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Chris Bunce

Principal Geotechnical/Geological Engineer

Chris Bunce, Ph.D., P.Eng. (BC, AB, SK), has over 35 years of experience specializing in geo-hazard assessment and remediation, geotechnical design and construction in the railway, highway, dam, mining, pipeline, and forestry industries. He joined BGC after 18 years with Canadian Pacific Railway as the senior geotechnical engineer, Chief Engineer of Environment and Emergency Response and most recently the Chief Engineer of Projects. Dr. Bunce has worked throughout North America on feasibility assessments, design and construction for numerous projects including landslide investigations, stability analysis and stabilizations for railways, highways, municipalities and mines; dam foundations; earth fill embankments; mine pit walls and waste dumps; railway and highway rock slopes designs, and stabilization; and muskeg and soft soil sub-grade failures and remediation. He has extensive experience in emergency response for geo-hazards and environmental incidents. He is a specialist in risk assessment and management solutions for numerous natural hazards including large landslides, debris flows, rock falls and floods. He has completed route selection and site investigations for directional drilled river crossings, pipelines, roads, and railways. Dr. Bunce has planned and completed site investigations, the installation of geotechnical instrumentation, soil testing and design, and implemented real-time landslide and rock fall monitoring systems. He has been involved with the design and construction of numerous hydraulic and erosion protection structures for culverts, bridges, and embankments. He completed his Ph.D. in landslide prediction and risk assessment. He has a passion for natural hazard management, and developing and implementing superior geotechnical engineering solutions. He is a strong leader with a desire to improve the geotechnical engineering field through education and research.