Design and construction are intricately linked components of a successful project. The design must have clearly defined objectives. It must utilize sound biological and physical principles. It must reflect past successes and failures and must thrive to incorporate innovation and creativity. The construction must understand the principles utilized by the design. It must not compromise the design for sake of expediency, convenience or economy. The construction must reflect site conditions, adapting and modifying the design where appropriate to achieve defined objectives.
Envirowest fully appreciates the linkage between the design and construction of successful projects.
Through our past and ongoing roles as designer, general contractor, contract administrator, technical authority, and/or inspector, we strive to achieve a finished product that adheres to the defined objectives developed for the project.
Fish & Wildlife Habitat
Envirowest is an industry leader in the design and construction of fish and wildlife habitats. We possess an intricate understanding of the relationships between physical and biological elements of natural environments and how these relationships sustain habitat functions for fish and wildlife.
We are a leader in the design and construction of wetlands within British Columbia. We have been involved in the design and/or construction of more than 200 hectares of wetlands. These wetlands range from features integrated within natural landscapes to provide ecosystem functions, to elements of storm water systems that treat runoff from developed landscapes. Envirowest has designed and/or constructed wetlands ranging in size from tens of square metres to several hectares.
Envirowest is a leader within British Columbia in the design and construction of streams and associated streamside (i.e. riparian) features. We have designed elaborate channel systems that incorporate riparian woodlands and wetlands. We maintain a network of suppliers that can provide natural building materials for streams, such as large diameter rocks and coarse woody debris, to achieve a channel morphology characteristic of natural systems and the ecosystem functions they provide.
Numerous shoreline environments occur throughout British Columbia. The marine coast, estuaries, the lower reaches of large rivers, and lakes host some of the more conspicuous of these environments. Envirowest has conducted the design and construction of many ecological features within shoreline environments, including reefs, islands, wetlands and woodlands. We have participated in the integrated design of shoreline amenities, such as shoreline parks and trail systems, that incorporate ecological features.
Kiewit-Flatiron, a joint venture of Peter Kiewit Sons Co. and Flatiron Constructors Canada Limited, is currently engaged in the design and construction of the Port Mann Highway No.1 Project. The Project includes the construction of a new Port Mann…
Regulatory agency approvals for the City of Richmond's No.2 Road Bridge required the construction of compensation habitats to offset project-related impacts. Envirowest facilitated these approvals under the auspices of the Fraser River Estuary Management Program (FREMP). We conducted the…
Private industrial park development within southeast Burnaby required the infill of part of a small creek and drainage ditches. The affected creek and ditches formed part of an open drainage system that drained to the Fraser River through a…