About Us

At the forefront of Structural Health Monitoring, SHM specializes in design and inspection services

SHM Canada has been providing structural engineering services since 2010. The company specializes in the design, inspection, maintenance, and rehabilitation of bridges, buildings, and marine structures, and is an industry leader in the use of structural health monitoring (SHM) for the risk management of critical civil engineering assets.

We think outside the box and seek out innovative materials and methods, making it possible to provide more cost-effective and durable solutions in both conventional and challenging environments.


  • Licensed to work in all Atlantic Provinces.

  • In good standing with Worker’s Compensation Board of Nova Scotia.

  • Successfully met all the requirements of a health and safety management system audit that meets the Workers Compensation Board Safety Certified Audit Standard.

Our Team

Dr. Vidya Limaye, PhD, P.Eng.

Vidya is the principal and lead structural engineer of SHM Canada. He has inspected, designed, and evaluated several marine structures and bridges for CN, HRM, NSTIR, and PWGSC. Vidya holds a PhD in Structural Engineering from Dalhousie University, and has over 47 years of engineering and project management experience in heavy civil engineering construction, marine structures, bridges, and structural health monitoring (SHM).
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Philip Vickers, M.A.SC., P. Eng.
Senior Structural Engineer

As senior structural engineer at SHM Canada, Phil contributes to project planning, fieldwork including structural inspection, structural design and analysis, and structural health monitoring (SHM) system installation and implementation. Phil is responsible for scheduling, cost estimation, and preparation of specifications. Phil has been with SHM Canada since earning an M.A.Sc. in Civil Engineering from Dalhousie University in 2014.
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Frank Horvath
Instrumentation Engineer

An innovative researcher with significant experience in embedded systems and computer programming, Frank is responsible for supporting SHM Canada in the design, installation, and implementation of structural health monitoring (SHM) systems. Frank holds a post-graduate degree in electrical engineering from Budapest Technical University.
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Richard Morash, P. Eng.
Resident Construction Inspector

Specializing in bridge and marine engineering, Richard is responsible for design reviews and on-site construction inspection services. Richard holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) degree and has 35 years of professional engineering experience, including 15 years in marine heavy civil project management with Transport Canada and 20 years in the engineering consulting industry.
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Matthew MacLeod, EIT
Manager CADD (Computer Aided Design & Drafting)

In addition to heading CADD services at SHM Canada, Matt participates in field inspections and equipment installation, and manages the company’s health and safety program. Prior to joining SHM Canada, he worked in municipal engineering, designing stormwater management systems, sanitary sewer lines, potable water services, and roadways. Matt holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Civil) from Dalhousie University.
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Anita Limaye, M.A. (Economics), MBA, CPA, CGA
Chief Financial Officer

With excellent organizational and communication skills and a keen eye for details, Anita is responsible for administration, accounting, operating budgets, cash flow, and financial activities at SHM Canada. Anita holds an MBA from Dalhousie University, and is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA, CGA). She has over 20 years of experience in business banking and financial services.
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