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To support planning and engineering design, Challenger provided a topographic site survey of the downtown of Lac La Biche.
This project involves the use of existing City of Edmonton remote sensing and landscape feature datasets to analyze the canopy cover of Edmonton’s urban forest.
Challenger provided survey support for the development of a new solar array in Old Crow, Yukon. The project is anticipated to displace 190,000 litres of diesel fuel every year.
Anchoring the Edmonton Brewery District is the century-old Molson Brewery. To support project planning and design, Challenger completed a full scan of the building interior and exterior.
The second of two sternwheelers bearing the name, the S.S. Klondike carried freight between Whitehorse and Dawson City along the Yukon River from 1937 to the early 1950’s. In 1967, it was designated a National Historic Site of Canada and moved to its current location along the banks of the Yukon River. Challenger scanned the vessel interior and exterior to support Parks Canada’s ongoing preservation and restoration work.
Covering 3300 acres of land and eventually producing 465 MW of electricity, the Travers Solar Project is the largest solar farm to date in Canada. Construction requires the precise layout of 228,000 piles.
The Saddlebrook Solar Project will consist of a solar generating facility along with a battery energy storage system.
Challenger provided road plans to Brazeau County to support the construction of various roads as well as services in support of the closure of an undeveloped government road allowance.
The West Calgary Ring Road Project, running between Highway 8 and the Trans-Canada Highway, is the final phase of the Calgary Ring Road. Challenger provided construction survey services for grading, paving, and bridge construction.
Challenger has provided ongoing survey services for control monitoring of the building and surrounding area. Challenger also provided a detailed topographic survey of the site to support engineering design and measures to mitigate building and site movement.
Challenger provided survey support for the design and construction of the new DRU site, rail terminal, pipe racks, and pipelines.
Challenger provided mapping and construction survey support to our client in the development of new transportation infrastructure and storage capacity
The Community of Fort McKay was mapped using our aerial drone. The imagery was then created and utilized to design 6km of road boundaries and 280 future lot boundaries.
Challenger continues to provide construction and legal survey support for The Commons at Eagle Ridge, a large multi-phase commercial development in Fort McMurray. The shopping centre includes a gas bar, movie theatre, restaurants and other retail amenities.
Challenger worked with production crews to identify required mesh geometries needed to produce Lost in Space Season 2. We conducted full-resolution 3D laser scans of areas for location scout applications, art department pre-production and set planning.
Challenger surveyed numerous landfill disposal facilities across Western Canada using Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAV) to support our client’s volume calculations and annual reporting
Challenger performed a deformation monitoring survey and displacement analysis on the Twin Valley Dam southeast of Calgary.
Challenger supported the construction of the 17 story Drake Condominium Tower in the Connaught neighbourhood of downtown Calgary by providing control surveys and deformation monitoring during construction.
The Shepherd’s Gardens Heritage condominium is a 15 story, 13-unit condominium tower in the Heritage / Century Park area offering independent living services and amenities.
Engineering survey from Mile 80 to Mile 100 (32km in length) along the CN Edson Subdivision to allow for the development of an additional track along the south side of the existing mainline.
Challenger provided construction survey services for the detailed design of grading and trackwork for 10 km of new track.
Situated on the Hangingstone River, Hangingstone Landing is a 139 unit residential development in Fort McMurray. The development included ground floor commercial space and a heated underground parking garage.
Enbridge’s Cheecham Terminal, south of Fort McMurray, needed new tank, pump, and pipeline infrastructure to accommodate increased capacity associated with the Wood Buffalo Extension project. Challenger provided Enbridge with construction survey support.
Challenger has provided local geomatics support for the design of the remediation and the ongoing care and maintenance of this large-scale mine reclamation project.
Challenger Geomatics provided a broad range of survey support for the construction of transmission and distribution lines between Carmacks and Stewart Crossing.
The New Afton copper-gold-silver mine is located approximately 10km from Kamloops in the central interior of BC. Challenger provided survey services in support of a spike in development activities to take the project to production.
The North West Redwater (NWR) Sturgeon Refinery is Alberta’s newest stand-alone refinery. The project is located about 45km northeast of Edmonton and is the first new refinery to be built in more than 30 years.
Challenger provided survey services including topographic surveys, control surveys, deformation monitoring and layouts to support the construction of the Bow Building proposed by Encana in downtown Calgary.
Challenger provided survey and mapping services related to the new construction and later the expansion of an open pit mining operation located 70km north of Fort McMurray in the Athabasca oil sands region.
Challenger provided topographic surveys for the development, planning, quality assurance program, and quality control program for the South Hangar Development of the Edmonton International Airport.
During and immediately after the 2013 Flood, Challenger provided digital aerial survey and mapping support for the City of Calgary. Included data collection for shoreline features along the Elbow River and Bow River water edges.
After the 2013 flood, the town dike, west town dike, NW dikes, golf course dike, and Lineham Canal dike were all constructed to provide protection from future flooding.
Challenger provided survey and mapping support for the exploration and appraisal of the Duvernay resource formation near Fox Creek, Alberta.
Challenger developed a new methodology for automatic identification of infested trees from airborne multi-spectral images and generated a GIS dataset that could be used by researchers.
The Kudz Ze Kayah project is a zinc mine located in the northern Pelly Mountains, 115km south of Ross River in the Yukon. Copper, lead, gold, and silver are also present on the site.
Construction survey support for the construction of a new rail terminal in Bruderheim, Alberta.
Challenger provided survey and mapping support for the exploration of this open pit and heap leach gold mine located approximately 130km south of Dawson.
Challenger provided survey support for the construction of Keyera’s 92km Wapiti multi-pipe right-of-way and various other pipeline projects in the Wapiti and Pipestone areas, near Grande Prairie.
Challenger executes regular bathymetric and topographic surveys along the Mackenzie River crossing near Fort Simpson as well as Great Bear River crossing near Tulita to confirm pipeline integrity as part of Enbridge’s monitoring program.
Operating as one of our majority aboriginal-owned partnership companies, Inukshuk Geomatics Inc., Challenger provided survey support for km 52-138 of the Inuvik-Tuktoyaktuk Highway (ITH) project.
The Southeast Stoney Trail Project involved the construction of a six-lane 25km section of expressway from Peigan Trail to Highway 22X.
Challenger provided consulting services for Southern Alberta Aerial Survey Project. The project included digital aerial survey and mapping support for 41 hamlets, air photo acquisition, photogrammetry DEM data collection and maps.
North LRT expansion (Metro Line) including track replacement and reconfiguration for Churchill station and tunnel.
Though the project ultimately did not go forward, Challenger provided survey and mapping support for the exploration and definition of new oil sands resources in the Northern Lights area.
Bathymetric survey of the Mackenzie River Delta at a proposed offshore well site to be drilled atop an ice-pad.
Challenger provided survey and mapping support for the exploration and definition of oil sands resources and also for the staged development of the steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) facility and associated infrastructure.
Lewis is a proposed in situ oil sands development approximately 25km northeast of Fort McMurray. Meadow Creek is a proposed steam assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) development located 45km south of Fort McMurray
Challenger provided aerial photography and mapping to support route analysis for a proposed transmission line from Wild Rose Wind Farms near Medicine Hat to a substation near Empress Alberta, approximately 120km.
Challenger provided a variety of survey services and support for the construction of a replacement bridge over the Smith River in northern BC as part of the Alaska Highway project.
The pilot project is located approximately one mile southeast of the Fort McMurray Regional Airport. Challenger provided survey and mapping support to define and assess oil sands resources and related infrastructure.