Derek Ratzlaff

Derek’s ability to distill a project’s complex engineering challenges into a manageable “kit of parts” is a testament to his passion for creativity and innovation. He was appointed a Principal of our firm in 2017.

His background in the construction industry serves architects and clients well – Derek brings a strong practical knowledge of design and construction to his work as a structural engineer, with a particular focus on those utilizing hybrid wood-steel and wood-concrete combinations on a large scale.

He has been a key contributor to the success of Fast + Epp’s most highly technical projects since joining the firm in 2004, including the Grandview Heights Aquatic Centre in Surrey, BC and the Richmond Olympic Oval.

Derek is actively involved with mentoring young engineers within our North American offices and ensuring their ongoing professional development. He also oversees the management of our Edmonton office.

He graduated with a Bachelor of Applied Science degree from the University of British Columbia in 2004.