By using both proven engineering design processes, with our in-house team of professionals, CCI’s 360 degree approach and our commitment to collaborate and innovate continues to be the catalyst to the products and services we provide. This approach has proven to be the “go-to” attraction for organizations that seek not only a successful, cost effective project, but a proven method to build and continue their goal of achieving social license.


CCI provides a full range of engineering services to effectively manage pipeline projects. Getting the right team at the planning stage can and will save a project significant delays and costs. This is why during the planning / engineering stage of a project CCI’s 360-degree approach allows all of the in-house expertise to come to the table and evaluate and identify the possible risks and issues. With this knowledge, the clients can now navigate the process from design concept, permit, bid preparation to construction execution and operations. This knowledge allows clients to be two steps ahead of potential issues and be able to make strategic and reactive decisions.


  • Route evaluation and selection
  • Estimating and scheduling
  • Constructability of the crossings and pipeline routes
  • Evaluation of construction feasibility
  • Risk analysis
  • Contingency and mitigation planning
  • Basic Engineering Design (BED)
  • Conceptual and preliminary planning
  • Regulatory application
  • Budget estimate
  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED)
  • Stress analysis, annular pressure modeling and geometric design
  • Engineering Design Specifications (EDS)
  • Preparation of detailed drawings specifications
  • Contract preparation, tender assistance, tender management
  • Construction planning and cost control



CCI Engineering team won “Project of the Year” 2016 North America Society for Trenchless Technology for the 2,195 m NPS42 HDD crossing of the Athabasca River, as part of TransCanada’s Northern Courier Project.

This award was shared with Michels and TransCanada and was awarded to the team for their engineering design and construction based on the complexity and uniqueness of the project.


This group provides a full range of services to effectively manage pipeline and facility projects. CCI’s oil and gas clients are always looking for a better and more efficient way to approach and develop their pipeline and facilities projects. CCI’s 360-degree approach allows clients / companies to leverage the highly specialized small teams from each division to help them quickly and efficiently look at several different options and allows them to proceed with confidence. This 360-degree approach combined with the pipeline and facilities professionals at CCI, allows the client to have the confidence to plan and execute any project, of any size, anywhere.


  • Route evaluation and selection
  • Estimating and scheduling
  • Constructability of the pipeline routes
  • Evaluation of construction feasibility
  • Risk analysis
  • Contingency and mitigation planning
  • Basic Engineering Design (BED)
  • Conceptual and preliminary planning
  • Regulatory application
  • Budget estimate
  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED)
  • Stress analysis, annular pressure modeling and geometric design
  • Engineering Design Specifications (EDS)
  • Preparation of detailed drawings & specifications
  • Procurement
  • Contract preparation, tender assistance, tender management
  • Construction planning and cost control



CCI completed one of the most technically challenging urban pipelines in Canada. Although this project included only 12 kilometers of pipeline, it was all installed in one of the most challenging urban and geotechnical areas in Canada with a total of sixty percent of the entire pipeline installed by trenchless method.


CCI’s geotechnical group provides extensive services for use in the design of pipeline projects.The geotechnical investigation phase of any crossing is the most important part of the design process. The accuracy and completeness of a geotechnical investigation allows the designer to have confidence the design will be successful and the correct method of construction is being implemented. This highly specialized field, combined with the designer’s expertise of the proposed trenchless method, allows CCI to customize each geotechnical investigation for the clients to maximize return on their investments.


  • Review of terrain, aerial photography and published geological information; evaluations to identify/avoid geotechnical issues that may potentially affect the project; identification of alternate routes and/or mitigation measures

  • Water crossing design that satisfies the Code of Practice – Water Act; rationalization of the proponents crossing method with respect to code requirements; provide basic geological, geotechnical and hydrological data for evaluation of selected crossing methods

  • Geotechnical investigation to review site subsurface conditions including gathering of hard data from boreholes, pits, etc.

  • Development of geotechnical models





Steve Musulak and Ian Jones are contributing pioneers of the geotechnical investigation for the trenchless industry. With a combined 80 years of experience, they were the first in the industry to successfully use heli-portable seismic rigs to complete these types of investigations. This significantly reduced costs, but also minimized the environmental footprint to near zero.


