COVID-19 update

We’re open for business yet we’re committed to the health and safety of our customers, our community, our employees and our associates. We will be practicing safe distancing measures and will be wearing gloves and a mask in additional to the usual PPE.

Please call us on 250-202-0215 to discuss your requirements.

We’re in this together!

Our Team

Whether you need a comprehensive study or help with a specific geotechnical or biological concern – big or small – our team is available to discuss these with you and can help you achieve your goals.

Our team are seasoned professionals all accredited in their own fields.

What we do & how we do it

We offer a range of geotechnical and biological services for local government, construction and trades, forestry, First Nations, real estate, individuals, local businesses, and the natural resource industry.

Our commitment is to provide cost effective solutions and excellence in personalized client care.

Our Location

Origo has its depot and office in Campbell River although our team have been working remotely before it was fashionable do so!  We provide consulting services throughout Central and North Vancouver Island, the Comox Valley, Tofino, Port Alberni, Powell River and Quadra Island.

We service those hard to-get-to remote locations, including smaller islands adjacent to Vancouver Island.

Developing an existing property or section of land?

A Phase 1 Environmental Site Assessment is often required by investors as a due diligence measure in a real estate purchase or future development, especially if the property is close to a potential contaminated site. We also believe these are especially important for you – the buyer or developer – to protect against any later unforeseen environmental remediation work.

Have a property near a creek or water course?

Our Environmental Care package will help you to make more informed decisions about the future development possibilities on a proposed real estate purchase, and can assist with any development permitting concerns. This service will be of interest if your proposed land purchase is adjacent to a marine or a freshwater habitat, or near other sensitive areas such as habitat for species-at-risk.

Planning to excavate or drill?

Before you excavate or drill, you should consider having the ground scanned with ground penetrating radar to identify any unmarked utilities or hazards such as utility lines, pipes or other underground infrastructures. The concept is simple – it ensures worker safety and prevents damage to underground infrastructure. Having us scan the site can is cheaper than having an expensive repair and a serious mistake.

We’re members of BC One Call.

Our Consulting Services

  • Utility Scanning

    We’re based in Campbell River and offer Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Electro Magnetic (EM) locate services throughout mid and north Vancouver Island. Understanding what lies beneath the surface of the ground before you dig or drill can avoid costly mistakes and keeps everyone safe.

  • Concrete Scanning

    Widely used for assessing the interior of concrete floors, decks, columns, walls and ceilings to locate embedded rebar and wire mesh, post tension cables, metallic and non-metallic conduits, and power cables

  • In-stream works

    Culvert installations; Fish access or passage assessments; Water main installations, and road upgrades.

  • Habitat Surveys

    Species-at-Risk Habitat Assessments, Invasive Species Inventories and Control, Pre-clearing Bird Nest Surveys, Salmonid Presence/Absence Studies, Marine Shoreline Habitat Assessments, Stream/river Habitat Assessments, Wetland/Lake Habitat Assessments.

Corporate Membership, Suppliers and Partners

Let’s Connect ….

Give us a call or drop us an email to discuss your geotechnical or biological issues or concerns. Our initial views and our estimates are free!

T: 250-202-0215