Providing Expertise Across Diverse Sectors

We take time to understand the distinct characteristics of each market we service, developing custom solutions.

Providing Expertise Across Diverse Sectors

We take time to understand the distinct characteristics of each market we service, developing custom solutions.

Civil Infrastructure

Creating safe, accessible, and resilient landscapes

Civil infrastructure: or as we like to say, the all-too-often unsung hero of any engineering development. When thoughtfully constructed, civil works often blend into the existing landscape as people navigate their surroundings. Yet there’s a lot to consider, both above and below the surface.

We work with diverse clients—public, commercial, private, and industrial—across several geographies with unique site challenges, steering projects from inception through design and construction. Our team integrates practical hands-on construction experience into our design philosophy. We prioritize a deep understanding of the entire site, potential impacts on surrounding areas, and current and future usage of the space. From water and wastewater systems to roadway upgrades, site developments, and building improvements, we’re there to deliver solutions that add value and stand the test of time.

"I have worked on numerous projects with Andy and the civil team at EastPoint, and have found that they are always up for a challenge and willing to work with us to find the best way to turn a design into reality."

Sandra Cooke
Principal & Landscape Architect, Brackish Design Studio

Contact

Andy Noble
P.Eng.
Vice President, Civil & Municipal Engineering

andy.noble@eastpoint.ca
902-293-9943

Aubrey Palmeter
P.Eng., MBA
President & CEO

aubrey.palmeter@eastpoint.ca
902-499-5042

Commercial

Elevating corporate spaces and workplace environments

More than simply a building or site, commercial spaces represent hubs of productivity, collaboration, and growth. Commercial spaces should be welcoming and attractive, highly functional and efficient, and cultivate a shared experience that forms when bringing people together.

Commercial upgrades can transform a client’s business when done right. Whether we’re modernizing workspace environments, expanding usable space, or assessing options for a new facility, we take care to understand the business drivers at play. We work closely with clients to understand what’s important for owners, employees, tenants, building users, and customers. That way, clients can be confident their site can adapt to current and future needs and yields a return on investment.

"Our construction and building successes are almost always directly linked to the consultant teams we partner with. And, EastPoint has proven - time and time again - to be a trusted development partner, capable of balancing aggressive budgets and schedules, while at the same time being able to deliver creative, durable, and cost-effective design solutions. "

Blaise Morrison
VP Development and Planning, The Armour Group Limited

Contact

Nick Tobin
P.Eng.
Vice President, Mechanical Engineering

nick.tobin@eastpoint.ca
902-293-8050

Ben Ferguson
P.Eng.
Vice President, Business Development

ben.ferguson@eastpoint.ca
902-292-3738

Community Infrastructure

Empowering community-driven infrastructure for lasting change

Thoughtfully-designed infrastructure, driven by community need, input, and involvement, can affect lasting positive change. We aim to empower communities to sustainably shape the built environment in the face of a changing climate. Acknowledging the unique challenges faced by remote and Indigenous communities from colonialism, we seek to accommodate and overcome these impacts through trust, respect, and hard work.

We support projects from inception to operation—from strategy, needs assessments, funding and grant applications, through to feasibility studies, design, tendering and negotiation, and construction. We partner with and involve Indigenous-owned businesses in the procurement process. Embodying the principle of ‘nothing about us without us’, we place rightsholder, community, and stakeholder engagement at the core of our approach. This way, projects address immediate needs while being true to community culture and values. Recognizing the limits of our knowledge, we embed community members in our team and emphasize capacity building where possible.

Contact

David Johnson
P.Eng., M.Eng.
Director, Indigenous Projects & Partnerships

david.johnson@eastpoint.ca
902-456-6732

Simon Sankey
Director, Strategic Technology & Quality

simon.sankey@eastpoint.ca
902-818-6795

Defence & Secure Environments

Designing project solutions within specialized contexts

Military infrastructure, correctional facilities, and public safety buildings need to be ready for several important tasks—from defending our sovereignty and responding to emergencies, to managing day-to-day operations and safely housing people and property. Given security requirements, these spaces often require dedicated support infrastructure and services.

Our involvement spans from routine to complex. We’re involved with everything from sustainable power sources, water and wastewater infrastructure, advanced communication systems, and specialized structures designed for specific purposes, such as research labs, training grounds, and storage facilities for sensitive materials and equipment. We design in consideration of restricted access points, surveillance systems, blast resistance and other defensive measures, while never losing sight of the diverse needs and users of each facility.

Contact

Hugh Reid
P.Eng.
Senior Vice President

hugh.reid@eastpoint.ca
902-223-2025

Jennifer MacDonald
P.Eng., PMP
Vice President, Structural Engineering

jennifer.macdonald@eastpoint.ca
902-579-9409

Education

Reimagining the learning environment

Say goodbye to dreary corridors, fixed furniture, and single-purpose spaces. Today’s educational landscape, from pre-primary to post-secondary institutions, demands transformative design that places learners at the heart of every space. This calls for a modern approach to learner-centered design that’s focused on flexible, technology-enhanced, community-inclusive, and sustainable features.