CCI is the industry leader in the construction management of pipeline projects. Providing an effective level of construction oversight throughout the project life-cycle is critical to the project’s success. CCI provides the technical field services to monitor safety, quality, execution and cost to effectively manage pipeline projects, in particular HDD projects, from start to finish.


  • Project management
  • Tender/contract development
  • Client representation throughout the project life-cycle
  • Construction management
  • Oversight on construction execution
  • Field inspection
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)
  • Pipeline activities
  • Preparation of project documentation
  • Daily inspection reports
  • Daily cost summary reporting
  • HDD steering reports
  • Drilling fluid reports
  • Audits


The Horizontal Inspector Training program (H.I.T.) is the first and most advanced training program in the industry. In 2010 CCI teamed up with a leading training company with its mission to develop a training system that was all encompassing and specifically designed for the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) industry. The 2-day detailed program is designed to not only educate but to assess each individual by subjecting them to a pre and post written test during training.


  • Provides inspector competency certificates
  • Familiarizes inspectors with the standards and specifications in this industry
  • Ensures that all inspectors have a minimum standard of training
  • Trained to be technically proficient in design, safety, environmental, construction and contracts


CCI has completed a number of projects throughout Western Canada. These projects include work for municipal agencies, First Nations and for industrial clients in the hydro-power, forestry, mining and transportation sectors. Environmental planning and construction implementation is the main focus of CCI and the key factor for any project’s success to ensure it minimizes the overall impacts. The planning and innovation that CCI brings to the project, due to our 360-degree approach, allows all members of the team to collaborate on reducing the environmental impact using technology and innovations that have a real and practical mitigation strategy to implement to the field level.


  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Environmental planning, management and monitoring
  • Biological and ecological inventories
  • Regulatory applications, screenings and submissions
  • Environmental audits and risk assessments
  • Fisheries, wildlife and vegetation assessments
  • Archaeological overview and impact assessments
  • Traditional use studies, GIS analysis and mapping
  • First Nations, stakeholder and public consultation
  • Cumulative effects assessments



Over the last 5 years, CCI’s environmental department has been the leader in reforesting entire linear disturbances and have replanted over 5 million trees on existing right of ways. The endeavor has created a mitigation measure for caribou habitat and helped reduce the overall environmental impact.


CCI’s environmental inspection group includes forestry and biology specialists. CCI’s forestry and biology specialists offer a complete range of terrestrial and aquatic inspection services related to clearing, construction and reclamation. Services include monitoring of roads, watercourses, pipelines and related facilities.

When a project goes through its life cycle, from the early concept stage to final design, the environmental manager’s input to assess feasibility and practicality of the design is at the forefront of each project. The input from these professionals during the planning stage allows designers and clients to avoid any potential issues during construction and prevents possible delays. Following the design process these highly trained and knowledgeable professionals provide on-site environmental inspection to ensure that the design and specifications, and the overall environmental mitigation strategy, are adhered to.


  • Ensure all regulatory approvals are in place and that the Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) is followed
  • Identify and implement site-specific construction measures
  • Ensure that construction contractors are well informed and are in compliance
  • Provide detailed daily environmental reports
  • Provide on-site supervision to ensure planning activities and special recommendations are being followed
  • Provide monitoring services to ensure the proposed and implemented mitigation strategies are performed as expected
  • Drilling fluid reports
  • Audits



CCI’s environmental team is made of two distinctive groups. Group 1 is a highly energized team of young professionals and Group 2 is made up of senior level managers with a minimum of 25 to 30 years of experience. These two groups work together in CCI’s mentoring program to provide knowledge for the up and coming generation of professionals and also ensures knowledge transfer from one generation to the next.


CCI’s environmental specialists are qualified and experienced as water quality monitors. Several of CCI’s field personnel are Qualified Aquatic Environmental Specialists (QAES). Since 2004, CCI has implemented water quality monitoring regimes for hundreds of watercourse crossings, from unnamed creeks to large rivers.

