The DWB engineering department specializes in transportation and civil projects, including road and highway design, stream crossing design (bridges and culverts), hydrotechnical studies and river engineering, steel and concrete building design, and related services such as materials testing, traffic management planning, quality plan development, bridge inspections and structural and load rating analysis.

DWB provides services for all project phases from feasibility studies, planning and preliminary engineering through to detailed design, tender document and specification development, and through to contract administration, construction supervision, and operational-phase inspections and certification. Inter-disciplinary cooperation with DWB environmental and forestry divisions ensures effective, comprehensive project delivery.

DWB is a proud recipient of several Deputy Minister Awards in recognition of our work on Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure projects in BC, including the Willow River Bridge northeast of Prince George, Nautley Bridge near Fraser Lake, and Emergency Works on Highway 37A east of Stewart.

Pre-Planning and Assessment

  • Conceptual layout and design option development and feasibility evaluation
  • Environmental evaluation and assessment
  • Right-of-Way determination

Detailed Design and Survey

  • Site surveys and site plans
  • Level 1 – 4 / RTK road traversing
  • Bridge and culvert design
  • Hydrotechnical studies and river engineering
  • Engineered road geometric design & layout
  • Environmental assessment, permitting and habitat compensation design
  • Survey using Total Station, Robotic, RTK, GPS+DGPS, hydrographic sonar, and aerial drone (UAV) for land, volumes, terrain, road, stream and hydrographic surveys


  • Environmental management
  • Agency referrals and permitting
  • Traffic and quality management plans
  • Tendering and contract administration


  • Construction supervision
  • Material (soils) testing, compaction, sieve tests, proctor tests
  • Spill Response and Remediation
  • Quality Control
  • Reclamation
  • Construction environmental management planning, auditing, monitoring and response


  • Bank stabilization and erosion protection design
  • Emergency repair response, including environmental permitting and monitoring


  • Bridge inspection, certifications and site investigations
  • Follow-up environmental monitoring (e.g., revegetation, erosion, habitat compensation functional assessment)