McElhanney provided an affordable and actionable plan that identified and addressed Sylvan Lake’s stormwater issues, and offered a phased road map and costing strategies to complete the work over the next 20 years.
McElhanney was tasked with designing the Anderson Creek fishway to allow salmon to bypass a bridge apron that has deteriorated into a 3m concrete weir.
Badlands Parkway is in Grasslands National Park, a unique and sensitive habitat, boasting breathtaking views and stunning hiking trails. Parks Canada Agency challenged McElhanney to design a parkway that would allow access to the attractions, while minimizing impacts to the wildlife and overall ecosystem.
McElhanney assisted the City of Wetaskiwin with the reconstruction of its Main Street in 2017.
Banff National Park is home to a spectacular landscape and countless species of wildlife, attracting more than four million visitors each year.
McElhanney worked alongside Parks Canada to complete several avalanche mitigation projects in the Rogers Pass area of Glacier National Park. This area is a critical link between Alberta and British Columbia, through which the Trans Canada Highway and the Canadian Pacific Railway traverse.
McElhanney is providing a wide array of services for this project including structural, civil, and hydrological engineering, environmental, visualization, and arborist services. McElhanney developed the images to help illustrate the project concept.
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.
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.
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.