What we do

Origo Environmental Consulting Ltd. provides environmental and geoscience related consulting and management services to a wide range of clients.

We have completed projects for local government, utility companies, construction and trades, forestry, First Nations, realtors, local businesses and home owners.

Our energy consulting business has worked with firms in Canada and overseas.

Our Team

Our extended team comprises professionals who are all accredited in their own fields and come with significant experience and motivation to help you.

Our associates all work from their home offices, and our remote office set up ensures that we minimize ‘bricks and mortar’ overheads whilst ensuring personalized customer care.

We use Zoom and Microsoft Teams to communicate remotely given current COVID-19 restrictions.

Where we work

Origo has its base in Campbell River and we provide environmental 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.

We’re the only firm located on North Vancouver Island offering GPR services.

Professional Governance Act : Permit to Practice

The Professional Governance Act requires Engineers and Geoscientists BC to regulate firms that engage in the practice of professional engineering or geoscience. Effective July 2, 2021, firms are required to register for a Permit to Practice with Engineers and Geoscientists BC. The Act enhances public protection by establishing standards of practice for all firms engaging in professional engineering and geoscience – standards enforced through regular audits to ensure compliance. The regulatory model is based on three pillars: quality management, continuing education, and ethics.

Firms that engage in the practice of professional engineering or professional geoscience are required by law to have a Permit to Practice as this grants the firm the legal authority to engage in the practice of professional engineering or geoscience in BC.

Origo Environmental has a Permit to Practice (#1000151) and therefore has legal authority to conduct professional geoscience activities in BC. This includes, but is not limited to, remote sensing and scanning services that rely on geophysical principals and interpretation and include all Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) services.

Firms offering such services without a Permit to Practice are in breach of the Professional Governance Act and do not have the legal authority to offer these services in BC.

By choosing Origo Environmental to perform your GPR services, you will know that you your project is underwritten by their representatives having attended training, and to have documented policies and procedures in place that indicate how they meet the quality management, ethics, and continuing education requirements.

Developing an existing property or section of land?

A Phase I 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.

Planning to excavate, drill or cut slab?

Before you excavate, drill or cut 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.

Some of our corporate clients

AECON Group Inc, Akers Property Solutions Ltd,  Alpha Technologies Services Inc, BC Ferries, BC Hydro, Bight Petroleum Inc, Blaze Construction Ltd, C&W Campbell Homes Ltd, Campbell River School District 72, Citta Construction Ltd, City of Campbell River, City of Courtenay, Comox Valley School District (SD 71), Discovery Diesel Electric Ltd, Ecora Engineering & Resource Group Ltd, F&M Installation Ltd, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, GeoPacific Consultants Ltd, Highland Engineering Services Ltd, JDG Construction Management Ltd, M&M Food Market, M’akola Development Services, Mosaic Forestry Management, Next Environmental Inc, Nomodic Modular Structure Inc,  Orca Sand & Gravel LP,  Pinchin Ltd, Progressive Fencing Installations Ltd,  Realty Executives North Island, Robert B. Somerville Ltd, Seawind Estates Real Estate, Seymour Pacific Developments Ltd,  Telus Communications Inc, Tetra Tech Inc, Town of Port Hardy, Town of Port McNeil, Town Park Holdings Ltd, Upland Contracting Ltd, Van Anda Improvement District.

What we do …

  • Utility Locating

    Using Ground Penetrating Radar (GPR) and Electro Magnetic (EM), we can locate metal pipes, plastic pipes, conduit, sumps, abandoned lines and other subsurface structures.

    We’re based in Campbell River and offer locate services throughout mid and north Vancouver Island.

  • GIS

    Integrated GIS services. Imagery services. GIS database services. Data review and project management. Local to regional scale mapping projects.

  • Energy

    Providing integrated geoscience consulting services to the upstream oil and gas industry.

Corporate Membership, Suppliers and Partners

Let’s Talk  ….

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 E: info@origoenvironmental.com

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