Smithers maintained a strong mountain town identity and sense of place, and wanted future growth to be managed by an OCP that respected community values.
In the face of that seasonal population growth, the Village of Tahsis recognized that an updated Official Community Plan (OCP) was needed.
Port McNeill recognized that an updated Official Community Plan (OCP) would establish guidelines for the future of the community.
The Town of Olds engaged McElhanney for infrastructure assessments including sanitary sewer and water main.
In 2020, KFN embarked on a multi-year improvement program to help them do their infrastructure management business in a different way.
McElhanney contributed to a firepit structure and a welcome sign, both of which were designed to honor the land, for Fort McMurray #468 First Nation.
Inside a mountain in the Kitimat Ranges on BC’s northwest coast is a 475-metre long, 8-metre wide “tailrace” tunnel that transports the outflow water from the hydroelectric generation station in the mountain. The client, Rio Tinto, required a detailed interior survey of the tunnel for ongoing maintenance purposes and the tailrace could not be shut down for inspection. McElhanney provided bathymetric survey expertise to launch an autonomous drone mission that captured 3D scans of the tunnel interior to provide the client with the high-definition data they required for the structure.
This project began as other flood mapping projects do: the existing flood maps were from 1982 and the District of Kitimat knew that they required an update.
McElhanney’s in house web mapping platform, Vertisee, was used to host all of the relevant project information including current and historical assets, orthophoto, LiDAR and field crew assessments.
McElhanney deployed Vertisee, its own web-based mapping solution, and developed a tool within it which allowed multiple consultant / subcontractors to submit work simultaneously during the Highway 1 road upgrades.