FEATURED GOVERNMENT & EDUCATION PROJECTS

Snow Avalanche Avoidance Policy and Avalanche Safety Plan
Client: BC Public Service Natural Resource Sector
The Natural Resource Sector (NRS) agencies undertake work throughout BC, where employees can be exposed to avalanche risk. Dynamic contributed to the development of the avoidance policy and the avalanche safety plan. The avoidance policy serves as the starting point for planning all NRS operations. Where avoidance is impractical due to the nature of the work, then activities are governed by the avalanche safety plan.

Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand, Kitchener Avalanche Path: Concept Design of Avalanche Diversion Berm
Client: Canterbury Conservancy – Department of Conservation, Te Papa Atawhai
Dynamic assisted the New Zealand Department of Conservation with developing a concept plan for a diversion structure at the Mount Kitchener avalanche path adjacent to Aoraki Mount Cook Village in Aoraki Mount Cook National Park, New Zealand. We identified and evaluated options to mitigate avalanche risk to the village and assessed the potential avalanche risk reduction to land and infrastructure by the use of a diversion berm. A conceptual design was created through detailed field studies and avalanche flow dynamics modelling.

Jasper National Park, Mt. Edith Cavell: Risk Zone Map
Client: Parks Canada Agency
Mt. Edith Cavell is a popular day hiking area in Jasper National Park. Dynamic was retained to prepare an avalanche risk zone map for infrastructure design and development. We mapped avalanche hazards and estimated runout distance at various return periods to incorporate into a quantitative geo-hazard risk assessment.

Outdoor Adventure Program: Avalanche Safety Plan
Client: College of the Rockies
The College of the Rockies (COTR) runs outdoor adventure training programs in sections of the Purcell and Rocky Mountain ranges of BC and Alberta. Dynamic was retained to provide an avalanche safety plan outlining the measures taken to identify and mitigate the risk presented by avalanches to COTR staff and students during the operation of these programs. We determined acceptable exposure levels to staff and students, identified and evaluated risks and implemented safety strategies and appropriate emergency responses.