Questions? Contact us about Resource Industries
McElhanney offers specialized consulting services across the resource industry sector. Whether your industry is mining, oil & gas, renewable energy or forestry, we offer services that expedite selection and development of sites, product distribution and decommissioning and reclamation. Our multi-disciplinary approach to resource development incorporates a broad set of technical skills to provide proven solutions for our clients.
Mine & Tailings
McElhanney’s specialized services for mine waste management are based on planning with a mindset of "designing for closure". This leads to expedited regulatory approvals, proactive planning and end-of-life cost savings. Key solutions include site selection, operational planning, water management and geotechnical designs for safely containing mine waste.
Pipelines & Wellsites
We are a recognized leader in western Canada providing survey services to pipeline and well site development in the Oil & Gas Industry. We provide engineering infrastructure as well as environmental assessment, permitting, monitoring. Our survey services are comprehensive including: topographic, layout, legal and permitting. Other support services include LiDAR, orthophotography and mapping.
Oil & Gas
Our company has a long tradition of applying our first class services to key roles in Oil & Gas development, including environmental permitting and monitoring; road, bridge, and camp engineering; mapping (LiDAR, orthophotography) and topographic, layout and legal survey. Our skilled and experienced professionals are well equipped and strategically located throughout western Canada.
McElhanney has an established reputation for effectively using our first rate knowledge to bring innovative solutions to the Renewable Energy Industry including mapping (LiDAR, orthophotography); surveying (topographic, layout, legal); engineering (roads, bridges, camps) and environmental (permitting, monitoring). Innovations include solving transportation challenges associated with 90m long wind turbine blades.
Our reputation is renowned in western Canada for applying our core expertise to transmission line projects for key clients such as BC Hydro, Fortis, Valard and Alltech. Our main services include orthophotography and LiDAR mapping and topographic, layout and legal surveys; engineering access roads, bridges, camps and environmental permitting and monitoring.
Other Services Offered
Tailings Facility Water Balance
Hydraulic Control Structure Design
Tender Package Preparation
Inspection and Rehabilitation Design
Mine Closure and Reclamation
Questions? Contact us about Transit
McElhanney offers transit planning determining functional requirements, engineering and post operational reviews of rapid bus, light rail, express/frequent/local transit, transit exchanges, commuter rail, elevated and tunneled transit infrastructure, kiss & ride, park & ride, Bus/HOV lanes, queue jump lanes, Transit Signal Priority (TSP) and maintenance facilities.
Transit Exchange and Park and Ride
Designed to integrate into the fabric of the surrounding land uses, using TOD principles that encourage a sustainable multi-modal environment.
Light Rapid Transit
At grade, elevated and tunneling transit including functional planning, business case analysis, stakeholder engagement, permitting, functional design, detailed design and operational assessment.
Full service master planning, functional requirements of the location, size and operations of all elements such as the number of maintenance bays, parking, storage, cash drop-off, employee area and bus wash. Civil related engineering is also used to create site plans, grading, storm water and environmental aspects.
Other Market Sectors
Cities of Edmonton & Calgary
Other Services Offered
Transit Signal Priority
Park and Ride, Kiss and Ride
Zoning and Development Bylaws
Alternative Propulsion Systems:
Hydrogen, Electric, CNG, etc.
Environmental & CEA Permitting
HOV and Queue Jump Lanes
Bus Freeway Ramps
Off Peak Parking Priority
Bus Rapid Transit
Questions? Contact us about Transportation
McElhanney offers a full range of engineering design for paths, roads and highways. We provide, at the basic level, individual accesses, parking, trails and intersections, progressing to more complex designs which includes arterial roads, grade separations, highways and interchanges.
Our plans are designed to TAC and local jurisdictional standards with full 3D modeling and machine control outputs, roadside safety design and integration/optimization of structural alignments.
