and also their team of sub-contractors.

WestCAD Services is an organization of knowledgeable and dedicated people that are capable of turning your ideas into practical reality.

We are currently licensed to use AutoCAD and Solidworks programs.

Examples of Solidworks projects:
- Machine parts
- Catwalks
- Float & Wharf Design
- Contoured Harbour Basins
- Harbour Installations and Anchor Placements

Examples of AutoCAD projects:
- Permit Drawings for residential and Commercial
- Structural Drawings
- P&ID’s
- Equipment Layouts
- Civil Layouts
- Harbour Plans


WestCAD Services Ltd is currently under the lead of Eric Burnell, Senior Project Manager.

Eric is a lead CAD Designer and Project manager with 30 years’ of experience. He has carried out design and drafting work using both the AutoCAD and SolidWorks design packages. Eric is a versatile and technically accomplished CAD professional with a broad based experience in multiple disciplines. His primary focus is structural, with a secondary focus in Mechanical, Architectural, Electrical, and Civil drafting and design.

• Proven team leader
• Analytical and detail oriented professional
• Extensive CAD Skills
• Good Communications
• Has produced CAD drawings using the Standards of Public Works and various other Government and corporate clients.

Summary of Professional Experience

Having worked with various levels of government and private corporations throughout my career, I have gained substantial experience with a multitude of projects across disciplines.

Working closely with the engineering staff at Tetra Tech EBA, He has completed a variety of civil and structural projects around the province. These include concrete floats and barges, park structures, bridges and gangways for pedestrian and vehicle use. Civil layouts and sections using the topography and bathymetry for further design purposes.

For Small Craft Harbours, Eric created the Steveston harbour plans by combing multiple drawings, some created by WestCAD and others supplied by the client and their surveyors. The plans were created showing the complete warehousing and waterfront area of each of the two government harbours and surrounding property. The project also required the detailed layouts of the individual warehouses and wharf structures, highlighting the safety and environmental equipment locations.

Using surveyed bathymetry, He has created 3D harbour basins for several locations including Pangnirtung and Rushbrooke harbours. These models included the floats and anchoring systems.

Some of the electrical projects we have completed. We created the schematic & wiring diagrams as well as the loop diagrams for the Sperling Sewage Pumping Station. Also for the City of New Westminster Electrical department, we recreated a series of manual drawings in AutoCAD.

Working with Fraser Health Authority we created Data and Communication plans of all their facilities for implementation of the new facilities management program.

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