Communities

Supporting communities to recognize, understand, and manage geohazard related risks

BGC provides specialized engineering and geoscience services for local, provincial, and federal governments, First Nations, land developers, and more.

Small community in BC
Geohazard Risk Management

BGC is internationally recognized for our geohazard, flood, and risk assessment expertise. Our technical services encompass a full spectrum of landslide, flood, steep creek, and snow avalanche hazards and include all aspects of disaster response, preparedness, mitigation, and recovery. We help clients make risk-informed decisions in a changing climate, including public engagement, risk communication, policy development, mitigation design, and ongoing risk management.

Geotechnical & Hydrotechnical Engineering

BGC’s industry-leading abilities in geotechnical engineering are a common thread throughout all 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
  • 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 development permitting and approvals.

Water Supply

Groundwater supply services are a core BGC competency and are particularly applicable to our public sector clients. These services include identifying target areas, drilling and pumping of test wells, construction and development of production wells, and monitoring of well and well-field performance. We also rehabilitate existing wells for groundwater supply.

BGC has expertise with issues related to water sourcing, handling, recycling, and disposal. Our specialized services for municipal development also 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

Key Contacts

Hamish Weatherly

Hamish Weatherly

Principal Hydrologist

Kris Holm

Kris Holm

Principal Geoscientist, Communities Team Lead

Rob Millar

Rob Millar

Principal Hydrotechnical Engineer

Heather Provost

Heather Provost

Senior Hydrogeologist

Alex Strouth

Alex Strouth

Senior Geological Engineer

Carie-Ann Lau

Carie-Ann Lau

Senior Geoscientist

Emily Mark

Emily Mark

Senior Geological Engineer

Marc-André Brideau

Marc-André Brideau

Senior Engineering Geologist

Sarah Kimball

Sarah Kimball

Senior Geological Engineer, Health and Safety Lead

Elisa Scordo

Elisa Scordo

Senior Hydrologist, Surface Water Team Lead

Lauren Hutchinson

Lauren Hutchinson

Senior Geotechnical Engineer