Our Company

A trusted Canadian engineering consultancy, Hammerschlag & Joffe Inc. works seamlessly across disciplines, sectors, and applications to shape superior spaces. Integrating mechanical and electrical engineering services, our aim is to provide simple, elegant solutions to realize our clients’ complex, creative visions.

Established in 1988, our commitment to controlled growth has honed the depth and diversity of our experience. Registered for practice in all provinces and territories, we bring exhaustive expertise in mechanical, electrical, sustainable, and smart engineering. Our in-house capabilities in lighting design, communications design, security, and information technology further provide the cohesive and connected set of tools needed to build better spaces.

In pace with new developments in engineering technology and rapid changes in commercial and legislative environments, we pride ourselves on our ability to proactively anticipate changing needs, and to integrate the requirements of technical engineering with business realities. We are continually trusted to meet – and exceed – standards in timeliness, quality and budget.

As a testament to the trust placed in us, more than 90% of Hammerschlag & Joffe’s portfolio comes from established clients – a fact we attribute not only to technical expertise, but to exceptional client service and relations. With each project, a Hammerschlag & Joffe principal is personally involved from beginning to end, while communication amongst all principals serves to ensure continuity across all our work.

Principals

Hammerschlag & Joffe is a practice of mechanical and electrical engineers, providing professional consulting services for clients across North America. Our team works collaboratively to ensure the success of all projects regardless of location, industry or project type.

Mark Hammerschlag,
P. Eng.

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Mark Hammerschlag

Mark Hammerschlag, P. Eng.

Mark cofounded Hammerschlag & Joffe in 1988 after working as a professional engineer both in Canada and South Africa. Mark has been involved throughout his career, in the full spectrum of retail, commercial, industrial, institutional and residential projects, ensuring business orientated, technically appropriate engineering principles are utilized. Mark has carried out the role of President of the practice, assuming all associated responsibilities including business development, client relations, practice management and overall leadership, while continually developing and mentoring younger partners and staff members. Mark graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering. Email: mark.hammerschlag@hamjof.com

Ian Joffe,
P. Eng. MIEEE IES

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Ian Joffe

Ian Joffe, P. Eng. MIEEE IES

Ian cofounded Hammerschlag & Joffe in 1988 after working as a consulting engineer both in Canada and South Africa. He has always had a passion for delivering on commercially sensitive technical excellence, using leading edge and proven emerging technologies as appropriate. Ian has been involved in industrial, commercial, retail, residential, and institutional projects throughout his career. He has instilled the principles for recommending needs and solutions to clients, while still ensuring client expectations and requirements are fully met. Stakeholder branding, operational needs, budget and schedule considerations are part of each solution. Prudent, life cycle cost validated, energy efficient, sustainable and healthy building designs have been a focus for all of Ian’s projects. From a leadership perspective, and as a way of giving back, he has continually investigated upcoming industry trends and innovations, and has been involved in training countless co-op students, presenting at technical seminars and assisting on code committees. Ian graduated from the University of Cape Town in Electrical Engineering. Email: ian.joffe@hamjof.com

Dan Joffe,
P. Eng.

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Dan Joffe

Dan Joffe, P. Eng.

Dan joined Hammerschlag & Joffe in August 2017 to start-up and head the mechanical division after 10 years experience in the consulting engineering industry. Dan became a Partner in 2018. Throughout his career Dan has been involved in a variety of mechanical engineering projects with experience in retail, office, residential, and industrial building mechanical systems. He is proficient in projects of all scales and complexities from small, stand-alone shell spaces to mixed-use high rise tower/developments. The common theme in all of his projects is ensuring client satisfaction from the feasibility stage through to successful construction completion. Dan continually works with his clients to ensure the final product is energy efficient, cost appropriate and in accordance with the client’s expectations. Dan graduated from Queen’s University with first class honours Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering. Email: dan.joffe@hamjof.com

Brad Bell,
P. Eng.

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Brad Bell

Brad Bell, P. Eng.

Brad joined Hammerschlag & Joffe in November 2003 as a Senior Engineer and Partner after 14 years experience in the consulting engineering field. Brad obtained his designation as a Consulting Engineer in 1997. He has consulted on a variety of electrical engineering projects over his career – from concept design through to final completion – with experience in retail, office, residential, data centres, institutional and industrial systems. As a team leader, Brad has design experience in all aspects of electrical engineering including lighting design. Over the years he has received a number of lighting design awards both locally and internationally. His dedication to projects and collaborative approach has led to his continued success. Brad graduated from the University of Western Ontario with a Bachelor of Engineering Science in Electrical Engineering. Email: brad.bell@hamjof.com

Mike Rapa,
P. Eng.

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Mike Rapa

Mike Rapa, P. Eng.

