Meet Andrew Zorko and Damien Lothringen, the cofounders and partners, and structural engineers behind CND Engineering.
CND Engineering Limited is a structural engineering firm based out of our CoMotion on King space. Offering a range of services from commercial, institutional, industrial, residential, and seismic design, 3D design, and project management, CND Engineering Limited is comprised of experienced and dedicated professionals. Though it is based in Hamilton, Ontario, CND services the Golden Horseshoe and GTA region.
Members of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers, and Professional Engineers Ontario, CND maintains high standards of professional and ethical practice. CND is committed to working as a team to ensure the best project experience for their clients. From the initial consultation phase, through the design and construction phases, CND’s dedication and experience aids in achieving the main goal; a successful project completion.
One of the things that sets CND apart from other engineering companies is their ability to collaborate and bring forth individual strengths in order to design and implement successful projects for their clients.
So how did Andrew and Damien connect? They actually started as coworkers at another Hamilton-based engineering firm, and found themselves in a position where they disagreed with how the company was being run. On this Zorko says, “therefore we both decided to start our own engineering company. As they say, the rest is history.”
Regarding the company name, Andrew says that when he and Damien started brainstorming they agreed that they wanted something meaningful, as such, the CND actually stands for the names of Andrew’s three kids, Caleb, Nevaeh and Declan.
In terms of background, Andrew is a born and raised Hamiltonian, Damien is born and raised Burlington, and both obtained their degree in Engineering from McMaster University.
When asked why he does what he does, Andrew says that “from a young age, I always wanted to build things. Although I didn’t know it at the time, but it seems that I was destined for this profession. I thoroughly enjoy being a structural engineer. Making buildings work structurally, is very rewarding. There is a lot of problem solving involved, therefore it keeps my job interesting.”
Maybe it’s that blunt, problem-solving engineer trait, but for all the complexity behind what they do, and the challenge building a company that does it, Andrew is firm and clear on their future aspirations.
“Professionally, my aspirations and goals are to continue building a successful engineering company, and having fun while doing it. Personally, I look forward to spending as much time with my family as possible.”