Greenburn Dam Lake Rehabilitation – Parks Canada

Completed Mar 2016
Value: $1.75 million

Removal and replacement of a dam at Greenburn lake, South Pender Island. The location in the gulf islands requires significant logistics for material supply. Design and Construction of a coffer dam, temporary diversion for water supply and significant pumping operation for dewatering. Dam and spillway reconstruction, construction of new diversion channel and rebuilding 2 km of access road. Significant erosion control works and in water works.

Owner

Parks Canada Sandy Cummings
Phone: 403 292 4355

Willing Park Detention Pond – City of Langford

Completed Feb 2016
Value: $850,000

A sizeable implementation of a channel re-alignment of Nesbitt and Bilston Creek in the City of Langford. Development of a park, detention pond and supporting features including a fish ladder, pedestrian bridge and drilled irrigation well. This project is part of a larger storm-water management program. Work required included large scale bulk excavation and disposal offsite, onsite soil production and careful management of riparian species and trees.

Owner

City of Langford

Prime Consultant

Jeff Howard P.Eng – District of Saanich
250 475 5575

Environmental Consultant

Craig Barlow, Registered Professional Biologist Phone: 250-478-9918 Cell: 250 888 4654

Deltaport Third Berth East Causeway Habitat Remediation

(Underway Summer 2016 completion March 2017 – Value $2,500,000)

The Deltaport Third Berth East Causeway Habitat Remediation project is located along the causeway to Roberts Bank in Delta, BC. The primary goal of the project is to improve the functionality of constructed habitat areas along the causeway to perform as originally intended by maximizing the area of near shore terrestrial, intertidal and marine ecosystems appropriate for the shoreform of the project area. The entire project is in a very sensitive marine environment.

Contact: Trevor Andrews, Port of Metro Vancouver, Environmental Specialist – Aquatic Resources
Phone: 604 665 9244

Contact: James Ogilvie , Golder Associates, Senior Coastal Engineer
Phone: 604 296 4200

Sooke Wilderness Trail – Capital Regional District

Value: $1,300,000

The worksite for the Sooke Hills Wilderness Trails Area 1 & 2 is located on Vancouver Island in the Captial Regional District (CRD). The objective of the project is to construct approximately 4.45km of a 2.0m to 3.0m wide rural trail including drainage structures, a wooden viewing platform, chain link fencing, a cedar split rail fence, and site furnishings. Work in a watershed, through first growth forests , access issues, and work over Gas ROW were part of the scope.

Garth Campbell, Project Manager, CRD Parks and Environmental Services
Phone: 250 360 3054

Hyde Creek Stream diversion

Fall /winter 2005 Value $640,000

Over 250 square meters of Greenwall technology were installed along side streambeds for habitat enhancement. Steep site conditions and restoring the riparian habitat were also features.

Consultant

Horizon Engineering
Contact:  Monty Hurd 604 927 3519

Owner

City of Coquitlam

Jeffries Brook stream works

Summer 2005 Value $280,000

This project was the building of a new creek bed complete with ponds and riprap and riparian planting. The site had to be cleared and grubbed initially.  The excavation exceeded 1200 cubic meters.

Owner

Sawmill Creek Furniture Manufacturers

Contact

Brad Gibb 604 315 7764

Consultant

Envirowest, Ian Whyte 605 451 0505

Samuel Robertson Fish Habitat

Fall 2004 Value $300,000

This 300k project in Maple Ridge involved the construction of a new stream, two detention ponds, a bridge, riparian planting and associated works. Construction of the Fish Habitat is expected to be completed by the end of 2004. 

Owner

School District #42 Ian Fraser 604 463 8918

Consultant

Rob Cochrane @ Envirowest 604 451 0505

Mahon Park Rehabilitation

2003-2004 Value $850,000

This 850K project involved the restoration of Mahon Park for the City of North Vancouver. A large portion of the project was the rebuilding of Wagg creek along with the installation of pedestrian bridges.  Strom water detention, dewatering, environmental monitoring, road deactivation and extensive use of riprap walls and riparian planting in a steep and sensitive site were the main features of this project.

