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Northern, Interior, and Central BC Experience

Explore projects we’ve completed in British Columbia’s northern, interior, and central regions, from the Okanagan Valley and Fort Nelson to the Skeena-Stikine.

Ethel Street Intersection

Ethel Street ATC Phase 5

McElhanney acted as the Civil Engineering of Record for the 5th Phase of the City of Kelowna’s Ethel Street Active Transportation Corridor.

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Aerial view of Riverside Townhomes

Riverside Townhomes

This 35-unit luxury townhouse development involved design of onsite and offsite roads, underground utilities, grading, storm drainage, cost estimating, and construction inspections and administration.

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Ice Jam

Nechako River Ice Jam Emergency Response

In December, 2007 the City of Prince George experienced a rapid cold snap which resulted in an ice jam on the Nechako River. A 66-day long local state of emergency was declared and over 100 residents were evacuated from their homes.

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Parks Canada Emergency Response

Since 2008, McElhanney has completed over 300 assignments for Parks Canada. This includes emergency response services for major floods in Banff, Jasper, and Kootenay National Parks in 2012 and 2013, as well as avalanche cleanup in Banff National Park in 2017.

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Pine Pass and South Peace Floods

Following severe rain in June 2011, Hwy 97 experienced floods between Pine Pass and 20km south of Chetwynd (a length of 60km), with 73 damaged sites. This flooding resulted in the loss of culverts and bridge end fills, and washouts along various portions of the highway, forcing closure of this vital route.

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Spirit Rock Climbing Gym

Spirit Rock Climbing Gym

Kimberly, BC – The Spirit Rock Climbing Gym is located in Kimberly, BC. It features 6000 square feet of indoor and outdoor roped climbing, reaching heights of 50 feet and includes a 16 foot high top out bouldering area. In 2013, McElhanney provided geotechnical engineering and site reviews for the building foundation as well as structural engineering and inspection services for the climbing surfaces.

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Progress Energy Asset Management

Progress Energy Asset Management

McElhanney was retained by Progress Energy for the purpose of asset management/inventory. McElhanney split the asset management project into 3 phases; (1) project initiation and development of Vertisee, an online web-based map to sort and file information collected on roads, bridges and other assets; (2) data acquisition and management; and (3) ongoing updates.

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Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project

Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project

The Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project (PRGTP) is a proposed 900 kilometre natural gas pipeline running from Hudson’s Hope to Lelu Island on the BCs North Coast. This project involved extensive digital data collection in the field using the latest technology and continual updates to Vertisee, McElhanney’s own web-based GIS mapping platform.

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Design Scenarios for Okanagan Falls Town Centre

Town Centre Design Scenarios: Okanagan Falls

Design Scenarios for Okanagan Falls Town Centre 2016 | Okanagan Falls, BC – Okanagan Falls is located at the south end of Skaha Lake in BC. A private landowner and commercial real estate developer hired McElhanney to design alternative concepts for the community’s town centre.

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FLNRO North Coast Land Use Planning

FLNRO North Coast Land Use Planning

FLNRO North Coast Land Use Planning 2012-2014 | Kitimat & Prince Rupert, BC – McElhanney provided GIS and mapping support for the land use development plan for future LNG and industrial developments in the Kitimat and Prince Rupert regions of Northern BC.

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Highway corridor improvements

Highway 97 Corridor Improvements, Boucherie to Westlake

Highway 97 Corridor Improvements, Boucherie to Westlake Conceptual Planning Study 2013-2017 | West Kelowna, BC Highway 97 is the primary North-South roadway through the Okanagan Valley, connecting the communities of Osoyoos, Oliver, Penticton, Kelowna, Vernon, and Kamloops.

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Haugland Housing

Haugland Housing

Haugland Housing 2016-2018 | Terrace, BC – This BC Housing project, located on Haugland Avenue near Hall Street, aimed to provide more affordable housing in the region, necessary because of the boom in Northern development with LNG projects and the Kitimat Modernization project.

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Haisla Multiplex

Haisla Multiplex

Haisla Multiplex – The Haisla Multiplex is a 40,000ft 2 High Importance category structure designed to serve several purposes. Not only is it a much-needed recreational space in the area, the building also converts into a shelter to act as post-disaster housing should a tsunami or other natural disaster occur.

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Grizzly Bear & Moose Mapping

2009 | Remote Northern BC – The Government of BC hired McElhanney to head into the deep backcountry of the Skeena-Stikine and Kitimat regions. Our job was to identify critical bear habitat, along with important wintertime feeding areas for local moose populations and record our discoveries through mapping.

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McElhanney slid the existing superstructure onto temporary piers, to create a detour

Replacement of the Fort Nelson River Bridge

Fort Nelson, BC – Located approximately 70KM northwest of Fort Nelson on Highway 77, the Fort Nelson River Bridge provides access to the Liard Natural Gas basin and is the only road connection between BC and the Northwest Territories.

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