Your Challenge is Our Opportunity

Comprehensive Solutions

Allnorth provides planning, engineering design, and construction services for municipal, land development, transportation, building, and power generation and transmission projects. With multi-disciplinary capabilities in engineering, project management, environmental assessment, and a range of other services, Allnorth provides comprehensive solutions for all project phases. Our commitment to maintaining constant communication throughout a project’s life cycle means our clients’ developments stay on schedule and on budget.

Infrastructure

Our Capabilities

Allnorth’s success story is built on our unwavering commitment to our clients and fostering those relationships year after year. We offer planning, detailed engineering, and construction services, with a focus on municipal and transportation infrastructure, and land development for both public and private infrastructure clients. With a local understanding of cultures, people, and existing places, our engineering and technical professionals plan, design and manage projects from preliminary planning through to construction completion, from offices across Canada and the USA.

We see your challenges as our opportunity. We listen to your desired outcomes for your project, collaborate with you on the parameters for success, and execute our assignments accordingly.  We do what we say we will do – and hold ourselves accountable to that commitment. Our goal is always to deliver projects on schedule, scope and budget.

We pride ourselves on being responsive to our clients’ needs and providing leading-edge methodologies, technologies and protocols.

In addition to providing core advisory, design, construction, post construction and project management services, supported by new and innovative technologies such as our GIS, 3D scanning, ground penetrating radar scanning, surveying and materials testing services, we can offer cost-effective leading-edge products and provide key support to support responsible informed decision making and quality designs. We can be one point of contact to provide concept to construction solutions and have the capabilities to focus on the complete infrastructure cycle, including alternative delivery models such as design for Design/Build and Integrated Project Delivery, P3, EPCM/EPC services, and lump-sum turnkey, projects.

Bridges

Building bridges is how we started.

Designing and engineering bridges in the Canadian far north is how Allnorth got started back in 1978. Four decades and several hundred bridges later, Allnorth is known in the industry for its ability to provide innovative designs for road, rail, pedestrian and utility bridges in both urban and remote locations, with varying levels of complexity, for public, private, industrial and commercial clients. 

Allnorth has built a world class team with experience in all types of bridge and structural projects who have been relied upon as a strategic advisor to many clients across North America.

We can manage all aspects of our client’s needs from planning, design, erection engineering, constructions services to project management. Through our integrated project management approach we work to ensure that the owner’s needs are meet while satisfying all stakeholders.

Our highly skilled team provides planning, design, erection, engineering and construction solutions for a complete range of bridges and structures.

Key Services
  • Design Engineering and Structural Analysis
  • Cofferdams
  • Post-Tension Girder Bridges
  • Pre-Cast Elements
  • Composite Girder Bridges
  • Steel Truss Bridges
  • Arch Bridges
  • Cable Stay Bridges
  • Engineering and Design

We Offer

Planning

Our team of specialists has the diversity of skills and experience to assist in the early stages of a project. From environmental impact assessments, stakeholder consultations, traffic studies, legal surveys, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) mapping to regulatory compliance and permitting, Allnorth can assist its clients in setting a successful foundation for their projects.

What we can provide:

Regulatory/Compliance/Permitting

  • Project management and oversight for environmental, socio-economic, community and First Nations consultation
  • Stream classification/fish habitat assessment
  • Regulatory interpretation & agency liaison
  • Safety audits and assessments
  • Permitting
  • Legal surveys
  • First Nation partnership and project team integration

Estimation

  • Earthworks measurement and quantities calculations
  • Laser-scanning – total site measurement
  • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) team provides advanced data analysis, modeling, and mapping services – Cartography
  • Capital planning, capital cost estimating
  • 3D modeling

Transportation

  • Traffic management planning
  • Detour design
  • Road safety audits
  • Traffic operations and modelling
  • Access management

Environmental

  • Environmental management plans (EMPs) for tendering and construction
  • Environmental and socio-economic studies and analyses
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Environmental overview assessments and risk analysis
  • Erosion and sediment control plans
  • ISO 14001 environmental management systems and fully customized and ISO-compliant EMS programs
  • Environmental audits including due diligence, compliance, GHG inventories, energy, waste, ISO 14001, and health & safety
  • Erosion and sediment control plans
  • Culvert deactivation and channel restoration plans
  • Drainage and water management plans, including sediment pond design
Engineering and Design

Our multi-disciplined team of internationally recognized engineers, designers and specialists have the skills and experience to execute a variety of projects.

We are known in the industry for our ability to provide innovative designs for road, rail, pedestrian and utility bridges in both urban and remote locations. Our highly skilled team provides engineering and design solutions for a complete range of bridges and structures.

Our services include:

  • Design Engineering and Structural Analysis
    • Cofferdams
    • Post-tension girder bridges
    • Pre-cast elements
    • Composite girder bridges
    • Steel truss bridges
    • Arch bridges
    • Cable bridges
    • Steel and concrete girder bridges
    • High-rise structures
    • Domes and stadiums
    • Industrial buildings
    • Marine structures
  • Procurement, Tendering and Administration
  • Project and Construction Management
  • Rehabilitation and Renovation Design
  • Hydraulic Analysis
  • Roadway Design
  • Cost Estimating
  • Condition Assessments
  • Inspection and Maintenance
  • Seismic Retrofit
  • Independent Design Review
  • Value Engineering
Construction Services

Allnorth has decades of experience delivering technical and environmental services, from the earliest stages of project planning, to construction, and throughout the duration of a project. Our heavy civil and industrial clients rely on Allnorth to provide a collaborative approach to their construction service needs.

