Find out what we’ve been working on lately across the transportation, hydroelectric, mining, ski area and land development industries.
Location: Mnt. Bosworth, Yoho National Park, Canada
Key Roles: Project Avalanche Engineer. System design of 6 Gazex exploders. Foundation design for Gazex.
Avalanches from Mt. Bosworth cause significant risk to the Trans-Canada Highway. Remote Avalanche Control Systems (Gazex) were selected to enhance avalanche control helping to make the highway safer. 6 Point Engineering provided complete engineering services including geotechnical and civil design for Ninco Construction’s installation of 6 Gazex Exploders.
Pretium Resources Brucejack Mine
Location: Stewart, BC.
Key Roles: Engineer of Record.
Pretium’s Brucejack Gold Mine has significant avalanche risk on its access road. Gazex were selected to enhance the Mine’s avalanche control program. The Project included challenges due to poor rock and difficult soils. 6 Point Engineering provided engineering services for locating exploder locations foundation designs and fall protection.
Rio Tinto Kemano T2 Project
Location: Kitimat, BC
Key Role: Avalanche Risk Assessment and mitigation design.
Civil and geotechnical design of defence structures and an 11 exploder Gazex system. Construction period services.
Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure – 3 Valley Gap
Location: Revelstoke, BC
Key Role: Avalanche Engineer. Remote avalanche control system evaluation and recommendation for 9 unit installation of RACS system.
Three Valley Gap just west of Revelstoke, BC presents serious avalanche risk to the Trans-Canada Highway. The site is unique due to the highway alignment running between a lake and cliff. 6 Point Engineering performed a Remote Avalanche Control System evaluation that lead the Ministry to perform a RACS installation the following year. The MoTI has since seen a reduction in highway closure times.