Our team works collaboratively with administrators, builders, educators, students, and community members to envision the project outcome. This way, we integrate educational objectives, building standards, budget considerations, and future adaptability in our design. Whether it’s rethinking how spaces connect, improving building efficiency, designing a renovation or new site, or advising on campus-wide improvements, we’re dedicated to fostering engaging, forward-thinking spaces that align with both educational goals and community vision.

“EastPoint brings forward creative solutions in the best interests of their clients. They have always been responsive and a quick phone call away. This level of client service is what makes projects successful.”

Peter Coutts
Assistant VP Facilities Management, Dalhousie University

Contact

Richard White
NSAA, AANB, ALBNL, OAA, AAA, AIBC, ARIAS, RIBA, ALEP, CM-LEAN
Senior Architect

richard.white@eastpoint.ca
902-817-7974

Justin MacDonald
P. Eng., CEM, CBCP, CMVP
Senior Energy Engineer

justin.macdonald@eastpoint.ca
902-292-6909

Housing Portfolio

Strengthening supply for longevity

More than ever, housing is recognized as a cornerstone of community well-being. While the acceleration of new housing supply is needed, achieving optimal supply also requires maintaining and revitalizing existing housing stock. We’ve rolled up our sleeves to work alongside public agencies, non-profit organizations, and property management companies on comprehensive housing portfolio management—spanning several units, buildings, and locations.

Our services provide the roadmap for healthy, durable housing with predictable budget forecasts. We develop energy and emissions management strategies to reduce energy usage, GHG emissions, and utility costs, and recommission residential buildings to make sure systems are performing as intended. Through building inventory assessments, asset management plans, and reserve fund studies, we offer insights for short, medium, and long-term building interventions. By enhancing the sustainability of housing portfolios, we’re ready to play a part in the housing solution.

"EastPoint's expertise and dedication have led to significant results in our housing initiatives. Their guidance and support have contributed to the successful expansion of our housing stock and notable reductions in energy consumption. These achievements wouldn't have been possible without their valuable insights and innovative solutions."

Nick Russell
Executive Director, Dartmouth Housing

Contact

Charline Cormier
CET, LEED® AP BD+C, ID+C, Green Globe GGP, Fitwel Ambassador, BECxP & CxA+BE
Director, Sustainability

charline.cormier@eastpoint.ca
902-809-5749

Keith Estey
P.Eng., CBCP, CMVP
Senior Commissioning Engineer

keith.estey@eastpoint.ca
902-809-5769

Industrial

Empowering innovation for industry

EastPoint’s roots lie in the industrial sector, honed through transformative projects like the 20-year Sable Offshore Energy Project. Our proficiency in mechanical and electrical engineering, along with comprehensive construction support and project management, culminated in the successful delivery of a $300M compression platform. Our architectural and engineering design contributions to the $1.56Bn Maritime Link project resulted in the construction of two 500 MW HVDC converter stations, site layouts, and critical supporting facilities.

These ventures characterize our ability to tackle intricate challenges and pioneer innovative solutions for major capital projects. We thrive in environments that demand stringent quality standards, prioritizing efficiency, safety, meticulous project management, and sustainable operations. We continue to engineer the industrial landscape, collaborating with public and private sector clients on light and heavy industrial projects.

"EastPoint optimized our new facility with multi-discipline capability and 3-D modelling”.

Mark Savoury
Former Project Director VP Deployment, Sustane Technologies

Contact

Aubrey Palmeter
P.Eng., MBA
President & CEO

aubrey.palmeter@eastpoint.ca
902-499-5042

Peter Simpson
P.Eng.
Senior Mechanical Engineer

peter.simpson@eastpoint.ca
902-495-7763

Institutional

Enriching community spaces

Institutional facilities represent the identity and values of a community. These landmarks range from cultural centres, educational facilities, museums, and government buildings, and provide spaces that inspire, educate, heal, unify, and connect.

We embrace our role as stewards entrusted with not only designing functional and visually captivating spaces, but also preserving and enhancing the values embedded within these structures. By combining innovation with a reverence for tradition, blending sustainability with aesthetic appeal, we aim to create and revitalize institutional spaces that are accessible and resonate with the community they serve.

"What sets EastPoint apart is their dedication to understanding the unique challenges and goals of our university. Rather than providing generic solutions, they tailor their recommendations to align with our institution and project specific needs, ensuring the advice is not only relevant but also actionable."

Peter Cherry
Senior Project Manager, Dalhousie University

Contact

Jim Marriott
AAA, NSAA, AANB, AANL, AIBC, MAA, OAA, AAPEI, MRAIC
Vice President, Architecture

jim.marriott@eastpoint.ca
902-817-2290

Ben Ferguson
P.Eng.
Vice President, Business Development

ben.ferguson@eastpoint.ca
902-292-3738

Long Term Care

Creating safe, modern spaces with residential character

Long term care facilities cater to diverse needs, supporting independent lifestyles and promoting well-being for residents and staff alike. We seek to blend the warmth of home with innovative design, incorporating comforts such as small household units, inviting communal areas, natural lighting and building finishes, and connections to outdoor spaces. In this highly regulated environment, we’re also focused on operational delivery, sightlines and wayfinding, accessibility standards, enhanced ventilation for infection control, specialized communication systems, and security protocols.