Environmental Consultant

Peter Frederiksen 604 279 2093

200th Street Expansion

Fall 2004 Value $635,000

This 600k Project for the township of Langley involved a mass excavation and installation of a large retaining wall along a Fish bearing stream. De-watering and traffic management  are key issues on this project. Construction was completed by the end of October.

Owner

Township of Langley Wayne Randall 604 533 6081

Consultant

Roeland Zwaag @ Aplin Martin 604 597 9058

SFU Chancellor Gymnasium

Spring 2006 Value $480,000

The addition of a gymnasium adjacent to the Terry Fox Field made for a very steep unstable slope. The solution was “green wall technology” in the form of a massive Sierra Slope retention system. Mass excavation, compaction, geo grid, pavers and irrigation also were part of this contract.  

Owner

Simon Fraser University

Builder

Dominion Construction Company Inc

Contact

Wade Girgulis 604 631 1000

V I HP at Transfer Beach

2001 Value $450,000

This $450,000 project included revegetation of waste areas, erosion control on slopes, in-stream work, riparian planting, permanent irrigation system, supply and install trees and shrubs, hydroseeding and sodded lawns.

Owner

MOTH, Vancouver Island Highway Project

Project Coordinator

Mary Sahn 250 716 6652

Kanaka Creek Development

1996 Value $ 2,800,000

This contract was a $2.8 million dollar award to strip and prepare a 10 hectare subdivision (Hollyhock estates) adjacent to Kanaka Creek. The contract included road building, site servicing, erosion and sediment control, compensation riparian and in-stream planting in and around Kanaka creek, retaining walls, cable suspension bridge, unit pavers and landscaping. Extensive layout, wall building, excavations and grading were required.

Owner

Decker Developments Ltd, Roger Ducharme 604 888 4699

Consultants

Landscape Consultant: Landspace Design, Al Tanzer 604 252 9500

Environmental Consultant: Envirowest Consultants 604 451 0505

Engineering Consultant: TGK Engineering, 604 853 2333

Habitat Compensation Planting of Boundary Bay Regional Park - 1997

The establishment of riparian planting for bird and waterfowl habitat was the focus of this project of approx $50,000. In-stream work and re-establishment of native grasses for owl habitat, tree and shrub planting were the main scopes of work.

Owner

GVRD

Consultant

GVRD, Parks Dept: Dan Matsushita 604 432 6200

Compensation planting – Har el synagogue 1996

Compensation planting in the adjoining fish-bearing stream was a requirement on this high profile location at the corner of Taylor Way and the Upper Level Hwy in West Vancouver. This $150,000 project included supply and installation of walkways, riprap rock retaining walls, riparian and in-stream planting. Erosion control and sub grading were also included in the scope.

Owner

Har el Synagogue Jewish Society 604 925 6488

Consultant

Stevenson and Assoc, Richard Stevenson 604 987 2477

Bulk Excavations and Dyke works – Fraserview developments 1994-96

A large 20 hectare multi use development site in Maple ridge adjacent to a fish bearing stream was completed in 1996. The steepness of the site, close proximity to a fish bearing stream and Blue Clay were significant challenges. Excavations in blue clay up to 25’ deep were required for building foundations. All machinery was fitted with specialized attachments. This multi million dollar contract work included bulk excavations for roads, services, and over twenty building foundations. Approx 3500 cubic metres of blue clay excavations were used to cap, contour repair and extend the Haney–Hatzic dyke system. Erosion and sediment control, riparian and in-stream planting, extensive retaining wall use, and ornamental landscape were also in the scope.

Consultants

Landscape Consultant: DM Group, Mike Mills 604 437 3942

Environmental Consultant: Contact developer

Engineering Consultant: Contact developer

100 Mile House – Habitat compensation 1999

Urban development in this northern community required habitat compensation as part of the development guidelines in this relatively small $120,000 project. Significant areas were re-contoured, and re-vegetated by hydro-seeding and riparian planting. Ornamental shrubs and trees were supplied and installed to improve visual aesthetics and provide a transition between landscaped lots and the natural vegetation.

Owner

100 Mile House Housing Society

Consultants

Design/builder: Van Maren Construction, Andy Krebs 604 882 0700

Consultant: L.A. West Landscape Architects 250 374 9831