PROJECTS OF THE NORTHWEST
Working in the unique climate of Northwest BC Progressive Ventures has completed a diverse portfolio of projects. To ensure the job is done right Progressive Ventures prides itself on our relationship with all stakeholders. Each job is approached with a safety-first mindset and focus on adding value for our clients.
Please feel free to browse our past projects below.
We enjoy a variety of challenges and would appreciate the opportunity to offer our solutions to your projects too.
Places Progressive Ventures has worked.
SOME OF OUR CLIENTS
Client: Canadian Helicopters Ltd Architect: Dan Condon
Description: Design-Build of a new 13,000 square foot helicopter hanger for Canadian Helicopters’ growing Terrace base. This building is intended as a flagship base for the company as they grow with the upcoming industrial boom in Northwestern BC. Progressive Ventures is proud to be the design builder and, along with our architect, are happy to have contributed some creative solutions to make this building functional, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing.
Client: New Aiyansh Village Government Architect: David Nairne & Associates
Project: Administration offices and meeting areas for the New Aiyansh Village Government. Design had been completed a number of years previous. Progressive Ventures worked with the Owner and Architects to make changes that allowed the project to move forward to its subsequent successful completion
Client: Simson Maxwell Architect: Dan Condon
Project: Simson Maxwell was looking to expand into Northwestern BC. They approached us requesting a turn-key facility in Terrace. We worked with them to design a facility specifically to meet their needs, brought in numerous value engineering options to make the project meet their budget, constructed the entire facility and turned over the developed property to them the following spring.
Client: Kitamaat Village Council Architect: Gerry Blonski Architect
Project: 8,100 square feet building constructed from prefabricated modular units. This was a design-build project where Progressive Ventures and Shelter Industries of Aldergrove teamed up to provide Kitamaat Village Council with a seniors complex that has 8 senior suites, an assembly area and meeting room, and a separate caretaker suite above.
Client: City of Terrace
Project Details: Road reconstruction, including excavation, installation of sub-base and base gravels, water main replacement, drainage main replacement installation, sanitary main replacement, preparation for roadway paving, concrete curbing, paver stone sidewalk, roadway lighting, Telus and Hydro works and other related works on Greig Avenue between Emerson Street and Kalum Street.
Client: Gingolx Village Government Consultant: McElhanney
Description: Construction and installation of a pre-fabricated, fiberglass reinforced plastic sewage lift station complete with submersible pumps, controls, sanitary modifications, force main, control building, and standby electric power generator. The project is in the remote First Nations village of Gingolx, BC, at the mouth of the Nass River on the North Coast of BC about 20Km from the southern tip of the Alaska panhandle. The schedule not only had to accommodate working in a remote environment, but it also had to accommodate working below high tide line. The environmentally sensitive and remote location of such a small village necessitated careful and efficient use of local materials, labor and equipment, knowledge of local infrastructure conditions, and full time compliance with DFO fisheries, sediment control and dewatering requirements.
Client: City of Terrace BC
Project: Road reconstruction, including excavation, sub-base and base gravels, water main replacement, drainage installation, preparation for road and sidewalk paving, concrete curbing, concrete sidewalk and other related works on Munroe Street between Walsh Avenue and Highway 16 West.
- MINING PROJECTS
- Mining Facility
- Remote Mine Infrastructure
- Mining Structures and Logistic
- Remote Foundations
Client: Yukon Zinc Corporation (Wolverine)
Project: Our firm was contracted to construct Lime Silo pads, conveyor foundations for raw ore, various concrete flat work, pipe bridging, glycol containment tanks and vent raises.
Client: Argonaut Exploration (Chimdemash Mineral Exploration)
Project: Spanning several summers of exploration work, we have acted as logistics coordinator and project manager in the construction of their remote, helicopter access infrastructure. We have built numerous Heli-pads, drill pads and exploration camps for them, all of which have been in the remote backcountry near Terrace.
Client: BCM Resources Mineral Exploration
Project: Progressive Ventures Construction provided helicopter logistics, forest clearing, landing pad construction, remote camp construction, and general staging and support services.
Client: Chieftain Metals Inc. (Tulsequah Chief Mine)
Project: We built a rock formed foundation for a steel building intended to become a water treatment facility. This involved layout, drilling and grouting of specified rock anchors, construction of pedestals formed to bedrock and infill of foundation walls to bedrock. We also constructed equipment bases, drain sumps and completed concrete slab installation. For all this work we installed the specified re-enforcing steel. We also built a structural retaining wall for a holding pond facility requiring rock forming to bedrock and water tight construction techniques. All work was completed in a remote location which required excellent co-ordination of material delivery within a tight timeframe.
