By using both proven engineering design processes, with our in-house team of professionals, CCI’s 360 degree approach and our commitment to collaborate and innovate continues to be the catalyst to the products and services we provide. This approach has proven to be the “go-to” attraction for organizations that seek not only a successful, cost effective project, but a proven method to build and continue their goal of achieving social license.


CCI provides a full range of engineering services to effectively manage pipeline projects. Getting the right team at the planning stage can and will save a project significant delays and costs. This is why during the planning / engineering stage of a project CCI’s 360-degree approach allows all of the in-house expertise to come to the table and evaluate and identify the possible risks and issues. With this knowledge, the clients can now navigate the process from design concept, permit, bid preparation to construction execution and operations. This knowledge allows clients to be two steps ahead of potential issues and be able to make strategic and reactive decisions.


  • Route evaluation and selection
  • Estimating and scheduling
  • Constructability of the crossings and pipeline routes
  • Evaluation of construction feasibility
  • Risk analysis
  • Contingency and mitigation planning
  • Basic Engineering Design (BED)
  • Conceptual and preliminary planning
  • Regulatory application
  • Budget estimate
  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED)
  • Stress analysis, annular pressure modeling and geometric design
  • Engineering Design Specifications (EDS)
  • Preparation of detailed drawings specifications
  • Contract preparation, tender assistance, tender management
  • Construction planning and cost control



CCI Engineering team won “Project of the Year” 2016 North America Society for Trenchless Technology for the 7,200 ft NPS42 HDD crossing of the Athabasca River, as part of TransCanada’s Northern Courier Project.

This award was shared with Michels and TransCanada and was awarded to the team for their engineering design and construction based on the complexity and uniqueness of the project.


This group provides a full range of services to effectively manage pipeline and facility projects. CCI’s oil and gas clients are always looking for a better and more efficient way to approach and develop their pipeline and facilities projects. CCI’s 360-degree approach allows clients / companies to leverage the highly specialized small teams from each division to help them quickly and efficiently look at several different options and allows them to proceed with confidence. This 360-degree approach combined with the pipeline and facilities professionals at CCI, allows the client to have the confidence to plan and execute any project, of any size, anywhere.


  • Route evaluation and selection
  • Estimating and scheduling
  • Constructability of the pipeline routes
  • Evaluation of construction feasibility
  • Risk analysis
  • Contingency and mitigation planning
  • Basic Engineering Design (BED)
  • Conceptual and preliminary planning
  • Regulatory application
  • Budget estimate
  • Front End Engineering Design (FEED)
  • Stress analysis, annular pressure modeling and geometric design
  • Engineering Design Specifications (EDS)
  • Preparation of detailed drawings & specifications
  • Procurement
  • Contract preparation, tender assistance, tender management
  • Construction planning and cost control



CCI completed one of the most technically challenging urban pipelines in Canada. Although this project included only 12 kilometers of pipeline, it was all installed in one of the most challenging urban and geotechnical areas in Canada with a total of sixty percent of the entire pipeline installed by trenchless method.


CCI’s geotechnical group provides extensive services for use in the design of pipeline projects.The geotechnical investigation phase of any crossing is the most important part of the design process. The accuracy and completeness of a geotechnical investigation allows the designer to have confidence the design will be successful and the correct method of construction is being implemented. This highly specialized field, combined with the designer’s expertise of the proposed trenchless method, allows CCI to customize each geotechnical investigation for the clients to maximize return on their investments.


  • Review of terrain, aerial photography and published geological information; evaluations to identify/avoid geotechnical issues that may potentially affect the project; identification of alternate routes and/or mitigation measures

  • Geotechnical investigation to review site subsurface conditions including gathering of hard data from boreholes, pits, etc.

  • Development of geotechnical models





Steve Musulak and Ian Jones are contributing pioneers of the geotechnical investigation for the trenchless industry. With a combined 80 years of experience, they were the first in the industry to successfully use heli-portable seismic rigs to complete these types of investigations. This significantly reduced costs, but also minimized the environmental footprint to near zero.


CCI is the industry leader in the construction management of pipeline projects. Providing an effective level of construction oversight throughout the project life-cycle is critical to the project’s success. CCI provides the technical field services to monitor safety, quality, execution and cost to effectively manage pipeline projects, in particular HDD projects, from start to finish.