Bridges & Overpasses
McElhanney has an extensive team of experienced structural engineers to complement our transportation group. We produce safe, innovative and efficient designs that are optimized to be cost effective, easily constructable, and aesthetically pleasing. Our clients include Provincial Ministries of Transportation, Municipalities, Constructors, private developers and industrial corporations.
Ports, Terminals & Marinas
McElhanney provides full transportation planning and engineering services for ferry terminal and harbour infrastructure. This includes master planning, business case assessment, functional design, project definition, detailed design, construction management and condition/operational assessment of facilities.
Resource Roads & Trails
McElhanney can offer conceptual, preliminary, and detailed designs while accounting for stringent environment, Federal, provincial, and First Nations conditions. Services include route planning, road field reconnaissance, field survey, crossing structures, timber assessment, marine structures, construction camp servicing, regulatory permitting, land tenure agreements and construction inspection and engineering.
Traffic Engineering & Management
McElhanney offers traffic impact studies, neighbourhood plans, traffic simulation and modeling, multiple accounts analysis, benefit cost studies, traffic signal timing and freeway analysis and optimization. We also provide detours and traffic management with full drawing packages complying with permitting and improved safety, and including multiple stages adaptable to construction variables.
Design Build Services
Since the late 1980’s McElhanney has successfully competed in the Design Build Industry. We collaborate with leading civil contractors to provide innovation in design
and certainty of cost, quality, and schedule.
Our project history includes a broad range
of clients and projects ranging from utility installations to multi-billion dollar
Other Market Sectors
Other Services Offered
Active Transportation (Cycle Networks,
Parking Plans and Management
Preliminary and Detail Design
Traffic Data Collection and Analysis
Construction Supervision and Inspection
Airport Runways, Taxi-ways and Aprons
Regulatory and Warning Signage
Urban Streetscaping (Complete Streets)
Public Consultation Materials
Industrial Plant Civil Grading
Structural Bridge Engineering
Foundations and Retaining Walls
Questions? Contact Raj Singh, PEng, PE
The McElhanney bridge group (formerly Infinity Engineering) provides bridge engineering services locally and worldwide in design-build, P3, and traditional bid-build environments. We have expertise in engineering bridges of all types and sizes, including long-span high technology bridges with a focus on reducing construction cost and/or construction duration. Our core strength is in engineering practical solutions based on advantageous construction methodologies that best address site specific issues and constraints. With equal experience in both design and erection engineering, our concepts are developed around practical means and methods of construction from the beginning, resulting in fully integrated solutions that are specifically tailored to the situation. Our bridge-focused offices are located in Canada (Vancouver and Victoria) and USA (Tampa).
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Raj Singh, PEng, PE — Market Sector Lead, Bridges
Raj manages the bridge engineering division at McElhanney. Since 2001, Raj has also built a reputation for successfully managing bridge projects from inception to completion, and has delivered projects totaling over $1B in capital value. He has experience in a wide variety of bridge structures including multi-span girder bridges and long-span, cable-supported bridges on design-build/P3 projects. Raj has a proven track record of delivering cost-effective practical solutions within tight timelines and budget constraints, and is regularly praised by his clients for his high level of responsiveness and excellent communications.
David Jeakle, PE, PEng — Bridge Practice Lead, Long-Span Bridges
David is a nationally-recognised expert with experience in the planning, design development, erection engineering, and construction phase services for long-span river crossings and other high technology bridges. He has provided design management and technical leadership since 1992 as the engineer of record on several large-scale transportation projects involving long-span/cable supported, segmental bridges and multi-level interchanges. His construction engineering experience includes cable-supported, balanced cantilever erection, incremental launching, and heavy lifting. David is a voting member of the PTI Cable Stayed Bridge Committee and also an active member of ASBI.