Key services include:

Geomatics

Our experienced team of professional and technical staff use Real Time Kinematic (RTK) GPS, robotic total stations, Civil 3D, and HD Laser Scanning to support projects in a variety of industries. We provide surveying services for transportation, structural, municipal, industrial, and mechanical projects. By integrating our surveying capabilities with our GIS and CAD services, our clients receive secure, timely, and accurate data to their project needs. Allnorth provides key services for:

  • Construction surveys
  • Quantity reporting & reconciliation
  • RPAS (UAV)/drone surveys
  • Underground utility locates
  • Ground penetrating radar
  • Quality Control/Quality Assurance (QA/QC)
  • Subsidence/deformation monitoring

Materials Testing

Allnorth provides materials testing services that complement our construction management and surveying services. Using a combination of mobile, modular or permanent testing laboratories, certified by CCIL, Allnorth’s technicians conduct standard tests for concrete, asphalt, and aggregates and soils. Many of our offices have expanded materials testing facilities, so that samples can be shipped directly from project sites and processed immediately. Allnorth provides key services for:

  • Soils and aggregates
  • Asphalt
  • Concrete and grout

Environmental Management and Monitoring

Allnorth provides specialty environmental services to the land development and construction industry. With decades of expertise in surveying (geomatics), materials testing and environmental management, we deliver exceptional project results whole working in extremely remote and challenging locations across Canada. Our Construction Environmental Management and Monitoring (CEMM) team, combined with our unique process and design engineering experience bring a practical approach to supporting client construction projects. Allnorth provides key services for:

  • Project planning, permitting and approvals
  • Construction Environmental Management Plans (CEMP)
  • Environmental Protection Plans (EPP)
  • Environmental Construction Operations (ECO) plans
  • Construction environmental management, monitoring and inspection team
  • Documentation control and reporting
  • Wildlife monitoring
  • Environmental compliance
  • Environmental monitoring of construction
  • Groundwater (hydrogeology) and surface water (hydrology) monitoring programs
Project and Construction Management

At Allnorth, we believe that communication and teamwork, from start to finish, are key to the successful execution of any project. We work closely with our clients to plan and manage projects from initial concept through to delivery. Our project managers are skilled at coordinating multi-discipline teams and continuously monitor progress and costs to ensure a high-quality outcome, on time and on budget.

The services that our group can offer include:

  • Project scheduling and optimization
  • Cost control and forecasting
  • Quality management
  • Construction site safety assessment and site safety protocol implementation
  • Capital cost estimation
  • Contract management and execution
  • Management and mitigation of scope creep
  • Multidisciplinary construction project coordination and supervision
  • Shutdown planning, scheduling, coordination and on-site construction supervision assistance
  • Remote location project construction planning and coordination
Erection and Construction Engineering

Allnorth provides comprehensive construction engineering solutions for short to long-span bridge structures, industrial and commercial buildings and temporary construction works.

Large and long-span structures have special challenges during construction and demand analytically-sound and practical engineering solutions. Our practice team works closely with developers, construction managers, fabricators, erectors and general and specialty contractors to efficiently move a project through concept, delivery, completion and close-out. Allnorth is specifically dedicated to this type of work to ensure a combination of design experience and practical field expertise.

Our services include assistance with the selection of construction equipment, determining construction sequencing, estimating manpower and compliance with safety guidelines. We also assist the structural steel erector in the development of lift plans and rigging. Our logistics, equipment and site planning services include engineering check for crane capacity, investigation of soil conditions to support equipment and optimization of crane locations.

Allnorth provides a wide array of construction and erection engineering services for single span structures to complex suspension bridges. Allnorth works closely with the project team to determine the most cost-effective method of erection and erection sequence.

Services available include but are not limited to:

  • Constructability review
  • Piling and foundation design for buildings and equipment
  • Creation of presentations illustrating the erection concept for contractors and owners
  • Shoring design
  • Crane layout plans
  • Stability analysis and bracing of long-span trusses
  • Production of erection documents from step lists to colour-coded, three dimensional erection sequence plans
  • Rigging design including lifting lug design; sizing of shackles, spreaders, chokers, and turnbuckles; custom spreader beam design; selection of hydraulic cylinders and design of jacking assemblies
  • Design of conveying structures and galleries
  • Erection procedures
  • Rigging and lifting plans
  • Work bridges
  • Cofferdams
  • Quality management plans
  • Onsite quality control inspections
  • Site survey
  • Temporary false work and structures
  • Demolition procedures
  • Road deck installation
  • Pedestrian walkway installation
  • Barging
  • Design of lifting apparatus
  • Cable tensioning analysis stability analysis and site logistics.

