During the summer of 2017, BC Hydro’s 60-year old creosote timber dam was completely removed from the Salmon River on Vancouver Island, and the site was re-naturalized. McElhanney designed bypass channels, cofferdams, and river diversion works to use as small a footprint as possible in this narrow and hectic worksite.
McElhanney provided surveying services to aid renovations at the library. The objective of the survey was to identify a precise location for a temporary concrete platform supporting a multi-storey crane, and to identify positions to underpin and support the load of the crane and platform.
The Town of View Royal’s sanitary sewer master plan was last updated in 2005. Since then, the region has undergone significant growth, and their plan and systems need to be upgraded. Currently their sanitary sewer system is comprised of a gravity collection pipe network and 17 pumping stations. View Royal hired McElhanney to update past system models to reflect current operating conditions, to assess existing system conditions and service life, and prepare a capital plan list to help the town prioritize short-term and long-term upgrades.
The Uplands is a 400-unit subdivision in the District of Oak Bay, and was originally developed in the early 1900s. The District hired McElhanney to develop six options for separate sewer and stormwater systems with service to each residence in the Uplands. The District’s primary goal is to eliminate combined system overflows to the ocean, and reduce overall volume to the CRD system. McElhanney created and documented each option with enough detail to allow for public review and a council decision on the preferred option.
Burnaby, BC – McElhanney conducted several laser scan surveys at SFU to assist with a variety of renovation and upgrade projects. Our team of modelling technicians converted the resulting point cloud exports into 3D Building Information Models (BIM) which are used directly by the architectural project team.
New Westminster, BC – The Sapperton neighbourhood in New Westminster, BC is experiencing significant growth. The Royal Columbian Hospital is undergoing a major expansion for the next decade. New mixed-use developments such as the Brewery District and Sapperton Green are bringing in employment opportunities and hundreds of new residents, and new major infrastructure including the Pattullo Bridge replacement and interchange upgrades planned for Brunette Avenue at Highway 1, will significantly impact traffic volumes and goods movement on neighbourhood streets.
The Parks Canada Campground manual forms the foundation for developmental standard and design guides for existing and new campgrounds. With the original manual created in 1972 and last updated in 1992, Parks Canada needed a new edition for modern visitors. McElhanney was given the opportunity to update and develop the manual to guide the renewal of campgrounds and associated facilities throughout Canada’s national parks.
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.
In 2015 the City of Surrey needed a stormwater detention facility in Newton to accommodate future and existing development, improve water quality, and mitigate erosion within Hyland Creek.
Jasper Tramway Upgrades 2012 | Jasper SkyTram whisks people to 2300m elevation, providing access to boardwalks and hiking trails to the summit of Whistler’s Mountain. What started out as an upgrade design for the tram’s braking system has turned into a long-term relationship between McElhanney and the owners.