Pedestrian Bridge Design for Mallkuchusi Community in Bolivia (NDSEED)

People crossing a bridge in Bolivia

Location: Mallkuchusi Community, Bolivia
Partners: Notre Dame Students Empowering through Engineering Development (NDSEED), Engineers in Action (EIA)


BGC Squared provided technical mentorship to Notre Dame Students Empowering through Engineering Development (NDSEED) and Engineers in Action (EIA) to design and build a pedestrian suspended bridge for the Mallkuchusi community in Bolivia.  BGC Squared supported in the design of bridge foundations/abutments in rock slopes through geotechnical mapping and evaluation of the rock walls to assess long-term stability of the piers and anchors.

Stream Restoration on Vancouver Island (CWFS)

Location: Vancouver Island, British Columbia

Partners: Central Westcoast Forestry Society (CWFS)

BGC is supporting the CWFS on two stream restoration projects at Ah’tap’apq Creek and Tranquil Creek on Vancouver Island, BC. Both creeks have been impacted by poor logging practices that have led to increased sediment load within the channel transport resulting in reduced habitat for spawning salmon. At Ah’tap’apq Creek, BGC is supporting CWFS in placement of in-stream wood structures and design of a sediment basin. At Ah’tap’apq Creek, the project is in partnership with the Hesquiaht Nation. At Tranquil Creek, BGC is supporting the CWFS in the design of in-stream and bank structures to stabilize the channel and reduce sediment mobility. At Tranquil Creek, the project is in partnership with the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation. These projects support the Surface Water Team’s river restoration goal.

At Tranquil Creek, the project is in partnership with the Tla-o-qui-aht Nation. These projects support the Surface Water Team’s river restoration goal.