Company

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Our History

In August of 1994, our founder, Mark S. Layton, started a company that has literally shaped the landscape of cities along the Pacific Northwest. Before his passing in 2015, Mark’s vision and leadership grew our family company from a small basement operation to one of the leading glass consulting firms in the industry.

We are proud to carry on Mark’s tradition of providing quality engineering with exceptional customer care. Today, Layton Consulting Ltd. (LCL) has two locations: our head office in Surrey, British Columbia, and branch office in Calgary, Alberta.

Founding Principles

Mark Layton

Integrity

Mark was well known as both a good man and a good engineer. His personal integrity permeated every job, making it a fundamental part of LCL. From our designs to our client relationships, we believe the only way to do things well is to be accurate, trustworthy, and fair.

Ingenuity

Providing peace of mind to our clients is a central tenet of LCL. We are “YES” engineers: expertly solving problems using technology, creativity, and engineering expertise. We remain at the forefront of advances in glass systems through continued education and integrating with regional glass associations.

Interconnection

Whether on site or visiting clients, Mark consistently took the time to get to know people. He often volunteered himself and his staff in the community, even adapting the Boy Scout oath “to help other people at all times”. Our clients are part of the LCL family; we care about the people behind the projects. At the heart of all we do, we know that someone who matters looks through every window we design.

Awards

The Glazing Contractors Association of BC

Project Excellence Award for Layton Consulting Ltd.
The Jack Bell expansion at VGH

The Glazing Contractors Association of BC

Volunteer of the Year (2011)
Eric Skytte, Layton Consulting Ltd.

The Glazing Contractors Association of BC

Project Excellence Award for Layton Consulting Ltd.
Earth System Science Building

The Glazing Contractors Association of BC

Community Contribution Award
Mark Layton, Layton Consulting Ltd.

Fenestration Association of BC

Project Excellence Award
Belmont Building Envelope Renewal Project

Fenestration Association of BC

Project Excellence Award
Anvil Centre (New Westminster Community Center)


Our Advantage

Surrey City Hall

We continually elevate the value we provide to our clients. While some engineers only sell their stamp, we believe in providing peace of mind. The expectations we place on ourselves to allow our clients to "sleep easy" is unequalled, as we execute our projects and practices with the highest degree of expertise and efficiency. We listen to our clients’ needs, expanding our services to meet the demands of the everchanging glazing and facade industry. We welcome the opportunity to address your questions, concerns, and designs.


Our Team

Our Team

Administrative

Jonathan Layton

Jonathan Layton

Chief Executive Officer, Partner
MBA, NFRC Certified Simulator

jonathan@laytonconsulting.com

Jonathan Layton has been with Layton since 2011, and as the founder’s son, he grew up with engineering in his blood. In addition to a construction background, he received a diploma in Engineering Design and Drafting Technology from Lethbridge College and an MBA from Trinity Western University. Following the sudden passing of his father Mark in October 2015, he succeeded him as CEO of the firm and continues the great legacy Mark Layton gave the glazing industry. Additionally, as a Certified Thermal Simulator by the National Fenestration Rating Council, Jonathan is actively involved in thermal analysis and advocates for his clients in meeting energy requirements for both residential and commercial applications.

Ashlee Flierl

Ashlee Flierl

Head of Finance and Administration

ashlee@laytonconsulting.com

Ashlee Flierl joined the Layton Consulting team in 2008 and as the Head of Finance and Administration, Ashlee ensures the smooth running of daily office operations, project administration and company financials. Her focus on our client’s needs, along with her warm personality, has made her an integral part of LCL and an asset to the glazing industry as a whole.

Brandy Beaudoin

Brandy Beaudoin

HR Administrative Assistant and Field Review Coordinator

brandy@laytonconsulting.com

Brandy Beaudoin joined Layton Consulting in October 2017. She is a seasoned administrative assistant with over ten years in the field, two of them in human resources. She brings with her excellent communication, scheduling and organizational skills, and is the ideal person to coordinate site reviews. She recently received her Human Resources Management Certificate from Simon Fraser University.

Engineering

Ivan Chu

Ivan Chu

Chief Technical Officer, Partner
P. Eng., P.E., NFRC Certified Simulator

ivan@laytonconsulting.com

As Layton Consulting’s CTO and Lead Design Engineer, Ivan Chu has a decade of structural design experience in specialty glazing and various other structural designs. He oversees both residential and commercial glazing engineering projects, as well as the NFRC Certified thermal analysis. Following his graduation in Civil Engineering from University of British Columbia, he joined Layton Consulting Ltd. to apprentice under founder, Mark Layton. Through Mark’s mentorship, Ivan is registered as a Professional Engineer in five Canadian provinces and territories (BC, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and NWT) and in Washington State.

He prides himself on approaching technical engineering challenges with innovative but cost-effective designs. He has developed new engineering limits for advanced glazing systems, such as structural glass walls, canopies, glass floors, and fin systems.

Jonathan Adams

Jonathan Adams

Chief Operating Officer, Partner
P. Eng., PMP

jadams@laytonconsulting.com

Jonathan Adams is Layton Consulting’s COO and Special Projects Manager overseeing projects that present unique technical challenges. We value the unique set of skills and technical knowledge Jon has developed through his diverse background in mechanical engineering and product development. His engineering experience includes highly technical research and development projects, systems engineering of products from concept to construction, design optimization with advanced FEA modelling techniques, and technical enterprise app development. His academic tool belt includes a master’s certificate in Project Management, a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering, a technical diploma in Mechanical Engineering Technology, and technical diploma in Computer Integrated Design. Jonathan is a registered Professional Engineer in British Columbia, Alberta and Ontario.