Ken Rebel, PEng — Bridge Practice Lead, Short to Medium Span Bridges
Since 1985, Ken Rebel has been offering bridge design and construction services, including major highway bridge structures, the assessment and rehabilitation of existing highway bridges, and significant interchange projects. His experience also includes the preliminary design and detailed design of transportation design-build and P3 projects. An experienced Project Manager, he has managed and led the design and construction of several major transportation projects throughout Western Canada. Ken is recognized and respected for his reliability and expertise by both the BC and Alberta transportation ministries.
John Philp, PEng, CEng, MICE — Technical Lead
John has over 20 years of experience in design and construction of highway and railway bridges. John’s experience includes temporary and permanent works design and erection engineering on projects of up to $2B in capital value. He has participated as a construction and site engineer on four suspension bridges, including the Tsing Ma Bridge in China, and the Lionsgate Bridge in Vancouver. John’s experience also includes general transportation infrastructure such as expanded polystyrene lightweight fill embankments, retaining walls, and seismic design, assessment, and highway structure retrofits.
Bridge Services Offered
Arch & truss
Steel & concrete girder
Precast & CIP segmental
Steel plate & box girder erection
Cable stayed & extradosed bridges
Crane lift plans
Falsework & shoring
Open Access, BDE, Issue 82, 2016
Shaken, Not Stirred, BDE, Issue 80, 2015
Port Mann Bridge Deconstruction: Piece Work, BDE, Issue 79, 2015
Nipigon River Bridge: Building Confidence, BDE, Issue 78, 2015
Basoli Bridge: Step Change, BDE, Issue 76, 2014
Questions? Contact us about Structural Engineering
McElhanney offers a very diverse range of Structural Engineering services across many business sectors and from multiple branch locations across Western Canada. We lead and support new infrastructure projects from the planning and conceptual stage to the end of construction, and also support Owners with their existing infrastructure needs. We pride ourselves on solving non-routine and challenging assignments, and in delivering thoughtful, innovative, and cost effective solutions to meet
Transportation – Bridges, Culverts, Walls & Signs
McElhanney delivers a broad suite of services including planning studies, preliminary, conceptual and detailed design, sophisticated modeling and analysis, renewal/replacement options studies, structural evaluations, seismic retrofits, condition and damage assessments, construction supervision, in-plant quality assurance and erection engineering.
Resource Roads, Trail Bridges & Culverts
McElhanney offers planning and layout design for standard bridges and culverts, detailed design for custom and remote specialty structures, inspections and evaluations of existing structures and in-plant quality assurance inspections. We also deliver associated services including geotechnical, hydrotechnical, environmental, road design and construction supervision and inspection.
Marine & Hydro Structures
Assessments and structural engineering services are provided for new and existing infrastructure for ferry terminals, wharves, floats, ramps, bridges, dolphins, docks and sheet-pile walls. These services are also provided for hydro project structures such as powerhouse foundations and custom buildings, penstock supports and water
As well as heavy industrial facility design, we provide a diverse range of services for industrial applications including design of lifting and rigging equipment (steel, aluminum and titanium), fall protection structures, crane supports, monorails, and below-the-hook devices. We also prepare and certify heavy and tandem crane lift plans.
McElhanney provides designs for all sizes of industrial and commercial buildings. Experienced in wood, concrete and steel design, we also specialize in heavy timber post and beam or truss design for commercial or high-end residential projects.
Ski Lift Engineering
Our professionals provide structural and mechanical engineering services to the recreational ski industry related to both new and existing infrastructure.
Other Market Sectors
Municipal and City Transportation
Land Development Structures
Hydro and Run-of-River Structures
Resource Road Structures
Recreational Trail Bridges
Liht and Heavy Industrial
Mining and Energy
Community Centers and Arenas
Ski Hill Infrastructure
Other Services Offered
River Hydraulic and Hydrotechnical
Building Movement and
Owner's Engineer Services
Cranes and Erection Schemes
Innovative Structures and
Advanced Composite Materials
Retained Earth Structures
Structural Engineering for Water
and Waste Water Systems