For any project, the social license is forefront and very much tied to the protection of rivers and water. CCI’s state of the art monitoring equipment and planning process ensures that when a project goes to construction that it can clearly measure and record electronically any issue that may arise that could possibly have an adverse effect on the water quality and/or its habitat. This system, working with the professional biologist on site, can clearly define the event and potential impact and provide solutions to mitigate the situation.


Provides guidance for regulatory requirements applicable to crossings:

  • Transport Canada
  • Navigable Waters
  • Department of Fisheries and Oceans
  • Provincial Government Agencies

Develop water quality monitoring plans. 24/7 monitoring through:

  • Turbidity equipment (handheld to satellite tracked units)
  • Conducting frac walks

Provide frac-out response, reporting and clean up expertise and response trailers:

  • Daily client reports c/w historical data logging and photos

Frac-out plume modeling (one dimensional or two dimensional models).

  • Fish rescue services (electrofishing)
  • Full environmental inspection services

Prepare post-construction report and review with client.

Watercourse classification and habitat assessments.

Forest and vegetation management:

  • Timber salvage plans, harvesting supervision, and reforestation.
  • Watercourse reclamation services


CCI’s Environmental Specialists work closely with the construction team. Drilling fluid or waste, being the by-product of an HDD project, is a growing environmental concern. Our team of highly specialized professionals work with the designers, construction professionals and clients to properly understand the volume and products to be used. With potential project constraints, they provide a disposal solution plan that will ensure environmental compliance, but also look at innovative strategies to minimize the overall volumes and environmental impact. Once the plan is complete, the same professionals go into the field to implement and adhere to the plan during construction.


Desktop review of disposal options:

  • Landspray
  • Landspread
  • Mix Bury Cover (MBC)
  • Facility/other disposal
  • Solidification/dewatering

Site investigation to determine:

  • Sump locations
  • Mix Bury Cover options
  • Access
  • Terrain
  • Landspray suitability

Review DWD planning program with clients and all of CCI’s departments:

  • Geotechnical
  • Engineering

Review drilling waste management plans for regulatory compliance.



CCI is at the forefront of innovation for drilling fluid disposal, including being the first in the industry to establish a solidification and volume solution for mud disposal specifically designed for the trenchless industry. The process allows not only a reduction in overall volume, but reduces the cost and environmental footprint of the project.


CCI provides the services of Forestry Professionals. Before any linear project can move forward in a forested area a timber plan must be implemented. This would include, but is not limited to, the identification of the timber type, its size, the cutting and removal, and negotiations with the final end user. These are all vital components to the project. The forestry planning / GIS professionals devise a very detailed plan that allows the client to maximize production efficiency, safety and cost along with staying within the guidelines
in environmental footprint reduction.

Our forestry professionals understand the importance of a well executed plan done in a professional, time efficient, cost effective and safe manner, while always keeping the environmental commitments for the client’s social responsibility in mind. Our forestry personnel are the most experienced and qualified people in the industry and continue to provide a service that is second to none.

These professionals help control the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of the forests to meet diverse needs and values for a multitude of industries.

The silviculture group develops and implements long term strategic 20 year plans to effectively manage renewable resources for countless companies including the oil and gas industry.



  • Timber salvage assessments
  • Timber inventories
    (standing tree and log scaling)
  • Regulatory liaison services
  • Timber salvage plans
  • Route analysis, scouting and cost estimating
  • Reclamation management
  • Reforestation planning and planting supervision
  • Road maintenance and abandonment plans
  • Wildfire hazard assessments
  • Wildfire contingency plans
  • Clearing and construction supervision and management

  • Follow the timber salvage plan provided
  • Create the fibre utilization plan
  • Clearing supervision
  • Access development
  • Timber utilization standards
  • Timber scaling and marketing
  • Mill quality standards
  • Decking areas
  • Road use agreements
  • Clean up

  • Design and manage reforestation projects for private land owners, municipalities, First Nations, community timber programs, Tree Canada foundation, major and minor forest industry companies, and oil and gas companies
  • Monitor the growth and vigor of reclaimed vegetation and naturally recovered vegetation on pipeline ROWs
  • Develop monitoring programs for all projects
  • Ensure timely professional sign-off to certify that sites have been successfully regenerated
  • Prepare, review with the client and submit all required documentation