RAM is an expert when it comes to coordinating with third-party utilities, such as BC Hydro, Metro Vancouver, or FortisBC. As LEED Accredited Professional Envision Sustainability Professionals and specialists with the Erosion and Sediment Control Association of British Columbia (ESCABC), we have extensive experience incorporating environmentally friendly design principles. We leverage our construction managers to provide input early in the design phase to achieve exceptional results. From these designs, we provide construction management, contract administration, and inspection services.
We are trenchless utility experts having completed numerous trenchless utility projects from concept to construction including auger bore, pilot tube, horizontal directional drill, micro-tunnel and direct pipe ranging from 12” to 42” in diameter.
We are set apart by our specialized skillsets, which include a unique ability to provide construction workspace planning that will inform design and traffic requirements. Strong business relationships with municipal staff have been cultivated over the years and we are intimate with the municipal requirements that ensure our designs are permitted sooner. Constructability reviews for civil designs are carried out in-house with our Construction Managers. Our LEED accredited professionals, Erosion and Sediment Control Association of British Columbia (ESCABC) specialists, and Civil 3D trained team members contribute to a highly-specialized group.
Civil Engineering Services
With a diverse portfolio and experienced professionals, RAM’s Land Development team excels in carrying the momentum forward to successfully execute and complete residential, commercial, and industrial projects. With 40+ years of team design experience, RAM prides itself on retaining design staff with heavy civil construction experience backing their design with a ‘rubber meets the road’ mentality. Whether they are executing feasibility studies; verifying economics and potential risks to planning subdivisions in outlining lot layouts and densities; or detailing the design of storm, water, sanitary, and roadworks; our team has the skills, resources and knowledge to guarantee successful delivery.
As a full-service firm, RAM is equipped to integrate Civil Engineering (Planning and Detailed Design) and Electrical Engineering (Street Lighting & BC Hydro Underground Servicing) to cut down on design time and cost. The benefit of an integrated approach for our clients is project delivery that is budget conscious and often ahead of schedule.
The services that the land development team offers include:
- Rezoning and Subdivision Applications
- Conceptual Community and Neighborhood Designs
- Feasibility Studies
- Land Use Studies
- Land Acquisition
Civil Detailed Design:
- Storm Design
- Sanitary Design
- Water Design
- Water Management Plans
- Erosion & Sediment Control Plans
- Lot Grading Plans
Electrical Detailed Design:
- Street Lighting and Traffic Design
- Underground Electrical BC Hydro Design
- BC Hydro Customer Build Program
- Power Systems Studies
- Hydro Electric Plant Design, Substation, and Transformer Design
Areas of Practices:
Project and Construction Management:
- Prepare Tenders
- Bid Evaluation
- Contract Preparation
- Contract Administration
- Manage Non-compliance
- Claim Management
- Construction Support
- Costing and Progress Payments Estimates
Other services the civil engineering team offers include:
- Utilities including trenchless design
- Water and Wastewater Treatment
- Land Surveying and Geomatics
- Roads and Highways
Read more about our Civil Engineering Projects.