Transportation is a key sector within Ecora’s Engineering and Environment groups. We provide geotechnical, hydrotechnical, structural, civil and environmental support with a focus on roads, airports and railways. Our key clients in this sector consist of Provincial and Federal government in addition to Municipal Government. Private sector clients include airport authorities, railways and port authorities who value the quality services that Ecora provides.

We pride ourselves in providing boutique design services that are outside the box. Our success has come from our ability to provide our clients with innovative design ideas and solutions. We have a combination of strong numerical skills based on sound engineering principles as well as practical and pragmatic engineering abilities. 

We implement Ecora’s core values of commitment to people, relationships, community and environment in all that we do and strive to incorporate sustainable concepts from project definition through to construction. We work with our clients to understand their design criteria and develop resilient solutions that account for climate change and other key projects drivers such as seismic demands, constructability, safety, property acquisition, environmental constraints/opportunities and Indigenous relations.


• Taft to 19 Mile, Highway 1, Revelstoke, BC
• Hangar 201/220, Pitt Meadows Regional Airport, BC
• Bittner Creek Bridge, Prince George, BC
• CN Trenchless Railway Crossing, Richmond, BC
• Clapperton Bridge, Merritt, BC
• Westside Road, Kelowna, BC
• Highway 19 and Willis Road Upgrades, Campbell River, BC
• Highway 97C Loon Lake, near Merritt, BC
• Three Valley Gap – Remote Avalanche Control System Towers, Sicamous, BC
• Highway 33-8 Mile Bend, BC
• Tamen Creek Culvert Replacement, Houston, BC
• City of Chilliwack Bridge Inspections
• Ridley Island Subsea Cable Terminus, Prince Rupert, BC


• Geohazard assessments for option selection and route analysis for roads, railways and other linear infrastructure
• Survey and GIS support
• Environmental permitting
• Earthworks and embankment design
• Soil cuts and rock slope design
• LRT guideway and stations foundation design
• Geo-structure design (MSE walls, GRS walls, etc.)
• Trenchless railway and roadway crossings
• Pavement design
• Foundation design for bridges
• Structural bridge assessments
• Seismic retrofits
• Port facility foundation design – trestles, dolphins, fenders, breakwaters
• Stormwater design
• Airport hangars and associated infrastructure
• Culvert replacements
• Flooding assessments
• Civil, structural and geotechnical design for terminal structures (bus stations, fuel stations, etc.)
• Geometric design for municipal roads and intersections
• Multi-use pathways
• Hydrogeological assessments
• Borrow pit assessments
• Contaminated sites assessments
• Hydrogeological assessments
• Reclamation and Remediation
• Contract administration
• Construction monitoring
• Construction management
• Materials testing


Michael J. Laws, P. Eng.

Transportation Infrastructure Sector Lead
Phone: 250.469.9757 x1045
Cell: 250.470.8808