Client: Kermode Friendship Society
Project: This project is a Design Build delivery and has entailed re-zoning and development permits. Facilitation of design workshops with the owner, and construction of a new multifunctional facility.
Client: Tsay Keh Dene Band Architect: Dan Condon
Project: Design Build of a new Training Center in the Village of Tsay Keh Dene. This is a new build of a multi-use facility for a First Nation in Northern BC. Tsay Keh Dene is a remote village 8 hours North of MacKenzie, at the North end of Williston Lake. The project requires significant logistical organization as all supplies require transportation by barge and all employees require charter airplane flights directly to the site.
Client: British Columbia Buildings Corporation Architect: Ray Hunt, Inside-out Planning & Architecture
Project: Building code and security upgrades to Heritage Provincial Courthouse building
Client:Ksan Housing Society and BC Housing Management Corporation Architect: Dan Condon, Architect
Project: This Green Building project is a total of 11,000 square feet constructed on ICF blocks and wood frame construction. It was built as a LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Gold Certified building, incorporating advanced mechanical systems and construction management techniques. This is the first LEED certified building in BC’s northwest, and one of the few Gold Certified outside of the lower mainland.
Client: BC Housing
Project Description: We performed the majority of the construction of Seniors’ rental housing units in Terrace, Hazelton and Telkwa. Our part of the project included concrete work, framing, and siding.
Client: Venture Pacific Construction Management Architect: West Coast Log Homes
Project Description: Complete turnkey construction of a 2500 square foot log construction B&B. This included all work from design and site clearing to finish work.
Project: Construction of the third apron at the Northwest Regional Airport. Consultant: Tetra Tech EBA Inc.
Project: This project was to add a third apron at the Northwest Regional Airport. As the general contractor we were responsible for the entire project including surveying and layout, cutting and removing the existing asphalt tarmac, preparing the new base, pouring the apron, tying the apron into the surrounding tarmac, and sealing the apron. For the entire duration, active operations at the airport were maintained meaning that high security requirements were met and strict scheduling was necessary to ensure arriving and departing aircraft were not impacted.
Client: RioTinto Alcan Consultant: Lapointe Engineering
Project: Relocation of 30,000 cubic meters of soils from an industrial area of RioTinto Alcan to a stockpile on site
Client: Fisheries and Oceans Canada Architect: Kerr Wood Leidal Associates Ltd.
Project: The Pinkut Creek Spawning channel is located on the shore of Babine Lake. Water is supplied to the spawning channels through an intake tunnel running from Pinkut Creek. The purpose of this project was to minimize the bed load deposition at the entrance to the intake tunnel. This was accomplished through the construction of a weir and the addition of a sluice gate to the existing weir structure. This required a section of the creek to be drained, form work to be constructed, rock to be excavated, and concrete poured.
Client: Northwest Regional Airport Society Architect: Ulrick Laska Architectural Corporation
Project: Expansion to airport terminal building including new security area and departure lounge.
Client: RJ Cooper Construction Management
Project: Complete interior and exterior renovation and upgrade
Client: Lindsay Enterprises
Project: Design and build of a 5,140 square foot car wash and lube shop complete with office, separate electrical and mechanical room, a sales area and separate equipment area. Also Including:
- 2 – 12 foot wide lube bays;
- 5 – 12 foot wide wash bays;
- 1 tank room in the basement for oil storage;
- 14 – 14 foot doors with an automated system that would allow for 24 hour self-service on the truck wash side; automatic door would remain closed when occupied.
Client: Public Works and Government Services Canada (Sandspit Airport) Consultant: Wedler Engineering
Project: We replaced 2 km of chain link fencing and 1 km of Frangible fencing around the runway. Our scope included site prep, sourcing the very specialized frangible fencing and getting it to the Queen Charlotte Islands, removing old and damaged sections of fence, drilling new holes, installing posts and fencing, and final landscaping. Strict security guidelines were required as we were within the secure airspace and scheduling requirements were absolutely mandatory to ensure ongoing flight operations.
Client: Falcon Camps (Pacific Trails Pipelines and Chevron)
Project: Our scope of work was to repair berms, fall and clear remaining trees, install 2.6 km of 8′ chain link fencing with barbed wire, install four 24 foot vehicle access gates, two 12 foot vehicle access gates and five man gates with panic hardware.