  • Project management
  • Tender/contract development
  • Client representation throughout the project life-cycle
  • Construction management
  • Oversight on construction execution
  • Field inspection
  • Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD)
  • Pipeline activities
  • Preparation of project documentation
  • Daily inspection reports
  • Daily cost summary reporting
  • HDD steering reports
  • Drilling fluid reports
  • Audits


The Horizontal Inspector Training program (H.I.T.) is the first and most advanced training program in the industry. In 2010 CCI teamed up with a leading training company with its mission to develop a training system that was all encompassing and specifically designed for the Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD) industry. The 2-day detailed program is designed to not only educate but to assess each individual by subjecting them to a pre and post written test during training.


  • Provides inspector competency certificates
  • Familiarizes inspectors with the standards and specifications in this industry
  • Ensures that all inspectors have a minimum standard of training
  • Trained to be technically proficient in design, safety, environmental, construction and contracts


CCI has completed hundreds of planning projects. These include work for Oil & Gas owners, municipal agencies, First Nations and for other industrial clients in the hydro-power, forestry, mining and transportation sectors. Planning and construction implementation are the main focuses of CCI and the key factor for any project’s success. The planning and innovation that CCI brings to a project, with our 360-degree approach, allows all members of the team to collaborate thus reducing the environmental impact and have a real and practical mitigation strategy to implement at the field level.


  • Environmental impact assessments
  • Environmental planning, management and monitoring
  • Biological and ecological inventories
  • Regulatory applications, screenings and submissions
  • Environmental audits and risk assessments
  • Fisheries, wildlife and vegetation assessments
  • Forest inventory, salvage and reforestation plans
  • Archaeological overview and impact assessments
  • Traditional use studies, GIS analysis and mapping
  • First Nations, stakeholder and public consultation
  • Cumulative effects assessments



The CCI Environmental and Regulatory Team has developed a planning process called ENV360 which utilizes GIS technology to assess and manage environmental constraints during site selection. Environmental values can be buffered and/or avoided automatically by a predetermined distance depending on the regulatory requirement, thus reducing environmental impact and avoiding highly sensitive or protected areas. ENV360 can be used during project routing, regulatory application, drilling waste disposal planning, water quality monitoring planning, timber salvage planning, Caribou restoration planning, plus many other instances.  The process reduces the need to complete data analysis after the planning session which in turn results in decreased document revision, meeting time, thus reducing project costs.


CCI’s environmental inspection group includes mainly biology and forestry specialists. CCI’s specialists offer a complete range of terrestrial and aquatic inspection services related to clearing, construction and reclamation. Services include monitoring of roads, watercourses, pipelines and related facilities.

When a project starts through its life cycle, from the early concept stage to final design, the environmental team’s input to assess feasibility and practicality of the design is at the forefront of each project. The input from these professionals during the planning stage allows designers and clients to avoid any potential issues during construction and prevents possible delays. Following the design process our highly trained and knowledgeable field staff provide on-site environmental inspection to ensure that the regulations, specifications and the overall environmental mitigation strategy are adhered to.


  • Ensure all regulatory approvals are in place and that the Environmental Protection Plan (EPP) is followed
  • Identify and implement site-specific construction measures
  • Ensure that construction contractors are well informed and are complying with the project commitments
  • Provide detailed daily environmental reports
  • Provide on-site supervision to ensure planning activities and special recommendations are being followed
  • Provide monitoring services to ensure the mitigation strategies are performed as expected
  • Drilling fluid management and water quality monitoring reports, if applicable
  • Regulatory / Environmental Audits


CCI’s environmental team is made of two distinctive groups. Group 1 is a highly-energized team of young professionals and Group 2 is made up of senior level managers with a minimum of 25 years of experience. These two groups work together in CCI’s mentoring program to provide knowledge for the up and coming generation of professionals and ensures knowledge transfer from one generation to the next.


CCI’s environmental specialists are qualified and experienced as water quality monitors. Since 2004, CCI has implemented water quality monitoring regimes for hundreds of watercourse crossings, from unnamed creeks to large rivers.

