Reducing risk and increasing trust with earthworks, water, and waste infrastructure solutions
- Governments are strengthening regulations and increasing their scrutiny of the management of water and waste.
- Recent high profile infrastructure failures have raised public awareness, and have shown the enormous costs of project infrastructure that is not designed or managed properly.
- New extraction technologies have increased the need for infrastructure to help manage water and waste in and around project sites.
Making Tomorrow Better Than Today.
Our culture is based on a foundation of trust, a promise of excellence, and a commitment to do the right thing. Our firm is privately held in Western Canada. We are not influenced by short-term investor concerns, nor do we answer to a distant head office. This enables us to truly focus on our clients’ needs.
Delivering solutions to be proud of, by providing our people the freedom to do what’s right and challenging ourselves to do better.
Wesley Ferris has extensive experience working as a construction manager, engineer, and project manager on a variety of civil projects. Mr. Ferris holds university degrees in Civil Engineering and Sociology and is a member of the Project Management Institute. His diverse background and experience brings a greater understanding of all project components, and the leadership and coordination required for success. Mr. Ferris is the founder of Higher Ground Consulting.
Rich MacDonald is a Professional Engineer with experience in civil and environmental engineering related to energy facilities, water management infrastructure and pipelines. He has held technical and leadership roles and has also acted as a project manager, sponsor, and technical lead for various multi-million dollar projects. Mr. MacDonald’s PMP credential recognizes demonstrated knowledge and skill in leading and directing project teams and in delivering project results within the constraints of schedule, budget and resources.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Civil Engineering from the University of New Brunswick. Mr. Wark has approximately 7 years of professional experience with a strong background in project management and technical design for earthen and geosynthetic containment facilities (solid and liquid waste). His expertise includes evaluation and development of solid waste management facilities during the full project life-cycle.
Lee is a Geotechnical Engineer with more than 15 years of experience in the design and construction of civil and marine works throughout North and South America. He has been involved in the design and construction of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities, ports and marine terminals, highways, airports and rail facilities, dams and tailings facilities, oil and gas plants and pipelines. His engineering experience includes geotechnical site assessment and design recommendations, liquefaction assessment, seismic design, slope stability assessment, the design of shallow and deep foundations, dam design, and much more.