Mike joined Hammerschlag & Joffe in September 2011 as a Senior Electrical Engineer after 9 years experience in the consulting engineering industry. Mike became a partner in 2015. Mike has designed a variety of projects over his career with experience in retail, office, residential, data centres, fibre networks and industrial systems. He has also worked on a number of existing buildings evaluating systems and upgrading electrical infra-structure including high voltage networks and associated distribution equipment. Mike excels at collaboration with utilities for new developments and existing building expansions on behalf of the client to ensure project success from the onset of the development process. He maintains a continual presence throughout all stages of the project and works with his clients to ensure the final product is energy efficient, cost appropriate and in accordance with the client’s expectations. Mike graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. Email: mike.rapa@hamjof.com

Sam Poon,
P. Eng., LEED AP, LC

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Sam Poon

Sam Poon, P. Eng., LEED AP, LC

Sam joined Hammerschlag & Joffe in 2013 after 25 years as a consulting engineer.  He is a common-sense problem-solver and takes a straightforward, logical approach to design around challenges and engineer resolutions. His experience spans multiple sectors, including commercial, retail, residential, institutional, and large mixed-use projects.  Sam graduated from Ryerson University with a Technology Degree in Electrical Engineering.  He is also an exceptional lighting designer, having received his LC designation, as recognized by the NCQLP.

Email: sam.poon@hamjof.com

Filip Ivanovski,
P. Eng.

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Filip Ivanovski

Filip Ivanovski, P. Eng.

Filip joined Hammerschlag & Joffe in May 2006 as an Electrical Engineer after 3 years’ experience as a Contract Administrator, Site Inspector. While dealing with a variety of electrical site and contract related tasks, he has gained unique perspectives over codes and by-laws, installation and design standards and similar relevant guidelines with experience in retail, office, residential, utility, electrical distribution and industrial systems. He is proficient in projects of all scales and complexities from small, photovoltaic and microgrid generation to high end retail developments. Filip constantly improves his technical abilities and maintains the code standards library while ensuring projects meet the required design standards and scheduled milestones. He continually works with his clients to ensure the final product is sustainable and technically sound while maintaining budgets and delivering on the project’s final intent. Filip graduated from Ss. Cyril and Methodius University in Skopje, Macedonia University with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering, major in Industrial Energetics and Automatization and later completed his Masters Degree in Power Electronics. Email: filip.ivanovski@hamjof.com

Albert Valkenburg,
P. Eng.

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Albert Valkenburg

Albert Valkenburg, P. Eng.

Albert started at Hammerschlag & Joffe in May 2011 after four successful co-op terms, and was appointed Partner in 2018. Albert has successfully engineered a range of electrical projects including retail, commercial, mixed-use and industrial. In addition to his role as electrical engineer of record for many major projects, Albert is also the firm’s design lead for the Security and Communications engineering practice. Having experience in a variety of fields allows for a bigger picture approach in providing innovative yet functional solutions from design to documentation. Albert graduated with honours from the University of Waterloo with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering. Email:  albert.valkenburg@hamjof.com

Mike Bekhit,
P.Eng.

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Mike Bekhit

Mike Bekhit, P.Eng.

With over 13 years of experience in electrical engineering namely fire alarm systems, lighting and high voltage design, Mike’s background covers multiple sectors, including commercial, tenant improvements, national defense, industrial, food processing, mixed-use residential, and recreational projects. Mike is well versed in all aspects of the design process, from concept design to contract administration ensuring that electrical systems are designed and properly constructed in the field. He puts emphasis on sustainable buildings utilizing energy efficient lighting design and controls encompassing entire building design and operation. Mike graduated from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Engineering in Electrical Engineering. Email: mike.bekhit@hamjof.com

Marc Joffe,
RCDD

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Marc Joffe

Marc Joffe, RCDD

Marc Joffe joined Hammerschlag & Joffe in 2021 after 20 years of experience in the IT, Security, and AV consulting industries. Marc has helped design, operate, maintain, and secure networks for various industries. His experience includes working in Silicon Valley for tech companies requiring 24/7 system availability, completing full security system designs in commercial/ residential towers throughout Toronto, providing select Audio Visual design for clients in high-end offices. Marc’s designs focus on usability, growth, monetization, and security. Marc graduated with a Bachelor of Engineering & Management, with a double major in Computer Engineering and Business Management, from McMaster University.

Associates

Braydon Kahn

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Braydon Kahn

Braydon Kahn

Braydon joined Hammerschlag & Joffe Inc. in 2010 and appointed to the position of Associate in 2022. Braydon has successfully designed an extensive range of electrical projects including restaurant chains, retail plazas, commercial developments and industrial warehouses. Braydon has developed a trusted reputation with clients, the design team and various utility companies, in leading projects with a systematic, organized approach from initial design concept right through construction and operation. Braydon completed his advanced diploma with honours in Electronics Engineering at Humber College.

Simon Pham

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Simon Pham

Simon Pham

Simon joined Hammerschlag & Joffe Inc. in 2005 and was appointed to the position of Associate in 2022. Simon has a passion for detailed, complicated projects and has successfully designed many retail projects  including large scale shopping centres, retail big boxes stores, food stores,  and  many more . Clients across his multitude of sectors appreciate his positive attitude, and trust in his ability to complete projects effectively, on-time and thorough production of quality engineered designs. Simon graduated with a Bachelor Degree from Hanoi Law University-Vietnam. Simon is an Ontario- registered Detection, Lighting & Power Designer, and an OACETT certified member.