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Project Team

Planning, Engineering and Project Lead

Specialist Local Knowledge / Coordinating Consultant

CTQ Consultants Ltd is an Okanagan based Engineering, Planning and Urban Design firm providing consulting services to the land development industry, local government and large non-profit and institutional agencies throughout BC.  They take projects from master planning through to civil infrastructure engineering design including roads, sanitary sewer, water systems and storm water management.  Their local government practice is involved in almost every facet of land use planning and urban design applied to special areas such as downtowns, parks, waterfronts, gateways and plazas.  Over the past 18 years CTQ has planned and designed most of the hillside communities in the Central Okanagan.  Along with transportation engineering, GIS services, planning and urban design, our team of specialists offer a myriad of solution-based consulting to our growing and very livable Okanagan communities.  The firm has been instrumental in planning, engineering and design of multi-family/townhome, high rise tower, care homes and extensive single-family residential developments in a variety of sites and terrain.  Often serving as the coordinating consultant, they choose the most appropriate and skilled sub-consultant/specialists to complement the team.




Ecoscape Environmental Consultants Ltd is a specialist firm of biologists that provide consulting services on the protection and evaluation of both aquatic and terrestrial environments to local government, senior government, industry and land developers.  Ecoscape is also Kelowna based, and has a vast knowledge of the natural environment and the legislation that is critical to the protection of the natural environment.  They are one the leading consulting firms conducting environmental impact (EIA) studies for small intricate developments to extensive multi-phase projects throughout BC.  Ecoscape has worked alongside CTQ for many years helping create very liveable residential communities while ensuring that the natural features and habitat become part of the new neighbourhoods.




The geotechnical assessment was undertaken by Albert Losch, PEng, formerly Principal of Calibre Geotechnical Engineering and Dr Dwayne Tannant who is a recognized specialist in rock mechanics and geotechnical engineering.  Dr Tannant is also a respected professor of engineering with experience in numerous advanced research projects in geohazard and geotechnical engineering in BC and around the world.

Mr Losch, is now with GeoPacific Consultants Ltd, providing engineering services that include geotechnical site investigations, seismic site classification, excavation and shoring design, foundations, hydrogeology, earth structures, hazard assessments, and construction monitoring.  The company provides technical services including: Materials testing of soils, aggregate, and asphalt, geophysical surveys and utility location, and Erosion and Sediment Control (ESC) design and monitoring.

Dr. Tannant is a member of the following professional organizations: CARMA, CDA, CGS, CIM, EIC, IAEG, and ISRM.  He has been on the Faculty of Engineering at UBC since 2008, previously with U of A as Director of the School of Mining, and worked as a Senior Research Engineer in Geomechanics at the School of Engineering at Laurentian University.

Dr. Tannant’s research investigates rock mechanics, geotechnical engineering, and engineering geology with emphasis on applied research associated with surface and underground excavations in rock for civil and mining applications, geohazard identification and analysis, rock support design, and geotechnical engineering of earth dams. He works on research projects with strong applied engineering components. Dr. Tannant is currently using photogrammetry as a field measuring and mapping tool, more recently using UAVs to take photos.



Ursus Heritage Consulting Ltd. is an innovative B.C. company based out of Vernon in the Okanagan with satellite offices in Parksville, Nelson and Vancouver. They specialize in a range of heritage and archaeological services. We conduct archaeological and anthropological fieldwork, ethnobotany, palaeoethnobotanical analysis, faunal analysis, traditional use and knowledge studies, community-based heritage and curriculum studies, and RISC training. Their team is committed to maintaining excellent relationships with our clients and to working in and towards sustainable human and environmental communities. Ursus provides heritage and archaeological consulting services throughout Western Canada and the Canadian Arctic to a variety of sectors including First Nations and Inuit communities, the forestry industry, micro-hydro and power, BC Hydro, Ministry of Transportation & Infrastructure, Columbia Power Corporation, the oil and gas industry, land developers and various educational institutions.


Water Quality

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of consulting engineering, program management, construction management, and technical services throughout Canada.

With almost 50 years of experience in the provinces and territories, Tetra Tech has unique capabilities in Canada’s water, environmental, energy, infrastructure, and mining and industrial sectors. Our innovations and specialized work in major cities like Vancouver and Montreal, as well as the remote and extreme environments of the Yukon and Northern Territories, helps keep the country running through improvements in electrical and wind power, oil and gas, ports and harbors, roads and bridges, public health and research facilities, and municipal, industrial, and waste management infrastructure.

Tetra Tech employs more than 3,500 experts in Canada who are poised to take on the next challenge. From more than 50 offices across the country, our multidisciplinary teams have capabilities that span the entire project life cycle.




NORR is an employee-owned global architecture and engineering firm with an 80-year history of commercial design. The firm employs more than 750 professionals in 14 diverse market sectors in offices across Canada, the US, UK and UAE. NORR draws on the integrated thinking of its global teams, partners and clients to address the complex requirements of owners and users. NORR’s multi-disciplined approach results in the continuous advancement of design through technology, sustainable practices and integrated thinking.  NORR’s design expertise comprises: Commercial, Education, Government, Health Sciences, Hospitality, Industrial, Justice, Residential, Residential Care, Restaurants, Retail, Science & Research, Sports & Recreation and Transportation.  Western Canadian offices are in Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.