Working closely with administrators, healthcare professionals, residents, families, and maintenance staff, our goal is to support a continuum of care while fostering a sense of community.

"With EastPoint acting as project manager, I’m better able to focus on the day-to-day operations of my facility. I know if any construction issues are to arise, EastPoint will give me the information and recommendations I need to make a quick decision. Our success rate of procuring government financial assistance has also increased substantially with EastPoint’s condition assessment reports."

Anthony Taylor
Administrator, Oakwood Terrace

Contact

Simon Sankey
Director, Strategic Technology & Quality

simon.sankey@eastpoint.ca
902-818-6795

Nick Tobin
P.Eng.
Vice President, Mechanical Engineering

nick.tobin@eastpoint.ca
902-293-8050

Manufacturing

Driving greater efficiency and streamlined operations

Manufacturers face mounting pressures: cost optimization, productivity targets, and rigorous safety standards, within defined budgets and limited downtime. Our expertise spans facility design, infrastructure planning, 3D modelling, equipment selection, machine design, automation, safety compliance, process optimization, commissioning, and project management. Our team has worked within several facility types, including automotive, food and beverage, consumer products, and municipal waste management.

Recognizing the unique demands for adaptability and efficiency, we’ve embraced an agile, boots-on-the-ground — or should we say, boots-in-the-factory—approach. With several EastPoint staff deployed full-time across manufacturing facilities, we’d argue there’s no better way to support our clients’ operations. This immersive approach allows us to understand, anticipate, and address unique challenges in real-time, leveraging additional support from our broader design team when required.

"Working with EastPoint has been extremely smooth start to finish. They are committed to a high professional standard. Their team of engineers will see project from conception to execution and close out for you with a high degree of quality and professionalism."

Andrew Salah
Former Project Engineer, PepsiCo Foods Canada

Contact

Peter Simpson
P.Eng.
Senior Mechanical Engineer

peter.simpson@eastpoint.ca
902-495-7763

Shaemus Mullaney
Senior Machine Desginer

shaemus.mullaney@eastpoint.ca
902-719-4738

Marine Infrastructure

Developing robust and practical marine solutions

Marine structures are exposed to the harshest of elements: wind, waves, salt, storms, freezing temperatures, and heavy loads. Whether it’s for a small craft harbour, an industrial barge, or a ferry terminal, marine structures require a specialized approach throughout design and construction to withstand environmental forces, to meet complex regulatory requirements, and to safely service operational and user needs—all while working within tight capital budgets and timelines.

We collaborate with commercial, industrial, government, military, and private owners, taking the time to understand the unique opportunities and constraints of each site. Our team has practical experience working with timber, concrete, steel, and composite materials. We inspect, design, and rehabilitate marine structures using an outcome-focused approach that optimizes capital, maintenance and operation costs, extends the service life of existing assets where possible, and allows coastal communities to flourish.

“Build Nova Scotia has worked with EastPoint on many projects over the past several years including COVE interior fit-ups, George’s Island wharf and floating infrastructure, Lunenburg Shipyard Recapitalization, as well as various engineering assessments and inspections on existing infrastructure. They have provided all required deliverables on time and within budget.”

Nick MacMillan
Project Manager, Build Nova Scotia

Contact

Jennifer MacDonald
P.Eng., PMP
Vice President, Structural Engineering

jennifer.macdonald@eastpoint.ca
902-579-9409

Jean-Luc Guindon
P.Eng., PMP
Marine Engineering Manager

jeanluc.guindon@eastpoint.ca
902-292-8969

Power & Renewable Energy

Integrating future-ready energy solutions

Grid modernization and electrification, climate change mitigation, and advancements in emerging technologies—all within an evolving regulatory environment—make this a dynamic and critical time to help clients achieve their power and energy objectives.

You’ll find our team working on everything from medium voltage distribution to renewable systems involving ground source heat pumps, battery storage and microgrids, EV infrastructure, grid connected solar PV, and variable speed generators. We’re involved with feasibility studies, energy assessments, and detailed design projects. We prioritize building resilience and future capacity to meet changing energy needs as society shifts towards electrification. We’re here to help clients find the right solutions for their needs, ensuring adaptability and readiness for the future.

"Over the past couple of years I have worked closely with EastPoint on a large multi-year project focused on improvement to electrical safety, equipment performance and code compliance at all 14 of our core campuses across the province covering almost 3 million square feet. We have been very pleased with progress to date and are hopeful there will be many other opportunities to work with EastPoint in the future."

Jim Farrell
Energy and Sustainability Manager, Nova Scotia Community College

Contact

Brent MacDonald
P.Eng.
Vice President, Electrical Engineering

brent.macdonald@eastpoint.ca
902-877-2970

Chris Russell
P.Eng., LEED AP, PMP, CM-Lean
Director, Energy Engineering

chris.russell@eastpoint.ca
902-809-7019

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