TEAM

Keith Ohlhauser

Keith is the head engineer and owner of KO Structural Engineering Ltd.  He graduated from the University of Calgary in 1985.  After working in Alberta, Keith saw an opportunity to return to B.C. and increase his exposure to wood construction by purchasing and operating a truss plant in Quesnel.  He has become an expert on all engineered wood components and is an active member on the Western Wood Truss Association’s technical committee.  Keith is registered as a P. Eng in B.C., Alberta, and Washington State.

 

 

Steve Yuill

Steve is an EIT who started with KO in August 2015.  He graduated from UBCO in 2015 with a BaSC. in Civil Engineering. He formally worked in the construction industry for 10 years as a labourer and eventually a Project Manager before returning to school in 2011.

 

 

Jon Ohlhauser

Jon started at KO in August 2016.  He graduated from Okanagan College in 2015 with a Diploma in Computer Information Systems.  Jon is our IT Support and has developed many programs for us, including our own client database.

 

 

Andrew Woodward

Andrew is an EIT who started working with KO Structural in February 2018. He graduated from UBC Okanagan in 2017 with a BASc. in Civil Engineering, with his degree focusing on Structural Engineering.  He has experience designing structural systems in wood, concrete, and steel.

 

 

Laurence Xue

Laurence is a professional engineer who started at KO in June 2018.  He graduated from Xi’An University of Architecture and Technology in China in 1990 and has 28 years of experience working with wood, concrete, structural steel, and masonry structures.  He also has experience with the design of residential, commercial, industrial, and mining projects.  Laurence is a registered P. Eng in B.C. and Saskatchewan.

 

 

Rayleen Chyzzy

Rayleen started with KO in March 2019. She graduated from Okanagan College in 2018 with a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology. Rayleen is our drafting technician and creates technical drawings and plans mainly by using AutoCAD.

 

 

 

Gayan Illangakoon

Gayan is an EIT who started with KO in October 2019. He graduated from the University of Moratuwa, Sri Lanka with a Bachelor’s in Civil Engineering and obtained a Master’s in Civil Engineering from Saitama University, Japan.  He is currently pursuing his PhD in structural engineering at UBCO. He has a wide range of experience in the design of concrete, steel, wood, and masonry structures.

 

 

Megan Shantz

Megan is an EIT who started with KO in February 2020. She graduated from the University of Manitoba in December 2019 with a BASc. in Civil Engineering. Throughout her degree, she mainly focused on structural engineering through technical electives exploring the structural design of wood, steel, concrete, and masonry structures.