Rowan Williams Davies & Irwin Inc. (RWDI) in Guelph plans to spend more than $41 million to expand its headquarters with a series of advanced testing facilities to model and prototype construction projects.
RWDI said the expansion to be completed by 2021 will include building three wind tunnels.
The company has worked on seven of the world’s 10 tallest skyscrapers, including the Burj Khalifa in Dubai and One World Trade Center in New York City.
The engineering firm anticipates the expansion will create 125 new positions at its 130,000 sq. ft. site.
The Ontario government has committed $1.73 million to the project through the Jobs and Prosperity Fund, while the federal government has awarded the company $4.5 million through FedDev Ontario.
“Our roots have been in Ontario for more than 40 years, so we are thrilled about our expansion in Guelph,” RWDI president and CEO Michael Soligo said in a statement. “This partnership with the province allows us to invest in state-of-the-art technologies—which will help us boost our competitiveness, offer even greater innovative solutions for our valued customers around the world and push the boundaries of what is possible.”