Municipal Development

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BGC provides specialized engineering and geoscience services for a wide variety of municipal development clients, including town and municipal governments, First Nations, provincial governments, land developers and owners.ᅠ Our appreciation for the impacts of geology and hydrology on engineered structures is widely recognized, and enables us to provide superior engineering, geohazard, hydrogeological and environmental services for a range of residential, recreation and commercial projects.

  • Geotechnical Engineering

    BGC’s industry leading abilities in geotechnical engineering are a common thread through all of our service areas.  We combine our geotechnical expertise with a strong understanding of geology, geohazards, hydrology, and industry practices to provide a comprehensive variety of municipal development services, including geotechnical site investigations, road layouts, slope protection, retaining wall designs and foundation designs.  We apply our specialized knowledge of foundation engineering, slope stability, landslides, avalanches, hydrologic processes and seismic hazards from the earliest stages of project development through to post construction.  We also assist clients with municipal permitting and approvals.

  • Water Supply and Geo-environmental

    Throughout our service areas, BGC has the expertise to assist clients with issues related to water sourcing, handling, recycling, and disposal, along with well rehabilitation, as well as water resource protection and landfill and waste management planning and design.  Our specialized services for municipal development include:

    • Groundwater supply assessments
    • Water disposal assessments
    • Water release assessments
    • Water balance assessments
    • Well rehabilitation
    • Contaminated groundwater management
    • Environmental site assessments
    • Landfill design and monitoring.

    Groundwater supply services are a core BGC competency, and are particularly applicable to our municipal development clients.  These services include identifying target areas, drilling and pumping of test wells, construction and development of production wells, and the monitoring of well and well-field performance.  In addition, we have experience in rehabilitating existing wells for groundwater supply.

  • Geohazard and Risk Assessment

    BGC is internationally recognized for our geohazard, flood and risk assessment expertise.  We have spearheaded the development of guidelines used by many municipalities to define their requirements for geohazard, flood and risk assessment.  Our services encompass the full spectrum of landslide, flood, and snow avalanche hazards and include all aspects of geohazard and risk assessment, mitigation design and monitoring.  BGC also has extensive experience in the public communication of geohazard information and has assisted municipalities to move from initial hazard recognition through public meetings, mitigation design, and ongoing risk management.

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