McElhanney Acquires BPTEC Engineering to Expand Bridge and Structural Building Services in Alberta and Beyond

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 8 a.m. MST March 1, 2024

Edmonton, AB – McElhanney Ltd. is pleased to announce the acquisition of BPTEC Engineering Ltd. (BPTEC), a firm that specializes in bridge and structural engineering.

BPTEC’s six decades of expertise strengthens McElhanney’s offerings in Alberta. By expanding these bridge and structural engineering services, McElhanney’s clients will have access to skilled engineering experts committed to delivering transportation projects that meet and exceed the needs of communities.

“It’s undeniable that BPTEC’s expertise and strong reputation will mean an elevated experience for everyone,” says Stewart Smith, McElhanney Vice President, Transportation and Transit. “This expansion means we will bring new service offerings to our northern Prairie clients and beyond, with the added touch of exceptional client service and high-quality work. We look forward to having their expert hands supporting our transportation and transit partners.”

Originally founded in 1961, BPTEC provided exceptional creative structural engineering solutions to the infrastructure industry with successful projects including the Latta Bridge Replacement, North Saskatchewan River Crossing at Drayton Valley, and the Health Research Innovation Facility. Their strong commitment to building infrastructure in local communities complements McElhanney’s reputation for the same across Western Canada.

“McElhanney is always looking for how we can amaze our clients, care for our communities, and empower our people,” says Allan Russell, McElhanney President and CEO. “Welcoming BPTEC into our growing team enhances our bridge and structural engineering services in Alberta and will enhance our communities with thoughtful, leading design.”

BPTEC looks forward to their future as part of the McElhanney team, with Mike Swanson, BPTEC Engineering Director, saying, “At BPTEC, we are all looking forward to joining the McElhanney team. This partnership means expanded services for our clients and communities, and more opportunities for our team to grow their careers with an exceptional company supporting them every step of the way.”

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BPTEC Engineering Ltd. – BPTEC Engineering Ltd. is a structural engineering consulting company.  Established in 1961, the firm has been providing consulting services for over 60 years. The firm offers specialist structural engineering services to architectural firms, contractors, and to various government and public agencies. During the past 60+ years of practicing in Edmonton, the firm has undertaken and completed structural engineering work for over $5B in construction costs, including $1.2B in structural costs.

McElhanney Ltd. Established in 1910, McElhanney is an award-winning, employee-owned, professional consulting firm providing geomatics, engineering, geospatial, planning, landscape architecture, and environmental services. With 30+ locations across Western Canada, McElhanney serves cities, communities and parks, energy and resources, and transportation sectors. McElhanney’s purpose is to amaze their clients, care for their communities, and empower their people.

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