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Employee Spotlight – Wesley Tibbet

April 25, 2022
When Wesley was growing up in Saint John, New Brunswick, he didn’t think that he might end up in the geotechnical field. He just knew that he eventually wanted a family and a good job to support them. When it came time for him to choose a direction at the University of New Brunswick, he knew he was good at math and felt that Civil Engineering would provide a good balance of technical skills and employment opportunities. BGC wasn’t originally on his radar, and there was a bit of luck involved in how he ended up applying. He began his…

Employee Spotlight – Kristy Ivanic

March 29, 2022
When Kristy Ivanic was looking at post-secondary education, she was originally thinking she would study to become an architect, but she decided that would be boring. She wanted something challenging so she picked civil engineering because she thought it seemed like it would be hard, she was right. After finishing her Diploma at SAIT she has spent over 20 years doing civil and structural inspections in the construction industry. At a certain point in Kristy’s career she decided she wanted a change. She had once worked with Heather Thomas, a member of BGC’s Health & Safety Team, and Heather had…

Recent Additions to #OneTeamOneBGC – March 2022

March 28, 2022
We're excited about the recent addition of a few new team members to BGC. They each bring a wealth of expertise and skills to our #OneTeamOneBGC and we're happy to introduce you to them. BGC recently welcomed three new seniors to our team: Micah Richey, P.E. (CO)Civil EngineerGolden, CO Micah completed his degree in Civil Engineering at Colorado State University and started his career in 2006. Micah specializes in Hydrology and hydraulic modelling, inundation and dam breach modelling, and the design of hydraulic structures. He has spent most of his career on large multi-disciplinary mining and landfill projects in the…

Pipeline Geohazard Management – Elements of Success

March 10, 2022
On March 3 and 4, 2022 we were joined by more than 80 client attendees, representing 26 pipeline operators across North and South America at our 14th Annual Cambio Users Group. The theme of this year’s workshop was “Collaborating to Move our Industry Forward” with presentations and case studies highlighting many examples of operators working together to reduce geohazard risk. These User Groups encourage data and information sharing and support collectively contributing to tools and resources which benefit the entire group of operators. As part of the workshop, BGC’s Sarah Newton presented an update on our Cambio statistics and algorithms…

Using lidar change detection to support the flooding recovery efforts in British Columbia

February 28, 2022
In November of 2021, southwestern British Columbia, Canada and northwestern Washington State were affected by a series of atmospheric rivers that caused widespread geohazards and destruction of critical infrastructure. This weather event resulted in massive precipitation leading to flooding, landslides, and debris slides that impacted many communities. Highways, pipelines, energy transmission lines, and railways all experienced damage and were inoperable – at the date of writing, some still are. In the immediate aftermath of the event, BGC worked collaboratively with our clients to develop an understanding of the damage and chart a path to recovery. One of the many techniques…

Employee Spotlight – Chelsea Simpson

February 24, 2022
Chelsea Simpson’s first job out of university was with BGC in our Calgary office. She was born and raised in the Northwest Territories in Canada and found her way to Calgary to attend university but had always intended to return home. When she started with BGC, she thought that she would be here for 1 year and then move on. Fast forward nine years and she is still here at BGC with the only difference is that she found her way back home to the NWT. Chelsea originally went to university for sociology as she has always been interested in…