McElhanney partnered with the City of Grande Prairie to complete stormwater management design in the Mountview neighbourhood.
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.
McElhanney designed a 21,200m3 stormwater detention system for the Southwest Yorkson neighbouthood of Langley, BC. Due to land constraints, McElhanney proposed a non-traditional solution where the stormwater detention system was installed below sports fields in tanks.
The budget-friendly re-design included a much-needed new bypass around the lift station for emergency or other temporary use. Through intricate design, the team managed to tie it in with existing, unused infrastructure to save the Town added expense.
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.
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.
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 was hired to update View Royal’s sanitary system models to reflect current operating conditions, assess existing system conditions and service life, and prepare a capital plan list to prioritize short- and long-term upgrades.
McElhanney developed six options for Upland’s separate sewer and stormwater systems with service to each residence. The District is focused on eliminating combined system overflows and reducing overall volume to the regional system.