Our History

Take a look at BPTEC Engineering’s history and evolution through the decades.

Projects

  • Quesnell Bridge Fox Drive Overpass and Campbell Bridge on Fox Drive
  • 156 Street Overpass at Whitemud Drive
  • 149 Street Overpass at Whitemud Drive
  • Ardrossan Grade Separation
  • Edmonton Art Gallery
  • Fine Arts Building, University of Alberta
  • Athabasca River Bridge at Pine Creek
  • Glenrose Hospital
  • U of A Married Students Housing, Michener Park, University of Alberta
  • St Basil’s Ukrainian Catholic Parish
  • Mackenzie Highway Culverts
  • Harry Ainlay High School
  • Chemistry Building, University of Alberta
  • Archbishop Jordan High School
  • Salisbury Composite High School
  • Law Centre, University of Alberta
  • Cross Cancer Institute
  • W.P. Wagner School of Science & Technology
  • Medical Science Building, University of Alberta

Awards

  • Ardrossan Grade Separation
    1967 Prestressed Concrete Institute Award for Excellence in Architectural and Engineering Design using Precast & Prestressed Concrete
  • Ardrossan Grade Separation
    1967 Canadian Design of Merit Concrete Award Program for Bridges Costing Less than $500,000

1961 – 1971

BPTEC Engineering Ltd. has its origins in three engineering companies which started their operations in the 1960’s. McBride Ragan Consulting Engineers Ltd. was the first of the three to commence operations and was founded in 1961. During this decade, Duthie Newby Newton & Associates Ltd. (1963) and Bolter Parish Trimble Ltd. (1966) came on stream. Later in this decade Duthie Newby Newton & Associates Ltd. became Duthie Newby and Associates Ltd. At this time, each entity was operating independently.

Projects

  • Commonwealth Stadium (Joint Project)
  • Lethbridge Centre
  • Edmonton Remand Centre
  • Century Place
  • Kananaskis Country Standard Bridges and Culverts
  • Fort McMurray Provincial Building
  • Lethbridge Provincial Building
  • Fort Smith Hospital
  • Vegreville Environmental Lab
  • Islay Hospital
  • Clover Bar Junior High School
  • Sherwood Park Recreation Centre
  • Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre
  • 50th Street/CNR-LRT Grade Separation
  • 118th Avenue/CNR-LRT Grade Separation
  • 137th Avenue/CNR-LRT Grade Separation
  • Otauwau River Bridge
  • J. Percy Page Composite High School
  • Fort McMurray Regional Hospital
  • Cathedral Close

1971 – 1981

In 1972 McBride Ragan Consulting Engineers Ltd. changed its name to McBride Ragan Sorensen Ltd. and later, in 1978, to The Engineers Collaborative. In addition to this, The Engineers Collaborative (TEC) joined forces with Duthie Newby and Associates Ltd. to design the Walter C. Mackenzie Health Sciences Centre. The joint venture was known as M. D. Engineering Ltd. In 1980, Duthie Newby and Associates Ltd. became Duthie Newby Weber and Associates Ltd. Bolter Parish Trimble Ltd. was still operating as is.

Projects

  • The Faculty of Business, University of Alberta
  • Grant MacEwan Community College, Jasper Place Campus
  • Peace River Bridge near Weberville (Substructure)
  • Heritage Medical Research Building, University of Alberta
  • The Alberta Legislature – Grounds and Parkades
  • Dudley B. Menzies LRT Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River
  • 50th Street – Whitemud Drive Grade Separation
  • 86th Street – Flyover at Whitemud Drive
  • 97th Street Flyover at Whitemud Drive
  • 111th Street – Whitemud Drive Grade Separation
  • 122nd Street – Whitemud Drive Grade Separation
  • Bay LRT Station
  • Universiade Pavilion, University of Alberta, (Butterdome) (Joint Project)
  • Devon Bridge over North Saskatchewan River (Substructure)

1981 – 1991

This decade saw The Engineers Collaborative working with Bolter Parish Trimble Ltd. to design the Dudley B. Menzies LRT Bridge. This bridge was the first segmental precast concrete bridge to be constructed in Western Canada. This joint venture was entitled BPT/TEC Consultants.

