Dynamic worked as McElhanney’s technical avalanche specialist for the Trans-Canada Highway Avalanche Mitigation Project in Glacier National Park. This project was recognized with the Schreyer Award by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies, which is their highest award, and presented to the project that best demonstrates technical excellence and innovation.
Glacier National Park, located 650 km east of Vancouver, is home to a unique transportation corridor containing the Trans-Canada Highway, Canadian Pacific Railway, and a concentrated cluster of high-frequency avalanche paths. Parks Canada Agency engaged McElhanney to improve the corridor’s safety and reliability by implementing industry-leading avalanche mitigation solutions. These solutions, integrated with the complex existing avalanche control program, reduced the avalanche risk to roadway users and the Canadian Pacific Railway, and helps keep Canadians moving year-round. For the jurors, this was an unprecedented, leading-edge system that stood out for its technical complexity and innovation. They described the project as a showcase for future avalanche mitigation.
Hear what the Jury Chair had to say about this project.
Learn more about the Schreyer Award.