Owner’s Engineers Duties

M+EG provides independent engineering review services for clients to ensure that project development complies with the design basis, objectives and specifications as per the design and/or construction agreements.

As Owner’s Engineer, M+EG provides the benefit of its experience and expertise in supporting their interests throughout the development of a project, including but not limited to:

  • Review of proposed geotechnical investigation and analyses for differing levels of design
  • Engineering review and approval of detailed design.
  • Engineering review and approval of construction specifications.
  • Schedule and cost programming and control.
  • Construction inspection.
  • Quality assurance validation testing.
  • Value engineering evaluation.

M+EG has provided owner’s engineer services for several large infrastructure projects in Canada which include:

  • Evergreen Line Design-Build Project, BC.

The Evergreen Line is a new rapid transit line that will connect Coquitlam to Vancouver via Port Moody and Burnaby.  M+EG teamed with Hatch Mott MacDonald (HMM) to provide support on reviewing design submittals required from EGRT Construction (SNC Lavalin joint venture).  M+EG worked closely with MOTI and the Seismic Review Panel to provide review input to the seismic design strategy, interim and final design submittals as well as general input related to RFI/RFCs, etc and construction inspection.  The total project cost for the Evergreen Line is estimated to be $1.4 billion.

  • South Fraser Perimeter Road Design-Build Project, BC.

The SFPR is a 40-km highway running along the south side of the Fraser River which extends from Deltaport Way in South Delta to 176th Street in Surrey.  The objective of the SFPR is to provide an E-W express connection to major highway networks in the Lower Mainland of BC (Highways 1, 15, 91, 99 and to the Golden Ears Bridge).  M+EG was retained by the Project Concessionaire (Fraser Transportation Group - FTGP) for the review of preload/surcharge performance and to provide general geotechnical input to settlement-related construction activities.  The total project capital budget is $1.264 billion.

  • Windsor-Essex Parkway Design-Build Project, ON.

The Windsor-Essex Parkway Project is an 11-km highway infrastructure project to improve traffic flow at Canada’s premier trade gateway between the Province of Ontario and the United State of America.  The WEP Highway includes a six-lane below-grade freeway as an extension of Highway 401 and a four-lane at-grade service road network as an extension of Highway 3.  M+EG was requested to provide geotechnical support to the Client - Windsor Essex Mobility Group (WEMG) - by reviewing the contractor’s submittals such as geotechnical investigation and design reports, design drawings and calculations in relation to the general approach for using surcharges to control post-construction settlements along the high-embankment section of the highway. The value of the contract for WEMG to design, build, finance and maintain the Parkway is approximately $1.4 billion.

  • Coast Meridian Overpass Design-Build Project, BC.

The Coast Meridian Overpass Project is located in the City of Port Coquitlam and was built to connect Coast Meridian Road and Lougheed Highway to the north with Kingsway Avenue and Broadway Street to the south. The bridge has an overall span of 580m and a width of 25m including bike lanes as well as a separated pedestrian walkway. The construction of the bridge began in 2008.  The overpass was built to provide an essential connection between north and south Port Coquitlam via a grade separated crossing of the CPR Port Coquitlam Yard as part of the Translink Master Plan for the Lower Mainland, BC.  M+EG provided support in reviewing the proposed design and construction specifications, evaluation of preload/surcharge performance based on field monitoring information and field inspections during construction to ensure compliance with project specifications. The Coast Meridian Overpass is Port Coquitlam’s largest transportation project to date with an overall construction cost of approximately $135 million (CAD).

  • De-Kastri Tanker Loading Unit, Aniva Bay, Russia

M+EG was contracted by ExxonMobil to provide on-site Client representative duties for the offshore investigation at Aniva Bay on the Russian Mainland for a new tanker loading unit (TLU).  The geotechnical investigation for final design was performed by Fugro Geosciences of Houston from a 4-point anchored vessel.  M+EG was responsible for overseeing the on- site activities and coordinating all aspects of the technical work with the ExxonMobil project staff in Houston.