Municipal Engineering

The provision and maintenance of infrastructure is essential for any municipality’s sustained growth and economic development and the quality of life of their residents. Infrastructure is one of the most important assets of a municipality. Our multidisciplinary team of planners, engineers, designers and specialists understand the complex demands placed upon municipalities, and are committed to providing timely and innovative solutions to their challenges.

Key Municipal Engineering Services
  • Preliminary planning
  • Master planning for water, wastewater, 
  • stormwater and transportation systems
  • Asset management for water, wastewater, stormwater, roads and sidewalk systems
  • Sanitary sewer infrastructure design, analysis, and maintenance recommendations
  • Stormwater management, design, and analysis
  • Road design and layout
  • Development application engineering review
  • Design standards and construction standards preparation
  • Land development standards compliance
  • Cost estimate preparation
  • Contract documentation, tendering and award support services
  • Field services including survey, material testing and project management
  • Construction management 
  • Post construction servicing

Roads and Transportation

Allnorth’s legacy servicing the infrastructure sector has resulted in the establishment of a core sector of excellence that is focused on the design and construction of roads, highways and bridges. Our core expertise in this area has been a major catalysis in our growth over the past 20 years. As a result we are recognized as leaders in this area and have been fortunate to support several large projects for other sectors including mining, power and oil and gas.

Allnorth’s experienced team of civil and structural engineers, environmental and technical survey staff have extensive experience designing infrastructure in challenging and remote locations and can undertake all aspects of infrastructure design from initial site survey to detailed engineering, construction management, inspection and maintenance. We understand the importance of safe, efficient and sustainable transportation systems. We build on our extensive knowledge to plan, design and support the construction of transportation infrastructure. We are called upon our proficient know-how by our valued private and public sector clients.

As a multidisciplinary transportation practice, we bring added expertise such as bridge design, roadway lighting, traffic signals, streetscaping and storm water management.

Key Transportation Services
  • Planning, design and construction engineering
  • Traffic impact studies
  • Road Safety audits and assessments
  • Transportation master planning
  • Traffic calming studies
  • Traffic Management Plans for construction
  • Access management
  • Traffic management planning
  • Detour design
  • Road safety audits
  • Traffic operations and modelling

Land Development

How we plan our land and design our built environment is more significant than ever. Allnorth’s strategic approach is to understand the unique challenges and opportunities of a project, its financial goals, regulatory drivers, key infrastructure limitations, and community perspectives. Once we understand the local culture, existing places and people, we can create customized solutions beneficial for all stakeholders involved.

Allnorth’s team has the skill set and background to design and deliver services that support infrastructure projects during consultation and governmental approval processes, and into development. The team works collaboratively with various levels of government, private developers and communities to find mutually beneficial solutions. We offer mobile specialty planning services such as capacity-building strategic planning teams for municipal projects and policy-building initiatives.

Key Land Development and Building Services
  • Planning and lot layout design for land development projects
  • Preliminary and detailed design and estimating
  • Detailed design of utility systems
  • Storm water management planning
  • Coordination of underground and above-ground utilities
  • Design and coordination of site drainage and lot grading
  • Municipal, provincial and federal approvals
  • Public and stakeholder management
  • Contract documentation, tendering and award support services
  • Field services including surveying, materials testing and project management

Rail

Allnorth’s team of engineers, planners and technical people work closely with clients to deliver safe, efficient and sustainable transportation systems for rail, roads and highways, marine and ports, and airport projects. We use our extensive knowledge and successful working history to plan, design and support the construction of transportation infrastructure for public and private sector clients.

Key Services to Support Rail Projects
  • Master planning and conceptual design
  • Rail load out and facilities design (resource sector)
  • Rail crossing applications and designs
  • Siding design and construction
  • Relocation and diversion planning
  • Permitting and regulatory approvals
  • Procurement
  • Multidisciplinary engineering and design for necessary roads, bridges, power and utilities

Environmental

Allnorth’s environmental  scientists, engineers, technicians, project and construction managers have the experience and expertise to ensure that your project is planned, implemented and completed safely and sustainably. Our team understands that environmental, social and economic factors have to be balanced in order for a project to be successful. Throughout the entire project life cycle, our multi-disciplinary team will deliver industry-leading solutions to clients in the public and private sectors in urban, rural and remote access areas.

How We Can Assist
  • Environmental management plans (EMPs) for tendering and construction
  • Environmental and socio-economic studies and analyses
  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Environmental overview assessments and risk analysis
  • Erosion and sediment control plans
  • Environmental management systems (EMS) and fully customized and ISO-compliant EMS programs
  • Environmental audits including due diligence, compliance, GHG inventories, energy, waste, ISO 14001, and health & safety
  • Erosion and sediment control plans
  • Culvert deactivation and channel restoration plans
  • Drainage and water management plans, including sediment pond design

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With locations across Canada and in the US, Allnorth prides itself on being responsive to client needs and to providing leading-edge methodologies, technologies and protocols. Having a local presence helps us build strong relationships, and working cross functionally throughout the company helps us leverage the strengths of our entire team to deliver successful client solutions. Contact us today for more information as to how we can work together for you.

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