Greg R. Farrow Resume

Greg R. Farrow, P. Eng.

20 Stoneridge Court                                                                                                              

Bedford, Nova Scotia  

B4A 3N2

Cell:  (902) 478-8333

Work Experience:

GRF STRUCTURAL ENGINEERING, Bedford, NS                                     November 2002 – Present

Owner – Responsibilities included:
  •  Design & install material handling equipment 
  •  Design & review structural adequacy of steel buildings including IOC and Wabush Mines
  •  Design, supervise fabrication and installed structural steel for underwater survival training systems and lifting systems for US Military. through  Survival Systems LTD.
  •  Retained welding engineer under CSA W47.1, CSA W47.2 & certified level 1 inspector
  •  Steel connection designs for steel fabricators

RKO STEEL LTD., Dartmouth, NS                                                           August 1999 – October 2002

Engineering Manager – Responsibilities included:
  • Designed steel and aluminum structures and foundations for RKO Design Build Projects
  • Designed, detailed and supervised construction of new fabrication plant and CNC Equipment installation for RKO
  • Supervised engineering, quality assurance and detailing staff
  • Reviewed welding procedures for all steel and aluminum projects.
  • Reviewed and changed standard connection details to make use of CNC Equipment
  • Designed many types of standard and non-standard welded/bolted connections

STEEL SPAN INC., Surrey, BC                                                                   February 1994 – July 1999


Office Manager / Design Engineer / Estimator – Responsibilities included:

  • Completed final designs for metal buildings
  • Completed designs for welded and bolted connections
  • Completed estimates for metal buildings
  • Produced preliminary designs for estimating metal buildings
  • Supervised steel detailers and engineering staff
  • Produced standard details for Steel Span products supplied from sister company, Omega Joist
  • Set up Metal Building Software from Loseke Technologies Software Inc.

CAMPBELL COMEAU ENGINEERING INC., Halifax, NS                       April 1993 – January 1994


Junior Structural Engineer – Responsibilities included:

  • Designed structures in concrete, timber steel and aluminum
  • Checked shop drawings from  fabricators
  • Investigated existing structures that have failed
  • Checked prices that contractors submitted for change orders
MARID INDUSTRIES LTD., Windsor Junction, NS                             August 1992 – December 1992


Project Manager – Responsibilities included:

  • Scheduled work force and machinery required for erection of buildings and bridges
  • Produced project schedules on TimeLine
  • Provided site supervision for the erection of building and bridges

FARROW’S METAL WORKS INC., Oxford, NS                                     June 1985 – September 1991


Welder / Draftsperson / Erector   – Responsibilities included:

  • Supervised & erected structural steel
  • Checked and constructed detailed shop drawings
  • All position CWB certified welder in SMAW & FCAW
  • Fitted and welded structural steel


Technical University of Nova Scotia (TUNS), Halifax, NS                                                      May 1993

Bachelor of Civil Engineering


Mount Allison University, Sackville, NB                                                                                 May 1988

Certificate in Engineering


  • Construction Planning, TUNS
  • Senior Thesis, TUNS (Received 2nd place in thesis competition at TUNS for thesis on “The Design of Heavy Industrial Buildings”)
  • Concrete Design, TUNS (Footings, Retaining Walls, Beams, Columns, Form Work and Prestressed Concrete)
  • Modules 1 –  39 from Gooderham Center for Industrial Learning to become a welding engineer & inspector under CSA W47.1 and W47.2
  • Bridge Design, CISC Short Course
  • International Conference on tubular structures
  • Complex Structures/SDS by steel plus network
  • Preparation of Welding Procedure Data Sheets
  • Magnetic Particle Inspection from CINDE

Computer Skills:

  • Autocad
  • SAFI (structural analysis and design in steel and concrete)
  • SDS (steel detailing software)
  • SSDCP (steel detailing software)
  • Weld It Calculator
  • Welding Forms by CWB

Professional Associations:

  • Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia
  • Association Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of New Brunswick
  • The Association of Professional Engineers of the Province of Prince Edward Island
  • Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of Newfoundland & Labrador
  • Association of Professional Engineers & Geoscientists of British Columbia