Projects

  • Beverly Bridge Rehabilitation
  • 105 Street Retaining Wall
  • Grant MacEwan Community College, City Centre Campus
  • North Saskatchewan Bridge at Clover Bar
  • High Level Bridge Pier Repairs
  • CNR Bridge over Anthony Henday Drive
  • Hawrelak/Buena Vista Park Pedestrian Bridge over the North Saskatchewan River
  • Whitemud Drive, CPR Overpass and Retaining Walls
  • Pine Creek Bridge to Alpac
  • Willow Creek Bridge on Hwy 2
  • Timms Centre for the Arts, University of Alberta
  • Northeast Edmonton Soccer Centre
  • Kinsmen Twin Arenas
  • BHP Diamond Mine – Various Buildings

Awards

  • Whitemud Drive Retaining Walls & Overpasses
    American Concrete Institute (ACI) Award for Excellence for Design & Construction in Concrete 1994

1991 – 2001

The successful joint venture for the LRT Bridge led to the merger of The Engineers Collaborative and Bolter Parish Trimble in 1992. The company was renamed BP-TEC Engineering Group Ltd.

Projects

  • 156 Street – Yellowhead Trail Bridges
  • 23rd Avenue Interchange Railway Bridges
  • Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation
  • South Edmonton Soccer Centre
  • Highway 2 South Innisfail Interchange Culverts
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church
  • Holy Trinity Catholic High School
  • Katz Group Centre for Pharmacy and Health Research
  • Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation
  • Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute (Joint Project)
  • New Edmonton Remand Centre
  • North Saskatchewan River Bridge near Drayton Valley
  • Pembina River Bridge at Rossington – Rehabilitation
  • Pembina River Bridge on Hwy 43 at Sangudo
  • The Art Gallery of Alberta
  • Shell Canada Plant Reactor Building Modifications
  • Strathcona County Community Centre
  • Deh Cho Bridge (Mackenzie River at Fort Providence)

Awards

  • Alberta Hospital Edmonton – A Restorative Garden
    The Canadian Society of Landscape Architecture Regional Honour 2002
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church
    National Concrete Masonry Association (NCMA) Design Award of Excellence 2002
  • Holy Trinity Catholic Church
    Masonry Contractors of Alberta Masonry Design of Merit for the Architectural Masonry Design General Category 2003
  • George P. Nicholson School
    Structural Masonry Award of Merit 2003
  • Highway 2 South Innisfail Interchange
    Consulting Engineers of Alberta Showcase Award of Excellence for Project Management 2006
  • Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation
    Canadian Wood Council – Alberta Wood Works Award of Excellence 2006
  • Boreal Centre for Bird Conservation
    Consulting Engineers of Alberta Showcase Award of Merit for Building Engineering 2007
  • 156 Street/ Yellowhead Trail Interchange
    Consulting Engineers of Alberta Showcase Award of Excellence for Transportation Infrastructure 2007
  • Mazankowski Alberta Heart Institute
    Consulting Engineers of Alberta Showcase Award of Excellence for Building Engineering 2008
  • Finalist – Alberta Steel Design Awards of Excellence 2009
  • Health Research Innovation Facility
    Consulting Engineers of Alberta Showcase Award of Merit for Building Engineering 2008
  • Shell Reactor Building Modifications
    Winner – Alberta Steel Design Awards of Excellence 2011
  • Alberta Art Gallery
    Winner – Alberta Steel Design Awards of Excellence 2011

2001 – 2011

It is during this decade that BPTEC-DNW Engineering Ltd. came to be as a result of a merger in 2004 between BPTEC and Duthie, Newby, Weber and Associates Ltd. The merger was a result of working together on a joint venture to build the Health Research Innovation Facility, which was later renamed the Katz Group Centre for Pharmacy and Health Research and the Li Ka Shing Centre for Health Research Innovation.

Projects

  • Alberta Gaming and Liquor Commission (now Alberta Gaming Liquor and Cannabis) New Distribution Facility
  • 17 Street over Anthony Henday Twinning
  • Latta Bridge Replacement and Kinnaird Bridge Rehabilitation
  • Fort McMurray Composite High School Renovation
  • Glenmary School Addition and Modernization
  • St Mary’s Catholic School, Vegreville
  • Our Lady of Mount Pleasant School, Camrose
  • Archbishop O’Leary High School Modernization
  • Ecole Pere Kenneth Kearns School
  • Woodhaven School
  • EPCOR Garneau Substation
  • Kapown Rehabilitation Centre
  • Coaldale Protective Services Building
  • Wye Replacement School
  • Spruce Grove/Stony Plain Protective Services Building
  • Lacombe Police Station
  • EPCOR Victoria Substation Annex
  • ECF Edmonton Community Foundation Addition and Modernization
  • ABSA Building Expansion
  • Corpus Christi Catholic Church

2011 – 2021

In this decade, BPTEC-DNW Engineering became BPTEC Engineering as we know it today. BPTEC-DNW Engineering Ltd. shortened its name to BPTEC Engineering Ltd. As with a number of times in its history BPTEC Engineering successfully weathered an economic downturn, as well as the unprecedented CoronaVirus pandemic. These challenges were met by both deepening our client relationships and broadening our market offerings.