For any project, the social license is forefront and very much tied to the protection of rivers and water. CCI’s state of the art monitoring equipment and planning process ensures that when a project goes to construction that it can clearly measure and electronically record any issues that may arise.  This would include those that could possibly have an adverse effect on the water quality or the fisheries habitat. This system, along with the professional biologist on site, can clearly define the event and potential impact and then provide solutions to mitigate the situation.


Provides guidance for regulatory requirements applicable to crossings:

  • US Army Corps of Engineers
  • FERC
  • State Government & Environmental Agencies

Complete watercourse classification and habitat assessments.

Develop water quality monitoring plans and provide 24/7 monitoring through:

  • Turbidity equipment (handheld to satellite tracked units)
  • Conducting frac walks

Provide frac-out response, reporting and clean up expertise and response trailers:

  • Daily client reports c/w historical data logging and photos

Frac-out plume modeling (one dimensional or two-dimensional models).

  • Fish rescue services (electrofishing)
  • Full environmental inspection services

Prepare post-construction report and review with client.

Watercourse reclamation services



CCI’s state of the art monitoring equipment can allow for any of the key personnel on a crossing to be alerted of a potential spike in turbidity.  This can provide a higher level of confidence and due diligence for both the owner and regulator.


CCI’s Environmental Specialists work closely with the construction team. Drilling fluid or waste, being the by-product of an HDD project, is a growing environmental and logistical concern. Our team of highly specialized professionals work with the designers, construction inspection team, the and our clients (owners or contractors) to properly understand the volume and products to be used. With potential project constraints, they provide a drilling waste disposal (DWD) plan that will ensure environmental compliance, but also look at innovative strategies to minimize the overall volumes, costs and environmental impact. Once the plan is complete, the same professionals go into the field to implement and adhere to the plan during construction.


Desktop review of disposal options (includes both a cost review and pros/cons to each method):

  • Landspray
  • Landspread / Land Farm
  • Mix Bury Cover (MBC)
  • Facility/other disposal
  • Solidification/dewatering

Review DWD plans for regulatory compliance.

Site investigation to determine:

  • Sump locations
  • Mix Bury Cover options
  • Access
  • Terrain
  • Landspray / Land Farm suitability

Review DWD planning program with clients and other CCI departments:

  • Geotechnical
  • Engineering
  • Construction



CCI is at the forefront of innovation for drilling fluid disposal, including being the first in the industry to establish a solidification and volume solution for mud disposal specifically designed for the trenchless industry. The process allows not only a reduction in overall volume but reduces the cost and environmental footprint of the project.



CCI provides the services of Forestry Professionals. Before any linear project can move forward in a forested area a timber salvage plan is developed.. This would include, but is not limited to, the identification of the timber type, volume,   a harvesting and hauling plan, and negotiations with the end user. These are all vital components to the project. The forestry planning / GIS professionals devise a very detailed plan that allows the client to stay within the guidelines to reduce the environmental footprint, maximize production efficiency, complete clearing safety and reduce costs through intense planning. Our forestry personnel are the most experienced and qualified people in the industry and continue to provide a service that is second to none. These professionals help control the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of the forests to meet diverse needs and values for a multitude of industries.

The silviculture group develops and implements long term strategic 20-year plans to effectively manage renewable resources for countless companies including the oil and gas industry.



  • Timber salvage assessments
  • Timber inventories
    (standing tree and log scaling)
  • Regulatory liaison services
  • Timber salvage plans
  • Create a fiber utilization plan
  • Route analysis, scouting and cost estimating
  • Reclamation management
  • Reforestation planning
  • Road maintenance and abandonment plans
  • Wildfire hazard assessments
  • Wildfire contingency plans

  • Clearing supervision
  • Access development
  • Timber utilization standards
  • Timber scaling and marketing
  • Mill quality standards
  • Decking areas
  • Road use agreements
  • Clean up

  • Design and manage reforestation projects
  • Monitor the growth and vigor of reclaimed vegetation and naturally recovered vegetation on pipeline ROWs
  • Provide timely professional sign-off and documentation to certify that sites have been successfully regenerated



CCI’s Forestry staff over the duration of their careers have successfully managed the planting of over 40,000,000(forty million) seedlings:  this is roughly equivalent to planting a line of seedlings around the world two and a half times.