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Michael Porter

Principal Geological Engineer

Michael Porter, M.Eng., P.Eng., LEG., has over 25 years of experience in a broad background of engineering geology and geotechnical engineering.  He is a Vice-President and member of BGC’s Core Management Team. Mike’s work focuses on geohazard risk management, which includes the identification, risk assessment, and avoidance or mitigation of hazards ranging from tsunami, volcanic eruption, fault rupture and soil liquefaction, to more frequent events including landslides and river erosion.  Mike has helped to develop and implement geohazard risk management programs for oil and gas, hydropower, railway, transportation and mining industries in geologically active terrain throughout North and South America.  He led one of Canada’s first applications of quantitative landslide risk assessment for the management of urban landslides, which required considerable consultation with municipal planners and engineering staff, elected council, legal counsel, and the public.