Eric Skytte

Eric Skytte

Senior Residential Design Manager

eric@laytonconsulting.com

Eric Skytte, an experienced structural designer of glazing systems, has been working as technical consultant at Layton Consulting since 2000 and managing residential projects since 2006. Eric is Layton Consulting’s longest serving team member and the backbone of LCL’s residential design. He received a diploma in Business Administration from Douglas College, as well as a diploma of Engineering Technology from the British Columbia Institute of Technology. He holds the designation of Applied Science Technologist, AScT, with the Applied Science Technologists and Technicians of BC (ASTTBC). With over twenty years of experience in the glazing component industry, Eric is working on attaining his limited license with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of BC (APEGBC). He also volunteers on the technical committee of the Fenestration Association of BC and has served for over ten years on his condominium’s strata board.

Edward Lau

Edward Lau

Design Engineer
P. Eng., BASc, NFRC Certified Simulator

edward@laytonconsulting.com

Edward Lau obtained his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Waterloo and is currently pursuing his Master of Engineering degree in Building Science at BCIT. Edward is a licensed Professional Engineer in British Columbia and is registered as an EIT in Washington State. Edward is also an NFRC Certified Simulator. Since joining Layton Consulting in 2015, Edward has provided engineering analysis of different glazing systems for various residential and commercial development projects. He actively participates in seminars and events hosted by SEABC, EGBC and FenBC where he has been a presenter on thermal modeling.

Mahmoud Jafari

Mahmoud Jafari

Engineering Technologist
MBA, LEED Green Associate, NFRC Certified Simulator

mjafari@laytonconsulting.com

Mahmoud Jafari graduated in Civil Engineering from IAU University in 2003, yet it wasn’t until after obtaining his MBA in 2007 from USTMB University that he found interest in the facade industry. After immigrating to Canada, Mahmoud registered with BCEG as an EIT and achieved his designation as a LEED Green Associate and NFRC Certified Simulator. His passion in facade consulting, as well as various other innovative products and systems, brought him to Layton Consulting in 2017. He is an essential member of our team, tackling engineering calculations, energy modelling, and on-site reviews of product installation.

Jordan Sloan

Jordan Sloan

Design Engineer
EIT, BASc, Certified Passive House Designer

jordan@laytonconsulting.com

Jordan Sloan joined Layton Consulting after completing his degree in Civil Engineering from Brigham Young University in 2014. He is a registered EIT in both British Columbia and Washington State where he designs and analyzes curtain walls, storefronts, canopies, glass guards, and all other facets of the glazing industry. Jordan has managed our Okanagan Branch, our Alberta Branch and most recently, our international projects based in Tirana, Albania. Jordan’s passions are snowboarding and traveling.

Taylor Wight

Taylor Wight

Design Engineer – Alberta Branch
EIT, Certified Passive House Consultant, Thermal Simulator

taylor@laytonconsulting.com

Taylor Wight graduated from the University of Alberta with a Mechanical Engineering degree in 2013. After a few years in the oil and gas industry, he wanted to return to his original passion; design. His drive to continue learning, while pushing the boundaries of innovation, is what drew him to Layton Consulting. Taylor is active in the glazing industry, serving as Secretary and Social Media Manager for both the Glass & Architectural Metals Association (GAMA) and the Provincial Glaziers Association of Alberta (PGAA). His unique talents and expertise are used both in the office and in his spare time, where he uses his CNC router and 3D printer to build all sorts of projects. Taylor is also an avid cyclist, completing a cross-Canada journey from Vancouver, BC, to St. John’s, NL, in 2009.

Ruslan Davletaliev

Ruslan Davletaliev

Engineering Technologist and Thermal Simulator

ruslan@laytonconsulting.com

Ruslan completed his bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering in 2008 from Kyrgyz-Russian Slavic University located in the Kyrgyz Republic. During his studies, he was awarded a scholarship from the first president of Russia, Boris N. Yeltsin, for “Excellency in Study” in scientific research, art, sports, and social life. Following his degree, Ruslan worked throughout the Kyrgyz Republic with Japanese experts on road, bridge, and tunnel projects. He joined Layton Consulting in 2018 as an Engineering Technician with his primary responsibility as our Field Review Specialist and Thermal Simulator.


Careers

Layton Consulting Ltd. Careers

As a steadily growing company, Layton Consulting is always looking for people to join our team. We service the needs of the global glazing industry, with projects and partnerships in the US, Europe, our branch office in Calgary, Alberta or our head office in Surrey, British Columbia, Canada.

HOW TO APPLY:

If you have great engineering talent, please send your cover letter and resume to info@laytonconsulting.com. We will contact you for an interview when a position becomes available.


Community Investments

Science World

Helping in Our Communities

Surrey Women's Centre

We all owe a lot to the women in our lives, but unfortunately some aren’t treated as they should. The Surrey Women’s Centre plays a vital role as a crisis centre for women and girls escaping domestic violence, sexual assault, and other forms of gender-based violence. Each year, LCL takes part in Christmas activities and donations to ease burdens and brighten lives. To learn more about volunteer opportunities, visit www.surreywomenscentre.ca/.

The Food Bank

Did you know that every month over 860,000 men, women and children in Canada receive assistance from food banks? Each fall, LCL participates in the BC Thanksgiving Food Drive, helping in our own way to support families in need. Visit your local food bank to learn how you can help.

Scouts Canada

Our founder was an Eagle Scout, so it’s not surprising that the LCL team has been heavily involved with Scouts Canada. We have provided logistics and communication management for a regional camp, donated equipment and expertise, and helped Scouts complete their Eagle Scout/Duke of Edinburgh Awards. One notable project was helping to design and engineer the entrance and concession pavilion at the Theatre Under the Stars in Stanley Park. Additionally, several members of our team volunteer weekly as leaders within community youth groups.